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Question: No "Delete" button in "Image Capture" app.

Hello!


"Delete" button disappeared from my Image Capture app that I use to import new photos from my iPhone. See the attach.


PS This problem referes only to my specific iPhone only - I connected another iPhone instead of my own - and voila! - button appeared again, but not for my own device!

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iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10), 2012

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Nov 24, 2014 8:18 PM in response to Alejandro_64 In response to Alejandro_64

Slight correction to the fix. The thing you need to turn off is called iCloud Photo Library (Beta), not Image Capture beta. On your iOS device, go to Settings, iCloud, Photos, and then flip the switch off for iCloud Photo Library (Beta).

Glad you found it Alejandro and reported back.

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Nov 2, 2014 1:58 PM in response to Alejandro_64 In response to Alejandro_64

Hi Alejandro_64,


To delete pictures on your device, select the picture(s) you wish to delete in Image Capture and then click the delete key on your computer's keyboard. See this article -


Image Capture: Transfer images and other items from your device


Thanks for using Apple Support Communities.


Best,


Brett L

Nov 2, 2014 1:58 PM

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Nov 6, 2014 6:05 PM in response to WestVanPete In response to WestVanPete

From your screen shot, I’m wondering if it is a localization problem. I think the delete button is being squished out.


If you don’t have it turned on already, try enabling Full Keyboard Access in the Keyboard system prefs, Shortcuts tab.


When in Image Capture, tab to highlight the buttons. When the Rotate button is highlighted, tab once more, then hit spacebar (if the Import To button isn’t highlighted).


With Full Keyboard Access, you can tab to controls and execute the outlined control by hitting spacebar (the default button--filled in--is activated with Return key as normal).

Nov 6, 2014 6:05 PM

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Nov 24, 2014 8:18 PM in response to Alejandro_64 In response to Alejandro_64

Slight correction to the fix. The thing you need to turn off is called iCloud Photo Library (Beta), not Image Capture beta. On your iOS device, go to Settings, iCloud, Photos, and then flip the switch off for iCloud Photo Library (Beta).

Glad you found it Alejandro and reported back.

Nov 24, 2014 8:18 PM

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Dec 26, 2014 5:50 PM in response to Allison Sheridan In response to Allison Sheridan

iOS 8 is a mess. They way they have attempted to handle Photos is a mess. This is a major issue to basic workflow of backing photos from iPhone to desktop


I'm getting tired of things working 85% of the time. It's been 6 months since these features where announced at WWDC

Dec 26, 2014 5:50 PM

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Apr 9, 2015 9:02 PM in response to Alejandro_64 In response to Alejandro_64

Hi,


I found the same issue, if you turn off the iCloud upload to photos and then rest your phone by holding down the home and power button till the Apple logo appears open Image Capture app again and boom the delete button is back.

Apr 9, 2015 9:02 PM

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Apr 30, 2015 6:33 PM in response to Allison Sheridan In response to Allison Sheridan

I did selectively spend a lot of time deleting after turning iCloud setting on my iPhone 6 plus off.

The delete but was there on image capture and All was deleted. Then I turning iCloud back on and all the photos

were back. How do I just delete unwanted accumulating photos off my phone in mass. Now there are thousands.

Apr 30, 2015 6:33 PM

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May 17, 2015 2:10 PM in response to Rob-in In response to Rob-in

After chatting about it here and thinking about it more, I did a blog post about how this happened, and why I actually think it's ok:


https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2015/05/why-is-delete-is-missing-from-image-capture /

May 17, 2015 2:10 PM

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Jun 9, 2015 6:20 AM in response to dmorenoha In response to dmorenoha

This is ridiculous though! Why do we have to fiddle with iCloud photo settings for a simple thing such as deleting some photos? I am seriously considering giving up everything Photo related in iOS. Shame as the camera is the only thing that is stopping me from smashing this iPhone 6 to pieces. It's an awful piece of engineering. Deletion is a basic process. I am just baffled. And as you can see - very frustrated.

Jun 9, 2015 6:20 AM

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