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NewSc2
Aug 21, 2007, 08:30 PM
I imported some photos taken with my iPhone to my computer, and put them in a few albums. Now I'm in iPhoto and I can't delete any of the photos off my iPhone.

Can anybody help or explain how this syncing works?



kntgsp
Aug 21, 2007, 09:09 PM
I imported some photos taken with my iPhone to my computer, and put them in a few albums. Now I'm in iPhoto and I can't delete any of the photos off my iPhone.

Can anybody help or explain how this syncing works?

2 ways:

1. When you click "import photos" while syncing your iPhone it asks you if you want to keep the originals or delete them (meaning on the iPhone). Just click delete originals

2. Go into your iPhone and clear all photos.

NewSc2
Aug 21, 2007, 10:44 PM
2 ways:

1. When you click "import photos" while syncing your iPhone it asks you if you want to keep the originals or delete them (meaning on the iPhone). Just click delete originals

2. Go into your iPhone and clear all photos.

1st way -- "importing photos" will ask to replace the duplicates, and I've modified those.

2nd -- How do I do that? In iTunes?

droverton
Aug 22, 2007, 02:18 PM
1st way -- "importing photos" will ask to replace the duplicates, and I've modified those.

2nd -- How do I do that?

If you mean a group of photos, I can't help you there. You can go in to your photos though and delete them individually by tapping "Photos", tapping whatever "Photo Album" you want to delete from, and tapping the individual photo to enlarge it. Now look at the bottom right-hand corner. There should be a trashcan icon. Tap it and delete. Is that what you mean?

Anyway, good luck.

plumbingandtech
Aug 22, 2007, 02:24 PM
You need to delete them individually.

I ran into a bug last night, iphoto keep seeing 26 photos that had been deleted on my iphone.

I could not get rid of them. (including the delete originals when importing from iphoto.)

So i unchecked all my photo album rolls/folders in the photos tab of itunes (sync).

synced.

delete by hand all my photos on the iphone using the trashcan (took a while).

synced again.

AND then restarted my mac.

that part is important as the cache would not go away unless i did the restart and the 26 photos would still be "seen"


I did not lose any photos though.

seems like one of them became corrupted or something...

NewSc2
Aug 22, 2007, 06:07 PM
I need to check when I get back home, but I recall not being able to open up any of the images I had on my iPhone through iPhoto.

plumbingandtech
Aug 22, 2007, 06:17 PM
I need to check when I get back home, but I recall not being able to open up any of the images I had on my iPhone through iPhoto.

that's was my problem. and threw up a message about the ones in "private/tmp/" etc could not be opened.

ravenvii
Sep 26, 2007, 07:37 PM
I have a few photos on the iPhone I want removed (not photos taken by the iPhone, photos that are synced with iPhoto). How do I remove them?

The photos are not in iPhoto. I tried re-syncing, but the photos wouldn't be removed. I had it in iPhoto before, it got synced into the iPhone, then I reinstalled OS X, so it's all gone. But the iPhone refuses to remove the photos even if I try to sync.

one1
Sep 26, 2007, 07:43 PM
Install mobile finder so you can delete, move, or copy anything you want in the future.

tsvb
Sep 26, 2007, 07:52 PM
So you can't go into Photos go to the picture and click on the trash can?

ravenvii
Sep 26, 2007, 07:55 PM
So you can't go into Photos go to the picture and click on the trash can?

There are no trash icon. Go look for yourself. You can only delete photos taken by the iPhone. But photos that are imprted into the iPhone from iPhoto during a sync cannot be deleted.

ivi7
Sep 27, 2007, 12:09 AM
What if you restore your iPhone through itunes. That should get rid of the photos and then when it tries to sync itself with iPhoto it wont find anything there so you wont have them on your phone thereafter.

ravenvii
Sep 27, 2007, 01:01 AM
What if you restore your iPhone through itunes. That should get rid of the photos and then when it tries to sync itself with iPhoto it wont find anything there so you wont have them on your phone thereafter.

Yeah that's the obvious solution I thought of, but don't you think this is a major oversight/bug? You should not have to restore the iPhone to get rid of photos.

strurtle
Sep 27, 2007, 01:06 AM
Go to your iphone in itunes. Go to the photos tab. Uncheck the album that you don't want and sync.


Sorry, was reading your post too fast....best bet is to restore em.

ivi7
Sep 27, 2007, 01:12 AM
Yeah that's the obvious solution I thought of, but don't you think this is a major oversight/bug? You should not have to restore the iPhone to get rid of photos.

I absolutely agree with you, these kind of things should not happen. There is no reason for any photos to be on your iphone which arent in your iphoto.

ravenvii
Sep 27, 2007, 08:12 PM
I solved the problem (without restoring).

When I checked the "Sync Photos" box, and had the bullet at "Sync All Photos", it wouldn't work (it would revert to unchecked when I sync'ed). But for some reason, if I move the bullet to sync "Selected Albums", it worked.

And now I move the bullet back to "All photos", it works fine.

So this is obviously a bug.

CWallace
Sep 27, 2007, 08:19 PM
Changing the settings from "Sync photos from iPhoto" to "sync photos from Pictures" will do it, as well. That is how I added and removed new pictures that were in the folder I wish to sync, but somehow were not being added or removed via iPhoto.

chancchiu
Nov 23, 2008, 10:10 PM
There is a quick and easy way to delete photos,

Delete all you photos in every folder or the delete the folders in iPhoto

Sync with your iphone.

all photos will be deleted

DavidPreacher
Dec 22, 2008, 05:15 PM
Create a folder on the desktop, name it, drag desired photos from iPhoto to that folder, and select that folder in iPhone/Photo sync where you select where to get the photos from. Any undesired photos on iPhone will be removed in the sync process.

walky
Jan 5, 2009, 09:37 PM
I have a similar problem, With over 200 pictures in my camera roll I do not want to click 200 times on the trashcan to remove them. Any help?:p

cience
Jun 25, 2009, 10:56 PM
iPhone 3GS, under

--> settings
--> wallpaper

there is a 'photo library' folder, 'last roll' folder and 'last 12 months' folder.

in each folder there are the same 4 photos that i cannot delete.

i've tried to re-sync, i've tried to create a desktop folder to re-sync, and i've tried to un-sync and restart. the photos remain in those same three folders under the 'wallpaper' tab.

any ideas?

winkelmander
Jul 17, 2009, 07:28 AM
Alright, I found a simple solution for this problem. Go into iPhoto, and select to import all the photos from your iPhone again. iPhoto will then tell you the photos are duplicates of photos already present in your photo library. Check the box 'apply to all duplicates' and then click 'Don't import'. iPhoto will then quickly go through all your photos, and when done will give you the option to Keep or Delete the originals on your phone. Select delete, and you're done :)

Dragonbreath
Jul 22, 2009, 03:34 PM
If you mean a group of photos, I can't help you there. You can go in to your photos though and delete them individually by tapping "Photos", tapping whatever "Photo Album" you want to delete from, and tapping the individual photo to enlarge it. Now look at the bottom right-hand corner. There should be a trashcan icon. Tap it and delete. Is that what you mean?

Anyway, good luck.

I import pics from my Mac and want delete from my iPhone. When I tap individual pics, tap to enlarge there is no trash can:confused:

WhySoSerious
Jul 22, 2009, 04:50 PM
- if you take pictures with your iphone and do NOT import them to iPhoto… to delete the photo off the phone, just tap on the photo and you will see a trash icon in the lower right. tap the trash can.

- if you take pictures with your iphone and DO import them to iPhoto…. those photos will now be considered an "iPhoto Album"….and when you sync those photos BACK to your iphone, you can NOT delete them from the phone. it's protected. in order to remove those photos, you have to delete them from iPhoto either individually or the whole album…then re-sync

- if you take pictures with your iphone and DO import them to iPhoto…. those photos will now be considered an "iPhoto Album"…. if you want to KEEP the photos on iPhoto but do not want them on your phone, just plug your phone in to itunes to synce, click on the Photo's tab, and deselect the album you want the phone to exclude when syncing.

dave2lk
Jul 31, 2009, 08:34 AM
Hello, I had over 250 photos, and finally found a simple solution - use image capture.

If you have a mac, and IMAGE CAPTURE apple program should be installed, (mine automatically pops up when plug in my iphone), choose OPTIONS ---> "Delete items off camera after downloading" and voila - you have downloaded all the pics to the folder of your choice, and the pictures are then deleted off the iphone! No itunes synching necessary! Great when you are at a friends house too

davehutch
Jul 31, 2009, 09:47 AM
Hello, I had over 250 photos, and finally found a simple solution - use image capture.

If you have a mac, and IMAGE CAPTURE apple program should be installed, (mine automatically pops up when plug in my iphone), choose OPTIONS ---> "Delete items off camera after downloading" and voila - you have downloaded all the pics to the folder of your choice, and the pictures are then deleted off the iphone! No itunes synching necessary! Great when you are at a friends house too

That only works for photos on the CameraRoll

davehutch
Jul 31, 2009, 09:49 AM
You could give this a go...don't know if it lets you delete photos but it's free
http://www.iphone-explorer.com/

AZP
Aug 6, 2009, 06:31 PM
Via the Cync, from iTunes: when connected the iPhone to the the computer, iTunes window popped up; clicked on the iPhone under "devices" on the left, then went through all tabs in the menu to do the settings; First check-marked "Cync photos from iPhoto and "All photos and albums" to import all images to my iPhone. Then - unchecked everything check-marked, including the list of albums in the body below - basically followed the reverse steps to un-do the previous setting for "photos". Then followed the information/warning that appeared in a message in another window. All albums were deleted from the iphone "photos" app.

David Holm
Aug 11, 2009, 04:27 AM
Hello, you can delete them from your iTunes library and then sync or you can open the photo app on your iPhone click the picture go to the trashcan on the lower right side and click delete.

-aggie-
Aug 11, 2009, 07:14 AM
Hello, you can delete them from your iTunes library and then sync or you can open the photo app on your iPhone click the picture go to the trashcan on the lower right side and click delete.

RTFT. That is only for the camera roll.

itsadoozy
Sep 18, 2009, 06:58 AM
- if you take pictures with your iphone and do NOT import them to iPhoto… to delete the photo off the phone, just tap on the photo and you will see a trash icon in the lower right. tap the trash can.

- if you take pictures with your iphone and DO import them to iPhoto…. those photos will now be considered an "iPhoto Album"….and when you sync those photos BACK to your iphone, you can NOT delete them from the phone. it's protected. in order to remove those photos, you have to delete them from iPhoto either individually or the whole album…then re-sync

- if you take pictures with your iphone and DO import them to iPhoto…. those photos will now be considered an "iPhoto Album"…. if you want to KEEP the photos on iPhoto but do not want them on your phone, just plug your phone in to itunes to synce, click on the Photo's tab, and deselect the album you want the phone to exclude when syncing.


Thanks I found this post most helpful. After receiving a MMS message I saved the photo on the iPhone, and had sync'd with iTunes and iPhoto. After doing this the option of a Trash Can no longer existed on this photo, but did for all other photos on the phone.

I followed steps above and exported the photo out of iPhoto, and then deleted it. After sync, the photo form the MMS had been deleted off the phone.

As mentioned, is seems that once you sync with iphoto, the only way to delete off the phone is to do it on your PC/Mac. Not ideal, and I think the phone should have a setting to allow you to override this, so you have full control at your fingertips whenever you want.

davidgchristie
Sep 25, 2009, 03:32 AM
I had a separate folder with 500 photos imported from the hard drive that I wanted to delete from the phone so I opened Picasa, found the folder (on the hard drive) containing the photographs I wanted to remove from the Iphone, selected all, deleted them all (obviosly archive them off the PC if you want to keep them) and then synchronised the Iphone again and voila, they were all whisked off within a blink. Love this tech.:rolleyes:

o.j.
Nov 2, 2009, 06:24 PM
It still doesn't work for me. I have over 2000 pictures taken from my Iphone, and I need to free up some space. When I sync with iTunes, there is no option to deselect the camera roll folder, only the folders I already have created in iPhoto. So I still can't delete the pictures I took with the iPhone and leave them on the Mac, where I have plenty of space


Thanks I found this post most helpful. After receiving a MMS message I saved the photo on the iPhone, and had sync'd with iTunes and iPhoto. After doing this the option of a Trash Can no longer existed on this photo, but did for all other photos on the phone.

I followed steps above and exported the photo out of iPhoto, and then deleted it. After sync, the photo form the MMS had been deleted off the phone.

As mentioned, is seems that once you sync with iphoto, the only way to delete off the phone is to do it on your PC/Mac. Not ideal, and I think the phone should have a setting to allow you to override this, so you have full control at your fingertips whenever you want.

shauncampbell
Nov 3, 2009, 11:11 PM
I thought there was delete from device after syncing option in iPhoto?

CPO1
Nov 8, 2009, 10:47 AM
Hi All.
I'm having the same problem. Have tried the solutions found so far but nothing is removing these persistent photos. They were synced from iphoto to my iphone and are simply stuck there :(
I'm concerned because the photos do not appear in iphoto when I click on my iphone device tab, it does'nt see them on the phone, only pics I've taken with the phone.
What to do:confused:
Phone is unlocked from Apple so not jailbroken.
Please help

CPO1
Nov 8, 2009, 10:57 AM
Hi again.
I just tried unchecking the tick box to sync all photos and then ticked apply, itunes then asked if I wished for it to remove the photos it had previously imported to the phone, I ticked yes and now the photos are gone, so it seems I cannot choose just one photo, all the photos are gone except those that were took by the iphone.
How can I import a single photo from iphoto ?

Madmat
Nov 16, 2009, 09:55 AM
This should work if it doesnt then your itunes fails.

To delete the photos off your iphone or ipod or watever simply do the following.

1. Open up itunes and click on your iphone/ipod.

2. Select the photos tab.

3. Where is has the ticked box "sync photos from" just click on the box again.

4. Itunes will ask if you want to remove all previously synced photos, Click delete!

Thats all it is. (WARNING!!! This gets rid of all photos)

Sparky9292
Feb 1, 2010, 02:05 PM
Alright, I found a simple solution for this problem. Go into iPhoto, and select to import all the photos from your iPhone again. iPhoto will then tell you the photos are duplicates of photos already present in your photo library. Check the box 'apply to all duplicates' and then click 'Don't import'. iPhoto will then quickly go through all your photos, and when done will give you the option to Keep or Delete the originals on your phone. Select delete, and you're done :)

Did this. I click delete and the originals are not removed from the phone. It's some wierd bug.

Sparky9292
Feb 1, 2010, 02:08 PM
I thought there was delete from device after syncing option in iPhoto?

Yes there is, but it doesn't work all of the time. Some photos stay in the Camera roll. I'm not sure but my hunch is that it has something to do with images that are created by appstore apps.

A great product that helps with this is http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/ phoneview....

xlii
Feb 9, 2010, 12:03 PM
iPhone 3GS, under

--> settings
--> wallpaper

there is a 'photo library' folder, 'last roll' folder and 'last 12 months' folder.

in each folder there are the same 4 photos that i cannot delete.

i've tried to re-sync, i've tried to create a desktop folder to re-sync, and i've tried to un-sync and restart. the photos remain in those same three folders under the 'wallpaper' tab.

any ideas?

I have a 2nd generation iPod Touch and I have a similar problem to the one above.
settings --> general --> wallpaper --> saved photos.

Now I have 8 pictures in that directory. Two are an album cover, 3 are a picture of the iPod Touch screen, and the last 3 are of a picture of the earth. I have no idea how they got there and I have tried to get them off but can't. Read this thread and tried the method and got to the point where iTunes asked if I wanted to delete all photos from my iPod. I said yes but those pictures are still there.... any ideas?

xlii
Feb 9, 2010, 12:15 PM
I have a 2nd generation iPod Touch and I have a similar problem to the one above.
settings --> general --> wallpaper --> saved photos.

Now I have 8 pictures in that directory. Two are an album cover, 3 are a picture of the iPod Touch screen, and the last 3 are of a picture of the earth. I have no idea how they got there and I have tried to get them off but can't. Read this thread and tried the method and got to the point where iTunes asked if I wanted to delete all photos from my iPod. I said yes but those pictures are still there.... any ideas?

I'm going to answer my own question. With my iPod attached to my mac, I started iPhoto, and selected my iPod Touch. I then imported those saved photos from my ipod touch into iPhoto. iPhoto then asked if I wanted to delete those photos from my iPod Touch and I said yes. They are now off of my iPod Touch.

Tarka The Otter
Feb 19, 2010, 08:15 AM
My brother in law gave me his old iphone - it's not the latest model.
Orange would not let me get out my contract as there is still a year and some to go. However, I've upgraded to an iphone bundle.
But the phone is still registered under his name and it is also locked? ie he told me not to upgrade when I sync with my mac.
I've looked at all the threads re deleting photos, I've tried the image capture thing but that didn't work and I'm too scared to do too much in case I loose everything.
I've been looking for hours on the internet but I need instructions for a complete beginner and a very non tech orientated person on how to proceed.
I'd like to delete his photos .
Thanks
TTO

-aggie-
Feb 19, 2010, 08:48 AM
My brother in law gave me his old iphone - it's not the latest model.
Orange would not let me get out my contract as there is still a year and some to go. However, I've upgraded to an iphone bundle.
But the phone is still registered under his name and it is also locked? ie he told me not to upgrade when I sync with my mac.
I've looked at all the threads re deleting photos, I've tried the image capture thing but that didn't work and I'm too scared to do too much in case I loose everything.
I've been looking for hours on the internet but I need instructions for a complete beginner and a very non tech orientated person on how to proceed.
I'd like to delete his photos .
Thanks
TTO

Just sync from a folder with no pics and the iPhone pics will be deleted. If you have pics that you want to sync, then sync from the folders that you have pics and all his pics will be deleted.

a1southernbelle
Jun 26, 2010, 09:37 AM
before you sync phone move file on computer out of my pictures file so it will not be included, or delete from computer that is the easiest way. then sync and photos not in my pictures will be removed from phone

dougl1000
Jun 27, 2010, 02:12 PM
I have a PC with itunes and an iphone 3g. I used the synch feature to download photos from the iphone, which it didn't do. But it did upload some picture folders into the phone, which I couldn't delete, as others have found.

After reading this forum, I created an empty folder in the preferences (advanced) tab in itunes under edit. Then I synched the phone to this empty folder - chosing the empty folder. After this, the unwanted photo folders on the phone disappeared.

To transfer photos from the iphone, I will hereafter use the windows scanner and camera wizard.

yennta
Jul 3, 2010, 01:55 AM
Changing the settings from "Sync photos from iPhoto" to "sync photos from Pictures" will do it, as well. That is how I added and removed new pictures that were in the folder I wish to sync, but somehow were not being added or removed via iPhoto.

This was the best and easiest answer for me. First, though, I had to wipe the phone. We'll see how it goes.

No, it still has ALL THE PHOTOS. I was able to create a folder on my desktop to sync to, and that worked. But all the photos in the album called camera roll are still there and cannot be deleted.

yennta
Jul 3, 2010, 12:58 PM
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=11829290#11829290
Scroll down to the comment by "espresso."

proshotstudio
Jul 16, 2010, 03:09 PM
Deleting Photos and Videos
You can delete photos and videos from Camera Roll on iPhone.
Delete photos and videos:
1 Tap the right arrow in the upper-right corner of the screen.
2 Tap to select the photos and videos you want to delete.
The Delete button indicates the number of items you select.
3 Tap Delete.

jimerman
Jul 22, 2010, 09:21 PM
dave2lk, thanks! That works great. Now I feel even more sorry for PC users. I've been syncing my photos with iPhoto for months now, and have not been deleting them from the phone so they stay in the camera roll. That worked great, I synced them with Image Capture, then deleted the target folder, and the phone is clear. Then I can put them back on the phone from an iPhoto album.

RolandP
Aug 13, 2010, 11:37 AM
Total frustration. Since I don't have a MAC or iPhoto and synching with an empty folder did nothing, I had to HAND DELETE 600 photos. APPLE is loosing its luster.:mad:

elbashaeg
Oct 13, 2010, 09:16 AM
Using iTunes
1
Connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable that comes with your device and launch iTunes. iTunes displays your iPhone on the left panel under "Devices."
2
Click your iPhone and click the "Photos" tab. Uncheck the "Sync photos from" check-box and click "Remove Photos."
3
Click "Apply" to remove the photos. Right-click your iPhone when you finish, and click "Eject." Disconnect your iPhone from the computer.

sunripened
Nov 2, 2010, 05:14 PM
:cool:elbashaeg:cool:

thank you!!!:D

DBEOWULFF
Dec 22, 2010, 11:44 AM
After following everyone's suggestions the only way I was able to delete my renegade albums/photos was to use PhoneView. I dragged and dropped the files 'PhotoData' and 'Photos' from the iPhone list to my iMac as backups, then selectively deleted all the iPhone photos and the thumbnails (I found that if I only deleted the photos, when I viewed the PhotoAlbum on my iPhone I still had the albums and the thumbnails - without the originals). Deleting everything but the .plists got all the photos off. Had I wanted to I could have viewed the photo infos to make sure I was deleting the renegade photos but I decided to go nuclear. Even so, I still had my user wallpaper. Had there been a PhoneView of the photos listed under the individual Album titles the process would have been easier. I haven't done a sync so I'll post again if it really worked.

web design
Dec 22, 2010, 04:34 PM
I think the easiest way is to delete them when you transfer them from the iphone to the PC. You will be automatically asked weather you want to keep them or not ;)

DBEOWULFF
Dec 22, 2010, 11:17 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8C148a)

You are correct. Except if you have created albums outside of the default album. Then the regular methods of importing and deleting don't work.

elavats
Jan 10, 2011, 11:09 AM
This may be a little after the fact but here is how I manage my photos. First off I backup my worthwhile photos on flickr, but I'm fairly certain other photo sharing sites would work as well. For those that are not aware, Flickr(dot)com is a photo sharing website that allows social interaction between photographers and offers other options for your photos. There is both a free membership and a pay per year option.
To save photos on my iPhone I use the phone's browser to open flickr at my photo pages. I select the photo I want to save on my iPhone by applying slight pressure to the iPhone screen at which point you get the option to "Open", "Open in a new page" "Save image" or "Copy"
I select "Save image" and the photo is saved to my iPhone in the Camera Roll folder which of course then gives you the handy trash can. I find it pretty convenient.

Cheers.

britishbulldog
Feb 8, 2011, 12:36 PM
Go to You Tube & paste this heading & he will walk you through it, Its a lil slow but keep watching HOW TO DELETE PICTURES IN PHOTO LIBRARY ON YOUR IPHONE/IPOD username "str8outbraller" Took me 30 seconds to get rid of them :D

ademant96
Mar 7, 2011, 07:58 AM
1)connect your iphone to itunes
2)click your name under the "Device"
3)then go to "Photos"
4)ok so....heres a stupid step > go create a new folder in your desktop
5)go back to itunes and "Sync Photos from [ ]"
6)click the "[ ]" and click choose folder
7) select the New Folder you created in your desktop
8)check "[]"Sync Photos from [New Folder]" check the box ok
9)then press sync from the south eastern corner...
please work T.T

markdotnet
Apr 24, 2011, 03:09 PM
I'm not sure when this was introduced to iOS, but if you are looking at your Camera Roll, there's a little "curvy arrow" in the upper right. If you click that (while looking at all the little thumbnails) you can select one or more pictures. When you have pictures selected, you can send them, copy them or delete them.

This is WAY faster than doing it one by one and it doesn't require you to connect to a computer. Also, you have the granular control of deleting a lot of items quickly but not deleting ALL the items.

- Cheers

qtipwoman
May 15, 2011, 09:19 PM
I'm not sure when this was introduced to iOS, but if you are looking at your Camera Roll, there's a little "curvy arrow" in the upper right. If you click that (while looking at all the little thumbnails) you can select one or more pictures. When you have pictures selected, you can send them, copy them or delete them.

This is WAY faster than doing it one by one and it doesn't require you to connect to a computer. Also, you have the granular control of deleting a lot of items quickly but not deleting ALL the items.

- Cheers

I have this little curvy arrow however when I select photos, the only options I get at the bottom when I select the albums that came originally from iPhone are: share, copy and print. The delete option only comes up with the iPhone Camera folder pics. There must be some ap that gets these iPhoto folder pics off the camera without syncing? Does anyone know of one? (I have almost 12,000 pics that synced from my iPhoto folder.) I only want to delete some of them because folders have been automatically created that contain some duplicates. I am out of space and have to individually delete some of them.

mayflower
May 16, 2011, 12:17 AM
delete it one by one and see if it works.

NotSoNutSo
Jun 7, 2011, 04:05 PM
I have this little curvy arrow however when I select photos, the only options I get at the bottom when I select the albums that came originally from iPhone are: share, copy and print. The delete option only comes up with the iPhone Camera folder pics. There must be some ap that gets these iPhoto folder pics off the camera without syncing? Does anyone know of one? (I have almost 12,000 pics that synced from my iPhoto folder.) I only want to delete some of them because folders have been automatically created that contain some duplicates. I am out of space and have to individually delete some of them.

...but all this problem may go away with iCloud.

kmackie
Jun 18, 2011, 06:40 PM
An even easier way to delete multiple pictures....

Go to the Camera, select the last photo that was taken from the bottom left hand corner, select camera roll, then down in the bottom left hand corner of your screen theres a box with an arrow. Tap that, click on the photos you want to delete, and tap the red delete button :)

-aggie-
Jun 18, 2011, 09:45 PM
An even easier way to delete multiple pictures....

Go to the Camera, select the last photo that was taken from the bottom left hand corner, select camera roll, then down in the bottom left hand corner of your screen theres a box with an arrow. Tap that, click on the photos you want to delete, and tap the red delete button :)

What’s with all the posters posting lately that haven’t even read the thread? Your post is only for camera roll pics. Totally useless for the synced pics, which is the topic of this thread.

Tech198
Jul 8, 2011, 12:43 AM
But photos that are imprted into the iPhone from iPhoto during a sync cannot be deleted.


This is what I'm facing.

Are you saying the only way to do this would be to import from iphone to iPhoto, then when asked if you would like to delete the originals (on the iPhone) say 'yes'?

Also if the current photo is a iPhone wallpaper, can these be deleted from the photos library (in he same fashion as above) or is the wallpaper being used, from the photo library?

Snorvarg
Jul 15, 2011, 05:53 PM
Hi, I am sorry if this solution is already present in the huge listing, I did'nt read it through completely.

Anyway:
1. Connect your iPhone.
2. Start Preview in mac.
3. click menu File->Import from my iphone. (If not there, wait until it show up.)
4. A window will open, listing your images as thumbnails. (I had 3500 photos, so it took a couple of minutes.)
5. Select all images.
6. Click delete!

You can also import your images this way, which is my way of doing it, as I don't fancy the way iTunes organize my photos.

Aeron
Aug 15, 2011, 12:54 PM
- if you take pictures with your iphone and do NOT import them to iPhoto… to delete the photo off the phone, just tap on the photo and you will see a trash icon in the lower right. tap the trash can.

- if you take pictures with your iphone and DO import them to iPhoto…. those photos will now be considered an "iPhoto Album"….and when you sync those photos BACK to your iphone, you can NOT delete them from the phone. it's protected. in order to remove those photos, you have to delete them from iPhoto either individually or the whole album…then re-sync

- if you take pictures with your iphone and DO import them to iPhoto…. those photos will now be considered an "iPhoto Album"…. if you want to KEEP the photos on iPhoto but do not want them on your phone, just plug your phone in to itunes to synce, click on the Photo's tab, and deselect the album you want the phone to exclude when syncing.

I tried this, but the photo that is on my iphone that I want to delete does not show up in itunes photos when I try to sync... it only shows up on the phone and no where else, so re-syncing doesn't work. There MUST be a way to get this freaking photo off my iphone!!!! HELP!!!!!

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Hi, I am sorry if this solution is already present in the huge listing, I did'nt read it through completely.

Anyway:
1. Connect your iPhone.
2. Start Preview in mac.
3. click menu File->Import from my iphone. (If not there, wait until it show up.)
4. A window will open, listing your images as thumbnails. (I had 3500 photos, so it took a couple of minutes.)
5. Select all images.
6. Click delete!

You can also import your images this way, which is my way of doing it, as I don't fancy the way iTunes organize my photos.

I tried this, but when I open preview, the photo that I want to delete from my iphone does not show up...... any ideas? Thanks!

sinktip
Sep 25, 2011, 02:26 AM
I have a jailbroken iPhone and I installed netatalk through Cydia.
Now I can upload or download multiple files at once, see my iPhone as a drive in finder, install apps etc. It is awesome!
http://maketecheasier.com/how-to-copy-files-tofrom-your-iphone/2008/09/05

cuotrieaoold
Oct 29, 2011, 04:40 AM
for me, select iphone, select photos, select 'sync photos from', select selected albums, events, and faces, and automatically include', select 'no events'

that works.

using iphone 4s

BredyHeron
Oct 29, 2011, 07:47 AM
You need to delete them individually.

-=marvis=-
Nov 4, 2011, 08:11 AM
I am a newbie here but I was searchig hard for the solution as well and found this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tv7sfDWVJQ&feature=related

The option with 'Image Capture' app works best for me (3,35min in the movie).

Regards

swiftflo
Jan 4, 2012, 08:54 AM
Hello, I had over 250 photos, and finally found a simple solution - use image capture.

If you have a mac, and IMAGE CAPTURE apple program should be installed, (mine automatically pops up when plug in my iphone), choose OPTIONS ---> "Delete items off camera after downloading" and voila - you have downloaded all the pics to the folder of your choice, and the pictures are then deleted off the iphone! No itunes synching necessary! Great when you are at a friends house too

It does not work for me.:mad:

The iTunes way is the way to go.

sandystevees
May 7, 2012, 12:10 AM
I think the easiest way is to delete them when you transfer them from the iphone to the PC. You will be automatically asked weather you want to keep them or not.Second option is You will delete them indivisually.
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homosaccharine
Sep 8, 2012, 05:42 AM
Hi,

Think I have an easy solution for deleting groups (or singles) from iphone.

Open Image Capture (comes pre-loaded on Mac, but not in dock) from applications folder >> select your USB connected phone from the side menu >> highlight any photos you want to delete >> click the little red crossed-out circle in the bottom menu bar next to where you can select what folder to import to.

This should delete them from the phone without the need to import, and you can delete all of them, in groups, or one by one.

Cheers,

P