How to delete photos from Camera Roll at once?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MrRudy, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!

    Does anybody know how to delete all photos from Camera Roll at once? I find it rather dull deleting photos one by one, especially when photos in camera roll accumulate to hundreds. Probably there is a way to do it in iPhoto, but that doesn't suit me since I'm on Windows. Couldn't find a way to do it in Piccasa or iTunes, too. I've been thinking of the following:

    - Is there software for Windows for that?
    - Are there some iPhone apps that do the thing (from AppStore or JailBreak)?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    syn it to a folder and delete photos in the folder, syn again
     
  3. macrumors 68000

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    When I plug my iPhone into my XP pc, up pops the camera wizard to ask me if I want to copy the photos to my PC. One of the options there is to delete the photos after copying. Works fine for me.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Syncing photos with in WIndows XP wizard worked just fine.

    Thank you guys! :)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    There still seems to be something wrong in my case. The camera wizard does pop up just like you guys said and I checked the box. but when it actually tries to delete the pics, after deleting the first one, it gets hung up and eventually the iphone just restarts. this is incidentally the same thing that happens when I try to delete the pics by accessing them through 'My Computer'

    any suggestions would really be appreciated
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    Your photo database has probably got corrupted. Try a restore with DFU mode then sync from back-up.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    can you delete the entire camera roll without syncing

    Can you delete the entire camera roll without syncing or uploading them somewhere? What about if I have 900 pictures and I don't want to save any and I want to delete them all at once?
    * I was told my IPhone doesn't work well if I have 900 photo's stored on the camera roll, which shocked me since I always hear how you can store 5,000 to 25,000 albums or dozens of full length movies, so I figured whats a few hundred pictures? Then again, I thought Milli Vanilli were good singers ... Shows you how little I know.
     
  8. CodeGuru, Nov 26, 2010
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    There is a little known application that comes with OS X called Image Capture. It will let you do this. Very useful app!

    To delete items manually:
    1. Connect your camera to your computer, and turn the camera on.
    2. Select the camera in the Devices list at the left of the Image Capture window.
    3. Select the items to delete, and then click Delete.
     
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    TheMacBookPro

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    or open the camera roll in Photos, tap the arrow on the top left, select all the images you want top delete then tap delete at the bottom.
     
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    Pink∆Floyd

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    Thank you so much, I didn't know we had this app!
     
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    eastercat

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    Really? Mine pops up whenever I hook up my phone. Yours doesn't?

     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Best answer on the web. Why can't other people make it this easy. Thanks a mill.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    +1000
     
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    altimeter2992

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    Thanks!

    Works like a charm! Thank you.
     

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