Deleting multiple imported photos.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by mcdj, May 15, 2010.

  1. mcdj macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    I shot a wedding today. Imported the photos onto the iPad using the camera connection kit just so I could take a peek at them on the spot.

    Got home, plugged the iPad into my Macbook. I have iTunes set to sync my photos to a specific folder on my desktop; not with iPhoto. I figured the iPad would dump the imported RAW files to my sync folder. It didn't. That was actually ok with me because I wanted to import them into Lightroom directly from the SD card anyhow.

    What I really wanted to do is preview the RAWs on the iPad and delete them. The only way I could find to delete them directly on the iPad was manually tapping them in the delete dialog, one by one. Not very practical for 200+ photos.

    Then I tried to delete them via iPhoto on my Macbook. I could see the thumbnails in the import window, but found no option to delete them from the iPad without syncing them to iPhoto first. Dumb.

    Finally, I was able to delete them by opening Image Capture, using the delete button (duh?).

    Am I missing something, or is this a really dumb system for a serious photographer? Why on earth shouldn't I be able to select a range of photos, or all them, for deletion, either directly on the iPad, or at the very least in iTunes or iPhoto?
     
  2. Salsero58 macrumors newbie

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    Click the email icon in the upper right tool bar.

    Select the photos you want to delete.

    Hit Delete.
     
  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

    mcdj

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    Like I said, I'm not about to do that for 200+ photos.

    Umm, maybe I'm a completely blind brain donor, but I seem to have missed the part where you explained how to do what I'm asking. Or maybe it's not me who is the brain donor.
     
  4. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that the Photos app was not designed for a serious photographer.
     

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