How to delete a duplicate photo from my camera roll or screen shots

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AddisonIII, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. AddisonIII macrumors regular

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    I have an iPad Air 2 running iOS 9.0.2 and can't figure out a way to delete a duplicate picture. This happen when I take a screen shot which in turn places a copy in both the camera roll and screen shot folder. I see no reason to keep two copies or loose the space the second copy takes up. When I tried to delete from either location, the picture is deleted from both locations.
    Can someone tell me if it's possible to delete just one?
     
  2. a7thton macrumors member

    a7thton

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    There really isn't two copies of the photo. It just shows up in 2 folders. It is not taking up extra space.

    I assume you are seeing the photo in the "all photos" folder AND the screen shots folder. This is normal and I don't think there is a way to change it.

    EDIT: Also, you cannot just "delete one" since, technically, there is *only* one.
     
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    I've been having a problem with iTunes sticking duplicates like videos on my iPhone and one has a trash canand the other does not have a trash can, because it was synced to it. it looked like the duplicates were being synced to other. i gave up trying to fix it and switched to iCloud photo library

    they were both in the video folder
     
  4. AddisonIII thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply...it jus seems so odd for the same photo to show in both sections. I would think if a person had very many pictures in the screen shot folder it could end up taking a large part of available space.
     

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