Mass delete photos?

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  1. chadrob30 macrumors 6502

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    Over the course of a couple months I have accumulated about 300 photos on the phone. Is there a way to delete these all at once, since I already have them synced to iPhoto?
     
  2. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know of any on the iPhone itself but you could try the following method.

    I'm not sure whether it works but you could give it a go:

    Create a new folder on your computer and label it, for example, Empty iPics Folder. Don't put anything in it. Then perform a sych with your iPhone, setting it so that under Photos it only synchs this particular folder.
     
  3. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

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    import them all from the phone into iphoto again but check delete imported photos. It will erase them all from your phone, then just delete the latest import in iphoto. (your duplicates)
     
  4. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that's probably quicker. I had a feeling that there might be a better solution! :)
     
  6. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, that kind of worked, lol. I got rid of about 200 of them, but the "Camera Roll" still has it's pics on it....hmmm.
     
  7. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    On windows, the iphone mounts as an external hdd. Allows super quick access to all the photos in the camera roll. Easy to delete, move, copy or whatever I want to do, just like any other file on the computer.

    Does the iphone not mount in osx for quick access to the photo folder?
     
  8. NONfinis macrumors newbie

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    Use Image Capture

    I was having this same problem too. A search of the Apple Discussions board gave a pretty useful solution. Use Image Capture, Click on "Download Some...", and then select them all and go to Edit -> Delete. Seems to have worked for me.

    Here's the link to the Discussion that I found this solution to. (Note, it does require a Mac.)

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=5781213

    Hope that helps for the future.
     
  9. piatti macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see the "download some..."

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    is there a quicker way than this?
     
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    OS X or Windows? In OS X, just open up Image Capture, select the pictures in the camera roll and (I'm not sure, there may actually be a delete button right there, but if not) select import and delete. This will wipe them off the camera roll but you'll still have the pics if you want them.
     
  11. chadrob30 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Holy thread resurrection Batman! That's gotta be some kind of record, lol.
     

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