Panasonic DMC FZ28 - Delete via iPhoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by John CS, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. John CS macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009
    I have just purchased this camera, having borrowed one from a friend. The picture quality is excellent, but I have a problem. When I import into iPhoto, I cannot find out how to delete the photos from the camera, using the iPhoto import facility. The photos will import, but are not then deleted. I have successfully deleted from other cameras, but there seems to be a block to prevent the deletion with the Panasonic DMC FZ28. Any suggestions or guidance would be welcomed.

    Many thanks
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    I know it sounds stupid but is the card locked?
    I use Aperture and after I import it gives me 3 options: Done, Eject card, Erase card.
    Your not seeing anything like that?

    Can you delete from the camera it self? (with the card in camera?) If not I would say the card is definitely locked.
    Hope you get it figured out.
  3. joe.cavers macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2008
    I use my parents FZ18 sometimes, and when I'm uploading to iPhoto, before I press Import, there's a checkbox next to the Import button that says "Delete All Originals From Camera after Import" or something to that effect.

    Does this help?

  4. pdxflint macrumors 68020


    Aug 25, 2006
    Oregon coast
    I always delete images directly in the camera, usually by reformatting when I want to clear the card. There's less chance of data corruption, IMO.
  5. joeybagadonutz macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2007
  6. joelypolly macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2003
    Melbourne & Shanghai
    Formating is also quicker when you have more than a few hundred photos on the card
  7. John CS thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009
    Many thanks, all, for your comments. I did not pursue this earlier, because we had to return the camera, as it was faulty! However, we now have it back, and have taken many excellent photos with it, so are very pleased with it. However, the original problem remains. The card is not locked - photos can be deleted in the camera, which should not be the case, if it was locked. We can successfully import and delete from another camera, using iPhoto, so our technique is ok.

    I appreciate that sometimes, it is preferable to delete directly in the camera, and that is what we are doing at present. However, we would like to be able to use iPhoto as it is supposed to work, i.e. delete photos as they are imported.

    Can anyone help further?

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