How do I delete photographs from an iPad?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I don't entirely agree with you but, apart from that, I haven't yet
    found how to do so.
    Deleting individual photographs is easy but, as far as I can tell,
    deleting large blocks of photographs is damned tedious. This was the
    point of my original query.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
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  2. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I probably can but I don't want to risk scrambling the iPad's
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
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  3. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Then tell me how I select +1800 photographs for deletion. I don't
    consider selecting them one at a time an adequate solution.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
  4. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    definitely. windows and especially linux conditions people into making
    things harder than it needs to be.[/QUOTE]

    Then tell me how I select +1800 photographs for deletion. I don't
    consider selecting them one at a time an adequate solution.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
  5. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    Please explain how you go about this.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
  6. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I use my D300. My wife now uses my G12.
    So do we.
    That is basically what I was asking about.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
  7. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I've already considered that. I was concerned that, first, the mapping
    of the images in the PC does not appear to match the albums in the
    iPad. Second, I didn't know what if anything I could do the iPad's
    file system by just reaching in from the outside and deleting folders.

    Are you saying that it is safe to do this?
    Trying to fill in a gap left by Apple.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 30, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    That assumes that the person who owns an iPad wants to store gigs and
    gigs of music and video. I can't imagine that being true of all iPad
    owners. Some may not store any videos and very little music and
    prefer to use it as a viewer and for image storage. Apple's design
    shorts the buyer of the device in their ability to use the device as
    the owner would like to use it.

    If Eric would not choose to store video and music on his device, he's
    still unable to utilize the functions as he chooses to.

    The "job" for any device should be what the buyer of the device wants
    it to be. He should not have to spend additional money in buying
    another device after buying an expensive device that does function as
    a viewer and storage device.

    It seems that Apple simply fucked up and omitted including a simple
    function that could have easily been included. Why try to make out
    that this is Eric's fault?
    tony cooper, Oct 30, 2012
  9. Eric Stevens

    Savageduck Guest

    OK for those with relatively low capture loads, and who are shooting
    JPEG only. I shoot RAW only and on CF cards.
    For the cost of a 16GB WiFi only iPad Mini ($329), or the cost of a
    16GB iPad 2 ($399) I can buy a 250GB Colorspace UDMA which is far more
    practical as an "in field backup" device. A 64GB WiFi only iPad Mini
    runs $529 the 64GB WiFi only iPad is $699.
    If you want 4G/LTE + WiFi you will be starting at $629 for a 16GB iPad
    to $829. At those prices I still don't have much backup space.

    ....and I can get a 1TB UDMA for $649.
    If I was shooting JPEG only with my D300S at a not massive 12.3MP given
    current trends I would have JPEGS of 7.5-9 MP. for that 1,000 travel
    shots I would need 7.5-9GB of space, not always available on a 16GB
    iPad. However I am shooting RAW with file sizes around 20.5MB, the
    1,000 shots would not make it onto a 16GB iPad, would stretch a 32GB
    iPad to its limits and could certainly crowd a 64GB iPad loaded with
    other stuff.
    Personally I would not want to have the pressure of deciding which are
    keepers and which are not, while still on a trip, away from a desktop.
    I stick to my triple redundant method while on the road. CF card-->
    UDMA-->Laptop-->Outboard FW HD, and make my final sort at home.
    Then if I want to transfer any back to my iPad for viewing in that
    environment I can, and now I do, and I have a comfortably tidy,
    controllable portfolio on my iPad.
    Agreed. However, speaking for myself the laptop and the iPad are
    secured in my car, or in my motel/hotel room.
    That said, my iPhone is with me and if need be I can use it as a WiFi
    hotspot and transfer image files to DB or PogoPlug cloud services.
    As I said use the right tool for the right job. The back of an axe can
    be used as a hammer, but that back swing can have a dangerous effect.
    Savageduck, Oct 31, 2012
  10. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    chances are he knows the answer without googling (which is why he's
    working there and not you), and he may not be that young either. the
    last time i went to an apple store, the genius who helped me was old
    enough to be the father of some of the other employees.
    probably not, since 1) you haven't done it yet and 2) the answer has
    already been provided, without you needing to google anything.
    someone does.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  11. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    i told you at least twice.
    again, i told you how.

    if you choose to ignore it, there's not much i can do.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  12. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    you must be kidding me!

    do you really think plugging the ipad into a computer is going to
    'scramble the ipad's internals' ?? seriously?? why do you think they
    give you a usb cable in the box?

    as i said before, plug it in and use explorer to delete the photos.
    it's really very simple. it's *designed* to do that.

    did you have this much trouble with other digital cameras?
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  13. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    i did, a couple of times.

    apparently you just want to complain.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  14. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    i did already but here it is once again:
    plug the ipad into the computer with the provided usb cable and it
    shows up like an ordinary digital camera. use whatever software you
    normally use, including explorer which you've said you like to use,
    select whatever photos you want, then copy and/or delete them as you
    would if it was any other digital camera.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  15. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    sort them on the computer.

    unless you shot all keepers and in exact order you want, you'll want to
    sort and group them and decide which ones to use.
    you can't access the file system.
    are you really asking that? seriously?

    has windows corrupted you into thinking everything is fragile?

    there's nothing you can do in normal use to brick or even cause minor
    problems with an idevice.
    funny how google has similar gaps and nobody is complaining.

    the only gap is user inflicted.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  16. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    that assumes that the person who owns an ipad wants to store gigs and
    gigs of photos. i can't imagine that being true of all ipad owners

    the ipad is a nice device but surprising as it may seem, it doesn't do
    everything. pick the right tool for the job.
    yes he can. he just doesn't want to.
    i want my laptop to be a popcorn popper. it gives off heat, why can't
    it pop popcorn?
    not only is there no need to spend money (where did that come from) but
    there's no need for any additional software either.

    what i suggested was to buy a device *specifically* designed for the
    task he wants to do. crazy as it may seem, using a product designed to
    do a given task is going to work a whole lot better than trying to make
    a general purpose device do that same task.

    i can shred paper with scissors. i can also buy a paper shredder which
    is designed to shred paper and it works a whole lot better, a whole lot
    faster, shreds the paper whole lot more securely, and can even shred
    other things such as credit cards and cd/dvds.
    you don't know how easy certain features could have been included, but
    regardless, ipads are selling like crazy so obviously it's not a
    feature that very many people care about.

    however, since you have all the answers, why don't you call tim cook
    and tell him what to do. he fired two execs yesterday, so maybe you can
    sign on as a consultant to help, while he searches for replacements.
    tell him just how simple it is to add. maybe it will even be in the
    next release.
    maybe because i already explained how several times and he refuses to
    follow it.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    Exactly. The owner of the device should decide what to store on the
    You mean it can't? I'm sure there's an app for that, or at least one
    to give off the smell of buttered popcorn.
    You've suggested adding an external storage device that stores
    terabytes of data. Are those free?
    Oh, so including a delete-all-marked feature is a difficult thing to
    come up with. Amazing that PC products have it.
    I tried, but Tim was out of the office. He had been in San Jose and
    was going back to Cupertino, but used Apple's map software and is now
    somewhere in the middle of an Air Force practice bombing range in
    Arizona. He called in and said he's a little concerned and bogged
    down in the sand. But, according to his map, he's in a tidal lagoon.
    tony cooper, Oct 31, 2012
  18. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I spoke from experience
    I think you thought you provided the answer and I have asked for
    further information.
    Do tell.
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
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    Michael Guest

    From memory- I'm not sure precisely the steps- when you sync your iPad
    to iTunes, you have the option on the computer iTunes under the photo
    tab to turn off the sync options, and when you do so it will prompt you
    regarding keeping or losing all the photos. Tell it to lose them. Then
    on your resync you can choose new pictures to add. I cannot verify that
    this will work if you are adding photos by some other method. I have a
    first generation iPad and all the photos are added via iTunes sync.
    Michael, Oct 31, 2012
  20. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    So you have to own Light Room or similar to work around the problems
    Apple left in the iPad?
    As far as I can tell there is no way to access the Exif data of an
    image in an iPad although you can buy apps to help fill this void.
    Big or little, it's a deal.
    My wife and her gang thought they could use an iPad to view photos in
    the field. Isn't the iPad suitable for that? What other device would
    you recommend buying for the purpose?
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
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