How do I delete photographs from an iPad?

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

  1. Eric Stevens

    Savageduck Guest

    ....and yet they don't exist on my iPad or iPhone. However I don't use
    the iPad connector kit and that might be the reason for that.
    They are referring to the "Action" button, that one with the arrow
    curving to the right.
    I am not familiar with that app.
    Savageduck, Oct 31, 2012
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  2. Eric Stevens

    tony cooper Guest

    I should amend that last statement. I hold no brief with someone who
    uses and likes their Apple product. It's the ones who think they've
    found Jesus in the box and then use the box like a Fundamentalist's
    tony cooper, Oct 31, 2012
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  3. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    apparently, reading is not your strong suit.

    he said he's already been to an apple store, where the apple genius was
    very young and googled for answers.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  4. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    bullshit. your words tell a different story.
    bullshit. you're always criticizing them, claiming they're overpriced
    among other things.
    nobody said you or anyone else has to buy something more expensive than
    needed. yet another feeble attempt to twist things into something it
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  5. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 30/10/2012 21:17, tony cooper wrote:
    It comes across like that. It surprises slightly that people can't
    bring themselves to admit that that Apple products have faults - it
    seems that there is a lack of objectivity. Reasoned argument goes out
    of the window.

    BTW: my last trip used about 20 GB of memory - not everyone shoots in RAW!
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  6. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 31/10/2012 03:56, Savageduck wrote:
    ... and if you've copied, say, 300 photos across from an SD card to show
    someone on the excellent display, you /still/ have the problem of
    deleting those 300 photos without having to tap each and every one. The
    problem still exists whether it's a display or a backup device.

    Oh, and let's not mention the picture ordering issue when used as a
    display from images copied from an SD card.
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  7. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 31/10/2012 03:05, Eric Stevens wrote:
    With my Android phone, there is a File Manager program which runs on the
    device itself, and it /does/ include a Select All option.
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  8. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 30/10/2012 21:22, Savageduck wrote:
    Where I was recently there was /no/ Internet access, and if it had been
    available, via a mobile phone it would have been desperately expensive.
    For me, there's enough free space on the iPad, so I don't need yet
    another box (and its charger, weight and bulk). Why take two boxes when
    one will do?

    I do appreciate that your needs are different as you take RAW and need
    more space. BTW: can you transfer files from the Colorspace to the iPad
    for display?
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  9. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 31/10/2012 02:35, Eric Stevens wrote:
    It's ideal for that job, Eric. We use ours quite a bit. Excellent
    quality display for just one or two gathered round.
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  10. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    Do try what nospam suggests - it does work. Only the directories
    containing images are exposed to the PC, so you can't accidentally
    delete the operating system or user programs.

    You /can/ get a program called iPhone Explorer (IIRC) which /does/ allow
    that level of access, though. Caveat Emptor in that case!
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  11. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 30/10/2012 20:55, Savageduck wrote:
    Yes, if they are moderate static. When making up a "slide-show" we tend
    to customise each show for the interests of the viewer. Each one will
    be different. Understood about the storage amount.
    Yes, I have something similar, done via DropBox so I can have it on both
    the iPad and the Android phone.
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  12. Eric Stevens

    David Taylor Guest

    On 31/10/2012 00:42, nospam wrote:

    Although with iPhone Explorer you /can/.

    (Renamed to iExplorer or iDeviceManager and no longer free.)
    David Taylor, Oct 31, 2012
  13. Eric Stevens

    Savageduck Guest

    I haven't tried. That said, the UDMA connects via USB and there should
    be no reason files couldn't be transferred to the iPad once I got the
    connection kit. Perhaps then I will get to see those two mysterious
    albums/folders which currently don't appear on my iPad.

    Now I use the Photo Transfer App to move processed and resized jpegs
    from my computer to my iPad. Those image files go into the "Camera
    Roll" and an alias goes into the particular album. By processing and
    resizing I have plenty of space on the iPad. 99% of those shots are
    keepers and I only find myself having to delete the occasional shot
    which in hindsight was obviously wrong, or a duplicate.
    Savageduck, Oct 31, 2012
  14. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    They must all be over here.
    I shall spell it out in more detail.

    What is the risk of addling the iPad's file system by playing around
    with it from outside with a PC?

    Is it absolutely safe or is there a chance of inadvertantly corrupting
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  15. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    of course apple products have faults. nothing is perfect.

    ask me about itunes sometime. :)
    reasoned arguments are more than welcome.

    what's not welcome is bashing, especially from those who don't own the
    products and likely never will. they just want to find fault, no matter
    how minor it may be, even though the competing products do exactly the
    same thing (which they don't own either). they fixate solely on the
    negative, ignoring all of the positive. they never mention the real
    problems that really *do* affect users.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  16. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    yes, a select all would be nice, but most people copy the photos to the
    device and keep them there until they connect it to a computer, where
    they then copy them and delete them, so it's not really as big of a
    deal as some are making it out to be.
    what ordering issue?
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  17. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    which is separate from the photo viewer.

    so now you have to quit one app, launch another, select files and
    delete, then go back to the first app.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  18. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    no need to worry there either. you can only mess with user files, not
    system files.

    you have to jailbreak to mess with the system and then you do need to
    be careful, and not just with file access, but for rogue software.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  19. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    partially. only user files, not system files (unless you jailbreak).

    nearly everyone doesn't need nor care to do any of that. they just want
    something that works.

    strange how nobody wanted file system access with feature phones.
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  20. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    You know very well that I am not considering any of these things.
    Who has given me clear instructions?
    I might try them in the next day or two.
    That's nonsense and you know it.
    Even if its safe with a Mac, is it safe with a PC?
    It's exactly like that. I'm complaining about a piece of functionality
    which one would ordinarily expect but which surprisingly is missing.
    Are you really telling me that you would not expect a computer to
    provide a tool capable of selecting multiple files?
    They are not irrational. Do you know more about this than the fact
    that you have done this several times and it has not yet bitten you?

    Do you really know enough about how it all works to justify your
    confidence that deleting iPad files via a PC's USB port is entirely
    safe for the iPad?
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
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