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

    That's another and more practical point. Also, how does my not very
    technical wife do it?
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
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  2. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    And that's why it is in the process of being filled up with
    photographs.
    Ditto. What also worries me is that the change started even before the
    machine asked permission to upgrade to iOS 6.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
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  3. Eric Stevens

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    But that still leaves you the problem of emptying it out afterwards.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  4. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I'll keep note of that for the future.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  5. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    So, as I said, you have to own Light Room or similar to work around
    the problems Apple left in the iPad.
    So, as I said 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.
    THat's why so many other computer manufacturers leave it out.
    How she is expected to empty it out again afterwards?
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  6. Eric Stevens

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    Yes, I agree. I'm just trying to rub no-spams nose in the stupidity of
    his own obduracy.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  7. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I didn't know that. I'm not sure that I know that even now.

    "How to transfer files from Windows to the iPad" at
    http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter/how-to-transfer-files-from-windows-to-the-ipad/
    is interesting.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  8. Eric Stevens

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    I expect to try it in the next day or so.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  9. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    That's more or less what I said.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  10. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    I agree.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  11. Eric Stevens

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    Haven't got one. I've already explained that several times.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  12. Eric Stevens

    Eric Stevens Guest

    They didn't seem to exist on our iPad either for the first week or so.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 31, 2012
  13. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    it's absolutely safe and there is no chance whatsoever of corrupting
    anything.

    when you plug it into a computer, all that's exposed is the dcim folder
    of images in the camera roll, and oddly enough, only on windows. mac
    users can't see it in finder for some bizarre reason.

    as i said before, it looks like a digital camera to the computer.

    everything else is managed by itunes (which is optional, btw, you can
    do much of what itunes does on the device).

    you *can't* access the system or other user files for that matter over
    usb. there's rarely a need to.

    however, if you really want to, there is software that can access user
    files (not system), such as the one david mentioned. if you go one step
    further and jailbreak the ipad, you can then access system files too.
    if you go that route, you could potentially screw things up, but it
    would need to be a deliberate act, such as opening a plist and
    modifying it. it will *not* be accidental.

    anyway, based on your questions, i'm curious how you copied the photos
    off the ipad, as you claimed you did. did you not plug it into the
    computer? did you not notice that nothing bad happened?
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  14. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    no i don't.

    you said manage photos. that can mean a lot of things. maybe you want
    to make adjustments to the photos before showing them.

    there are image editing apps, slide show apps, apps that upload to the
    cloud and quite a bit more. a significant number of apps are photo
    related.
    if you think that merely plugging an ipad into a computer is going to
    corrupt it, then yes, it is definitely an irrational fear.
    i've been using ios devices since shortly after they came out over five
    years ago, i write ios software and i am *very* familiar with the
    innards. i know what the risks are. there are none.
    absolutely.

    you aren't 'deleting ipad files'. you are deleting photos and only the
    photos visible to you by the ipad. you can't see other files, let alone
    delete them.

    there is no possible way you can corrupt the ipad's file system by
    plugging it into a computer in normal use.

    the *only* way you can cause problems is if you go out of your way to
    get additional software that lets you access files you shouldn't be
    accessing and intentionally start editing those files. browsing them
    won't cause problems. if you jailbreak it (another step) you can also
    access system files and potentially do more damage (or tweak things,
    it's not all bad), but again, it's an intentional act. it will *not*
    happen accidentally.

    plus, in the event you did brick the ipad somehow, you can easily
    unbrick it by loading a stock firmware and then restoring from your
    most recent backup and you will be back to where you were before you
    screwed it up.

    bottom line: it takes a lot of effort and intent to cause problems.

    just plugging it into a computer won't do it.
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  15. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    when she gets home, plug it into the computer, copy the photos (which
    you're going to want to do, one would assume), then delete them.

    there is no problem.
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  16. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    if you're referring to windows or mac os x, that's an invalid
    comparison.

    compare it to other tablets. android doesn't do it either, unless you
    use a different app (not included, btw).
    as i said countless times (this is getting old, fast), you plug it into
    the computer, copy the files and delete.
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  17. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    the only obdurate person is you. i told you exactly how to do what you
    asked, but you refuse to.
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  18. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    take a screen shot (hold sleep/wake then press home) and post a link.
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
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    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
  20. Eric Stevens

    Guest Guest

    is it?

    if you sync photos from itunes, you *can't* delete them on the device.

    i don't consider that 'easily add or delete'.

    adding or deleting photos to the camera roll, however, is very easy,
    and without using itunes.
     
    Guest, Oct 31, 2012
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