how to clear the camera roll?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alan, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. alan

    alan New Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I took a bunch of pictures on vacation and copied them to iPhoto. Now I don't know how to clear the camera roll short of deleting the pictures 1 by 1. Is there an easier way?
  2. Macster

    Macster New Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    If you are using iPhoto, when you are asked to download the photos, you are given an option to delete the originals. It does this with my Cannon, as well as with my iPhone. I ususually have it delete the originals, and then I will transfer what, if any, of the photos I want to keep on the phone.

    I just don't know if this 'delete originals' feature comes with other photo managing software.
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  4. Ace4261991

    Ace4261991 New Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    um idk how it is on mac but on my computer it pops up as a "camera" and it just displays all the pics i have taken from there i can easily just delete them all by highlighting them all and deleting them. once again i do not know hot it would work for mac im sorry
  5. jacjac2

    jacjac2 New Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    When you go to iPhoto on the mac, before you tell it to import, check the box to delete originals from the camera, it gets rid of the Camera Roll pictures without having to delete one at a time.

  6. jonnydestination

    jonnydestination New Member

    Jul 24, 2007
    but how do you delete if your forget to mark it "delete"

    so i had 100 pics...and for whatever reason i didn't mark that the pictures should be "deleted" after importing to iphoto on my mac. So now i have all the pictures on the mac and i have not deleted them from the iPhone? Is there anyway to delete them all rather than indivdually?

    I guess i could experiment with different importing again with the " delete" option on and then also deleting these duplicates from iphoto..but is there another way of deleting them all from the iPhone?
  7. LauraBee

    LauraBee New Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    I have one pic on my phone that my daughter took of herself that pops up every time, the 'delete original' suggestion is so easy, why didn't I think of that? Duh.
  8. stevetim

    stevetim New Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Just for reference. On a Windows Vista PC, every time I plug my iPhone in USB, I get the options of what I want to do window. Import, View....

    I usually just go to 'Computer', 2xclick on the iPhone which shows up in my list of devices, and proceed to click 'Apple iPhone', 'Internal Storage', 'DCIM', '100 Apple', and the pics are all thumbnailed in a window for me. From here I can just delete the bunch.
  9. vanslam

    vanslam New Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    I tried this but be aware if you have synced you photos before and when iphoto ask you to reload and you click no and click delete orginals, it won't. I have photos on my iPhone that won't go away since I refuse to reload them, don't want doubles.
  10. donoshea

    donoshea New Member

    Jul 31, 2010
    The easiest way that I know of is:
    1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac.
    2. Open Image Capture and select your iPhone from Devices
    3. When all of the images have been listed in Image Capture, Select All... (Cmd-A).
    4. At the bottom of the window with the list is a Delete button next to the "Import To:" label. Click it.
    5. Verify that you want to remove all of the images from your iPhone and let the application do its job.
    Don O'Shea
  11. fithgear66

    fithgear66 New Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    Go to photos(not camera)>camera roll>top right button>select photos>delete
  12. dobymax

    dobymax Member

    Oct 19, 2007
    I have double photos in my Photo Library. How can I delete one of each? It doesn't show a delete button on the bottom of the screen.
  13. fithgear66

    fithgear66 New Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    Go into Photos and read my post ^

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