Another Way to Quickly Delete Photos from Your iPad (Mac Only)


A short time ago I replied to questions about removing or deleting photos from your iPad. See this post and the comments on this one. Here’s another way to manage the photos on your iPad using a little known application on your Mac. The program is called Image Capture and you can find it in your Applications folder.

1. Start Image Capture
2. Connect you iPad to your Mac
3. Image Capture sees your iPad as a connected camera
4. Click on the first photo you want to delete
5. Select additional photos using Command-Click
6. Select a range (series) of photos by clicking on the first one, then Shift-Click the last one
7. To delete all the photos on your iPad, choose Edit > Select All
8. Look for the red circle with the line through it near the bottom of the window
9. Click the red circle icon and confirm the deletion


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy


2 thoughts on “Another Way to Quickly Delete Photos from Your iPad (Mac Only)

    • Andy Brovey Post author

      Unfortunately, you can’t easily move photos between albums on the iPad. You’ll need to manage album contents on your computer and then sync.

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