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I cannot delete scanned photos , any tips please thanks

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by eleanor clarke, Aug 21, 2013.

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    Any help greatly appreciated thanks .
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    I suppose you imported these photos from your computer. In that case you can't delete them on your iPad, you have to do it on your computer. Here's the description: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4236
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    Hello Eleanor,

    Can you provide more information please. How did you get the photographs onto your iPad for example. I note you say the photos were scanned.

    With more info I'm sure we can help you.

    In the meantime, these links may be of interest.

    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the iPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html/] iPad tips and tricks
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html/]iPad ios5 tips and tricks
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help/61009-easy-pictorial-shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html/]pictorial shortcuts and helpful places

    Enjoy!

    Richard Brown
    A member of the iPF moderators' team.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Hi Richard, thanks for replying. I scanned them, then sent them on an email, as far as I remember, I would have then opened the email up on the ipad, held down my finger on the ipad screen and selected save photo , hope this makes sense. Thanks
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    You should be able to delete them. When you view just one of them, isn't there the trash sign in the upper right corner?
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    Hi Eleanor - welcome to the forum! :) When you selected the image(s) from your email, they should have been saved in the 'Camera Roll' of the native Photo App - I'm assuming that you have found them in that location and you now want to delete the images there - correct? If so, open the 'Camera Roll', then press the 'Edit' button in the right upper corner, select the images you want to delete (a blue arrow check will appear on the pic); when done selecting all you want to discard, then press the 'Delete' button in the upper left corner - you will be given the option to now delete those images. Let us know if this is what you want to do - good luck! Dave

    P.S. appears that Johanna beat me to posting a response :D - her way works great for single images, too!
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