3.2.6 Deleting Many Photos at Once in Photos.app in iOS 7

Deleting photos located in Apple’s Photos.app might be part of your desired workflow after importing as Copy into Photosmith’s catalog.  Although Apple doesn’t allow third-party apps like Photosmith to delete photos located in Photos.app and Camera Roll, there are a number of easy ways of doing so.

Prior to the release of iOS 7, you needed to tap each photo individually to select, then delete the batch - a very time-consuming and tedious proposition!


Starting in iOS 7.0, you can easily select a range of photos you want to delete, then tap the delete icon.  This is a very big deal which can save literally hours of work in certain high-volume digital photography workflows.


For all delete methods listed below, please use with care. This is a one-way trip and will permanently delete the images contained within Photo.app.  Deleted images are unrecoverable.


In Apple's Photos.app tap the Photos group from the bottom of the screen:




Go to the Collections group:




Tap on one of the photos in the Collections group you want to delete.  You will now see a grouping of Moments, as shown below.  Tap Select:




Now, tap Select to choose the entire moment group as your selection:



After tapping Select to choose all photos within a specific Moment, you should see all photos showing as being selected with a blue circle icon.  Tap the trashcan icon to delete all the selected photos:




Photos.app will now delete all photos contained within that Moment, possibly hundreds or even thousands, with fewer than five screen taps.  This is a huge improvement over prior iOS versions!


A word of warning:  If you have iCloud turned on and are syncing photos via PhotoStream, photos which have the date and timestamp within the range of the "Moment" you're deleting will be deleted also.  Be very careful when deleting photos via this method, as there is no undo, and photos could be deleted which you don't intend.  Visually verify the selected photos to make sure you know what will be deleted before tapping the trashcan icon.

3. Using the Photosmith for iPad App

  1. 3. Using the Photosmith App
  2. 3.1 Interface Overview
  3. 3.1.1 Grid View
  4. 3.1.2 Loupe View
  5. 3.1.3 Fullscreen View
  6. 3.2 QuickTag Bar
  7. 3.2.1 Photo Rotation
  8. 3.2.2 Color Labels
  9. 3.2.3 Star Ratings
  10. 3.2.4 Flags (Pick/Reject)
  11. 3.2.5 Deleting Photos in Photosmith
  12. 3.2.6 Deleting Many Photos at Once in Photos.app in iOS 7
  13. 3.3 Catalog Mode
  14. 3.3.1 Importing Photos into Photosmith
  15. 3.3.1.1 Importing Photos into Photosmith from iPad Albums / Camera Roll
  16. 3.3.1.2 Importing & Exporting Photos Using iTunes
  17. 3.3.2 Sync with Lightroom
  18. 3.3.3 Collections
  19. 3.3.3.1 Photosmith Collections
  20. 3.3.3.2 User Collections *
  21. 3.3.4 Activity Center
  22. 3.3.5 Filters Bar
  23. 3.3.5.1 Filters
  24. 3.3.5.2 Sort
  25. 3.3.5.3 Smart Groups
  26. 3.3.5.4 All, Invert, None
  27. 3.4 (Metadata) Tagging Mode
  28. 3.4.1 Adding & Editing Metadata in Tagging Mode
  29. 3.4.2 Adding, Editing & Deleting Keywords *
  30. 3.4.3 Adding, Editing & Deleting Metadata Presets *
  31. 3.5 Export Mode
  32. 3.5.1 Export to Dropbox *
  33. 3.5.2 Export to Facebook *
  34. 3.5.3 Export to Flickr *
  35. 3.5.4 Export to Email *
  36. 3.5.5 Export to iPad Album *
  37. 3.5.6 Export via PhotoCopy *
  38. 3.5.7 XMP Export *
  39. 3.6 Dashboard Mode, Photosmith Version, IP Address & Sync Port
  40. 3.6.1 Eye-Fi (Import Configuration) *
  41. 3.6.1.1 Eye-Fi Mobi
  42. 3.6.1.2 Eye-Fi X2
  43. 3.6.2 FTP Server (Import Configuration) *
  44. 3.6.3 Lightroom (Sync Configuration) *
  45. 3.6.4 Convert Links (Tools)
  46. 3.6.5 Maintenance (Tools) *
  47. 3.6.6 Diagnostics (Tools) *
  48. 3.6.7 Welcome Wizard (Help)
  49. 3.6.8 Knowledge Base (Help)
  50. 3.6.9 Ideas & Suggestions (Feedback)
  51. 3.6.10 Contact Us (Feedback)
  52. 3.6.11 Love Photosmith? (Feedback)