This is a crazy oversight by Apple, but there’s no obvious way to delete all the photos off your iPhone. You can delete them from the iPhone but you have to select each photo one at a time. Digital Cameras usually have a ‘delete all photos’ option but the iPhone doesn’t. If you don’t delete them when you sync them to iPhoto, it’s hard to get rid of them.
Here’s how to do it.
Someone recently handed me some photos on an SD card. Importing them was easy – the macbook has an SD card port that I had not even noticed before. I could plug the SD-card straight in!
I just noticed than if you ‘forward’ an email containing photos Apple mail will reduce the quality and size of the photos. I noticed this when I forwarded some photos to myself from one computer to another and they shrank to about 1/10 of the size! Thankfully there is a way to change this to make sure your images forward at full size.
Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing. All your photos are available everywhere all the time. It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice. There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them. All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth. So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.
I’m not sure how long this has been available, but I just noticed that if you go to ‘order prints’ in iphoto it now works in Australia. You can even order calendars, hardcover books, and cards from within iphoto.