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iPhone & Trail Camera Photos
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Contributors to this thread:
Bowfreak 16-Oct-23
Bake 16-Oct-23
Grey Ghost 16-Oct-23
Grey Ghost 16-Oct-23
deerhunter72 16-Oct-23
Bowfreak 16-Oct-23
Scrappy 16-Oct-23
Grey Ghost 16-Oct-23
Bowfreak 16-Oct-23
Grey Ghost 16-Oct-23
Blood 16-Oct-23
Bowfreak 16-Oct-23
sitO 16-Oct-23
DanaC 17-Oct-23
nowheels 17-Oct-23
nowheels 17-Oct-23
Grey Ghost 17-Oct-23
Blever 16-Jan-24
Buskill 16-Jan-24
jeremywallace 19-Feb-24
From: Bowfreak
16-Oct-23
All,

I am a relatively new iPhone user. I switched to iPhone in the last few years. I have been downloading my trail camera pictures through a card reader that connects to my phone. I want to be able save some pictures but don't need to keep 500 pictures of does on my phone. I have created some folders on my phone to save pictures of bucks that I might want to shoot or to watch for the future. The first time I did this, I put a few pictures in there I wanted to save and then deleted the pictures from my "All Photos" library. Now I know that this means all photos, regardless of where they are saved. My question is, how do I delete all of these these photos I don't want to delete but keep the ones I want to keep? I even copied the photos I wanted to keep and pasted them into another folder and that didn't work.

From: Bake
16-Oct-23
I wish I could help, but I don't know what to tell you. Apple or somebody needs to figure something out on the picture saving/storing thing.

I'm a picture freak, and I have a little over 100 gig of photos. . . . Family, fun, vacations, hunting, etc. Currently I keep them on my office computer where they are backed up to the Cloud. But, I also keep a hard copy on a zip drive in my safe deposit box. If my house burns down tomorrow, I can replace nearly everything except my pictures, which are precious to me.

Yes, I'm aware I'm crazy. But if I ever get old and decrepit, I'm going to enjoy my pictures of my family and adventures.

I wish I knew a better way to store everything

From: Grey Ghost
16-Oct-23
You should be able to select specific photos to import to your iPhone instead of importing all of them.

Matt

From: Grey Ghost
16-Oct-23

From: deerhunter72
16-Oct-23
I probably can't help you, but I'll tell you how I keep the pictures I want. Sounds like you don't have cellular game cameras and neither do I. I swap out the cards and take them home and use a Mac book to go through them all and then I just airdrop the ones I want to keep to my phone. I don't have folders set up, but that would be a good idea. In the beginning I tried using one of those card readers and it was too frustrating for me. I am wanting to get cell cameras but I'm close to my woods and I'm pretty cheap;)

From: Bowfreak
16-Oct-23
Matt,

I have no issues downloading them...I have an issue when deleting unwanted photos and filing a few for keeps.

From: Scrappy
16-Oct-23
Get an android, lfe is to short to mess with an iPhone.

From: Grey Ghost
16-Oct-23
Mark, as shown in the video, you can select only the photos you want to keep and import them to your iPhone, then delete the rest straight from the SD card all at once. No need to import all of them to your iPhone. I think you're making it harder than it is.

Matt

From: Bowfreak
16-Oct-23
I think you are not following what I am trying to do. I’m not going to sift through 600 pictures near my treestand looking for the pictures I want to save. I want to import all, get out and then look at them later.

I don’t need help importing, I need help separating pictures I want to delete from ones I want to keep once they are on my phone

From: Grey Ghost
16-Oct-23
OK, I get it. Go to Photos and select All Photos. Then tap on the Select button in the upper right. Then tap on multiple photos that you want to delete. A blue check mark will appear on the photos. Then hit the trash can icon on the bottom right. Easy peasy.

Matt

From: Blood
16-Oct-23
You can also swipe your finger across a row of pics and the blue check mark will appear. Keep swiping and you’ll get more check marks. Then hit the trash barrel.

From: Bowfreak
16-Oct-23
I think you are not following what I am trying to do. I’m not going to sift through 600 pictures near my treestand looking for the pictures I want to save. I want to import all, get out and then look at them later.

I don’t need help importing, I need help separating pictures I want to delete from ones I want to keep once they are on my phone

From: sitO
16-Oct-23
I edited some of the comments above, but basically here's what you need to do "swipe iphone into trash"

From: DanaC
17-Oct-23
I just swap cards and do this crap at home on a real computer. Phones is phones.

From: nowheels
17-Oct-23
I also swap cards and sort the photos on a laptop. I transfer all pics onto the computer, then sort/delete/etc from there when I have more time. Once I’m sure they all transferred, I reformat the card and it’s ready to put back in the camera. I then upload photos I want to share to the cloud. I don’t have an iPhone so I use google drive.

From: nowheels
17-Oct-23
Actually meant to say I reformat the card when I put it back in the camera. I use 2 cards per camera and don’t interchange them.

From: Grey Ghost
17-Oct-23
It really is quite simple to delete multiple photos all at one time on a iPhone. Again, here's the steps I use. I'm running IOS 15.6.1. The steps might be different for a later IOS.

1. Import all the photos from the SD card to the Photo Library.

2. In Photo Library go to All Photos, then hit the Select button at the top right.

3. Individually select, or swipe thru the photos to be deleted. A blue check mark will appear on each selected photo.

4. Hit the trash can button on the lower right. All of the selected photos will be deleted.

Mark, does that answer your question?

Matt

From: Blever
16-Jan-24
It's great that you're organizing your pictures into folders. To manage them better, you can hide photos you don't want to delete but don't need in your "All Photos" library. This way, they won't clutter your view. And, if you're asking, can hidden photos be seen on iCloud - they can. Just look through this guide to see how easy it is to sync them up.

From: Buskill
16-Jan-24
I use an iPhone and card reader as well. When I load all the pics on my phone I obviously look at each photo. If I want to keep one I take a screen shot of it. At the end, I just delete the whole pile cause I duplicated the ones I wanted to keep. You choosing to delete the entire list of downloaded photos won’t delete your screenshots.

19-Feb-24
To be honest, I have no idea how to do it. First of all, I import all the photos to my Mac, the choose those I like the most and want to have on my phone, and then send them from Mac to iPhone

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