iOS devices offer a quick way to hide specific pictures in the Photos app. Hiding photos simply places them into a Hidden album, and removes the images from elsewhere in the photo library. While this provides iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users with an easy method of hiding pictures on the Camera Roll or another album, these images can be viewed directly in the Hidden album at any time.
Having an iPhone with a nice camera and plenty of storage coupled with an album that lives in the cloud rather than on the device can lead to having an enormous amount of photos. This is especially true if you are the type that takes many shots of the same subject while planning on deleting all but the best one later, which invariably results in hundreds, if not thousands of duplicate photos taking up space on your camera roll.
The fastest way to delete pictures from your iPhone's camera roll is to go to the "Moments" section in your Photos app and use the select button to delete whole days at a time. In your Photos app, go to Years -> Collections -> Moments and tap the "Select" button in the top right. Now you can select a whole day with another select button, or individual pics from within a day by tapping on each photo. When you have selected everything you want to delete tap the trash icon.
Looking to manually copy photos from the iPhone Camera Roll to a computer? There are several desktop applications that will allow iPhone file system browsing. If your device is jailbroken, you can also connect to the iOS filesystem with ssh.
But where is the path containing iPhone pictures? When taken, new photos are stored in folders created inside the DCIM directory. These folders all have the word APPLE followed by a number. Image files are located within these APPLE directories.
The full path to the Camera Roll directory on iOS is the following:
Looking to clear up some space on your iPhone camera roll? Deleting multiple photos is great, until you need to delete thousands of photos in one shot. So how can you clear out the camera roll and remove a batch of photos and videos?
To select and delete some or all of your iPhone camera roll photos, you must use an application on your computer with the iPhone connected via USB.