- 10-14-2011, 08:02 AM #3
No. I click on the Photos icon on home page, it opens and I have three items listed:
Photo Library (70)
My Pictures (70)
70 being the number of pictures in each of those. But they are identical. I can't seem to find a way to delete one of them. I would assume it would be the My Pictures one, but I don't know how. I'm guessing it was a sync issue or something,
- 10-14-2011, 08:24 AM #5
Deleted the icloud account, didn't fix the photo "problem".
I am attaching a screen shot so you can see what I am talking about.
Last edited by vinndy; 10-14-2011 at 09:18 AM.
- 10-14-2011, 09:27 AM #7iMore Intermediate
- 152 Posts
All subfolders, e.g., "My Pictures", you've synched from iTunes is shown as its own album on the iPhone. If you have multiple folders, you'd see multiple albums.
"Photo Library" is a global view of all the pictures you've synched from iTunes. Essentially a second copy of each (though I think none of them are a physical copy - just a link/pointer to the actual picture).
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- 10-16-2011, 11:28 PM #13iMore Beginner
- 51 Posts
Same issue here. On my phone I have two identical sub-directories. One is called Photo Library and the other is called Iphone. It's called Iphone because that is the name of the sub-directory that I dragged photos into to download to my phone. And yes.. they are both the same so do they take up double space on one's phone? Or is one just a mirror image and there's only actually one image per photo?
But I've had some other types of issues too. First time, I downloaded 30 photos to the phone. I wanted to add more photos so I put 10 more photos in the same subdirectory on my computer that held the first 30 and synced again. I ended up with duplicates of many of the first 30 photos. I can't figure out how to delete them. I thought maybe I'd start with a fresh sub-directory for the next sync. I deleted all the photos in the iphone subdirectory on the computer. That did not work as it deleted all the photos on the phone that had been downloaded before. Is that typical? How do you add to your photo library from your computer without duplicating photos?
Any thoughts appreciated.
- 10-16-2011, 11:49 PM #14iPhone Beginner
- 91 Posts
Photo library contains every photo you have. My Photos is some folder that is being synced to your phone. You can also sync folders from your computer or iPhoto. You can even create folders and put photos from your library into them. But photo library will always contain all of your photos in one place. It's same concept as iPhoto and iTunes.
- 10-17-2011, 12:31 AM #15