I found this tip by accident and wanted to share it--hope you haven’t heard this before. One frustrating thing about the iPhone is photo management. Oh, sure, you get a chance to delete photos after importing them into iPhoto, but you only get that one chance, and it’s all or nothing. If you only want to delete some of the photos, you’ve got to do that manually on the phone--or so I thought.
Turns out there’s another way. Plug in your iPhone and open Preview, then select File > Import From [Your iPhone’s Name]. A window appears showing all the photos on your phone, and you can move them around, save them to disk, and delete them from the phone individually or in batches. Don’t ask me why this is in Preview and not iPhoto!
Preview's photo-import window has tons of information and power. Who knew?
Great tip--we had never heard of that! Thanks so much for passing it on! (This was sent in by Mike Romo, who manages Norton for Mac products for Symantec, plus writes a weekly column for iFanboy.com.)
This tip works with iPads too, and if you have both an iPad and an iPhone connected to your Mac at once, the menu item becomes Import From Camera, with a submenu that lets you choose which device. We are just as baffled as you regarding why this is in Preview instead of iPhoto, or even stuck in iTunes somewhere. But it works great, and that’s the most important thing.