Your iPad comes with a sizeable flash drive, but files (and in particular, pictures in your Photos library) tend to accumulate and take an increasing amount of space. A later tutorial will explain how to transfer photos from your iPad to your computer, but especially if you are on the road, you may need to know how to delete a picture from your iPad Photos library. This tutorial shows you how.
Follow these steps to delete an image file on your iPad:
Tip: you can also delete a picture while you are viewing a slide show on your iPad. Just tap once on the picture you want to delete when it is visible in the slideshow, and tap on the trash can icon in the top right corner: confirm the deletion by tapping the "Delete Photo" confirmation button that appears below.
Note: Although once you know how to delete a picture the process becomes automated, make sure to always double-check that the correct photo is selected for deletion before your proceed: a deleted image from your Photos library cannot be restored unless you have created a backup of it through iTunes (when your iPad was last backed up), or by using third party software to restore iPad deleted files, which is a hit-or-miss in many cases.
This is how easily you can delete a picture from your Photos library and permanently remove it from your iPad; in the next tutorial, we will show you how to delete multiple photos at the same time from your iPad.