This has been a frustrating experience. I was traveling for a month last Fall and took thousands of photos. I loaded them on my iPad3 by reading the camera chips with my handy camera kit adapter. So far, so good. When I got home, I pulled everything into iPhoto. Still OK. Then, because I had put the iPad through so much, I synced everything via iTunes. That's where, I think, things started to deteriorate, because ... Back on the iPad, I wanted to delete most of the photos because they were all saved elsewhere, but the Photos app wouldn't let me! After surfing around, it appears one can't delete a photo once it has been synced to iTunes!? You have to go back to iTunes and explicitly deselect everything you want to delete from the iPad, and then resync. After all that, I could throw away everything on the iPad. This seems very counterintuitive to me. Did I miss a step or two, or take a misstep or two? This ought to be easier.