HOWTO: Delete Images From Your Instructables Image Library





Introduction: HOWTO: Delete Images From Your Instructables Image Library

NOTE: Do not delete images that are already part of a project, I didn't try it, but be fore-warned.

Updated: 03/29/09
NOTE: This process has changed again. See my comments attached to this project. The process has gotten much easier, but the same caution applies.

Step 1: Login

Login to Instructables and then hover your cursor on your username in the upper right-hand banner of the screen and click on it. The next screen will look like the one here, where under your photo one of the options is Image Library, just click on it.

Step 2: Find Your Library

In the Image Library screen select the "your library" tab andit will take you to the next screen.

Step 3: Manage/Add/Delete Images

From here you can sort images by their tags, by the project or just start deleting by clicking on the small red "X" in the upper right-hand corner of each image. There's still no bulk delete.



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    Thanks. THe applications is not very intuitive so having this guide is very useful.

    Nicely laid out with clear steps.

    I'm trying to delete images that were associated with a Instructable that I deleted/removed. Now I can't remove any of the images as it still thinks it's there. This is ridiculous.

    I just updated this Instructable again. There's still no bulk delete, but if anyone knows how to do that or has a different process I'll open this up for collaboration.

    What happens if the first step doesn't work? I want to upload an image and to personalise my account, but my user name doesn't show, even though I am registered as jiganbopalot and logged in. There is nowhere to hover over! This is ridiculously confusing to get started (the site I mean, not you. No offence).

    This project is way out of date, the photo management has improved alot. Once you're logged into your account, there's a list of items under the "My Stuff" profile. In that list, there's a link "Image Library". Click on it, then select the "your library" tag in the new page that open. All the images in your library will appear as thumbnails with a small "X" in the upper right corner for deleting the images. I'll see if I can pull the old instructable project. Doug

    I'm not going to post till I can get those library items removed and maybe not until management makes adjustments to make it easier to do so.

    Dang, Instructables was differenttttttt.

    I just updated this Instructable. The process is shorter by a couple of steps, but those were the steps to actually get you to the Image Library, the actual delete process didn't change much. I'd still like to see a batch mode. The only problem there might be that it would be too easy to delete images that are in use by one of your projects. Maybe there could be a "unused" category?

    8 steps is a little much. My image library is unmangeable, I cant do this to clean it out.