My fault for not keeping up with clearing off my iPad by transferring images to an external hard drive. I thought I was being so cool by paying a small monthly fee to upload them my icloud account. Imagine my absolute distress to discover that deleting them from my iPad also deletes them from icloud.
This meant recovering:
- over 1000 images back to my iPad,
- checking my file upload folders
- and once confirmed I did have each one on my external drive
- deleting it again from my iPad
One week later I’m down from 2786 images to 876 photos and 34 videos.