Remove photos from the iPad to free up space.

When I try to delete a photo from my iPad I get this message: "this photo will be deleted from iCloud photo library on all of your devices." I just want to remove it from my iPad. I want to keep it on my desktop computer.

iCloud library is intended to keep the same libraries on all your devices. If you add a picture to the library or remove from the library, change syncs to all devices.

If you don't want to - but want to have more photos on your desktop on your iPad, do not use iCloud photo library on the iPad. Synchronize the albums selected on your iPad with cloud Sync Photo.  See this link: keep your photos safely stored and updated on all your devices - Apple Support (scroll down to "Synchronize photos manually with iTunes").

Alternatively, you can use the option "Optimize storage" for iCloud photo library on your iPad.  So you will still see all the photos on the iPad, but it only stores more small thumbnails for browsing and download photos from iCloud, if you want to see them enlarged.

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