Erasing images on the EOS 6D

Article ID: ART174067 | Date published: 04/25/2019 | Date last updated: 04/25/2019


Erasing images on the EOS 6D


You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Protected images will not be erased.
  Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally, protect them. Erasing a RAW+JPEG image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images.

Erasing a single image.

1. Play back the image to be erased.

2. Press the <> button.

  • The Erase menu will appear at the bottom of the screen.

3. Erase the image.

  • Select [Erase], then press <. The image displayed will be erased.

Checkmarking [] images to be erased in a batch.
By appending checkmarks <✓> to the images to be erased, you can erase multiple images at once..

1. Select [Erase images].

  • Under the [1] tab, select [Erase images], then press <>.

2. Select [Select and erase images].

  • Select [Select and erase images], then press <>.
  • An image will be displayed.
  • If you press the <> button and turn the <> dial counterclockwise, you can select an image from a three-image display. To return to the single-image display, turn the <> dial clockwise.


3. Select the images to be erased.

  • Turn the <> dial to select the image to be erased, then press <>.
  • A checkmark <✓> will be displayed on the upper left of the screen.
  • To select other images to be erased, repeat step 3.

4. Erase the image.

  • Press the <> button.
  • Select [OK], then press <>.
  • The selected images will be erased.

Erasing all images in a folder or on a card.
You can erase all the images in a folder or on a card at one time. When [ 1: Erase images] is set to [All images in folder] or [All images on card], all the images in the folder or card will be erased.
  • To also erase protected images, format the card.

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