I had 25GB of photos on my 4s. I have deleted all of them, some via the photos app, and some via windows explorer.
Unfortunately, phone usage and iTunes is still showing 16GB of photos. I backed up the image and imported it to a new 5s and it is also showing 16GB (458 photos) on the new phone.
iCloud and all the sync settings are off.
When I open the photos app, all the albums are completely empty. I have done countless soft and hard resets but I can't get rid of this phantom 16gb of used photo storage. I've also tried countless suggested fixes from web searches but nothing is working.
What can I do?