Oh! Thumbs down for that. Time to make a feature or resource request then. @AndyB has a nice Show Deleted addon for soft deleted threads and posts that I use. Wonder how hard it would be to include media too.
Has this been addressed yet without having to mess directly with the database? I have a bunch of soft deleted media wasting disk space which can't be viewed anyway. There is no point in having it around.
There should be a setting that allows the user to hard delete their images in the media gallery.
Well, you have to go through it page by page, but to make it easier you could increase the number per page to a higher amount in options. The faded items are the ones that are deleted. Inline moderation works over multiple pages.
Still a bit of manual work but do-able and worth it if the disk space usage is that significant.