I have a stacked collection of images/icons that look similar to the following when placed in a relatively narrow column:
These can be removed one by one, and currently the way I do this is similar to this (poorly recreated but correctly scaled) image, by darkening the image and overlaying a red cross:
I can't help but think this isn't the best way to go about this, though I'm not really sure of a good alternative.
I'd considered placing crosses underneath each, or perhaps partially overlaid in the top-right corners, but that increases the space taken by each.
Is there an alternative I'm missing, or is the affordance for deletion worth the extra space usage?