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How to completely delete photo

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Mitch 751 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
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May 31, 2012 12:22 AM

I have deleted some photos in iPhoto (events) and empty the trash in iPhoto. However, when I click the iPhoto's show package contents, I can still find the photos locate at Previews and Thumbnails.

 

Is there a way to delete them completely ?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    May 31, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to Mitch 751)

    What version of iPhoto?

     

    In iPhoto 11 you put the photo from the Library (Events or Photos view) into the iPhoto Trash, then empty it - and then, empty the System Trash as well.

     

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    May 31, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to Mitch 751)

    That sounds like database damage.

     

    As a Test:

     

     

    Hold down the option (or alt) key and launch iPhoto. From the resulting menu select 'Create Library'

     

     

    Import a few pics into this new, blank library. Is the Problem repeated there?

  • chupachups1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 12:54 AM (in response to Mitch 751)

    I am having the same problem.  The problem repeats even after I created a new library.  Appreciate if I could get some advice on resolving this issue.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 2:10 AM (in response to chupachups1)

    What version of iPhoto?

     

    Where are you seeing the deleted photos?

  • chupachups1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to Mitch 751)

    I am using iphoto' 11 and I can see the deleted photos in the original location where I stored and imported my photos into iphoto.  I stored them in an external hard drive. 

     

    I also made sure that "Copy photos into iphoto library" was checked off.

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,865 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 7:28 AM (in response to chupachups1)

    I am using iphoto' 11 and I can see the deleted photos in the original location where I stored and imported my photos into iphoto.  I stored them in an external hard drive.

     

    I also made sure that "Copy photos into iphoto library" was checked off.

     

    That is a referenced library

     

    You told iPhoto you wanted to contol your originals - you do - per your resquest iPhoto does not touch the originals - this is one of the MANY reasons that a referenced library like you have is strongly not recommended

     

    With a referenced library to delete a photo totally you must delete it is iPhoto and empty the iPhoto trash then using the finder delete it from its original location - a two step process that you chose to use

     

    iPhoto never does anything to any photo outside of its library

     

    LN

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to chupachups1)

    As Larry says, you opted to manage the fies, so manage them.

     

    However, you might want to rethink that system, with the images on one drive and the Library on another. Have a read of this:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3062728?tstart=0

  • chupachups1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to Mitch 751)

    I see  Since I don't have enough storage space and need to store my photos on an external drive.  iphoto is not for me.  If there are any photo manager apps you would recommend, please let me know. Thanks again!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,150 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to chupachups1)

    Why not use a managed library and run it off your external drive. 

     

    OT

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,655 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 10:47 AM (in response to chupachups1)

    You can run an iPhoto Library from an external disk, as long as it's correctly formatted.

     

    Aperture has the tools to manage in the set up you have - and can also open an existing iPhoto Library

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

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