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Deleting photos?

209 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2013 11:18 AM by bob.logan64 RSS
bob.logan64 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 13, 2013 10:12 AM

Let's say I have about 50 photos of a particular bird, but out of those 50 I want to keep 2. I have now put those 2 keepers into a special folder of keepers that I will work on later.


Now I want to delete all of the non-keepers in one fell swoop, but obviously can't delete them all or I will lose the 2 keepers in their separate folder. Any suggestions as to how I can delete all of the non-keepers in the library while not touching the 2 keepers that I want. I don't want to have to search and delete all the way up to a specific image number, skip over that number and then go on deleting all the way up to the next image number I want to save.


Make any sense? I hope so.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,795 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to bob.logan64)

    Just select the 48 you don't want and delete them.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,795 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to bob.logan64)
    But my problem is that the 2 I want might be interspersed in the 50 in various places.


    Not sure what this means. The two you want to keep can only be in two places in the 50. If I have 50 images and I want to keep 2 I can easily find those two and not select them, or flag the two I want to keep and just display the unflaged images. Or flag the 48 and collect those.


    I think you're getting confused with the parts of Aperture and how they work together. In you first post you mentioned putting the image you want to keep into a 'folder of keepers' This is not correct, folders don't hold images. Images are in projects. Every original has to be in a project and in only one project. Albums can be used to organize the images but the images are still in the project.


    If you were to describe your organization perhaps we could offer some suggestions.




    Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano -BTW did you finally get a legit copy of Aperture or is this still what you copied from the torrent site?

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to bob.logan64)

    You could rate the "non-keepers" with "Reject" - press the "9" key to give that rating. That will send your non-keepers to the "rejected" album. You can then delete all rejected images at once by selecting them in the "Rejected" album..


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