If you're done with the Album you can delete it. The images in the projects won;t be disturbed.
If you want to keep the album and just remove some or all of the images select the images you want to remove and do Photos->Remove from Album or tight click the images and select remove from album or else just hit the del key
BTW this only works with regular albums not smart albums.
Message was edited by: Frank Caggiano
Use the Delete key. It executes the action "Remove from Album" when the selected Images are in an Album.
Putting Images in Albums, and removing them from Albums, has no effect whatsoever on the relationship between an Image and the Project that holds it.
NB: "Albums" means regular Albums. It does not mean "Smart Albums" which are a different kind of container.
I recommend using Projects for _storage_, and Albums for _retrieval_. I further recommend setting up two top-level Aperture Folders, one for storage and one for retrieval. In general, put your Projects in one, and your Albums in another. Import into Projects, and export from Albums.
Think of Projects* as permanent storage, and Albums as (relatively) temporary organizing containers. Images come into your Library; they get put in Projects where they will stay forever. You put them in Albums as needed. You can remove any Image from any Album, and remove any Album, without ever worrying about removing an Image from your Library.
* The naming of "Projects" is, as I've noted in the past -- -- imho the single worst interface decision made by the Aperture design team.
I'm seeing the same problem with someone's Aperture library. I know that removing photos from albums SHOULD not affect the photo in the project. However, I just encountered this problem where removing a photo from an album MOVED the master from the project into the trash. I then moved the photos from the trash back to the project where they belong and the photos REAPPEARED in the album where it doesn't belong.
As a last resort, I closed Aperture and opened it in iPhoto. Here, I successfully removed the photos from the album and the master in the project was not affected. When I reopened the library in Aperture, everything was fine.
Can I assume this is some sort of quirk / corruption with the library?
This is a big concern to me because Aperture is clearly not functioning as it was designed to. How can you trust that when you remove a photo from an album, the master will remain in the project?
How are you removing the image from the Album?
If your are deleting it and it is the only version of the master then the master is removed also.
If you want to just remove it from the album use Remove from album
Okay, I just realized something. What I wrote above DOES NOT reproduce the problem.
With further testing, I just discovered the original problem was that Aperture wasn't allowing us to hit the delete key to remove from the album so we ended up having to CMD+Delete. I just assumed that a simple delete in this context was not allowed. I just tried it again and hitting delete should have removed the photo from the album.