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How to delete photo from album?

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Zorro21c Calculating status...
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Nov 3, 2013 5:30 PM

Hi,

 

Hi,

 

How do I delete a photo from album? There is only link for Delete Version, but I do not want it in the trash, just want it out of a selected album.  Is the question dumb to ask or the software is not userfriendly?  Thanks.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,220 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 5:55 PM (in response to Zorro21c)

    An album is a purely virtual thing.  If you delete a photo from an album, it shouldn't delete it from your library.

  • phosgraphis Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to Zorro21c)

    To delete photo(s) from an album, simply select them while browsing the album and hit the "delete" key. You can also right-click a slelection in an album and click "Remove from album" from the popup context menu.

     

    The photo(s) will only be removed from the album being viewed...the originals remain intact.

     

    It's not really unfriendly.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,815 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 6:57 PM (in response to Zorro21c)

    What type of album?

     

    You cannot remove an image from a smart album, the only way to remove an image from a smart album is to make it such that it does not fulfill the criterion for inclusion in the smart album.

     

    In a regular album the delete command tunes into Remove from Album

     

    Screen Shot 2013-11-03 at 21.54.46 .png

     

     

    Because you wrote this

    How do I delete a photo from album? There is only link for Delete Version

    I suspect you are not in a regular album.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 3, 2013 6:58 PM (in response to Zorro21c)

    Others have answered your question, but I'm curious:

    Zorro21c wrote:

     

    There is only link for Delete Version

    Where do you see only "Delete Version"?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,815 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to Zorro21c)

    It's not complicated but it does require a bit of thought.

     

    A smart album is an album that is filled automatically based on the filter criterion you set for it. For example I can make a smart album that holds all my 5 start images or all images shot on Dec 11, 2004. The images will automatically be added to and removed from the smart album as the metadata on the image changes. If I re-grade a 5 star image to 4 stars it will be removed from the smart album.

     

    A regular album is populated by you actually adding the images to it. So if you want to make an album of images that have no common metadata then you can;t use a smart album, nothing to filter on, so you just drag the images into the album.

     

    If all you saw in the contextual menu when you right clicked on an image is Delete and not Remove from album, as was in my screen shot, then you were not in a regular album. You were in a project, smart album or folder.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 5, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to Zorro21c)

    Zorro21c wrote:

     

    right click on the photo.

     

    The photos I was asking were from regular album, I think.

    If the Context Sensitive Menu shows "Delete Version" and does not show "Remove from Album" your currently selected container is not a regular Album. 

    Zorro21c wrote:

     

    right click on the photo. BTW, what is smart album and normal album?  Is smart album only for smart people?  I don't see the reason why it has to be complicated.

    Software is fantastically complex.

     

    The User Manual does a good job of introducing Aperture and its parts.  Here's the start of the section on Smart Albums:

     

    An Overview of Smart Albums

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