1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 27, 2010 12:31 AM by Terence Devlin
popelka Level 1 Level 1
I have many photos imported to iPhoto Library, but they are all a part of one file: iPhoto Library. Could you please advice how to permanently delete selected photos from the library ? Deleting them from the albums etc obviously does not delete them from the disc. Thank you.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), none
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    In the Library, that is in Events or Photos view, drag the pics to the iPhoto trash and empty it. (iPhoto Menu -> Empty iPhoto Trash) This removes the photos from iPhoto and the HD.

    Dragging pics to the trash from an Album simply removes it from the Album. If you want to move a file to the trash while in an Album use the command-alt-delete keystroke.

    If you have a Referneced Library then you'll need to trash the files from your filing system yourself.

    A +Managed library+, is the default setting, and iPhoto copies files into the iPhoto Library when Importing

    A +Referenced Library+ is when iPhoto is NOT copying the files into the iPhoto Library when importing because you made a change at iPhoto -> Preferences -> Advanced. In this scenario you are responsible for the File Management.