How To Delete Photos From Library On Mac

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Make a backup copy of your Photos Library on an external drive, then move the Photos Library.photoslibrary to the Trash and empty the Trash. By default your Photos Library.photoslibrary will be in your Pictures folder. Delete Duplicate Photos from Mac Photo Library. Duplicate pictures may occur on your computer for various reasons. However, if you wish to optimize your Mac storage, it is better to get rid of unwanted identical photographs. Depending on the quality of the image, even one duplicate photo can take gigabytes of disk space on your Mac.

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Delete photo albums on Mac. Open your Photos app on Mac and then follow these steps to delete an album. 1) Select the album that you want to remove from the left side. 2) Either right-click or hold Control and click the album. As a general rule I do not recommend deleting system files, however, if you really want to remove the default wallpapers you can do the following: Boot to macOS Recovery by pressing ⌘R when booting the Mac. Using Terminal, from the Utilities menu, use the following commands: cd /Volumes/Macintosh HD/System/Library/Desktop Pictures rm.heic. The in Applicationsis part of the system and cannot be deleted, only the Photos Library in Pictures. If you created the Photos Library from and iPhoto Library, your Photos Library and the iPhoto Library are sharing the photos by hard links. You will have to delete both of them to free storage. (Photos saves disk space by sharing.

Great tips thanks! I've always wondered if this was possible.

Oh man! Thank you for this. It's been driving me nuts lately. Between the album, the thumbnails and the actual original image, I knew there had to be some way of purging the files.

This keystroke is listed in 'Help -> Keyboard Shortcuts' as Command-Option-Delete.
Next time something is 'driving you nuts', RTFM.
Peace and happiness will invariably return.
Or just wait 6 months plus for someone to 'discover' it here.

Unfortunately, this hint doesn't seem to work anymore under iPhoto 5!!!

Yes, this seems to be gone in iPhoto 5. The iLife designers seem to have decided that no one wants to permanently delete photos or music. However, you can permanently delete from the library from within a Smart Album, just not from within a regular album.
After searching the Apple forums I have two suggestions for how to delete from both an album and library. Which one you choose depends on how many photos need to be deleted and how they're organized. If you have just a handful these techniques may still be more effort than they're worth.
1- You can permanently delete all photos in an album by creating a Smart Album where Album is the album you want to delete. Select all the photos in that Smart Album and delete. Then delete both the Smart Album and the original album.
2- Create a keyword such as 'To Trash' (or use an existing one that doesn't have any photos assigned to it). Assign that keyword to the photos you wish to delete. (An easy way to do this is to open the keyword pane and drag the photos onto the keyword.) Switch to the library and display all photos with that keyword (by clicking the keyword in the keyword pane). Select All and delete.
Don't forget to empty the trash so you can recover the disk space (it's now in the iPhoto menu).

The Keyboard Shortcuts option under the Help menu lists this and many other useful keystrokes.

How To Delete Photos From Library On Mac

Very nice :) It always bugged me that I had to search out the photo in the full library view just to delete it.

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It is not true that this action causes the photo to be 'gone for good.' The photo is moved from the library to the Trash (the iPhoto Trash album, not the Finder Trash). It remains in the trash until you empty it (under the File menu).

I delete photos from inside an album while also removing them from the library by selecting them and using 'option + delete'
Why do you have to press 'command' as well? it deletes from the album as well as the library without 'command'
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Not sure which version of iPhoto you're using, but that definitely doesn't work in 4.0.3. Using just Option-Delete does work in iTunes -- I use that all the time -- but whenever I try to do the same in iPhoto it doesn't do the trick. Gotta hold down Command, too.

How To Delete Pictures From Photo Library On Mac

Mac photos delete album

I own IPhoto since the early versions and have deleted pix from the library by just hitting 'delete'. So they still exist in the database, taking space. How could I rebuild the library and delete for good those pix. Or does anybody know a convenient way of deleting those pictures from the database without having to research them one by one?

Create smart-folder showing pics that are not in any library.

above post should read .. not in any 'album.'

That's brilliantly simple ;-)
Thanks a lot!

I don't seem to have this option at all :( Is this feature only available in iPhoto 4?? I'm using iPhoto 2.01

How do you create a smart folder in iphoto with pictures that are not in any album?

Added: After you delete the Photos Library from your Mac you can only access the photos in iCloud using the web interface and the on the page. You cannot access iCloud Photo Library using Photos on your Mac, unless you make a photos library on an external drive your System Photos Library. As long as iCloud Photo Library is enabled on your Mac the photos will download again. Creative cloud client download mac.

How To Delete Photos From Library On Mac

How To Delete Photos From Library On Mac Desktop

To avoid having a large Photos Library on your Mac

  • either use a library on an external drive with Photos and iCloud Photo Library
  • or use a small Photos Library on your internal drive without iCloud Photos Library enabled and use the web interface to access your Photos in iCloud
  • or disable iCloud Photo Library completely on your Mac and use only the web interface to iCloud Photo Library.

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