How to delete images on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by geoffdvp, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2010
    I am a photographer and have been used to a PC to scan my images and delete them. I can't find how to do it easily on my iMac. I can take 1000's of images on some shoots and with my PC I was able to visually scan the images for clarity and delete those that didn't work with 2 keystrokes. How do I do this on the iMac? Dragging them manually into the trash can seems a long way around.
    Are there any photographers that require a similar work flow. Could you let me know what you do.

    Hope you can help,
  2. macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Command+Delete will send selected files to the trash
  3. macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    hold down the command key (apple key) + mouse click on the files you don't want. then either drag them all to the trash or do command + delete.

    that being said, i would highly recommend using a photo management software like aperture or lightroom. for fast image viewing in a folder like you're doing i'm fond of phoenix slides which you can quickly delete from too.

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