Delete photo from Documents

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bathurst, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. bathurst macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2014
    I'd like to delete photos from the Documents folder, photos which I did not knowingly insert therein. However, I'm worried that deletion would remove
    the photos from iPhoto. Is this so? I realize this is a basic question but previous troubles with iPhoto have left me very wary.
    Thanks in anticipation.
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
    It depends how you have iPhoto set up.
    Go to preferences > advanced.
    As long as the box "copy items ....." is ticked, you are fine because that means all your iPhoto photos are in its library.
  3. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    It depends on how you manage your iPhoto Library.

    In iPhoto / Preferences / Advanced, is the tick box "Copy files to iPhoto Library" checked or not ?

    If it has always been checked, all your photos are in the iPhoto Library folder, so deleting a picture in the Documents folder will not remove it from iPhoto.

    Edit : NINJA'D !!
  4. bathurst thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2014
    Thanks a lot Tumbleweed666
  5. bathurst thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2014
    And thank you too, Bruno09

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