Delete photo from Documents

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

  1. bathurst macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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

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    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

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    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

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    Thanks a lot Tumbleweed666
     
  5. bathurst thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And thank you too, Bruno09
     

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