Deleting photos from iPhoto

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Techcomm, May 25, 2009.

  1. Techcomm macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008
    When I am in an event I right click a photo and send it to the trash. Then when I right click another photo in the event and "show file" I still see the jpg of the photo I thought I deleted. I then have to drag that jpg into the trash.
    Am I doing something wrong or are both steps required?
    What is the proper way to delete photos from iPhoto?
    Thanks for your help.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    iPhoto has its own Trash separate from the system Trash in the Dock. After moving an image from an event to the iPhoto trash, to remove it from the computer system you have to go to the iPhoto menu and command it to empty the iPhoto trash. Depending on how many you've discarded with your method, you may have some orphaned photos in the iPhoto library package. These orphaned images would be things like thumbnails or edited versions of the original images that iPhoto retains in the Modified folder of the iPhoto library in Finder.
  3. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    Or right-click on the trash in iPhoto panel, under "Recent" in the left-hand column. That will let you empty it as well.
  4. Techcomm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2008

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