deleting photos from Photos app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ghanwani, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    What a weird name for Apple to use! Confuses the heck out of the search engine.

    Anyway, I deleted all the photos in the app (having copied them to a different directory manually). When I fire up the app, I don't see any photos there. But when I look at this folder via the terminal:
    ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/
    I still see the directory/subdirectory and all of the photos.

    How do I get the application to remove them, instead of going in and manually removing them?
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    Go to File -> Show Recently Deleted and purge them from there.

  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
    Thanks. That did it.
  4. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    Photos and videos show the days remaining before deletion in the 'Recently Deleted' album for 30 days. After that time, items will be permanently deleted.

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