deleting photos from Photos app

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

  1. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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

    netnothing

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    #2
    Go to File -> Show Recently Deleted and purge them from there.

    -Kevin
     
  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 8, 2008
    #3
    Thanks. That did it.
     
  4. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

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    Dec 16, 2014
    #4
    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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