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tardman91

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Oct 21, 2009
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Is there a way to delete all the photos of a particular person from Faces and have them removed from my library at the same time? I could only find info on one or the other.
The problem is that my brother got divorced and I don't want any pictures of his bitch ex-wife on my computer anymore and rather than go through all of my albums individually I'd like to just select all the photos in Faces and make them disappear forever.
 

tardman91

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Oct 21, 2009
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Tampa Area, FL
Don't know. Give it a try.
Give what a try? It won't let me select all of the photos on her faces page and drag them into the trash. But there's also not an option for deleting a person from the Faces section on any of the menus. You have to use a keyboard shortcut. I was wondering if anyone knew a way that wouldn't involve me going through all of my pictures and individually deleting her.
 
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snberk103

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Oct 22, 2007
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An Island in the Salish Sea
Is there a way to delete all the photos of a particular person from Faces and have them removed from my library at the same time? I could only find info on one or the other.
The problem is that my brother got divorced and I don't want any pictures of his bitch ex-wife on my computer anymore and rather than go through all of my albums individually I'd like to just select all the photos in Faces and make them disappear forever.

Have you tried Select All when you have her photos open in Faces, and then creating a new Album (or dragging all of those photo over to specially created Album) and then deleting from the Album?

You may need to do one more more step which would involve adding a Flag or a Title that only those photos have so you can do a search from the Photos heading. I forget what you need to do to get iPhoto to really delete images, but basically you need to put all of those photos into group (easy to do with a Select All in Faces, and putting them into an Album) and/or doing a Batch Edit.

I wish I could be more helpful, but I don't have a bunch of iPhoto images I'm willing to risk to deletion. But hopefully this gives you enough to move forward on.
 
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