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Chapter 3. Organizing Photos > Ways to delete a source

Ways to delete a source

  • Select one or more items and press .

    iPhoto prompts you to make sure you know what you're doing; click Deleteto delete the source (Figure 3.28).

    Figure 3.28. iPhoto prompts to make sure you want to delete the selected item. Click Delete if you do.


  • -click an album and choose Delete Album from the contextual menu that appears (Figure 3.29).

    Figure 3.29. You can Control-click an item in the Source pane and choose Delete to delete it, though that's harder than just pressing Delete or Command-Delete.


    iPhoto prompts you to make sure you know what you're doing; click Delete to delete the album (Figure 3.28).

  • Select one or more items and press.

    iPhoto deletes the items instantly, without asking for confirmation.

✓ Tips

  • Deleting an album (or anything else in the Source pane) doesn't affect the original photos in the Library since the album merely contains pointers to the originals.

  • Deleting a folder deletes albums, slideshows, and books inside it. Be careful!

  • Don't feel that albums must be created carefully and then kept forever. It's totally reasonable to group a bunch of photos in an album, work on them for a little while, and then delete the album. I do that often to avoid scrolling around my entire Library.

  • On the other hand, if you think you might want to use an item again, store it away inside a folder for future reference.



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