- Rotating Images
- Flipping Images
- Rating Images
- Flagging Images
- Rejecting Images
- Applying Color Labels
- Creating a Custom Color Label Set
- Applying Ratings, Flags, and Labels with the Painter Tool
- Sorting Images
- Changing Sort Direction
- Grouping Photos into Stacks
- Promoting a Photo to the Top of the Stack
- Removing Photos from a Stack
- Unstacking Photos
- Removing Photos
- Deleting Photos
Not every photo is perfect. In fact, some may even be less than perfect. To avoid cluttering up your catalog with unusable images, it is possible to remove them from the database. However, you should consider keeping copies of these photos on your computer’s hard disk, just in case you find another use for them down the road.
Delete an image from the catalog, but not the hard disk
- From the Grid or Filmstrip, select the image thumbnail (or multiple image thumbnails) for the photo(s) you would like to remove from the catalog.
- Choose Photo > Delete Photo, or press the Delete key. You can also right+click (Win) or Control+click (Mac) the thumbnail and select Delete Photo from the contextual menu.
- In the warning dialog box that appears, click Remove.
Lightroom removes the image(s) from the catalog; however, the original file still remains on your computer’s hard disk.