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Removing 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

  • dark-yellow-circle01.jpg 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.
  • dark-yellow-circle02.jpg 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.
  • dark-yellow-circle03.jpg 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.

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