- 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
Although it’s always a good idea to keep copies of all your images (both good and bad) stored somewhere, you can still delete them from both the catalog and hard disk at the same time. However, just as a safeguard, Lightroom places these photos in your system’s Trash (Mac) or Recycle Bin (Win) without emptying it.
Delete an image from the catalog and 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 Delete from Disk.
Lightroom removes the image(s) from the catalog and places it in the system’s Trash (Mac) or Recycle Bin (Win). Note that the image is not officially deleted from the hard disk until you manually empty the Trash/Recycle Bin.