How to Delete a Photo on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

How to Delete a Photo on Mac

Deleting a photo on your Mac is a simple and straightforward process. Whether you want to remove a single image or multiple photos, this tutorial will guide you through the steps. Let’s get started!

Delete a Single Photo

If you only need to delete a single photo, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Locate and open the Photos application on your Mac.
  • Step 2: Browse through your photo library and find the image you want to delete.
  • Step 3: Right-click on the photo to open the contextual menu.
  • Step 4: From the options displayed, click on Delete Photo.
  • Step 5: A confirmation dialog will appear. Click Delete Photo once again to permanently remove the image from your library.

Delete Multiple Photos

If you have several photos that you want to delete at once, here’s what you should do:

  • Step 1: Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
  • Step 2: Navigate to the album or folder containing the photos you wish to delete.
  • Step 3: Hold down the Command key on your keyboard and click on each photo you want to remove. This will select multiple images simultaneously.
  • Step 4: Once you have selected all the desired photos, right-click on any one of them.
  • Step 5: From the options presented, click on Delete Photos.
  • Step 6: Confirm the deletion by clicking on Delete [X] Photos, where [X] represents the number of selected photos.

Bypassing the Recently Deleted Album

When you delete a photo in the Photos app, it is not immediately removed from your Mac. Instead, it is moved to the Recently Deleted album, allowing for a grace period during which you can restore deleted photos. If you want to bypass this album and delete photos permanently without waiting for the grace period to end, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Photos app on your Mac.
  • Step 2: In the sidebar, click on Recently Deleted.
  • Step 3: Select the photo(s) you want to delete permanently.
  • Step 4: Right-click on any of the selected photos and choose Delete [X] Photos Permanently, where [X] denotes the number of selected photos.

Congratulations! You now know how to delete both single and multiple photos from your Mac.

Remember to double-check before deleting any pictures to avoid accidentally removing something important. Happy organizing!

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