How to Delete Imported Photos on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to delete imported photos on Mac! In this article, we will explore different methods for deleting photos that you have imported onto your Mac. So, let’s get started!

Method 1: Deleting Imported Photos from the Photos App

If you use the Photos app to manage your imported photos, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Photos app: Launch the Photos app on your Mac by clicking on its icon in the Dock or searching for it in Spotlight.
  2. Select the imported photos: In the sidebar, click on “Imports” under “Library”. This will display all the photos that you have imported.
  3. Choose the photos to delete: Click on each photo while holding down the Command key to select multiple photos.

    Alternatively, you can use Shift-click to select a range of consecutive photos.

  4. Delete the selected photos: Right-click on one of the selected photos and choose “Delete X Photos” (X being the number of selected photos) from the context menu. Confirm your action when prompted.

Method 2: Deleting Imported Photos from Finder

If you prefer managing your imported photos directly through Finder, follow these steps:

  1. Open Finder and locate your imported photos: Go to your “Pictures” folder or any other folder where you have stored your imported photos.
  2. Select the photos to delete: Click on each photo while holding down the Command key to select multiple photos. You can also use Shift-click to select a range of consecutive photos.
  3. Delete the selected photos: Right-click on one of the selected photos and choose “Move to Trash” from the context menu.

Method 3: Deleting Imported Photos from iCloud

If you have imported your photos to iCloud, you can delete them using the following steps:

  1. Open a web browser and go to iCloud.com: Launch your preferred web browser and navigate to iCloud.com.
  2. Sign in to your iCloud account: Enter your Apple ID and password to log in to your iCloud account.
  3. Access the Photos app: Click on the “Photos” icon on the iCloud homepage to open the Photos app.
  4. Select the imported photos: Navigate through your photo library and locate the imported photos that you want to delete.
  5. Delete the selected photos: Select each photo by clicking on it while holding down the Command key. Then, click on the trash can icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

Note:

If you have synced your imported photos with other devices via iCloud, deleting them from one device will remove them from all devices connected to your iCloud account.

In conclusion, deleting imported photos on Mac is a simple process that can be done through various methods depending on how you manage your photos. Whether you use the Photos app, Finder, or iCloud, deleting unwanted imported photos is just a few clicks away!

I hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through different methods for deleting imported photos on Mac. Happy organizing!

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