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Delete from Disk as default

New Here ,
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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Is there a way to make the "delete photo from disk" a default when pressing backspace? I use the catalog also to select the photos and I don't want to keep all the originals! It would be ok even if the pre-selected option was the one I want, so that I could just press backspace and then Enter...but now the pre-selected option is remove from catalog. This means that every time I have to use the mouse when choosing which photos to keep. When you have 1000-2000 photos a time it's super annoying!

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Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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No. LR rightly adopts a cautious approach,

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Community Expert ,
Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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Don't press Backspace, press 'X'. That marks the photo as Rejected. At the end of the reviewing process, you can then delete all rejected photos at once with a single extra click. Lightroom even has a menu for deleting rejected photos.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Dec 11, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

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Thanks, my savior! 😂

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Advocate ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

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I completely agree, and I want to see each file I delete at the time I delete it.  I don't want to delete a batch of files, I want the option of setting delete from disk as default as I review each image, period.  I am the customer.  The current system is horrible, I hate it. I have to delete thousands of files every week, and having to wait for a pop up asking me if I really want to delete each file is infuriating.  Just make the mother may I please set up the default, but give us an option to bypass it. 

 

Same goes for the pop up can't delete that file.  Give me an option to set a delay before that comes up, it is also poor system set up.

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Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

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No way. If that was even possible, there would be an avalanche of complaints from users claiming that Lightroom deleted their files with no warning. If a setting is available, enough people will set it without knowing what they're doing.

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Advocate ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

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If that was even possible? That's a good one.   Pleeeze, don't insult me.  I do this for a living, that's fall off a log easy.

 

 Lightroom is an antiquated program that gets no resources, things like this and a clunky keywording system that can't be user configured to any useful extent drive me nuts.  Pr and Ae at least I can move tabs around and configure my work areas.  They added that 20 years ago.  This program is the red headed stepchild. 

 

Modern cameras can generate thousands of images in one session, they need to make it easier for professionals to work with them.  I don't want "mother may I" systems.  Nor do I want plug ins, the companies making them come and go like mushrooms after a rain.  

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LEGEND ,
Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

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Maybe you should look somewhere else than Adobe. But really, please enlighten, is there any software anywhere that lets you delete something without asking you to confirm the delete? I am not aware of any.

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Community Expert ,
Feb 11, 2024 Feb 11, 2024

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@BartonGarrett256 

I'm not trying to insult anyone, sorry about that. I'm just trying to explain why this cannot be an easily accessible default setting. You may want it, knowing the implications - but a large number of users wouldn't. For Adobe, it would most likely backfire in the worst way, and those complaints would be a lot harder to deal with than this one.

 

You will be asked to confirm a deletion everywhere. For instance, I have a setting on my camera for the "delete" button - and the choices are to confirm once or twice before actually deleting.

 

Now, @DdeGannes found a workaround for direct delete. Using four fingers, that's intricate enough to ensure you don't do it accidentally.

 

But what I would do, also suggested above, is to select all those files in Library and delete them all there. With confirmation. If just browsing to reject files, you can color label them first and filter.

 

The point I'm trying to make is that anything that can happen without the user being fully aware of what's happening, is simply bad UI design.

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Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

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@BartonGarrett256 , there is a possibility to do what you wish, however if requires the use of 4 keyword keys as shown in the attached file. This option will remove the selected image / images from your disk, be aware all related functions and data with respect to the images will be removed from Lightroom Classic Catalog including Collections, Virtual copies, Syncd images that depend on the original file. It will be as if the images never existed.

IMG_0015.jpeg

 

Regards, Denis: iMac 27” mid-2015, macOS 11.7.10 Big Sur; 2TB SSD, 24 GB Ram, GPU 2 GB; LrC 12.5, Lr 6.5, PS 24.7,; ACR 15.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1

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Feb 10, 2024 Feb 10, 2024

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I usually select the photos I want to delete, switch to "All Photos" view and delete from there.

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