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P: Delete Staging Area

Community Beginner ,
Jul 18, 2023 Jul 18, 2023

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DELETE within Lightroom Classic is currently close to a non-reversable command,

Certainly even if recovery is possible, it is costly of time and effort

 

The software does not provide an in app staging and recovery area -

making accidental deletes a major issue (and that is IF noticed in time) - before also emptying trash

 

Please consider providing a DELETED staging area

(with an easy recovery option that will put images and edit history back into correct directory and database)

 

From the staging area Add a COMFIRM ALL option that will actually delete selected (or all deleted) files from the hard disc/storage location.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 18, 2023 Jul 18, 2023

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Actually this is an MACOS issue. Photos deleted are not going into the trash folder. Some state that the issue is in Finder and that if you force quit Finder, then restart Finder, they appear in the trash folder.

 

You can search on google, and in this community on that.

 

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As for a staging area within LrC, select remove instead of delete, then use Finder, when you really early want to delete.

 

Alternatively, instead of removing/deleting, have a folder in your LrC catalog structure called Crap, or Rejects, etc, move undesired photos to that folder until you want to get rid of them.

 

 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2023 Jul 19, 2023

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LR provides a different workflow for this that many of us find fast and easy: Mark photos to be deleted with Photo > Set Flag > Rejected. Optionally set the Library Filter bar to not show rejected photos.  To review all rejected photos, set the Library Filter bar to show rejected photos only.  To delete all rejected photos, do Photo > Delete Rejected Photos. 

 

The menus show the keyboard shortcuts for the various commands. In the Library Filter bar's Attribute section, right-clicking any of the flag icons will make it easy to select Flagged And Unflagged Photos (excluding Rejected) and Rejected Photos Only.

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