Deleting multiple photos from disc

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How do I delete multiple photos from the disc in Lightroom? When I select multiple photos and click "delete," only 1 photo is deleted. 

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Deleting multiple photos from disc

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How do I delete multiple photos from the disc in Lightroom? When I select multiple photos and click "delete," only 1 photo is deleted. 

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I came across this link that you might find helpful.

https://capturelandscapes.com/simple-trick-to-delete-multiple-images-in-lightroom/

warmly, joe

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That answer is almost 10 years old from 2011, it does not work in 2020.

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What is missing is that you have to be in Grid View first

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I beg to differ!

The link given by @josephlavine is still valid in Lightroom-Classic v10.0

And you do not have to be in Grid view for this suggested method.

 

I just tested this with 10 photos- one being viewed in Loupe View:

With CapsLock on (to auto scroll along)-  Pressed [X] to flag each photo as rejected,

Hit [Ctrl+Backspace]-  It asks "do I want to delete all.."

ScreenShot023.jpg

 

It is still true, in Loupe view or Develop mode, that simply pressing [Delete] with multi photos selected in the Filmstrip, that only the 'most selected' (brightest grey) photo will be deleted. I am sure that Lightroom has been designed this way to prevent us accidently deleting multiple photos wthout realizing that we may have hundreds of photos selected.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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My apologies, I'm a long time LR user — from before v1 — when the LrC moniker was unknown. I had this issue with the former CC version that has hijacked the LR monikor. I was trying to do an iOS database so I was using that CC thing that started ingesting my Photos library which was undesireable, So I had issues deleting that and a Google search landed me here and LrC wasn't mentioned so I thought I was in the right place and I didn't check the forum header.

In any case, links to 10yr old suggestions are always déclassé. It's better to just post the instructions inline.

I ws trying to edit my comment, but the browser wasn't allowing that…

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"When I select multiple photos and click "delete," only 1 photo is deleted."

This is the result if you are selecting photos in the Filmstrip (when not using Grid View mode).

Example: You may be viewing one image in Loupe view, then select multiple on the Filmstrip to delete- only the one 'first selected' viewed photo will be deleted.

The answer from Joe is the best!

To take it further- if culling many photos from your computer you might benefit from using the 'Refine' function-

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom/confused-about-what-quot-refine-photos-quot-and-quot-valida...

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.1, Photoshop 22.1, Lightroom 4.1, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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The method outlined in that tutorial has worked for years, and it still works in LrC 10. I used it the other day to clean out some rejects following a review of some images from my daughter's wedding.

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