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Removing Photos from iPhoto

Despite iPhoto's long history, many people continue to be confused about exactly what happens when you delete a photo. There are three possibilities.

If you delete a photo from an album, book, card, calendar, or saved slideshow, the photo is merely removed from that item and remains generally available in your iPhoto library.

If, however, you delete a photo while in Events or Photos view, that act moves the photo to iPhoto's Trash. It's still available, but...

If you then empty iPhoto's Trash, all photos in it will be deleted from the iPhoto library and from your hard disk.

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iTunes 9.0.3

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Apple has released a small but helpful bug-fix update for iTunes. Version 9.0.3 fixes an issue that prevented the "Remember password for purchases" setting from being enabled, addresses problems with syncing certain smart playlists and podcasts with unspecified iPod models, and resolves a bug that caused problems in recognizing connections with some iPods. Apple says the update also improves general stability and performance. The update is available via Software Update or from Apple's Web site. (Free, 90.82 MB)

 

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Comments about iTunes 9.0.3

V. JOHNSON  2010-02-08 09:04
I'm impressed with iTunes 9.0.3. However, I want to know if iTunes 9.0.3 allows more than 80 minutes of music to be burned on a CD without using the MP3 format.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-02-08 09:05
I'm no expert on burning CDs, but my understanding is that when making an audio CD (as opposed to a data CD containing audio in MP3 format), you're limited to what the disc can do (usually marked on the disc or package). I don't believe iTunes has any control over that.
Glenn Fleishman  2010-02-08 10:32
Adam's correct. There's a set of specs for audio CDs (the Red Book), and it defines 79.8 minutes as the longest sum of recordings that may be made in that format. iTunes (nor any CD burning software) cannot write more music than that for discs to be played back in any compatible audio CD player using the audio CD format.
David Gordon  2010-02-09 01:58
It seems that 9.0.3 has re-introduced the annoying bug that stops the zoom control bringing up the Mini Player. Hope they bring that back.