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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.

Visit iPhoto '08: Visual QuickStart Guide


Notes from the Apple Catalog

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Macintosh Portable Supplies -- Macintosh Portable owners will be pleased to hear that Apple hasn't abandoned them. Mac Portable batteries are in short supply at most dealers, who understandably don't want to stock infrequently requested items, but Apple's latest catalog includes this hard-to-find item. The Macintosh Portable Battery (item B1023) is $39, and the companion recharger (item B1022) is $105.

Manual Replacements -- "Did your dog eat your manual? Or maybe you've just bought a used computer or other Apple product that didn't come with a manual." That's how the latest Apple Catalog describes possible situations that could lead you to need a replacement Apple manual. We've heard better stories, but we'll leave them to your imagination. In any case, if you need a replacement, chances are Apple has an extra and will sell it to you for $15.

Within the United States you can call 800/795-1000 twenty-four hours a day, and orders over $50 receive free overnight shipping. Apple's catalog does not provide a non-800 number for customers outside the U.S.; the ordering information says they can only deliver to U.S. purchasers, but I think you could have a friend purchase a manual for you in the U.S. and then mail it to you.

Apple Catalog -- 800/795-1000

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