File (menu) -> New Catalog
Alternatively, you could select them all and press delete - choose 'Remove' NOT 'Delete from Disk'.
I am in Lightroom and chose Select all, and the Delete is greyed out so can not select
Lightroom really doesn't much care where the original images are.
The B & H video about starting with Lightroom for beginners. The first thing he says is do not import photos into Lightroom until he teaches you how to organize before importing. Of course I already imported some. I want to delete those I imported so can start over
the Delete is greyed out
I'm talking about the 'Delete' button on your keyboard.
PS - be in Library grid view (press the 'G' key).
You may need to have folders selected instead of a collection.
PS - simplest way is to create a new catalog.
that worked thank you very much, did not understand why i would set up new catalog. I just hit remove from Lightroom
I just hit remove from Lightroom
Glad that worked.
did not understand why i would set up new catalog.
Just a way to start over with no photos, in case deletion continued to be a problem - sounds like you're past that now..
Thank you so much really appreciate it
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You know it would also be very easy to just leave your photos where they are. Then develop your folder structure and from within LR drag and drop your already imported photos into the newly created folder. Make sure you do thin in LR so it does not loose track of the images.
This is a good thing to know as you will probably want to move images around at some point. Just remember to always move them from within LR.
You know it would also be very easy to just leave your photos where they are.
That's why I'm puzzled by the advice the OP has referred to, John - there's simply no need to "pre" organise your images before letting Lr see them.
What I think the OP was told is to decide how you are going to organize your folders before you start importing images. This is a good idea, but not a show stopper if you have already done some importing.