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Removing a Photo From Library, Does Photo Remain In an Album?

Question: If you delete a photo out of your Library (also in iCloud), and the photo is stored in an album, with the photo be deleted from the album also?
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Ken

Comments: 7 Responses to “Removing a Photo From Library, Does Photo Remain In an Album?”

    2 years ago

    Yes. Think of the Library as where the photo really is located. An album is like a "playlist" of different photos in your Library. Every photo is in your Library once, but you can add it to as many albums as you like. If you delete the photo from your Library it is gone, and won't be in any albums anymore as it is gone. But you can remove a photo from an album and it doesn't change the fact that it is there in your Library.

    Ken
    2 years ago

    Thanks Gary, Nice to know before I make a big mistake

    Art
    2 years ago

    Agree with the explanation -- but wouldn't the initial response be "No." (rather than "Yes.")?

    2 years ago

    Art: The answer is YES. If you delete a photo from your library, it will be gone from any album it is in. The photo wouldn't be anywhere in your library at all.

    Art
    2 years ago

    Sorry, I must've misunderstood the question, "...Does Photo Remain In an Album?"

    Robert Eastburg
    1 year ago

    This is a big help, Gary, thank you.

    Bob

    KR Green
    11 months ago

    Thanks so much for this explanation!! I was about to to lose my mind, not to mention lots of photos, trying to work this out.

    Comparing an album to a playlist is when the lightbulb came on!!

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