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How to Permanently Delete Photos from iPhoto?

by Shirly Chen, 2018-04-19

how to permanently delete photos from iPhoto

“Hi, I will lend my MacBook to my friend. I am trying to delete some very private photos from iPhoto album. But, every time when I delete the photos, empty the Recently Delete folder, Mac trash bin – the photos still can be recovered after running data recovery program. Is there any solution to permanently delete photos from iPhoto. I don’t want to other people to see or recover these private photos.” – Jessie

Well, if you save very important or sensitive photos like selfies, work images in iPhoto, you should permanently delete all of them before you lend, sell or donate your Mac computer. Yes, you can delete the photos from iPhoto, empty the Recently Deleted folder or securely empty the trash bin. But, please remember, your photos are not permanently lost. With free Mac data recovery software or other data recovery method, anyone else can easily restore all your deleted iPhoto photos – which you think are permanently deleted.

Is there any way can ‘really’ permanently delete photos/images from iPhoto album? Yes, but you need special data erasure tool at first. We recommend you to try DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac. It is a powerful data erasure program which supports to erase any type of file on Mac or storage media device. So, it can be the best iPhoto file eraser. It can help you securely and permanently shred, erase, delete the photos in iPhoto library.

Two ways to help you permanently delete photos in iPhoto

DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac is a powerful yet easy-to-use data eraser. It not only can help you directly erase photos from iPhoto, but it also can help you permanently erase already deleted photos in iPhoto to avoid data recovery. Here are the two modes to help you permanently delete photos from iPhoto.

1. Permanently delete photos from iPhoto.

This mode – Erase Files/Folders can help you directly erase photos and images from iPhoto. Just run DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, select the mode “Erase Files/Folders”. Then add or select the photos from the iPhoto, click on “Erase Now” button. The selected photos will be permanently erased from your iPhoto album.

how to permanently delete photos from iPhoto

2. Permanently erase already deleted photos in iPhoto.

The deleted photos are stored in the free disk space on your Mac. Before new data overwrites the disk space of the deleted photos, you can easily recover all of them with data recovery software. This mode – Wipe Free Space can help you overwrite the free disk space with zero data and permanently erase the already deleted iPhoto photos. The operation is very simple.

Just run DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac and select the erasure mode “Wipe Free Space”. Choose your Mac hard drive and click on “Wipe Now” button. All the deleted photos will be permanently erased.

how to permanently delete photos from iPhoto

Once the photos in iPhoto are erased by DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac, they will be lost forever, can’t be recovered by any data recovery method. So, please think carefully or back up your photos before you use DoYourData Super Eraser for Mac to erase them.