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Delete a photo

Deleting a photo removes it permanently from your device, and you can’t undo the action.

Important: If you save photos to iCloud Drive, deleting a photo from iCloud Drive removes it from iCloud and from all other devices and Mac computers that use the same Apple ID.

Delete a photo
  1. Open Pixelmator Photo, and if an image is already open, tap Done to return to the Files or the Photos browser.
  2. Touch and hold the photo thumbnail, lift your finger, then tap Delete.

    To delete an image shared with you by someone else (so that it can no longer be recovered), tap Delete Now.

If you don’t see an image you want to delete, try searching for it, or tap Browse or Recents at the bottom of the screen.

Recover a recently deleted photo

After deleting a photo from the Files browser, you can still recover it from Recently Deleted.

  1. Open Pixelmator Photo, and if an image is already open, tap Done to return to the Files or the Photos browser.
  2. Tap the link in the top-left corner to see the Locations list (when working in the portrait view).
  3. In the Locations list, tap Recently Deleted.
  4. Do any of the following:
    • Recover one or more items: Tap Select in the upper-right corner, tap one or more images, then tap Recover at the bottom of the screen. To recover only one item, you can also touch and hold the name, lift your finger, then tap Recover in the menu that appears.
    • Get information about a recently deleted item: Touch and hold the name of the image or folder, lift your finger, then tap Info in the menu that appears.

If you don’t see the image you want to recover, try searching for it, or tap Browse or Recents at the bottom of the screen.

Note: When you delete an image that was shared with you, it’s deleted immediately from your device and can’t be recovered from Recently Deleted. If you later need to see the image again, tap the link you received in the original invitation or ask the owner to send another.