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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    No. Photo RAW is an image browser, it reads what is on your drives when you point it to any given folder. Unlike Lightroom where the images have to be imported into a Library which does take more space, Photo RAW just works directly with what it can see.

  • Shari Whittaker

    Thank you.  So I should do my deleting in Lightroom and they will delete from on1 too.  

  • David Tillett
    Great answers

    If you delete from Lightroom then you have to select the delete from Disk option, then will vanish from On1 as well.

    If you delete from On1, and have already imported them into Lightroom, then you will need to synchronise the folder they were in back in Lightroom to remove references to them from the Lightroom catalogue.

    Lightroom needs references to photos in its catalogue before it can work in them, hence the need to import new images. Depending on options used during import images can just be added to catalogue in their current location, or can be copied into a new location. The latter generally gets used when importing from SD card or camera.

  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    Also, if you edit an image in Photo RAW (ON1 is the company name, not the program name 😉) then delete it while in Lightroom you will leave behind an orphaned .on1 sidecar file. Those hold your edits. When you delete or move a photo in Photo RAW its .on1 sidecar will also be deleted or moved along with the image file.


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