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    I have been scanning and importing a lot of photos recently. Photos gives me the option to delete items after import. Obviously I move imports to a specific folder. If I delete imported items does it delete the photos from my albums?

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    Photos, when it imports images, puts a copy of the image into a database which it controls. It then offers to you to delete the original file, from which the import was made, so that you don't have two copies, one in the database and one outside. When you say. "Obviously I move imports to a specific folder" do you mean that you put the images IN Photos into folders IN Photos, or that you put the source file into a folder OUTSIDE Photos? If you let Photos delete the source image, it will delete the file from which it took the import but keep the copy IN the database. Now, if you imported from somewhere and then moved the source file to a different folder, Photos won't know where you moved the source, so it should not delete that moved file.

    Hope that helps some. It's a bit complex given how Photos works.
    Jake

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    The items are deleted from the camera or card, etc from which they were imported. I tend to keep the originals for some time until I confirm they have been transferred successfully and I have backed up what is on my MBP. Then I format the card so that it deletes the images.
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    Sue, that's true, but only IF the source image was on the card or in the camera. If the file had been put on a drive, perhaps by the scanner itself, or by Image Capture or the like, and then imported to Photos from there, then that is the file that will be deleted. Basically, whatever the source file is, wherever it was when it was imported.
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    I bow to your greater knowledge.
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