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How do I delete TIFFs from iPhoto 7.1.3 after editing in Elements 6?

Elements 6 for Mac recommends converting JPEGs to TIFFs before editing and then saving edited image to iPhoto as a JPEG (see page 60). How can I delete the TIFF file which is stored in Pictures/iPhotoLibrary/modified/2008/folder name in iPhoto version 7.1.3
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  • Hi,
    You can either delete the file from iPhoto the usual way - select the photo yu want to delete and hit the delete key, or you can go into that folder through the Finder and move the photo to the trash.
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  • Chris, I don't know how to find or select the TIFF file from within iPhoto to be able to delete it as you suggest. Through the Finder I can control click on iPhoto Library and select Show Package Contents. I can then see the contents of the iPhoto Library, including the Modified Folder and the TIFF images I want to delete. But I can't find these within iPhoto. I've read that tampering with the contents of the iPhoto folders that can be seen through the Finder will corrupt iPhoto. To recap: I'm looking for a workflow that will let me open a JPEG image that is in iphoto using PSE6 as my external editor (I understand that iPhoto creates a copy of the original and the copy is opened in PSE6); save it as a TIFF before editing; edit; save as a JPEG back to iphoto to replace the JPEG image that I opened in the first step; and, as the last step, delete the TIFF file. I use the same file name on the edited image as the version that I edited. Page 43 of the Missing Manual says that iPhoto only keeps the original and the saved edited version as long as the filename is the same. Thanks for your help.
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  • Hi Rick,

    Do you know the file name? You can search in iPhoto's search box for the file name of the TIFF, then find it and delete it.
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