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How to Delete Projects on iMovie – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to delete projects on iMovie

How to Delete Projects on iMovie? Apple’s iMovie is one of the leading video editing applications used today. This app is great for transforming clips into complete movies and creating content for social media sites. If you have recently begun using iMovie, you may be wondering how to delete projects from the app.

This guide will examine the various ways to delete your iMovie projects and ensure the process is completed properly.

What is iMovie?

Apple introduced iMovie for their Mac computers in 1999. The application has undergone numerous changes over the years, but has always remained popular due to its versatility and ease-of-use.

Creating Projects on iMovie

Creating projects on iMovie is a simple process. The steps for doing so on iMac and iPhone devices is outlined below.

Creating an iMovie Project on iMac

  1. Open the iMovie app on your Mac
  2. Select “Projects view”
  3. Select “Create New” and then click “Movie”

If you want to edit a project, select the Projects back-arrow  icon on the toolbar’s left side. Once you have your project open, you can start adding clips to it using events taken from the Libraries list as well as your Photos library.

Creating an iMovie Project on iPhone

To create an iMovie project on your iPhone, use the following steps:

  1. Open the Projects browser
  2. Tap the “+” icon
  3. Tap “Movie”.
  4. Scroll through the Moments screen and browse through the videos and photos in your Photos app
  5. Select individual video clips and photos by tapping on them. Alternatively, you can hit the “Select” button to choose an entire Moment.
  6. Tap the “Create Movie” button, and a brand new project should open. Any videos or photos you previously selected should now show up in the timeline. If you didn’t select and photos or videos, this timeline will be blank.

Exporting Projects on iMovie

Exporting projects on iMovie is also quite straightforward. The steps for doing so on iMac devices is outlined below.

  1. Open the Projects browser
  2. Select your iMovie project
  3. Click the “More” button
  4. Select “Share Project”
  5. Click “File”
  6. Select the Resolution pop-up window and choose a suitable video size.
  7. Choose a suitable location to save your video file
  8. Click “Save”
  9. Drag your exported movie to the Photos app to add it to your photo library.

Deleting iMovie Projects

It’s not uncommon for video creators to delete old projects they are no longer using. This helps unclutter their Projects folder and frees up space on their computer so that they can start working on new projects.

Deleting your iMovie projects is a relatively straightforward process. We have outlined the steps for deleting individual projects as well as multiple projects below.

Deleting a Single iMovie Project

  1. Navigate to your iMovie homepage
  2. Locate the project you wish to delete
  3. Open the disclosure menu on the bottom right
  4. Select “Delete Project”

Deleting Multiple iMovie Projects

Deleting multiple iMovie projects is a bit trickier as there is no menu option for deleting multiple projects at once. However, users have found a simple workaround for this issue. The steps for deleting multiple iMovie projects is shown below.

  1. Navigate to your iMovie homepage
  2. Locate the various projects you wish to delete
  3. Press Shift or CMD and click on each project
  4. Hit CMD + Backspace/Delete
  5. Select “Continue” on the window that pops up

The above method should help you get rid of multiple iMovie projects at once. Just make sure you have selected the correct iMovie projects before deleting them, as there is no way to undo this.

Deleting iMovie Footage from Your Computer

Deleting a project using the above steps should remove it from iMovie. However, you will need to perform additional steps if you wish to delete the footage from your computer entirely. The steps for deleting iMovie footage from your hard disk is outlined below:

  1. Navigate to the iMovie home screen
  2. Hit “Media” at the top of your screen. You should then be able to see the various clips that have been added to your library.
  3. Select the item you wish to delete and hit the “Delete” button

Getting Better at Creating Films and Movies

As you can see, deleting iMovie projects is a relatively straightforward process. So consider following the above guide the next time you want to create, export, or remove an iMovie project. For more video editing resources, check out the links below:

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