Recently I centralised all my photos from various sources to iCloud, so I can access them on my iPhone, Mac and have them saved and have full control over them. However, in the process, I inadvertently created a lot of duplicates. I made some Python scripts to analyse and tag the duplicates so that now I have a list of file paths to images on my Mac. For example, one such file path looks like this:

  • Example 1

    /Users/nicholasjenkins/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/2019/03/12/20190312-210251/11923478-a5bb-4727-a65e-079c1b774f82.jpg
  • Example 2

    /Users/nicholasjenkins/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/2019/04/18/20190418-081743/IMG_4223.JPG

The problem now is if I try to delete these directly, iCloud will eventually download them back. Is there some way I can programmatically delete these images, or put them into an album (for easy deletion in the Photos app)?

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