how can i deletphotos from a smart collection catalog only not the hard drive

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ron hirsch

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You can't, because smart collections are like smart searches - photos are included if they include the criteria you've set.  To remove photos from the collection, stop them meeting the criteria (e.g. if the criteria is photos with 5 stars, change the applicable photos to 4 stars so they no longer match.)
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You can't delete a photo from a smart collection (as in delete from LR).
Do you mean how do I take the photo out of the collection?  In the Library, in Grid View, select the photo(s), right click and chose remove from collection.

To delete from LR you have to select the photo from outside of the Collection.