7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2013 9:28 AM by LarryHN
keamartin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there any way to see iphoto files in finder. Every thread I find here is about uploading to Facebook or Twitter, but I just like to organize my photos the way I organize my documents. I don't like the way Iphoto operates and organizes. It is a silly waste of space to have to export every photo into a file so that I can have them. Someone said they had a "show in finder" tab, but I can't find it. I'm running Lion 10.7.5.

 

Thanks.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Iphoto files
    leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,850 points)

    Iphoto folder will be in your Picture Folder in the Sidebar.

     

    ImageCapture is in your Applications Folder/ may suit you better.

  • 2. Re: Iphoto files
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    You don't ever have to export jus to upload.

     

    For help accessing your photos in iPhoto see this user tip:

     

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4491

  • 3. Re: Iphoto files
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    You do not have to use iPhoto - you can use any program you want - but if you do use iPhoto never make any changes of any sort to the structure or content of the iPhoto library - direct access to it is not supported and any change will corrpt yoru library and cause data loss

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: Iphoto files
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,690 points)

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  • 5. Re: Iphoto files
    StarCatCana Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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  • 6. Re: Iphoto files
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    No, what's ridiculous is that you post that when the supported - and effective - way to access your photos is linked two posts above you.

     

    Take a moment. Learning isn’t that hard:

     

    For help accessing your photos in iPhoto see this user tip:

     

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4491

  • 7. Re: Iphoto files
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,675 points)

    Note to users

     

    Seriously it is ridiculous to use improper and unsupported ways to access your files - iPhoto is a SQLite database and direct access to the database contents is not supported - you should use the proper tools as described above - doing otherwise does not work well and endangers your photos as small errors on a user's part can damage the database and corrupt it causing dataloss

     

    What you need a forum for it to explain to you haw to use the program since you do not bother to read the help information or take the tutorials

     

    LN

     

    PS also note that posting erronous suggestions on two year old threads is not really a smart idea either