2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2008 12:25 PM by Terence Devlin
graymwest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I cannot find the folder that houses all my photos on my Hard Drive. Can anyone help me and tell me where to find it? All I can find is the iPhoto library, but not the actual folder that holds all the jpgs. I am trying to upload them to a site but I cannot find the folder anywhere. Does anyone know? Please help! thanks G

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (133,090 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    All I can find is the iPhoto library, but not the actual folder that holds all the jpgs.

    That is the folder that holds all the jpgs. With iPhoto 7 (iLife 08) the old iPhoto Library Folder is now a Unix Style Package File. The change was made to the format of the iPhoto library because many users were inadvertently corrupting their library by browsing through it with other software or making changes in it themselves.

    There are many, many ways to access your files in iPhoto:

    For 10.5 users: You can use any Open / Attach / Browse dialogue. On the left there's a Media heading, your pics can be accessed there. Apple-Click for selecting multiple pics.

    To upload to a site that does not have an iPhoto Export Plug-in the recommended way is to Select the Pic in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export and export the pic to the desktop, then upload from there. After the upload you can trash the pic on the desktop. It's only a copy and your original is safe in iPhoto.

    This is also true for emailing with Web-based services. If you're using Gmail you can use THIS

    If you use Apple's Mail, Entourage, AOL or Eudora you can email from within iPhoto.

    If you use a Cocoa-based Browser such as Safari, you can drag the pics from the iPhoto Window to the Attach window in the browser.

    Or, if you want to access the files with iPhoto not running, then create a Media Browser using Automator (takes about 10 seconds) or use THIS

    Other options include:

    1. *Drag and Drop*: Drag a photo from the iPhoto Window to the desktop, there iPhoto will make a full-sized copy of the pic.

    2. *File -> Export*: Select the files in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export. The dialogue will give you various options, including altering the format, naming the files and changing the size. Again, producing a copy.

    3. *Show File*: Right- (or Control-) Click on a pic and in the resulting dialogue choose 'Show File'. A Finder window will pop open with the file already selected.

    All of these are faster and safer than surfing the iPhoto Library Folder.


  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (64,220 points)

    Welcome to the Apple user discussion forum

    this is ask and answered several times each and every day - giving the search function would be a great training experience.

    The basic answer is to export your photos to a desktop folder and upload them from there then delete them

    For a complete discussion see TD's response in this thread - http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1371662&tstart=15 of in these FAQs - http://web.mac.com/larryhn/iPhoto08(version7.x.x)_FAQ/Accessing_iPhotoPhotos.html