2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2008 11:12 AM by gfeil
gfeil Level 1 (0 points)
Hi! I'm a new Mac convert. I've transferred all my photos over to my Mac and I love iPhoto more and more as I become more comfortable with its features. I'm trying to load some pictures to print at my local Walgreen's, but I cannot find where the files are saved. I can find iTunes, iMovie, etc., but I can't locate my photos. Any suggestions? I realize I can order prints through iPhoto's relationship with Kodak, but I prefer not to wait for them to come in the mail as I'm trying to get a letter out today. Thanks so much for your help!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,920 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    Your pics are stored in the iPhoto Library in your Pictures Folder. With iPhoto 7 (iLife 08) the old iPhoto Library Folder is now a Unix Style Package File.

    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.

    Open dialogue
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    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.


  • gfeil Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks so much. It's helpful folks such as you that make me so happy I made the switch to Mac.