9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2013 1:05 PM by Uncle spud
Uncle spud Level 1 (0 points)

I have imported some raw files into iPhoto but I cannot locate them in finder. I want to import them into another machine. I can find all other photos but nothing recently


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (135,351 points)

    Export them out of iPhoto via the File ➙ Export ➙ File Export menu with the option Kind = Original.

     

    OT

  • Uncle spud Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help. Much appreciated

  • Uncle spud Level 1 (0 points)

    OT

     

    Have successfully managed to get files into the new machine, so thanks for you help on that. However still cannot find the actual files in Finder. "Pictures" files seems to be limited to the non RAW photos and despite carrying out a search on file names etc Finder does not seem to recognise the files.  Can you offer any advise on why that is?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,900 points)

    If you're using iPhoto then the files are stored inside the iPhoto Library.

  • Uncle spud Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks But they are not visible via Finder whereas non RAW photos are.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,900 points)

    Are you running a Managed or a Referenced Library?

     

    A Managed Library, is the default setting, and iPhoto copies files into the iPhoto Library when Importing. The files are then stored in the Library package

     

    A Referenced Library is when iPhoto is NOT copying the files into the iPhoto Library when importing because you made a change at iPhoto -> Preferences -> Advanced. (You unchecked the option to copy files into the Library on import) The files are then stored where ever you put them and not in the Library package. In this scenario you are responsible for the File Management. 

  • Uncle spud Level 1 (0 points)

    I do not have access to the machine at the moment however I am not aware that I have changed any settings so am 95% certain they ought to be going by default to Iphotos library.

    Last night I found the file name in iphoto for one of the raw photos and did an all files search in fijnder on the whole mac and got no results found. they are clearly on the machine as I can see them in iphoto but finder does not seem to recognise them. 

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,900 points)

    If they are stored within the Library package then the Finder search does not look for them within that set up. That is normal. The point of apps like iPhoto is that they replace the Finder when it comes to your Photos. You simply never access them with it. That's what a Manager is for, Finder is a File Manger, iPhoto is a Photo Manager, Contacts is an Address Manager and so on.

  • Uncle spud Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you I did not appreciate that.