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where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: kap
Date: December 07, 2007 06:24PM
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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 07, 2007 06:29PM
iphoto 08? 06?



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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: kap
Date: December 07, 2007 06:30PM
Oops, sorry. It's 06.



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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: richorlin
Date: December 07, 2007 06:30PM
"~/Pictures/iPhoto Library" for iPhoto 08
All your pictures are in one big files.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2007 06:31PM by richorlin.
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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 07, 2007 06:38PM
same spot for 06, but they are in folders

if you need to get to a photo, just open iPhoto and go to "export" and choose your photo

you should never have to go the photos folder...



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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: December 07, 2007 06:49PM
Wherever it feels like it, if it saves them at all. ;)




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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: kap
Date: December 07, 2007 07:31PM
As you can tell I am new at this. Thank you all.



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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: davester
Date: December 07, 2007 07:42PM
Earlier versions kept the photos in individual files in a structured folder system. However, users would commonly access and manipulate these folders with the Finder and foul things up for the iPhoto database (this kind of thing is the bane of all database managers). This is undoubtedly why they went to the current system with all photos in one file...much safer from user tampering. If you're nervous about this, simply export all your photos onto an external drive or DVDs and use that as one of your backups.




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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: December 07, 2007 07:44PM
It may be in the ~/Pictures/iPhoto Library/original.....but DO NOT MESS with the iPhoto 06 or earlier folder structure--You will screw it up. I have spent hours and hours with clients that have screwed up the iPhoto files.
iPhoto 08 does not let you screw up the folder--it saves you from yourself-Thanks Apple!!!

Do as JDC said--export.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2007 07:54PM by Ken Sp..
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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: kap
Date: December 07, 2007 07:50PM
Ah, fast responses came just in the nick of time! I was searching for iPhoto folders just before posting my question. Too late for a friend of mine tho'.



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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 07, 2007 08:15PM
you can get into the 08 file if you want to, very easy

right click >> show contents



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Re: where does iPhoto 06 save its files?
Posted by: mountainbiker
Date: April 02, 2008 05:20AM
I am thinking about using iPhoto 06 to begin managing my years worth of photos. I currently have them on an external drive. If iPhoto will store images under the HOME directory, it will fill my MacBook Pro's internal drive.

It seems iPhoto 06 doesn't offer an option (like found in iTunes) to tell it your photos are on an external drive. Does iPhoto 08 offer this simple option? Has anyone "tricked" iPhoto 06 in using an external drive with maybe an alias or symlink?
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Re: where does iPhoto save its files?
Posted by: mountainbiker
Date: April 02, 2008 08:07AM
If you don't want to mess with the XML, then iPhoto Buddy is a painless approach:

[www.iphotobuddy.com]
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