I can't find my picture files in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebike125, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I want to see where the files actually are when looking for them in Finder. They are there in iPhoto and when I search for them in Spotlight it will find them however the directory string says they are in

    Mike/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2007/Oct 4, 2007/IMG_4203.jpg

    My problem is that "IPhoto Library" is not an expandable directory. Where should I look for my Photos??
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    fistful

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    #2
    Assuming you're now using Leopard ctrl + click on iPhoto Library -> "show package contents"
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, this "show package contents" seems to be it. I thought it would be an expandable directory where you wouldn't have to right click and all. Your method worked out. Thanks!
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    Stay out of the finder!!!! Apple changed this structure to a package on purpose to keep users from mucking about in the finder and corrupting their photos! Doing anything to photos in there is a sure way to corrupt or lose photos! Do anything and everything to/with your photos from within the app itself. Export and drag-n-drop are your friends!
     

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