I can't find my picture files in Finder

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

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    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


    Mar 29, 2004
    Assuming you're now using Leopard ctrl + click on iPhoto Library -> "show package contents"
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    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

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    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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