iPhoto question - where are my files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sravana, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. sravana macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Hello all,
    I've been importing my photos to iPhoto '08 from my Memory stick without a problem. However, when I want to upload a photo to multiply.com, I cannot find the file to upload.

    I start this way :Finder-->users-->myname-->pictures-->iPhotoLibrary... and it stops there. A friend told me that you can go "Year-->month-->day" from there to find the image, but there is literally no way for me to do that. When I click on the iPhotoLibrary and ask for "more info" it says that it's a *file* that opens with iPhoto - and if I click on the icon, it does just that.

    If I name a picture and search for it in spotlight it does give a path "iPhotoLibrary-->modified-->year-->day-->name of jpg, but there's no way to get there from Finder.

    Help! What am I doing wrong?? :( I'd prefer to not use spotlight, as a former PC user, I'm used to exploring files and folders.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Right-Click on iPhoto Library. Select Show Package Contents
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    I would never browse through the iPhoto library(you do anythign wrong, you can muck it up), but rather, you should export them from within iPhoto to a seperate folder.
  4. phormality macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2009
    They made the iPhoto library a package to prevent people from messing with it. If you right-click on it and select “show package contents” it will open a new windows with a bunch of files and folders.. and your pics. But it will be hard to find what you want.

    What I do is just drag the pic from iPhoto onto the desktop. It will make a copy of it. Upload the pic or do whatever you want with it, then trash it when you’re done
  5. sravana thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions and replies! I noticed on the apple website how iPhoto 09 has an "upload to Facebook" link built right in - that would be awesome.

    Any thoughts when iPhoto 10 would come out? I just upgraded to SL, can't afford anything more just now.

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