No iPhoto folder in Leopard/iLife 08??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by welshy1812, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. welshy1812 macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Is there no way to view my photos in the Finder now?

    I'm not sure if this has changed in iPhoto or in Leopard.

    All I get now is an iPhoto Library icon, which opens with iPhoto and not Finder, anyone know how I can get access to my photos with Finder?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    You might try right clicking (or ctrl clicking) on the file in Finder and do "Show Package Contents" if it's there. Otherwise no idea. But honestly I wouldn't poke around at the iPhoto file. It can do bad things.
  4. Billy Boo Bob macrumors 6502

    Billy Boo Bob

    Jun 6, 2005
    Dark Side Of The Moon
    That change happened with iLife '08. As mentioned already, the photos are stored in a package type folder.

    I think the reason for this is that people were removing photos from the folder and adding stuff in and iPhoto didn't know about the changes (therefore not updating properly). Apple probably got a bunch of crazy support calls over this. So, by (somewhat) controlling access to the iPhoto folder, iPhoto can keep good track of what's actually there and what's not, making sure proper thumbnails are made, photos are added to an event, etc...

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