photos app. how does it work?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by nastiakoim, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. nastiakoim macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
    I wasn't using this mac applications, but the last time I connected my camera , all the pictures were imported in the Photos application (El capitan). Now i do not know where to find my files so as to edit them and copy them. Can anyone help me?
  2. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    There are several ways to find the originals... but if you don't want to use Photos app, the easiest way is to select all the photos in the photos app (Command + A), then drag them to a folder on the desktop.

    If you really want to do it the hard way, you can right-click (or Control-click) on the Photos database file called photos.photoslibrary which is usually stored in your ~/Pictures folder, select Show Package Contents then go into the "Masters" folder. There you will find your original, unedited photos.

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