Where are Apple Live Photos stored in El Capitan Photos Library

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mcic1984, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. mcic1984 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2002
    Has anyone figured out where the MOV segment of the Live Photos synced via iCloud Photo Library are actually stored on a Mac?

    In Yosemite, they come in a JPEG and MOV pair, but in El Capitan they appear as a Live Photo. I prodded around the Photos Library bundle but I could only find the JPEGs.

    I'm interested in extracting a series of the MOV files to import into iMovie to make a movie made up of the Live Photos...

    Any help / suggestions / pointers most appreciated!
  2. jbellanca, Feb 5, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2016

    jbellanca macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Have you found an answer to this at all? I've been trying to find the MOV files all morning and can't figure it out either!

    EDIT: For anyone looking for an answer, I found them in *.photoslibrary/resources/modelresources/... in random folders in no particular order, so you have to hunt around for them. Why Apple would store them separate from the image file in the Masters folder, I have no idea.

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