Where are the photo files after an iPhone sync?

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  1. bubsdaddy macrumors member

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    When I plug my iPhone into my iMac, the iMac syncs all of my iPhone photos. Where do they go? I can see them in the Photos app on the iMac but where are the individual files? I can't find them in the photos library. I can export a photo from the Photos app to a location like Desktop and then I can find it but where are they before I export?
     
  2. satcomer, Nov 25, 2015
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    satcomer macrumors 603

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    /Applications/Users/YourUserName/Library/Pictures/ and in there you will see the iPhoto Library. Now don't screw with it!!! Instead open iPhoto and highlight the picture you want to send and Export it!
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    If you really, really want to see the file in Finder, Right/Ctrl click on the Photos Library file and select "Show Package Contents". However, you can seriously corrupt Photos by messing around in there if you are not careful, so it's best not to.
     
  4. bubsdaddy thread starter macrumors member

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    So it adds the photos to one giant file managed by the Photos app?
     
  5. wlossw macrumors 6502a

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    its more like a directory that looks like a file... (a package)
     
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