Where to find photos inside OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 576316, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    I hope I'm posting this in the right place, I was going to post it in wasteland but my account won't allow me to start a new thread there?

    Basically, a while ago I took a photo of myself using my MacBook which I was going to use as a profile picture at the time but I ended up not using it and deleted it, or so I thought. Recently I found myself wanting to assign an image to myself in my contacts book and saw that in the image menu under "recents" the photo I had taken a while back was still there and I could select it. I've now decided I'd like to use that image for other things such as social networks and stuff but I can't seem to find where my MacBook has stored it to go grab a copy of the image file.

    Can anyone help?
  2. Slix macrumors 6502a


    Mar 24, 2010
    Looks like they're stored here:
    ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.ImageKit.RecentPictureService/Data/Library/Images/Recent Pictures

    Hope that helped!
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Wasteland is a "trash can", where moderators move threads that violate forum rules in some way. You cannot post in Wasteland.
  4. 576316 thread starter macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Ah, I thought that might be the case. Thanks for clearing that up for me!


    Aha! Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for! Internet searches were coming up dry. Thanks a lot!
  5. 576316 thread starter macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Got the information I wanted. Thread can be locked or deleted if there's a mod hanging around.

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