How to Access Your iPhoto Library Without Opening iPhoto

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Apple's iPhoto program ships with every new Mac sold. It provides an easy way to organize and view your pictures. However, you may have a hard time finding your iPhoto library when you go to upload a file on the internet or if you want to copy a specific image to a USB stick or DVD. Although iPhoto includes an export function, there are times you may prefer to use Finder to manage your photo files.


Step 1

Switch to "Finder" by clicking on its Dock icon. Click the "New Finder Window" option from the File menu.

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Step 2

Scroll down in your user folder and open the "Pictures" folder. Locate the "iPhoto Library" file. Press and hold the "Control" key while clicking on the "iPhoto Library" file.



Step 3

Click the "Show Package Contents" option. Open the "Data.noindex" folder. This folder contains all your pictures sorted into folders by date.



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