Have you ever needed to access your pictures in iPhoto or desired to simply see where the file was saved on your hard drive? Sometimes getting there can be a little tricky because of the way that iPhoto builds its library database. Well, there is an easy way to access those files if you know what you’re looking for.
First, open up a finder window and navigate your way to the pictures folder of the user you’d like to access. If that doesn’t make sense, just go to the search utility (the magnifying glass) at the top right of the desktop and type in “pictures” and hit enter.
Within the pictures folder in finder, you should see the iPhoto library icon.
If you click on that icon while holding down the “Control” key (or you can also “option click” the icon) you will get a list of options to choose from.
Select the option “Show package contents”
This will bring up a new finder window containing the actual files that the iPhoto library database references from. You can choose the “Masters” folder which will be categorized by date. Here you will find all the original files your iphoto database references.
Hopefully this has been helpful in showing you how to find your picture files stored in the iPhoto database. Leave us a comment and feel free to add any helpful information.