UPDATE: This post refers to the current software versions – OS X Version 10.9 and iPhoto ’11 Version 9.5 (902.7). It has been updated as of 11/09/2013.
Ever been looking for the iPhoto library location on your Mac’s disc? I have spend more time searching for my iPhotos than I’d like to. My posts are complete and edited, the email ready to be sent out but where does Apple store the original iPhoto files that I wanted to include, where do you find the iPhoto Library?
Here’s a quick three-step guide to locating your iPhoto Library and your original iPhoto image files in Finder on your Mac. This is based on the software version I currently run on OS 10.9 and iPhoto ’11 Version 9.5 OS 10.8.2 and iPhoto 9.4.2 – but it might be the same for later versions.
Three Steps to Locate You Files
- Select the iPhoto image or images from your iPhoto app you want to locate in Finder. iPhoto highlights selected images with a yellow border.
- With iPhoto as the active app, click “File” in your Mac’s top menu bar.
- Select “Reveal in Finder” and then “Original File” in the drop down menu.
This will open Finder and take you right into your iPhoto library to directly to the image you were looking for. The images will be highlighted.
Did this solve your problem and save you some time? Let me know in the comments.