Many users of the Photos app for Mac, replacing the legacy iPhoto and Aperture, have noticed the lack of the familiar “Show in Finder“, With which you could quickly view the source file in the standard macOS explorer. In this article we will show you how to do this.
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The Photos app for Mac has a handy export feature. Highlight the photos you want and click File → Export and select one of the options:
– export … photo (the ability to export with an indication of the format, quality and size);
– export original unchanged;
– export slideshow;
– export GIF…
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Drag & Drop
The gesture familiar to many also works here. Just select a photo or group of photos and drag them to your desktop or anywhere in the Finder. The original image is moved.
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Where is the root folder of the Photos application, which stores the originals of images
Another fairly effective way to access all originals is to access the root folder with the Photos library through the Finder. At first, the method seems a little complicated, but once you get into the required directory, you will see a convenient chronology of photos, sorted into folders.
1. Open the app A photo and go to the program settings (File -> Settings).
2. Go to the section The main and press the button Show in Finder…
3. Open the file of any library of interest with the extension .photoslibraryby right-clicking on it and selecting the menu item Show Package Contents…
5. Find the folder Originals… This folder will contain the originals of all images in the Photo Library.
Any changes to the file directory .photoslibrary it is highly discouraged to do so due to the possibility of disrupting the operation of the Photo program.