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Do I need to keep my iphoto library after it is migrated to photos?

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 954 views • 2018-02-02 14:04 • May belong to these tags

I have an image in my iPhoto and in my trash bin , if I empty out the trash will it be lost from my iPhoto also ?

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Are images in downloads also in iphoto

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How do I reinstall iPhoto on my Mac?

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 461 views • 2018-01-13 08:05 • May belong to these tags

iPhoto Library AND Photos Library - Do I need both?

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 474 views • 2018-01-11 08:05 • May belong to these tags

Switching from iPhoto to photo

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 494 views • 2018-01-06 02:05 • May belong to these tags

downloading only some full size photos in iPhoto

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 576 views • 2018-01-04 02:06 • May belong to these tags

online iCloud iPhoto will not download to iMac desktop

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 550 views • 2018-01-02 08:04 • May belong to these tags

Delete pics in iPhoto and delete the same pics in Photos

Mac OS & System Softwarehowapple Replyed • 1 subscribed • 1 replies • 503 views • 2017-12-24 08:04 • May belong to these tags

How to remove the iphoto events folder

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How to remove the iphoto events folder

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We can not fix "didn't work" - you need to provide full details like what exactly you did and what exactly did happen

 

The way  you delete a folder  is to right click on it in the sidebar which brings up a menu which has a line "delete folder" - click on delete folder

 

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Delete pics in iPhoto and delete the same pics in Photos

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I guess I was afraid iPhoto might not be supported on future operating systems down the road.


That is correct - iPhoto was discontinued two and a half years ago and some day with some OS upgrade it will totally quit working leaving you with an emergency and probably very difficult transition to something new - it certainly is smart to move to Photos now since it is supported and is better in pretty much every way than iPhoto - it is new and does require learning and new work flows but it is far superior to iPhoto - these links will help with the migration process - : Links to User tips re migrating from iPhoto to Photos

 


Can the Photos app be deleted


No - it is part of the OS and can not be deleted - why would you wnat to anyway?

 

The Photos library can be deleted with no effect on the iPhoto library as I previously said


the two libraries are totally independent of each other


 

 

and as to


Do you know if the photos I deleted and trashed in iPhoto will also delete from the Time Machine backups on the next backup?


no - Time Machine maintains an archive of all old backups until it runs out of disk and then deletes the oldest ones to make space for new ones as explained on the TM preference panel  --  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250

 

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online iCloud iPhoto will not download to iMac desktop

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He said that the picture would download if I was on a different desktop, or if it wasn't already synced in my photos. :-/

That cannot be the reason.  My Mac is syncing with iCloud Photo Library, but I can still download all photos from the web interface at www.icloud.com, even if all photos have already been downloaded to the Photos LIbrary on the same mac.

Is your new Mac really running Sierra as show in your signature? Or is it running High Sierra?

 

It the photos in iCloud have been taken with an iPhone running iOS 11, the photos may be using the new HEIC codec. In that case a Mac with macOS 10.12. Sierra cannot  read the image files and videos, see:   Using HEIF or HEVC media on Apple devices - Apple Support

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downloading only some full size photos in iPhoto

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Which version of MacOS X are you using? If you are running Photos, you cannot be using an iBook G4.

If you are using a Mac with HighSierra an photos with iCloud Photo Library, you can ctrl-click an album in the sidebar and use the command "download originals" for the selected album.

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Switching from iPhoto to photo

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Out of the box, you are limited to Favorites by pressing the period (.) key. 

 

I set up Keywords that I can tag photos with by pressing single keys.  Just as fast, and more sorting options to clear out the junk.

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iPhoto Library AND Photos Library - Do I need both?

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You only need the iPhoto library if you’re going to continue using iPhoto. Note that the media files are hardlinked, so deleting the iPhoto one won’t free up anywhere near 93GB of space.

 

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How do I reinstall iPhoto on my Mac?

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Léonie -- I've crashed so often that the log is very long.  You asked for only the last 50 lines, so I didn't go back to the beginning.  This is the beginning of my long crash log:

 

Process:               Photos [2802]

Path:                  /Applications/Photos.app/Contents/MacOS/Photos

Identifier:            com.apple.Photos

Version:               3.0 (3251.12.190)

Build Info:            PhotoApp-3251012190000000~1

Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process:        ??? [1]

Responsible:           Photos [2802]

User ID:               501

 

 

Date/Time:             2018-01-12 14:36:22.713 -0500

OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.13.2 (17C88)

Report Version:        12

Anonymous UUID:        9B11447F-D9C5-5A93-419D-F18136765B7B

 

 

 

 

Time Awake Since Boot: 14000 seconds

 

 

System Integrity Protection: enabled

 

 

Crashed Thread:        10  Dispatch queue: GL0.low.run

 

 

Exception Type:        EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)

Exception Codes:       KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x000070000595eff8

Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

 

 

Termination Signal:    Bus error: 10

Termination Reason:    Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xa

Terminating Process:   exc handler [0]

 

 

VM Regions Near 0x70000595eff8:

    Stack                  00007000058dc000-000070000595e000 [  520K] rw-/rwx SM=COW  thread 9

--> STACK GUARD            000070000595e000-000070000595f000 [    4K] ---/rwx SM=NUL  stack guard for thread 10

    Stack                  000070000595f000-00007000059e1000 [  520K] rw-/rwx SM=COW  thread 10

 

 

Thread 0:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bd7c2 mach_msg_trap + 10

1   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bccdc mach_msg + 60

2   com.apple.CoreFoundation       0x00007fff2b928355 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 341

3   com.apple.CoreFoundation       0x00007fff2b9276a7 __CFRunLoopRun + 1783

4   com.apple.CoreFoundation       0x00007fff2b926d23 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 483

5   com.apple.HIToolbox           0x00007fff2ac3ee26 RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 286

6   com.apple.HIToolbox           0x00007fff2ac3eb96 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 613

7   com.apple.HIToolbox           0x00007fff2ac3e914 _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 64

8   com.apple.AppKit               0x00007fff28f09f5f _DPSNextEvent + 2085

9   com.apple.AppKit               0x00007fff2969fb4c -[NSApplication(NSEvent) _nextEventMatchingEventMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 3044

10  com.apple.AppKit               0x00007fff28efed6d -[NSApplication run] + 764

11  com.apple.AppKit               0x00007fff28ecdf1a NSApplicationMain + 804

12  libdyld.dylib                 0x00007fff53177115 start + 1

 

 

Thread 1:: Dispatch queue: temp _renderVersionToSize queue

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bd7fe semaphore_wait_trap + 10

1   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5314d82e _dispatch_sema4_wait + 16

2   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53145911 _dispatch_semaphore_wait_slow + 101

3   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff493408be -[PAExportService synchronouslySubmitRequest:onQueue:] + 821

4   com.apple.photo.PAImagingCore 0x00007fff4957d76c -[PAExportImageRequest(Dispatch) synchronouslySubmitOnQueue:] + 80

5   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff494717e5 __72-[PAPreviewMaker _renderVersionToSize:description:canceler:failureCode:]_block_invoke + 41

6   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53145591 _dispatch_call_block_and_release + 12

7   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5313dd50 _dispatch_client_callout + 8

8   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5315231c _dispatch_queue_serial_drain + 907

9   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff531450fd _dispatch_queue_invoke + 373

10  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53152f02 _dispatch_root_queue_drain_deferred_wlh + 332

11  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53156d16 _dispatch_workloop_worker_thread + 880

12  libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53402033 _pthread_wqthread + 980

13  libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 2:: Dispatch queue: PAPreviewWriter Render Queue

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bd816 semaphore_timedwait_trap + 10

1   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5314d8ea _dispatch_sema4_timedwait + 72

2   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53142dcb _dispatch_group_wait_slow + 97

3   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff49470e71 -[PAPreviewMaker _renderVersionToSize:description:canceler:failureCode:] + 932

4   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff49472b57 -[PAPreviewMaker makePreviewForImageStyle:inputImage:orientation:outputSize:doRender:largePrevie wIsEmbedded:addMetadata:canceler:completion:] + 449

5   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff494339b0 -[PAPreviewWriter _imageForImageStyle:version:imageProxyState:inputImage:inputImageSize:descripti on:render:largePreviewIsEmbedded:canceler:previewMaker:] + 2532

6   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff49435924 -[PAPreviewWriter _inputImageForPreviews:imageProxyState:renderDescription:editStatus:force:outpu tImageStyle:canceler:previewMaker:] + 1446

7   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff49438a18 -[PAPreviewWriter _renderPreviewForImageVersion:imageProxyState:force:priority:canceler:] + 1426

8   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff4943d120 __70-[PAPreviewWriter renderThumbnailsForVersion:force:canceler:priority:]_block_invoke + 4353

9   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53153e03 _dispatch_block_async_invoke2 + 102

10  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5313dd50 _dispatch_client_callout + 8

11  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5315220c _dispatch_queue_serial_drain + 635

12  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff531450fd _dispatch_queue_invoke + 373

13  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53152f02 _dispatch_root_queue_drain_deferred_wlh + 332

14  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53156d16 _dispatch_workloop_worker_thread + 880

15  libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53402033 _pthread_wqthread + 980

16  libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 3:

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532c7562 __workq_kernreturn + 10

1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff5340226f _pthread_wqthread + 1552

2   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 4:

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532c7562 __workq_kernreturn + 10

1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff5340206a _pthread_wqthread + 1035

2   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 5:: com.apple.NSEventThread

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bd7c2 mach_msg_trap + 10

1   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bccdc mach_msg + 60

2   com.apple.CoreFoundation       0x00007fff2b928355 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 341

3   com.apple.CoreFoundation       0x00007fff2b9276a7 __CFRunLoopRun + 1783

4   com.apple.CoreFoundation       0x00007fff2b926d23 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 483

5   com.apple.AppKit               0x00007fff290473c8 _NSEventThread + 184

6   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff534026c1 _pthread_ + 340

7   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff5340256d _pthread_start + 377

8   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c5d thread_start + 13

 

 

Thread 6:

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532c7562 __workq_kernreturn + 10

1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff5340226f _pthread_wqthread + 1552

2   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 7:

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532c7562 __workq_kernreturn + 10

1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff5340226f _pthread_wqthread + 1552

2   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 8:

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532c7562 __workq_kernreturn + 10

1   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff5340226f _pthread_wqthread + 1552

2   libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 9:: Dispatch queue: Low Priority BIP

0   libsystem_kernel.dylib         0x00007fff532bd7fe semaphore_wait_trap + 10

1   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5314d82e _dispatch_sema4_wait + 16

2   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53145911 _dispatch_semaphore_wait_slow + 101

3   com.apple.photo.PAImaging     0x00007fff4943be07 -[PAPreviewWriter renderThumbnailsForVersion:force:canceler:priority:] + 622

4   com.apple.photo.PAImagingCore 0x00007fff4959dc09 -[PAPreviewWriterService renderThumbnailsForVersion:force:canceler:priority:] + 96

5   com.apple.photo.PAImagingCore 0x00007fff495fb39c -[RKBackgroundImageProcessor performJob:context:] + 978

6   com.apple.PhotoFoundation     0x00007fff49675180 __72-[PFWorkContext(BackgroundServiceManager) dispatchPerformJob:withReply:]_block_invoke.196 + 73

7   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53145591 _dispatch_call_block_and_release + 12

8   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5313dd50 _dispatch_client_callout + 8

9   libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff5315220c _dispatch_queue_serial_drain + 635

10  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff531450fd _dispatch_queue_invoke + 373

11  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53152f02 _dispatch_root_queue_drain_deferred_wlh + 332

12  libdispatch.dylib             0x00007fff53156d16 _dispatch_workloop_worker_thread + 880

13  libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53402033 _pthread_wqthread + 980

14  libsystem_pthread.dylib       0x00007fff53401c4d start_wqthread + 13

 

 

Thread 10 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: GL0.low.run

0   libsystem_malloc.dylib         0x00007fff5331f269 szone_malloc_should_clear + 12

1   libsystem_malloc.dylib         0x00007fff53320cc0 malloc_zone_calloc + 87

2   libsystem_malloc.dylib         0x00007fff533215d6 calloc + 30

3   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c48a975 CI::ProgramNode::build_program_graph(CI::Node*, CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 133

4   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c3bbd29 CI::Node::program_graph(CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 63

5   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c48b20d invocation function for block in CI::ProgramNode::build_program_graph(CI::Node*, CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 762

6   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c4394f8 CI::GraphObject::traverse_preorder_stoppable(CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int, bool (CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int) block_pointer) + 52

7   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c439532 CI::GraphObject::traverse_preorder_stoppable(CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int, bool (CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int) block_pointer) + 110

8   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c48ab39 CI::ProgramNode::build_program_graph(CI::Node*, CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 585

9   com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c3bbd29 CI::Node::program_graph(CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 63

10  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c4bcf38 CI::NoopNode::program_graph(CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 68

11  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c48b20d invocation function for block in CI::ProgramNode::build_program_graph(CI::Node*, CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 762

12  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c4394f8 CI::GraphObject::traverse_preorder_stoppable(CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int, bool (CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int) block_pointer) + 52

13  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c439532 CI::GraphObject::traverse_preorder_stoppable(CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int, bool (CI::GraphObject*, CI::GraphObject*, int, int) block_pointer) + 110

14  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c48ab39 CI::ProgramNode::build_program_graph(CI::Node*, CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 585

15  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c3bbd29 CI::Node::program_graph(CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 63

16  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c4bcf38 CI::NoopNode::program_graph(CI::Context*, CI::NodeToNodeMap&, bool) + 68

17  com.apple.CoreImage           0x00007fff2c48b20d invocation function for block in

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Are images in downloads also in iphoto

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As long as you have iPhoto set to copy the photo files into the library during import you... Show all »


As long as you have iPhoto set to copy the photo files into the library during import you can delete them from the Desktop after import, i.e. your iPhoto Advanced preference pane should have this check box checked:

iPhoto001.jpg

Is it checked?

 

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You can move or delete it and you will not save much space  - Photos saves disk space by sharing images with your iPhoto or Aperture libraries - Apple Support  -  archiving it to you photo storage drive would be fine and then you would feel better

 


But if I go to About this Mac  and check on Storage it sure looks like Photos is taking up 169 GB and in Documents the iphoto library is taking up 98 GB, so I would say that moving the iphoto library to an external drive would save a lot of room on my mac.



Yes it looks like it uses double space because of the way hard links work - but as explained it does not

 

and again there is no connection of any sort between a Photos library and the iPhoto library it was migrated from - you can move or delete either with no effect on the other (note that when you move one it breaks the hard links and from then on it really does use all the space it reports it is using)

 

The article linked above tells how things work - basically the hard links are like this - the file exists on disk and two different libraries link to it - no connection between the libraries

 

 

and yes this is acurate

It is not accurate that the photo library is linking to it for the photos and that they are only on your mac once?

until you move the library, when you move the library you break the links and then each library uses all the space it reports (as described above)

 

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I have an image in my iPhoto and in my trash bin , if I empty out the trash will it be lost from my iPhoto also ?

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downloading only some full size photos in iPhoto

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How to Access Files in iPhoto?

NoteBookshowapple Published the article • 0 comments • 1205 views • 2016-05-09 01:05 • May belong to these tags

If you're new to iPhoto it can be a litle confusing. You may be used to organising files in folders on your Hard Drive. This is a perfectly good way to organise files but pretty hopeless for organising Photos.

 

Remember that file is just a container -  a box - for your Photograph. Think of it this way:  In my iTunes Library I have a file called 'Let_it_Be_The_Beatles.mp3'. So what is that, exactly? It's not the song. The Beatles never wrote an mp3. They wrote a tune and lyrics. They recorded it and a copy of that recording is stored in the mp3 file. So the file is just a container for the recording. That container is designed in a specific way attuned to the characteristics and requirements of the data. Hence, mp3.

 

Similarly, that Jpeg is not your photo, it's a container designed to hold that kind of data. iPhoto is all about the data and not about the container. So, regardless of where you choose to store the file, iPhoto will manage the photo, edit the photo, add metadata to the Photo but never touch the file. If you choose to export - unless you specifically choose to export the original - iPhoto will export the Photo into a new container - a new file containing the photo.

There are times when you need to get to a photo ouside of iPhoto - to upload, to share, to add to a document for instance.

There are many, many ways to access your files in iPhoto:   You can use any Open / Attach / Browse dialogue. On the left there's a Media heading, your pics can be accessed there. Command-Click for selecting multiple pics.
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It looks a little different in 10.10 Yosemite:

(Note the above illustration is not a Finder Window. It's the dialogue you get when you go File -> Open)
You can access the Library from the New Message Window in Mail:

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If you're new to iPhoto it can be a litle confusing. You may be used to organising files in folders on your Hard Drive. This is a perfectly good way to organise files but pretty hopeless for organising Photos.

 

Remember that file is just a container -  a box - for your Photograph. Think of it this way:  In my iTunes Library I have a file called 'Let_it_Be_The_Beatles.mp3'. So what is that, exactly? It's not the song. The Beatles never wrote an mp3. They wrote a tune and lyrics. They recorded it and a copy of that recording is stored in the mp3 file. So the file is just a container for the recording. That container is designed in a specific way attuned to the characteristics and requirements of the data. Hence, mp3.

 

Similarly, that Jpeg is not your photo, it's a container designed to hold that kind of data. iPhoto is all about the data and not about the container. So, regardless of where you choose to store the file, iPhoto will manage the photo, edit the photo, add metadata to the Photo but never touch the file. If you choose to export - unless you specifically choose to export the original - iPhoto will export the Photo into a new container - a new file containing the photo.

There are times when you need to get to a photo ouside of iPhoto - to upload, to share, to add to a document for instance.

There are many, many ways to access your files in iPhoto:   You can use any Open / Attach / Browse dialogue. On the left there's a Media heading, your pics can be accessed there. Command-Click for selecting multiple pics.
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It looks a little different in 10.10 Yosemite:

(Note the above illustration is not a Finder Window. It's the dialogue you get when you go File -> Open)
You can access the Library from the New Message Window in Mail: