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Thu, Apr 26, 2018 8:07 PM

Photoshop CS6: Will not open iMac photo library because it does not recognize "this type of file". How to correct this?

Adobe CS 6 will not open the photo library on my iMac. It "does not  recognize this type of file".  Why?


Adobe Administrator


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3 years ago

Photoshop can open JPEG and raw images stored in a library, but it cannot open a proprietary library file (it's a database, not an image file)

Sr. Product Manager, Adobe Digital Imaging

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3 years ago

It would be amazing if Photoshop or Lightroom could view the iPhotos library in the same way that Apple Photos does.

You can right click "iPhoto Library" and choose "Show Package Contents" to open the iPhoto Library.  From there, you'll probably want to go into the "Masters" folder; however, you'll probably find it easier to export the files that you want to work with in Photoshop from Apple Photos (

// Warren Heaton, ACP/UGM/AEL