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Today there was another question where I had to start the Google machine myself: The "Photo Booth" app on my Mac threw a window on my wife that the "Photo Booth Library" could not be located. The alternatives were either to create a new library or to choose the location of the old one. But there was the problem: Neither of us knew where Photo Booth was storing its photos.
The error message on my wife's English-language iMac read as follows:
Photo Booth could not locate your photo library. Please choose an existing library, or create a new one in order to continue using Photo Booth. This photo library will be used the next time you open Photo Booth.
The "Photo Booth" program has been part of macOS (formerly OS X) for ages and is located under Applications> Utilities. The app is perfect for taking funny photos of your children and yourself, as you can activate many effects. Not quite as perfect as with Snap chat, but the photos stay local on the Mac.
The question now was where is the media library with the photos from Photo Booth. My first tip was the Application Support folder that is in the Library folder can be found. Unfortunately, there wasn't anything that looked like Photo Booth anywhere. This exhausted my ideas, because I had noticed earlier that the photos did not end up in the Photos app.
The Google search brought light into the darkness relatively quickly: You can find the "Photo Booth Library" in the "Bilder" or "Pictures" folder, which in turn is in the user folder. In short, this is for a German-speaking macOS (like me under macOS Catalina):
User Home Directory> Pictures> Photo Booth Library
If you like to use the Finder's "Go to" command, you can copy and paste these two paths to get to the appropriate folder:
~ / Pictures / Photo \ Booth \ Library / Pictures /
~ / Pictures / Photo \ Booth \ Library / Originals /
That's another question I came across while looking for the Photo Booth app's images. There are two ways to backup or copy photos from Photo Booth utility:
I think that should explain almost every question about the Photo Booth media library exhaustively. If you have any questions on your mind, please send them to me via "Ask Sir Apfelot"to. I am happy to help!
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.