.IPHOTO File Extension

A .IPHOTO file is a iPhoto Library File, created by Apple.

Open with Apple iPhoto 9.6 (Included with OS). Available for Mac.

What is a .IPHOTO file?

The .IPHOTO file extension is associated with a type of file known as an iPhoto Library File. This kind of file is specifically created by a program called iPhoto, which is designed to help users organize and manage their images. When you import photos into iPhoto, it stores details about these images, such as their size and format, inside .IPHOTO files. These files are usually found within various subfolders inside the iPhoto application.

To open a .IPHOTO file, you would typically use the Apple iPhoto program, version 9.6, which was included with the OS. iPhoto is a tool that not only allows you to organize your photos in a neat and orderly fashion, such as by the date they were taken or by specific events, but it also provides features for editing your photos to improve their appearance. Additionally, iPhoto supports importing video files, although it does not offer video editing capabilities. This software was a standard part of the Apple iLife suite, a collection of digital lifestyle applications.

It's important to note that as of 2015, iPhoto was discontinued and replaced by a newer application called Photos. The Photos app continues the work of iPhoto by offering photo editing and organization features, but with updated capabilities and a more modern interface. If you're using a Mac with a more recent version of macOS, you'll likely be using Photos instead of iPhoto to manage your image library.


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