When it comes to the manage your photographs, the Photos, and iCloud apps work very well. But if you want to find where they are stored, then it is a bit difficult. If you want to copy your photos to an external hard drive or edit them, you will need to access them in the picture folder on your Mac. If you are new to Apple macOS or purchased a new Macbook, you could notice that your Pictures folder no longer appears in the “Favorites” sidebar.
There is no other way to access Pictures other than the picture folder on your Mac so you have to access the pictures folder on your Mac. Many users are asking questions like where is my pictures folder on Mac? or how to find photos folder on Mac?
In this article, we are going to share how you can find a picture folder on your Mac easily.
Where is the pictures folder on a MacBook?
The answer to this question is depends on your current macOS settings. If you have downloaded images from the Internet via browsers like Safari and chrome, it is located in the Downloads folder of your Mac.
You can easily change these settings from your browser. If you are using Safari, then go to preferences settings in Safari and change the download location.
If you are using Photo Booth to take images, then you have to look into the Photo Booth Library folder. Follow these steps:
Finder > (From the menu ) Go > Home > Picture > Photo Booth Library.
You can see all your Photo Booth images here. If you want to move this folder to the Finder’s favorite folder, follow the same process described below.
If you want to check all your synced images or iCloud images then go Finder > (From the menu ) Go > Home > Picture.
How to Find Pictures Folder on Mac
Step 1: First of all you have to open the Finder app from the Dock.
Step 2: Once Finder is opened, go to the menu bar at the top of the screen > click on Go.
Step 3: Now click on the Home button on the list. You can also use Shift+Command+H on your keyboard. It will open a home folder.
Step 4: In the home folder, find the “Pictures” folder. Double-click the icon to open it.
Once you find it, you can add it to your sidebar. To do this, click and drag the Picture folder to the “Favorites” section of the Finder sidebar.
When you hover over the sidebar, the folder icon will indicate where you can add the Picture folder. As soon as you’ve positioned the indication where you want, release the mouse button. It’s done.
Now the picture folder is saved to your finder sidebar forever.
You can also use “Finder” > “Preferences” in the menu bar to add a picture folder in the finder favorite section.
Open the sidebar option in preferences and then check “Pictures” in the list.
These steps will help you to add any other important folders, such as “Music” or “Movies,” in the finder sidebar. Once you are finished, quit Finder Preferences. You may now open a Finder and select the “Pictures” shortcut to access your Pictures folder.