.PHOTOLIBRARY File Extension

File Type:
iPhoto Photo Library

Having trouble opening .photolibrary extension? Don't panic! This page explains what photolibrary files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open photolibrary files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a PHOTOLIBRARY file?

Photolibrary file extension has iPhoto Photo Library file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "data files" category.

iPhoto is a program for organizing digital images. Photo libraries created with this application are saved with the .PHOTOLIBRARY extension. They include all images that have been loaded into the iPhoto collection and also save the information about the edits made to those pictures. iPhoto creates a new .PHOTOLIBRARY file each time you add a new library. The program allows users to enhance, touch-up, and crop digital images. The iPhoto application was replaced by the Photos program in 2015. The older software project has been closed.  

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

photolibrary file icon
File Type:
iPhoto Photo Library
Data Files

How to open PHOTOLIBRARY file?

Double click the photolibrary file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .photolibrary extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the photolibrary extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the photolibrary file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open PHOTOLIBRARY files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • Apple iPhoto 9.6 Apple iPhoto 9.6
    • Apple Photos Apple Photos

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the photolibrary file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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