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If I were to examine my iPhone's hard drive, in what format would I find the images in the Photos app stored?

Are they in a big .sqlite database file? Or are they stored as individual files such as .jpg?

I'm looking for the extension used (e.g. .sqlite, .png, .jgp, etc.).

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All the images are stored as jpegs in various locations. The camera roll, for example, is stored in /private/var/mobile/Media/ (unless they've moved it).

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