I was clearing up my Mac to download the latest Os X, but when I saw the "Photos" in "About this Mac" are taking 9 GB space! Any idea where I can find all these photos?

  • Try opening the Photos app. Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 13:50
  • You’re probably looking for the “optimize Mac storage” option in Photos.app’s iCloud preferences. Maybe you even want to deactivate the iCloud photo library (or stream or both) on your MBA altogether.
    – Crissov
    Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 15:12

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The Photos.app imported images/movies are stored in the Photos Library in the Pictures folder, along with other individual pictures, within your Home folder. You can access the Pictures folder in Finder.


Photo application keeps all the pictures inside is library: Photos Library.

The location of the library is the following: ~/Users/<user_name_here>/Pictures.

Anyway, you can open the application Photos and choose one by one if keep or not any photo.

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