PHOTOLIBRARY file format description

Many people share .photolibrary files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .photolibrary file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .photolibrary files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.photolibrary - Apple iPhoto Photo Library

The PHOTOLIBRARY data files are related to Apple iPhoto. PHOTOLIBRARY file is an Apple iPhoto Photo Library. iPhoto is a digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple.

Apple iPhoto
Data files
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Apple iPhoto Photo Library related extensions:
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Mac OS X Wireless Diagnostics Captured Packets
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GarageBand Magic Mentor Template
Apple Address Book Contact List Database
Mac OS X Disk Information File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .photolibrary file extension. Even harmful programs can create .photolibrary files. Be especially cautious with .photolibrary files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .photolibrary file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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