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I want to access this folder:

/Users/me/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Masters

but Picasa cannot find it because it's in a "package."

  1. How can I make it not a package?
  2. Will iPhoto still work? I'm guessing it will
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"iPhoto Library" is a folder with a file extension. Open its Get Info dialog to find out its full name (e.g. iPhoto Library.foo). Then use that in Picasa. –  Daniel Beck May 22 '13 at 18:22
@DanielBeck Picasa won't let me do it arbitrarily. Also, I'm not sure that's right? If I cd into the directory and do a pwd I see: /Users/me/Pictures/iPhoto Library –  Yar May 22 '13 at 18:37
Odd, I only know packages with extension, that's how they're recognized. Are you sure you don't have both, i.e. iPhoto Library and some iPhoto Library.foo? –  Daniel Beck May 22 '13 at 18:42
If Picasa uses the default OS X file dialog, you can press Cmd-Shift-G to navigate to on the UI unreachable locations. –  Daniel Beck May 22 '13 at 18:46
@DanielBeck there's a bundle bit in OSX: i.imgur.com/UlQ9ahh.png. Thanks! –  Yar May 22 '13 at 20:27

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