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File Extension IPHOTO

The file extension IPHOTO is related to the Apple iPhoto application, which is an app for Mac OS X that allows you to organize and edit photos, share photos with friends on Facebook and Flickr, create slideshows, photo albums, and other creative items. IPhoto also provides a way to take photos with you on the go and use iTunes to sync specific albums and events to other Apple devices.

The file extension IPHOTO is a database file type that contains information collected from photos you import to an Apple device. The file content includes metadata, photo descriptions, images in the JPEG format, and other elements used when organizing and editing photos.

How to Open IPHOTO Files

If you use Mac OS X, you may have an application installed on your PC that will open the IPHOTO file extension by default. Double click on the IPHOTO file to see if it will automatically find an application that will open the file.

If you are unable to open an IPHOTO file using the above method, the best way to open the file is by using the iPhoto app for Mac OS X. iPhoto allows you to organize photos by who, where, and when, and automatically imports photos from your iPhoto Stream so you can organize them into Events. The newer version of the iPhoto app offers Facebook enhancements and provides you with tools for easily emailing photos, creating books and letterpress cards, and sharing your photos using the new full-screen mode. IPhoto is available for Mac OS X on the Apple website.

If you have a different operating system and are unable to access the iPhoto app, you can opt to convert the file extension IPHOTO to another format such as JPG or GIF using a multimedia conversion program. There are a number of photo format conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET, Softpedia, and Softonic which will convert IPHOTO files for you.

You can also use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion, including a variety of multimedia formats. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, browse for the iPHOTO file you want to convert, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.

Since the file extension IPHOTO is a database file type, you may also be able to open the file using a database management application for multimedia such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Dreamweaver is a professional application that allows you to create websites and web databases that are associated with the website you create. Dreamweaver is available in a free trial version on the Adobe website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.