File Extension Library


  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .PHOTOSLIBRARY file?

.PHOTOSLIBRARY file extension is created by Apple. .PHOTOSLIBRARY has been classified as Data Files.

.PHOTOSLIBRARY is Photos Library

Library of digitals photos created by Photos, an image organization application bundled with OS X 10.10.3 and later; contains data referenced by your Photos Library, which includes thumbnails, resources, albums, and other properties; located in the "Pictures" folder of your home directory.

NOTE: The PHOTOSLIBRARY package used by the Photos application is similar to the .PHOTOLIBRARY package used by iPhoto application, which Photos replaced in 2015.

List of all softwares that can open the Photos Library
Apple Photos

How to Open .PHOTOSLIBRARY file on different platforms

Open .PHOTOSLIBRARY File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PHOTOSLIBRARY
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PHOTOSLIBRARY file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PHOTOSLIBRARY files" Press "Ok"


  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PHOTOSLIBRARY file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PHOTOSLIBRARY File on Linux

Right click on the .PHOTOSLIBRARY file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PHOTOSLIBRARY File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PHOTOSLIBRARY file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PHOTOSLIBRARY File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PHOTOSLIBRARY files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PHOTOSLIBRARY files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PHOTOSLIBRARY files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PHOTOSLIBRARY file format
  2. You need to check the .PHOTOSLIBRARY file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)