File Juicer
File Juicer for macOS
Overview of Formats

Search & Extract


jpg jpeg 2000 gif png pdf wmf emf tiff eps pict bmp


mov mpeg avi wmv


mp3 wav System 7 au aiff


ascii rtf html


avi cab cache chm dmg doc emlx exe ithmb m4p mht mp3 pdf pps ppt raw swf wps xls zip and other formats
Apple Photos

Extract Images from Photo Libraries

Brute force extracting photos form a photo library should not be a common task as library apps have civilized ways of doing it (File->Export). However you may want to do it.

File Juicer can extract photos from Photo Libraries, ignoring all databases and structure. This means that no matter the app which made the library you can pull the images out.

Normally File Juicer is set up to extract all it can recognize in the preferences. If you are extracting from a photo library and you are only interested in images formats, you can improve speed by unchecking the formats you are not looking for

Thumbnails and Previews

If you extract everything from a photo library you will likely get a lot of duplicated photos. This is because photo library apps generate low resolution version of the images to quick display when you browse the library.


Previews and thumbnails are usually small files compared to the original images.

You can sort images by file size in Finder to concentrate on the ones you are looking for.


Since thumbnails and previews are derived from the originals, they can be out of sync or leftovers. For forensic search this can reveal photos which may been deleted from the library. Since photo library apps clean these out at unknown intervals the reliabliilty of this is low.