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Deleting Images from Photostream

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Skyking Level 2 Level 2 (440 points)
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Oct 19, 2011 8:37 AM

How do you delete images from Photostream?? Can you??





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  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 19, 2011 8:51 AM (in response to Skyking)

    Not individually. You can only reset the whole PhotoStream, removing everything.

  • luap_tockers Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2011 2:49 PM (in response to Julian Wright)

    I have the same question... How do you go about deleting everything then? new to the mac so prob missing something simple!

    also was wondering, if you can only delete everything, would that just fill up until your allowance is met or is there a limit set for individual apps?



  • coloradoski Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2011 8:27 PM (in response to Skyking)

    Seems from what I've read even the reset option in doens't actually delete anything.  another forum mentioned that what it would do is this:


    Let's say you have an iPad with photostream off.  and with your iPhone photostream on, you take a picture, it uploads to the cloud.  Then if you do a reset to the cloud, then turn on your iPad, that photo you took on your phone won't download to the iPad.  So it's not like the photo really is ever deleted on the cloud (until 30 days). It's more like it's resetting the old versus the new with devices that enable the cloud.


    Another tip I saw was if you turn off wifi, then your photos won't auto upload to the photostream so gives you a chance to review before they go up so to speak.  I think someone put it best that it's not intended to store your photos forever.  It's intended to allow multiple devices to get to one photo and save it off.


    my 2 cents!

  • Mateomasfeo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 27, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to coloradoski)

    I fail to see the value in iCloud.  Nothing but problems here, but then again, I'm not a computer programer.  It was pitched as being "It just works."


    My ***...

  • Jiri Krecek Level 4 Level 4 (1,080 points)
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    Oct 31, 2011 8:46 PM (in response to Skyking)

    Log into iCloud

    On the main screen after login, click on your name in right upper corner

    Click ADVANCED tab



    It will wipe the whole photostream.

    More info here:

  • gunsmas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 16, 2011 7:59 AM (in response to Jiri Krecek)

    Itwork just great for me TY

  • David Neale1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Jan 20, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to Skyking)

    The thing is, the PhotoStream is not a method of storing photos as such. For that you have iPhoto, Aperture, and other third-party offerings. PhotoStream is simply a means of allowing new photos to be shared very easily between various devices. Looked at that way, it certainly has value and does exactly what it is meant to do. If you do not wish to share all your recently taken photographs, simply turn PhotoStream off, or don't activate it in the first place, and use email or file transfer or whatever instead to share selected photos with selected devices.


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