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Photo Stream Confusion

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jdrosema Calculating status...
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Oct 26, 2011 6:10 PM

I know everyone's new to photo stream, but I'm slightly confused. I have and iPod Touch and MacBook with iPhoto '11. My photo stream works fine, but that's not the problem. So when I get onto iPhoto, and go to photos, I have an event called "Photo Stream" and all the photos from photo stream go in there. But what if I want them to be under their own event? Why doesn't photo stream just put them under their own events per day instead of a gigantic event for every single picture I've taken on my iPod. Maybe I'm not making much since, but pretty much I'm trying to say why doesn't photo stream import to iPhoto as if I were just to connect my iPod to the computer, or can it? If you could help, thanks.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,880 points)
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    Oct 26, 2011 6:17 PM (in response to jdrosema)

    Those photos in your Photo Stream are also in your LIBRARY > Photos so you can merge or do whatever you want with it. Photo Stream is your iCloud storage and is not editable at the moment.

  • ckuan Level 6 Level 6 (19,880 points)
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    Oct 26, 2011 6:34 PM (in response to jdrosema)

    Did you import those photos from the Photo Stream? I did and when I click on one of the photo in Photo Stream it opens that photo in my Library > Photos. (When you click edit at the bottom right)

  • Guyhom Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2011 10:27 AM (in response to jdrosema)

    I just have the same problem.

    More than you, I renamed my "photostream event" and, even this, iPhoto is still importing photos to this totally-old event...

    Can't iPhoto just create events, like if I was importing photos with my cable ???

    This is really annoying

  • shibuya23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2011 10:12 PM (in response to jdrosema)

    same problem stream messes up the library with its misplacement of its own event

  • Techlen Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to jdrosema)

    I completely understand what your talking about. I have the same problem. I decided just to turn off the option in iPhoto to not automatically back up photo stream photos.  I plug my devices into the computer every few weeks or when I want my camera roll pictures to be imported into my iPhoto library. I actually prefer this because then I can delete photos I do not want off my camera roll on my device before importing to iPhoto. I am sure Apple will address this issue down the road so that photos that do automatically import from photo stream will be separated into events by day or by a selected time option in iPhoto.


    For now just uncheck that auto sync option in iPhoto and sync with cable.

  • takenpictures Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 11, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to jdrosema)

    iPhoto automatically organises photos imported from Photo Stream by month and puts them into an event with a title like "October 2012 Photo Stream". It automatically created a new event once you moe on to a new month. Even if you disable automatic importing for Photo Stream the only way to then import them is to select the photos you want to import from the Photo Stream menu on the left, right click and choose import, however this also automatically adds them to an event as described above.


    There seems to be no option for changing this at present. As always with Apples iCloud philosophy they want you to just forget about it and let it do it's job. Which for most users is really convenient but if you take a lot of photos I can see how it would be annoying having them all compiled into one event.


    Unfortunately unless Apple add the option to split Photo Stream events by day, like they do for normal events, you will just have to split them yourself after import.


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