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Clarification of iPhoto/Photo Stream

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I am having difficulty understanding how iPhoto handles photos taken on an iOS device(iPhone or iPad).  Currently I have my iPhoto set to do an automatic import when taking picture.  I take picture on iPhone, it shows up on iPad photo stream.  It shows up in iPhoto photo stream file.  Now I delete the photo in the photo stream on iPhone.  It deletes on iPad photo stream and in iPhoto photo stream.  However the photo is in iPhoto in pHotos and events.  So what is the best way to manage this.  Should I turn off the 'Automatic import' in iPhoto or have it save the photo in iPhoto photos/events?  If so I suspect the photo will not be saved to photos and events.  So the photo will only be in the photo stream.  Whcih leads to my question 'when will the photo be saved in the photos or events in iPhoto.  If it sits in the Photo Stream is there any risk of losing the picture?


Thanks and I look forward to your reply.



iPhoto '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,870 points)
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:50 PM (in response to BGmail)

    Apples instruction are here -


    PS is not a storage place - it is a transmission place - it holds the lessor last 30 days or 1000 photos - if you want to keep photos you eed to import them into iPhoto - this can be automatic or manual as you choose - if it is manual then only the photos you manually import are saved in iPhoto - if it is automatic then eveny photo in PS is saved


    It is pretty simple


    So what is the best way to manage this.  Should I turn off the 'Automatic import' in iPhoto or have it save the photo in iPhoto photos/events?

    That totally depends on what you want




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