Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 12:18 PM (in response to DFWRIGHT)
First - Why did you not use iPhoto to back up your photos?
Second - Photo Stream is not a backup device. Its purpose is to allow you to download your pictures to multiple devices within a 30 day time span.
Third - If you failed at both of these your photos are lost...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 12:29 PM (in response to Malignance)
1. I di dnot back them up becasue i was not made awre how photo stream works i seen that ai had them in both places and I have 2 kids and they have so many aps and music on my phone that they uise to when i go to take pix it says youi do not have enough memory to take the pix so I seen thtat they were on photo stream (not full made aware of how it works) and i deleted them off of my album to have room to take more pix of them , thinking that they will stil lbe there because here recently they just have been falling off. I back uop my phone every now ans then to iphoto and thepix are there nuit i had so many pix of the weddin gat the time i was neededing to take more pix for the receptiona nd all so i seen them there so deleted them OFF of alum to have more room. Thats why i did not back them up at the time.
2. never knew any of that until abot days ago after the fact
3. im sure this is the case and ia m ****** now. Had I need backing up my phone how I used to do before this icloud mess then i woudl have had all of mystuff regardless but using icloud and restoring from phone to ohone that they pushed has messed me up.
So look sliek I am short.....the only thing that doesnt make sense is how some of the hiots are still there from thr wedding.....and some are dissapering. Thats thrpart that diesn nake sense since its only there for 30 days why are all of the rest of them still there the earlier ones gone?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:10 PM (in response to DFWRIGHT)
That was one mess of a run on sentence. You're correct on all points... as far as I can tell without your use of punctuation.
Always remember that punctuation saves lives. For example
Let's eat Grandma
Let's eat, Grandma
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to DFWRIGHT)
As you've discovered, iCloud has a 1000 picture limit. When you hit that limit, the oldest pics get pushed out. Also, iCloud holds photos for more than 30 days, I'm not sure if there is a time limit, but it is not 30 days.
Chalk this up to a learning experience ... surely you didn't think iCloud was endless storage for you. Develop a backup routine to get pictures out of your Camera Roll and into a permanent storage place, like a hard drive with frequent backups.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 1:29 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
The photos you upload to My Photo Stream are stored in iCloud for 30 days to give your devices plenty of time to connect and download them.
From Apple Support Page > iCloud: Photo Stream FAQ