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Newbie to Photostream

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radiomother Calculating status...
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Jan 14, 2013 5:23 PM

Are photos in Photostream downloaded to my hard drive or am I just seeing them in the iCloud? Is there an easy way to see what is downloaded on my computer so that I can delete the duplicates in photostream and still have room?

 

Thanks for your help,

radiomother

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  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (54,810 points)
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to radiomother)

    To automatically have the Photo Stream photos imported into your library you must set iPhoto's Photo Stream preferences to do so:

    iP11photostreampref.PNG

     

    When a batch is imported they will be in an event titled something like this:

    iPhoto001.jpg

     

    OT

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to radiomother)

    Automatic importing into the library will not affect the photos from being in the Photo Stream, available for sharing and as a temp backup.  It just saves you the responsibilty of remembering to upload to the library before the 30 days are up.

  • Kelly Sill Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:27 PM (in response to Old Toad)

    Quick question...so if I was to delete a photo in Photostream on my iPhone, will it delete the photo from the PHOTOSTREAM EVENT (i.e. November 2012 Photostream) that was created in iPhoto or just from Photostream. I hope that makes sense!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (112,990 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to Kelly Sill)

    No.  Once the PS photo has been imported into the library deleting it from the stream does not affect the copy in the library.  Just be sure you have the iPhoto/Photo Stream preferences set to automatically import PS photos as showwn in my post above.

     

    However, it will delete the photo from the PS on all other devices.

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