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deleting photos off Photo stream on my PC, how do i get them to stay on my ipad?

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When  i delete the photos off Photo stream on my PC, how do i get them to stay on my ipad. ?


Since these photos are large files, i want to take them off the pc after i sync. However, when i do this, the photos are removed from the Ipad using Icloud.



iPad 2, iOS 6.1.2
  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    You will have to save the photos to Camera Roll before you delete them. But, keeping only one copy of your photos on an iPad is not a good idea. The idea behind Photo Stream is to easily share photos between devices long enough for you to properly store them in a more permanent library and backup, usually on a computer.


    Hard drive are relatively cheap these days. I would expand the storage space on your computer for a photo library and invest in an external drive to store an additional backup copy. I recommend using Photo Stream as a tool to get the photos into a photo library on the computer so they can be organized, backed up and them sync to the Photo app on the iPad.

  • Stephen Spark Level 4 Level 4 (2,380 points)

    Not quite sure what you mean, I'm not sure how it works with Windows, but I would assume to add photos to the photo stream you have to add them using the interface provided by Apple, probably in the iCloud Control Panel.


    In iPhoto on the Mac you can either select the photos then select a Share option to add them to a Photo Stream. You can also drag and drop to the Photo Stream album in iPhoto. In Windows I would assume you will have to use the Control Panel rather than simply adding them to the folders created by Photo Stream.


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