3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 7, 2013 8:36 PM by LarryHN
Stuart Field Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)

In iPhoto, for the last several months all the photos I take each month are in events like "Apr 2013 Photo Stream". Any videos are in non-photstream events. Before April, any photos I took went into events of their own for each day. The behavior is as though my photos aren't actually being imported into iPhoto when I plug my phone into my mac, so they're only showing up via Photo Stream.

 

I'd like things to be set up so that when I plug in my iPhone the photos on it are actually downloaded to iPhoto permanently. Any suggestions?

  • 1. Re: Are my iPhone photos being permanently transferred to iPhoto?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    Any photo that is in an event has been imported to iPhoto - it sounds like you have the iPhoto preferences set to automatically import photos from PhotoStream

     

     

    Before April, any photos I took went into events of their own for each day.

     

    That would be photos imported or synced to iPhoto prior to using PS to automatically import - PS creates an event per month

     

    LN

  • 2. Re: Are my iPhone photos being permanently transferred to iPhoto?
    Stuart Field Level 2 Level 2 (415 points)

    I do have the preferences set that way, and I might have well done so in April. Now I see that I just don't like/agree with the way that iPhoto imports from PS. I expected that they would be imported via PS and put in daily events just as if I had connected my phone via a cable. But instead they're all stuffed into one month-long event. Not sure why.

     

    I'll just turn off the auto import, since I always connect my phone to iPhoto eventually and import that way. But it was nice to have photos available immediately (or usually so) in iPhoto without having to connect.

  • 3. Re: Are my iPhone photos being permanently transferred to iPhoto?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    because

     

    PS creates an event per month

    exactly as documented and advertised

     

    and it you import from your phone then you do not want ot autoimport because you will have duplicates

     

    But it was nice to have photos available immediately (or usually so) in iPhoto without having to connect.

    And you can - but you choose not to - yoru choice - but if you make it then you have made it

     

    LN