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How to change Aperture preferences to manually add to My Photo Stream

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azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 20, 2013 5:31 PM

From what I read on Apple FAQs, "...you can change your iPhoto or Aperture preferences so that only photos you manually add to My Photo Stream are uploaded." But I can't see that process in Aperture 3.4 preferences. What am I missing?

Brian

iPad 2, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    Go to Aperture>Preferences>Photo Stream and uncheck Automatic Import.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    It stops all photos added to your Aperture library from automatically being added to photo stream.  With this setting you will then have to manually add them to photo stream by doing the following:

     

    1. In the Library inspector, select the item containing the photos you want to upload to Photo Stream.
    2. In the Browser, select the photos you want to upload to Photo Stream, then do one of the following:
      • Choose File > Share > Photo Stream.
      • Click the Photo Stream button in the toolbar.
      • Drag the photos to the Photo Stream item in the Library inspector.
  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    Unfortunately, I'm not running Aperture on the Mac I'm on right now so I can't replicate what you're doing.  But this is directly from the Aperture help file (http://help.apple.com/aperture/mac/3.3/#apr5375b21c):

     

    To manually upload photos to your photo stream

    1. In the Library inspector, select the item containing the photos you want to upload to your photo stream.
    2. In the Browser, select the photos you want to upload to your photo stream, then do one of the following:
      • Choose File > Share > Photo Stream.
      • Click the Photo Stream button in the toolbar.
      • Drag the photos to the Photo Stream item in the Library inspector.

           The Photo Stream dialog appears

     

        3. Choose My Photo Stream from the Photo Stream pop-up menu, then click OK.

     

    The photos are uploaded to your photo stream and immediately pushed to the iOS devices connected to your iCloud account. Photos remain in your photo stream for 30 days and are then removed automatically—unless you delete them first.

     

    If photo stream is grayed out, go to System Preferences>iCloud and confirm that Photo Stream is checked.

  • randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    You're welcome.  They should appear in your my photo stream album after a brief delay as they upload to photo stream.

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