13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2013 2:17 PM by Shaz0
anafrombrighton Level 1 (0 points)

I have stopped the automatic downloads into photo stream by going to preferences in my iPhoto. Then I turned off photo stream on all my devices and then turned it on again. Today when I took pictures with my iPhone they automatically downloaded into photo tream again and showed on my apple tv. I checked again and AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS was still unchecked in iPhoto. What should I do to not have every picture I take with my iPhone displayed on my apple tv? I want to be able to pick and choose. Thank you.


AppleTV 2, iOS 5
  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,961 points)

    You can't . It's either on or off. Every picture taken will be uploaded to the stream. You will need to reset as you can't delete individual shots.

  • anafrombrighton Level 1 (0 points)

    Even if you turn off automatic downloads and reset everything?

  • anafrombrighton Level 1 (0 points)

    Even if you turn off automatic downloads and reset everything?

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,961 points)

    You can't pick and choose what photos are uploaded. If you turn it off then nothing will go to the stream. If it's on then every picture taken after will show up.

     

    FYI: Automatic downloads are separate.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4539

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,738 points)

    That's actually the whole idea of photostream.

     

    If you want to be selective, put the ones you select into their own album or event.

  • anafrombrighton Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay... But then why would I want it showing on my apple tv? Let's say I take a bad shot or one I don't want displayed. Even if I delet it from my camera roll, it still shows on photo stream. How do I manage that then? What you said about being selective by making my own album or event- you are not applying that to photo stream right? Just iPhoto in general? Maybe I don't understand the whole concept but it seems silly to me to have every picture I take automatically displayed through my apple tv. Why can't I drag pictures into photo stream from iPhoto and only display the ones I want?

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,961 points)

    You can drag pictures from iPhoto to photo stream, but every picture taken on your IOS device will be displayed on photo stream if enabled. You can only do a full reset and not delete single pictures. If using a 3rd party app with it's own private camera roll you can then pick and choose what you want to export to the iPhone's camera roll.

  • anafrombrighton Level 1 (0 points)

    I get the photo stream thing- having all pictures there. By this concept is silly when using the apple tv, no? I don't want EVERY shot displayed, and turning, off, resetting and turning back on semester like too much work for everytime I want to dismay on my apple tv.

  • vazandrew Level 6 (17,961 points)

    That's how Photo Stream works, it takes every shot and you can access it on any device.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,738 points)

    Maybe that's how it will be sometime, but it's not for now. I think the primary function of photostream presently is convenience.

     

    I go to a job, carry out a survey, take some pictures, back to the office, draft a schedule of dilapidation and drag selected photo's from those I've just taken from my pages media browser straight into my report, no fiddling with connections or iPhoto. (oh and my audio notes do the same thing too)

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,738 points)

    I also wonder if you miss the point that they will only be there for 30 days, you are going to need to put them into albums at some point or you won't be able to watch them on the Apple TV at all.

  • Shaz0 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can delete Individual photos as well. You have to go into the photo stream on your Apple TV. Click on the photograph that you want to delete. Then click on it again and hold the button down until you see the "delete photo" option. This allows you to delete photos from photo stream one at a time. It's still not optimal because photos that you don't want displayed will still make it there until you delete them. I would prefer more control on what gets uploaded.

  • Shaz0 Level 1 (0 points)

    You can do the same thing from any iOS device. You just select the photos you want to delete from the photo stream from the iOS device. I believe this can be done from a Mac as well.