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Whitehambone Level 1 (0 points)

I have Aperture 3.2 and have enabled Photo Stream, several times.  It syncs all of my photos with my iPhone 4 and imports the new ones in a project.  I close Aperture and reopen it several days later, go to the Photo Stream library and Photo Stream is asking if I want to turn Photo Stream on.  All of the pictures are gone.  I turn it back on and it spends the better part of a hour updating.  I am using a newer MacBook Pro and sometime I power it completely down if it will be in the case for awhile.  When this happens I have checked the iCloud settings in the System Preferences and Photo Stream is checked.  Anyone else haveing this problem?  I seen some people are having the same trouble with iPhoto.





  • HAL 9000 Computer Level 2 (265 points)

    Are you also using (or trying to use) Photo Stream with iPhoto?

    Photo Stream only works in OR iPhoto OR Aperture at the same time.

  • Whitehambone Level 1 (0 points)

    No, I am not trying to use them both at the same time with Photo Stream.  I have not had iPhoto opened in long time and I'm not sure if I have ever opened iPhoto since iCloud went active.  I only use iPhoto when I want to make a greeting or post card.  I just opened iPhoto and clicked on Photo Stream (on the left) and it asks if I want to turn it on.  I just noticed that there is a option to click that says "No Thanks".  I never turned Photo Stream on in iPhoto, but never said no thanks either.  After clicking the "No Thanks" button, Photo Stream disappears from the left.  Maybe that will solve the problem.  I will need to give it some time to see, because it does not happen right away.

  • Whitehambone Level 1 (0 points)

    HAL 9000, so far so good after clicking "No Thanks" in iPhoto I guess effectively turning off Photo Stream in iPhoto (even though I never turned it on).  I have opened and closed each program several times (iPhoto and Apeture) and have turned the machine on and off several times. Also did latest iPhoto update that was just realeased.  Going to give it a few more days to see what happens.

  • Chenks Level 5 (7,420 points)

    This is also happening to me (several times this week).

    I don't have Aperture installed, only iPhoto.


    Having to re-download 300-odd photos from the stream is getting tiresome.

    Any other solution?

  • idea2go Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the exact opposite problem.  Photo Stream keeps getting turned off in iPhoto, and I don't think I've ever used Aperture!

  • jgrockwell Level 1 (5 points)

    I was having the same problem and yes, the "No thanks" button seemed to work.. thanks

  • Eric Colvin1 Level 1 (0 points)

    same behavior here.

  • Whitehambone Level 1 (0 points)

    The "No Thanks" button did not work permanently.  There was a iPhoto and Aperture update; I did them both.  I'm not sure if updating the applications had anything to do with the problem coming back.  I checked Photo Stream in Aperture after the update and everything looked fine.  The Photo Stream link on the left did not come back in iPhoto after the update, so I can't try it again.  Back to square one I guess.

  • Whitehambone Level 1 (0 points)

    I just noticed when trying to turn on Photo Stream (again) in Aperture that a dialog box popped up and said that iPhoto was using Photo Stream.  It also asked if I wanted to switch Photo Stream to Aperture, of course I clicked yes.  So maybe they fixed the problem, because I never seen this warning before.  I had checked iPhoto before turning on Photo Stream in Aperture and it was not active.  As I stated above, the link on the left was not there for Photo Stream.  Hopefully this is fixed by the updates!

  • jgrockwell Level 1 (5 points)

    whitehambone, I checked mine again and it was ok. I'm running the same as you, Aperture 3.2.1 and iphone4s, osx 10.7.2.


    I am no longer using iphoto at all so I don't open it up. Are you opening iphoto before aperture?


    I actually just tried it now and opened iphoto, it was still unchecked, quit it..Opened Apeture, and it was still checked and streaming photos..


    I did upate the software yesterday and hit the "no thanks" button and its all good. Sorry

  • Whitehambone Level 1 (0 points)

    I have had iPhoto open a few time while trouble shooting this problem.  Otherwise I have not had any reason to launch it.  The last time I actually used iPhoto was 3 months ago.  I am not trying to use Photo Stream with both programs.  I only want it on with Aperture.  I only use iPhoto to make cards and import only the photos I need to make them. 


    I hoping the problem is solved with the latest updates, because I did not remember seeing the warning dialog box from Aperture before (as stated in my last post).



  • jgrockwell Level 1 (5 points)

    spoke too soon. yep it shut off again

  • Jon Baumgartner Level 2 (205 points)

    This is plaguing me, too. Seems totally random. Might be reboot-related, not sure. Another thing I think is odd is that on the iPhone my photo stream haS 495 photos. But in Aperture, it's only 234. Why wouldn't they be in sync? I wonder if that's somehow related?

  • léonie Level 10 (90,960 points)

    Are you switching between Aperture Libraries? The Photo stream needs to be tied to one Aperture Library; if you switch the Aperture Library, the Photo Stream will be turned off.

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