13 Replies Latest reply: Nov 20, 2013 6:05 AM by KnappStreetUser
marsmadness Level 1 Level 1

OK, it looks like photostream is working as it has imported photos from my iPhone to the folder called Photostream in iPhoto on my iMac.

 

Now, I want to copy some of these photos and paste them into certain existing events I have already created.  I can highlight the ones I want, and copy from the menu, but when I go to the event I want to place them into it doesn't allow me to paste them.

 

Can someone give me the step by step instructions I should use to copy/move photos from the Photostream folder to an event folder on my iMac?

 

Thanks!


iPhoto '11, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
Solved by marsmadness on Nov 4, 2011 7:16 AM Solved

Duh....you are right...I see them.  Sorry for the newbie question, and thanks Terence for the quick response!!!!

Reply by Terence Devlin on Nov 4, 2011 6:53 AM Helpful

The photos are already in an Event, probably called October 2011 (or November 2011) Photostream.

 

You can move photos between Events simply by drag and drop. You can flag photos in an Event and then select the destination Event and go Events: Add Flagged Photos to Selected Events

 

Regards

 

 

TD

Reply by Terence Devlin on Nov 5, 2011 9:21 AM Helpful

Drag the selected pic(s) to the target Event.

 

Flag the pic(s) and select the the Target Event and go Events -> Add Flagged Pics to Selected Event

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    The photos are already in an Event, probably called October 2011 (or November 2011) Photostream.

     

    You can move photos between Events simply by drag and drop. You can flag photos in an Event and then select the destination Event and go Events: Add Flagged Photos to Selected Events

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD

  • marsmadness Level 1 Level 1

    Duh....you are right...I see them.  Sorry for the newbie question, and thanks Terence for the quick response!!!!

  • marsmadness Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry, but now when I try and copy the pictures I want from the event that Photostream created by highlighting and selecting copy from the edit toolbar, I then go to the event I want to paste them into and it doesn't allow me to paste!

     

    I suppose I could try and just drag the "October 2011" photostream event into the event I want, but I don't want ALL of the photostreamed pix...just some of them.

     

    Terence, what am I doing wrong?

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    Drag the selected pic(s) to the target Event.

     

    Flag the pic(s) and select the the Target Event and go Events -> Add Flagged Pics to Selected Event

  • marsmadness Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, I got it now!  I really appreciate the quick help!

  • ateringcateringcat Level 1 Level 1

    Flag the pic(s) and select the the Target Event and go Events -> Add Flagged Pics to Selected Event

     

    i see how to do this

     

     

    Drag the selected pic(s) to the target Event.

     

     

    i'm struggling with this. i don't see a way to drag a pic from photostream direct to an event. if i'm in photostream, i can drag a pic, but i can't see any individual event to drag it to. i can dump it in Events in the sidebar and drag to an event from there, but that's a bit clunky.

    beats me why i can copy a pic in photostream, but iphoto won't allow me to paste in an event???

  • meliterpage Level 1 Level 1

    Only photos taken on your phone after turning on Photo Stream are uploaded.  It will not transfer photos that were in Camera Roll before turning it on.  If you want full resolution pictures to be available for your old photos, import them to your computer and put them in your upload folder (assuming your computer has iCloud an Photo Stream enabled).  Also, Photo Stream isn't a backup service; photos are only kept there for 30 days allowing your enough time to download them to your other devices.

    More Reviews: How to transfer and copy photostream from iPhone to iMac

  • kilbranish Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem except, even tho my Photo Stream is on automatic import and upload, I have no idea where my pics end up in iphoto. I have been taking pics for months and have always had my iphone set up with PS. I did not have events called '' Photo Stream with the month''.

     

    Also, when I select the pics from PS, I can copy, but when I choose the event to where I want to put the pics, it does not allow me to paste.

     

    So,  I have tried to select the pics and drag into the Events (in the source on the left) - then, only some pics appeared in an event called Sep 2012 PS (created on its own ?)

     

    I don't know what else to try...Thanks!

  • kilbranish Level 1 Level 1

    Forgot, I also tried to select the pics from PS that I want to put in an event, but the flag photo does not work either. Thx

  • KnappStreetUser Level 1 Level 1

    This isn't working for me.  Not sure what you meant by "flag" the photos in the photo stream.  I have two photos selected, that is they are highlighted in the photostream.  But when I go to the events, the event menu is all grey.  The option to add the "flagged" photos isn't available.

  • KnappStreetUser Level 1 Level 1

    Now I found the "flag" command but it is also grey and so unavailable.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    You realise that you've posted into a thread that's more than a year old and relates to differnet versions of iPhoto. Best to start your own thread with a full description of the issue. Include the version of iPhoto you have too.

  • KnappStreetUser Level 1 Level 1

    OK, thanks.