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Photo Stream images deleted from library!

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Roy Levien Calculating status...
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Dec 5, 2011 12:07 PM

Recently, on launch, Aperture reported that Photo Stream was not enabled (even though I had not changed settings since enabling). I (re)enabled it, but after doing so, only the most recent photos (for the past month or so) were recognized as being in the stream (even though aproximately an additional month's photos are still indicated as being in my stream on all my iOS devices — at least for the time being). More importantly (and clearly a SERIOUS BUG): all the missong photos that had already been downloaded to my Aperture library ("automatic import" is checked in preferences) were gone, not only from the library, but also deleted from all the albums (e.g. flickr, facebook) to which they had been published.


Is Photo Stream working? Automatic deletion of photos, including shared photos) seems like a big problem!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • oxocube Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2011 11:59 AM (in response to Roy Levien)

    Yep, I and others have noticed it too.  There's another thread here on the issue.


    I am not talking about the Photstream shutting itself off issue (which IS happening for some people, but not me), but the situation wherein photos that have been automatically imported into "Oct. 2011 Photo Stream," "Nov 2011 Photo Stream," etc., disappear when their Photostream counterparts disappear.  This essentially negates the entire usefulness of Photo Stream.


    I have used one workaround, albeit a cumbersome one: rebuild your Aperture Library (hold down on command and option while double clicking on your Library to open Aperture).  Your lost photos should show up in a "Recovered Photos" folder.  I think this works because the masters that have been auto-imported from Photo Stream aren't really deleted from Aperture.


    I hope Apple recognizes the problem and fixes it.  There doesn't seem to be a big uproar about it, though. :-/

  • oxocube Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 7, 2011 12:57 PM (in response to Roy Levien)

    Agree with what you write 100%.  It's a stretch to label my suggestion a "workaround" due to the fragility that still exists with respect to Photo Stream pics that have been published elsewhere.

  • oxocube Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 8, 2011 1:11 PM (in response to oxocube)

    Looks like this issue was fixed with a release today (version 3.2.2).  Crossing my fingers the Photo Stream bug is really fixed....


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