1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 22, 2012 11:32 AM by Winston Churchill
Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I'm having trouble using PhotoStream.    I've used it 3 times to copy photos to iPhoto, but don't have it right.



Today I took some photos with my grandchildren.    And my grandson accidentally took a bunch of screen shots.    I went home and opened iPhoto, and clicked on PhotoStream.   It asked me if I wanted to use Photostream.  (It didn't ask me the 2nd time I used it, I wonder why it did this time).     I tried selecting individual photos to move to an event.    As I selected one, the screen refreshed and I saw that I selected a different one.    After about 5 minutes of this nonsense, I had the photos I wanted to select, and I dragged them to events. 


Except there was an event with all of my photostream photos, not one with just these photos.    Some of those photos were from previous days.    So I went through and selected individual photos and deleted them.     I have no idea which are the high res photos from my iPhone, and which were the duplicates, so I went to my iPhone and told it not to save the duplicates.   (There must be some way to tell).     Googling, I found that I can delete every photo on PhotoStream, but not individual ones.    I have to decide which of these poor choices is better.    If I have work photos, I'll have to delete all of them.


Then I went to my iPhone and tried to select all of my photos to delete them.   I didn't figure it out, so I tapped on each one individually until they were all selected, and deleted them.    Or maybe I should have plugged my phone directly into my computer and run image capture.


I'm wondering if I should rename the "Jan 2012 Photo Stream" event so I don't add to it next time I have photos in January, it will leave that event alone.   I don't want all of the photos I already deleted from it to show up again.


Do you recommend any different procedures to make this "just work"?

24, Mac OS X (10.7), Home workgroup
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (87,405 points)

    Check your iPhoto preferences, you likely already have Photostream set to add its photos to events, Photostream creates an event for each month. A Photo can be in only one event, but as many albums as you wish. It sounds as though you may not fully understand events.