7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2012 9:14 AM by art.carney
timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

i really enjoy being able to take good quality photos with my iPhone, which is a lot quicker to be ready than my Sony compact digital camera ever was !, but i am continually being dissappointed ........when i get home to look at and share the photos from my Mac Book Pro half of my photos are missing !!!

 

Tim


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPad 2, iPhone 4S
  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,695 points)

    Photos taken on an iPhone should go into the photostream, assuming the stream has been turned on.  Other photos on the iPhone (imported or taken from a web site, etc. do not go into the stream.  That's the way it is supposed to work.  I don't use the stream much, but when I do, it works as described.

     

    So, just to make sure - you're saying that photos taken by the phone do not always find their way to the photostream on the iPhone?  Or are they there, but on the mac, they don't always arrive?

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Cheers buddy, thanks for the reply,  I can assure you that Photo Stream is turned on, in all three of my devices, MBP, iPhone4s and iPad2.

     

    Some photos taken by iPhone do goto Photo Stream perfectly OK, the most annoying thing is, some of them dont, the ones that dont are normally the ones that i wanted to share with the outside world.

     

    The Photos that do goto the PhotoStream are ALL seen on my other devices and each device have the same photos on Photo Stream as each other.

     

    I do agree, it isnt doing what it is supposed to do from my iPhone.

     

    PS. of course I do know that the Photos that dont goto PhotoStream, i can still get them to my MacBookPro my Emailing them to myself using @me.com

     

    Tim

  • Sathers Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I'm having exactly the same problem.  For example I have just taken 5 photographs, while sat at home conected to WiFi.  All of them made it into the camera roll, but only two into the photostream.  Both pics in my photostream arrived onto my macbook pro.  This problem has only happened since the latest update.

     

    As an aside, my instagram pics are saved to my camera roll.  Some make it to photostream and some don't, in the past they all made it there!

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yeah, so we are both in the same boat !

     

    the question  is WHY ???

     

    Tim

  • Sathers Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Well I can't answer WHY, but I seem to have fixed it by using iTunes to reset the phone and reloading settings from my iCloud backup.  Took a while to achieve, but the photostream seems to be working a treat.

     

    Sometimes, pics don't show in the photo stream immediately, sometimes it waits for a WiFi conection before updating the stream.

     

    Hope this works for you.

  • timmy toad Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    ok thank you buddy, that certainly looks as if it should work for me. i havent done that before, it looks a bit scary !.

     

    tim

  • art.carney Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    timmy toad wrote:

     

    i really enjoy being able to take good quality photos with my iPhone, which is a lot quicker to be ready than my Sony compact digital camera ever was !, but i am continually being dissappointed ........when i get home to look at and share the photos from my Mac Book Pro half of my photos are missing !!!

     

    Tim

    From another forum:

    You can go to any picture in your Camera Roll, select it and then copy it by pressing the Home button and the Sleep button. This will make a copy of the picture in your Camera Roll and send a copy up to iCloud.

    Note that "send a copy up to iCloud" = add it to Photo Stream. I would further add that you will want to tap the screen of your ios device to make the "black navigation bars" at the top and bottom of the screen disappear before copying the photo or they will be copied also. Picture resolution may be less than the original.

     

    Message was edited by: art.carney to further clairify.