Photos are included with the Photo Stream, not videos.
Photo Stream is temporary so if you have an iPhone and iPad, photos captured on one device will be available on the other device automatically and vice-versa. Your Photo Stream can also be accessed on your computer so you can add photos to the stream on your computer making the newly added photos available on each device without having to sync, and for saving photos in the Photo Stream locally on your computer's hard drive without needing to import the photos from the Camera Roll with your computer.
Photos in the Photo Stream as well as in the Camera Roll are taking up double the storage space.
Photo Stream is not a backup.
Photos/videos in the Camera Roll should be imported by your computer as with any other digital camera.
Im also having storage issues but with my iphone Not to sound like a complete moron, but what is the best way to get my photos and videos from my iphone and ipad imported to my computer? I do not have a Mac computer. I hooked up my iPhone and was able to find photos and copy them to a folder but I'm not sure if videos were also transferred and I wasn't sure if they were coming from my camera roll or phot stream. Does it really make sense to utilize the photo stream? One thing that I have done and highly recommend is downloaded the Shutterfly app, it is so easy to upload your iPhone and iPad pictures to your online site. Thanks for any help and recommendations anyone has for me!