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  1. I have an iPhone with iCloud set-up and enabled.
  2. I can take a photo with my phone - it automatically goes to Camera Roll and Photostream on my phone.
  3. I have iCloud set on my phone to back-up both Camera Roll and Photostream.
  4. Camera roll takes up too much storage space on iCloud.
  5. If I turn off Camera Roll to be backed up to iCloud, the Photostream pix will still go to iCloud.
  6. Since Photostream keeps 1000 photos for 30 days, as long as I have my Windows PC set-up to import Photostream pix those Photostream pix will stay on my PC until I delete them (not subject to the 1000 photos / 30 day limit once on the PC).
  7. The only reason to transfer photos on my phone from Photostream to Camera Roll would be if I wanted to keep on Phone on a permanent basis.
  8. Photostream takes up none of the free 5gb storage space on iCloud.

 

Why would you back up Camera Roll to iCloud given the space it would take?  And when you do, where is it?  I don't see an icon for it.

 

Basically, I'd like to be able to not back up Camera Roll to iCloud, if my Photostream is essentially passing through iCloud and being backed up permanently to my PC's hard drive. . . .

 

Thanks for any input!


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
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