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lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1

iPhoto used to be so simple. Now, with Albums, Events, Photos, Journals, Photostreams etc it's all becoming a bit of a dog's breakfast. All I want to do is to share some photos with my family.


So I use the new Photostream sharing facility in iPhoto 9.4. I follow the instructions to the letter: Select Photos>Click Share> Choose Photstream from the pop-up>then New Photostream>then email addresses>then click Share. But the new shared Photostream is empty and I end up sending an email to my family inviting them to subscribe to an empty Photostream. What's going on? Is anyone else getting this problem? Should I be doing something clever that Apple hasn't yet told me about?


Grateful for any help.

  • perfromchapel hill Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem. I deleted my first empty shared photostream and shared the same event again but renamed it to something different. It worked a little better. 122 of my 210 photos showed up in the shared photostream but despite it has been more than 24 hours since I shared it it is still stuck on 122. And I don't appreciate that those e-mails are being sent automatically to my "subscribers", there should be an option to disable that function. Now in their inboxes they have invitations to one deleted photostream and one incomplete, quite embarrassing, frankly. And I haven't found any way to add subscribers once the stream has been shared either, which means I have to upload duplicates of the pictures if I want to share them with an additional subscriber. I love this feature as an idea, but the way it works now leaves a lot more that has to be fixed.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10

    iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback

  • perfromchapel hill Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks. I've filed a report.

  • LVHN Level 1 Level 1

    I have a similar issue.  I also select the photos, then choose Share, then Photostream; however I am not given then option to invite anyone to view the pictures.  Any thoughts on how to overcome this?

  • perfromchapel hill Level 1 Level 1

    If you do as you say (photos, then choose Share, then Photostream) and then choose "new photo stream" don't you get a dialog window that let you choose which e-mail addresses to share it with?

  • English_Exile Level 1 Level 1

    Having exact same problem.  If I share with my daughter I see the photostream, she sees a correctly titled but empty folder.  Same happens when she shares a photostream with me!

  • LVHN Level 1 Level 1

    I think I figured this out...both iPhoto had to be upgraded to version 9.4, and OS had to be upgraded to v 10.8.2.

    Now I'm given the option to share the photostream and can enter email addresses to invite people...

  • lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1

    But this doesn't solve my original query. I upgraded to iPhoto 9.4 and OS X 10.8.2 before even starting to try and create photostreams.

  • perfromchapel hill Level 1 Level 1

    Remember to report to Apple so they recognize the issue. iPhoto menu -> Provide iPhoto Feedback.

  • lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks. Yes, I've already done this.

  • perfromchapel hill Level 1 Level 1

    Maybe Apple updated or restarted their servers because at least for me it is working better now. I added some pictures to my empty (not supposed to be empty) shared photostreams and they actually uploaded. I hope some of you can make it worl too.

  • lynjon1 Level 1 Level 1

    I had a reply from iPhoto Support which said the following:


    Under the Apple menu [], select System Preferences and click on the iCloud icon.

    Turn off Photo Stream.

    Go to iPhoto, click Photo Stream on the sidebar and click "Turn on Photo Stream".


    This was supposed to clear the problem. Sadly, for me at least, it hasn't. Now, I can create a shared Photostream and share it with myself, but it's empty and, now, it doesn't even share itself with me. :-(

  • English_Exile Level 1 Level 1

    I too find it is working a little better now.  Still erratic though.

  • agodfrin Level 1 Level 1
    Mac OS X

    This is exactly why I stopped using iPhoto. Not only does it lock me completely in an Apple environment, but its operation is completely erratic and counter intuitive. I tried hard using for sharing photos, and I hit the same problems as you guys.


    At the end I just gave up. I am now using a simple dropbox account. Not only is it simple to use - just drag and drop photos to the dropbox "drive", but I can share the photos with anyone, not just Apple devices.



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