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I can use photo stream on my pc, ipad and iphone free but to use it on my imac with ios 10.8 i need to pay to upgrade my iphoto 08.

Is there any way to use it wothout having to pay?


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  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,810 points)

    Why can i do this for free on my pc but have to buy an app to do it on my mac?

    Because you meet the minimum software requirements on your PC and not on your Mac

     


    Is there any way to use it wothout having to pay?

     

    No - not if you do not meet the minimum requirements

     

    see http://www.apple.com/icloud/setup/ for set up instructions and minimum requirements for different features

     

    LN

  • 1222256 Level 1 (0 points)

    My point is that I can do all this without having to pay for an app on my Windows PC. I was able to download the free icloud program and then turn on photostream. I can do it on XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Why would Apple make it so I have to pay for anything on my iMac but on my Windows Pc have it available for free.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,883 points)

    That's a question only Apple can answer. Have you aksed them?

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,810 points)

    And the answer is because you meet the minimum software requirements on the PC - you do not on the Mac - any system that does not meet the minimum software requirements will have to be updated in order to use any software including PhotoStream

     

    Only Apple knows why the minimum software requirements are what they are

     

    LN

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,810 points)

    Interesting you are wrong here too - XP is not supported and Vista requires SP2

     

    PC requirements are

     

    To enable iCloud on your Windows PC, first set up iCloud on your other devices, then install the iCloud Control Panel for Windows (Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 or Windows 7 required).

    So for someone like me who is up to date on my Mac but has XP on my PC I can use PS for free on my Mac but have to pay to upgrade my PC to use it - as I said you have to meet the minimum requirements to use anything including PhotoStream

     

    LN

  • 1222256 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a Windows 7 pc and a Windows 8 laptop.

    Both allow mw to use icloud and photo stream with out having to add any extra apps.

     

    I upgraded my imac to mountain lion doing a fresh install and then installed ilife and updated it as far as Apple would update it.

     

    I try to turn on photo stream it is grayed out and says:

    Shared Photo Streams allow you to share selected photos with people you choose. This Photo Stream feature requires OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 (or later) and iPhoto 9.4 (or later) or Aperture 3.4 (or later).

    It says I have to buy the newer version.

     

    My point is that I do it for free on my Windows computers and have to pay for something on my MAC.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,883 points)

    But why are you making that point here? What possible good does it do?

  • 1222256 Level 1 (0 points)

    So other users will know if they have the same issue.

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (137,883 points)

    But if they have the same issue they will know already...

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,810 points)

    Yes - ONLY so long as you meet the minimum requirements which are well publicised

     

    ANd if you had XP on your PC and current software on you Mac it would be the PC that had to be upgraded

     

    I know you are finding it difficult but it is really simply - there are minimum requirements for all software and if you do not meet them you can not use the software  --  Not sure why you continue to post something that EVERYONE KNOWS - if you do not meet the minimum requirements you can't use the package - even at Disneyhland if you are not tall enough you can not ride the ride

     

    LN

  • 1222256 Level 1 (0 points)

    And you still don't get it.

  • LarryHN Level 9 (76,810 points)

    Get it - Sure I do

     

    If you aren't tall enough you can not ride the ride

     

    Really simple

     

    LN

  • 1222256 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't have XP and I did purchase the upgrade to the latest OSX on my MAC and I still can't use Photo Stream on my MAC unless I purchase something else. I didn't have purchase anything else for the PC.

     

    I guess if you don't have a good explanation you talk about amusement parks?

  • 1222256 Level 1 (0 points)

    Make sure you upgrade iphoto as well as your osx if you want to use photo stream.

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