2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2013 6:45 PM by Jk2345
Karim Zaafan Level 1 Level 1

I am trying to share an album with my friends on photostream. After i selected the album, added the friends, and waited for ever to upload the pictures, I realized that not all the pictures are available on the shared album. So i had to go back again and check the photos one by one to see what has been uploaded and what is missing to reupload them manually. This can get very tiring in large albums.


I guess mmy question is this:


  1. Why is it doing that ? and how can i avoid such behaviour?
  2. Is there a way that i can monitor / check the photos uploaded to make sure that the full album is there online ?

iPhoto '11
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists

    Hello Karim Zaafan,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!

    I was thinking that it might be a good idea to see if perhaps you are bumping up to the limits of Shared Photo Streams.

    iCloud: Photo Stream limits


    Shared Photo Stream limits

    The current Shared Photo Stream hourly and daily limits are as follows:

    • Maximum number of photos to share per hour: 1,000
    • Maximum number of photos to share per day: 10,000

    These sharing limits are separate from the upload limits above. For example, in the same day you could upload 10,000 photos to My Photo Stream and then share those 10,000 photos, or 10,000 other photos.Some additional limits for Shared Photo Stream usage:

    • Maximum shared streams an owner can share: 100
    • Maximum shared streams a user can subscribe to: 100
    • Maximum subscribers per shared stream: 100 (the number of subscribers on each shared stream)
    • Maximum number of photos per shared stream: 1,000
    • Maximum number of comments per shared stream photo: 200 (a comment can be either a like or a text entry)
    • Maximum characters per comment: 200
    • Maximum number of invites a shared stream owner may send per day: 200


    Also I would recommend this precautionary step from iCloud: Photo Stream troubleshooting found http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3989


    • Ensure your iOS device has not fallen below 20% battery power. To preserve battery life, Photo Stream downloading and uploading are disabled when the battery reaches this threshold. Downloading and uploading will resume once you charge your device, and the battery charge is greater than 20%.




  • Jk2345 Level 1 Level 1

    HI Sterling


    I found to have the same problem I am not able to add more pictures to my album (over 2000 pictures) first I was able to share 1004. I deleted album it tried later again got to 1502, deleted again, tried again ended up with 990. I try to upload each album by hand and it wont work uplaod just circle circling away for couple second and thats it.

    I think they increased the number of shared pictures since I found this here:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4858


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    Any idea?