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Question: Large Photo library but want to enable iCloud Photo Library for my iPhone?

I have a 1TB Photo library, if I enable iCloud photo library how will all the photo's fit on my iPhone?

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Mar 15, 2018 6:55 PM in response to MacOS9 In response to MacOS9

Many thanks for your input, but how can you designate how many or which photo's are sync'd to your IOS devices? The only option I can ascertain is "optimise for iPhone"?

I have no problem with the 2TB plan as such, just the limited options on what to sync?

Mar 15, 2018 6:55 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 7:26 PM in response to LarryHN In response to LarryHN

Thanks LN for your input as well. On this point, how would you go about "breaking down" this LARGE library into smaller chunks (datafiles). If I could break these down to say many 200GB libraries and only sync the system library to the cloud & then archive others once they gets to a certain size - this could be an option?


So in the end, is the only way to export certain pic files, then delete from the system library - then import these exported files to a new library? of coarse, backing all up to external sources... Sure seems a lot a work - no?

Mar 15, 2018 7:26 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 10:10 PM in response to ozekev In response to ozekev

The easiest and fastest way to break things down is to duplicate the library and delete the photos you do not want in that library - any other way loses some things


Personally I find two libraries to be better - a large archive and a smaller current library - my large library is about 80,000 photos and my small one about 27,000


LN

Mar 15, 2018 10:10 PM

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Mar 16, 2018 4:07 AM in response to ozekev In response to ozekev

say many 200GB libraries

How much storage can you afford on your iPhone for photos?

As a rough estimate - even with optimize storage on, a 200GB iCloud Photos Library will need at least 20GB on your iPhone.


I would not split the library, only duplicate it. Then remove all photos from the copy, that you do not need in iCloud.

I keep only the Favorites album in my iCloud Photos Library, and the most recent photos I am currently working on.


This way you will still have a full archive of all photos on your large drive, but a selection of the photos that are important for you in iCloud.

Mar 16, 2018 4:07 AM

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