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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Alternatives to Photo Stream w/iCloud backup? (and the most important...)

Do you guys know of any Photo Stream alternatives? (Admit it, it's crap.)
It has to fit a specific criteria though. It should have iCloud backup as well as allow TWO OR MORE people to add to the stream.

Apple needs to address their steaming pile of **** known as "photo stream"
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:41 PM   #2
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:42 PM   #3
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It's not the same at all.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 01:58 PM   #4
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Technically it is with the exception of adding people. Dropbox has iCloud sync. You could have your friend sign in to dropbox account. An alternative you could use is Google Drive.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:08 PM   #5
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Photostream for me is amazing! i love it
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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Technically it is with the exception of adding people. Dropbox has iCloud sync. You could have your friend sign in to dropbox account. An alternative you could use is Google Drive.
It's really not the same at all. Thanks though.

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Photostream for me is amazing! i love it
I'm glad it works for you. But it's junk if you actually want to SHARE pictures aka two people sharing their pictures.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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It's not the same at all.
If the thing that's the most similar to Photostream is not the same "at all" to you, well then it's time for you to pack it in and give up.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:46 PM   #8
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What are you looking for?

1) Auto-uploading of all new photos when app is launched for just 1 second. check

2) Share with other people by inviting them to share a single photo folder: check

3) iCloud Backup, the camera roll backs up to iCloud already: check


At what point can we say it's at least kind of similar?

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:03 PM   #9
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Possible to have more storage free : check
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:04 PM   #10
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What are you looking for?

1) Auto-uploading of all new photos when app is launched for just 1 second. check

2) Share with other people by inviting them to share a single photo folder: check

3) iCloud Backup, the camera roll backs up to iCloud already: check


At what point can we say it's at least kind of similar?
If the "share" option you describe is what I explained in my above post then you are sadly mistaken, as it's nothing like what I want.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:10 PM   #11
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If the "share" option you describe is what I explained in my above post then you are sadly mistaken, as it's nothing like what I want.
I use google +. it stores all my photos in a private album online, no matter what device i have. Its great. ive gone from a 4, to a 4s, to a 5, to android, and back multiple times, and it has all my photos saved.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:16 PM   #12
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:27 PM   #14
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You are not being a very friendly user. This forum is for people that want to share their thoughts and collaborate on ideas. All you are doing is pissing everyone off.

Dropbox does in fact do what you are asking. You can share a folder with other people and they can post files to the folder as well. This means that both you and your girlfriend (which I'm not sure how you have with that attitude) can "share photos" with each other. With the dropbox app's auto upload feature, you would be able to both auto upload each pic you take into that folder.

Good luck in life with that sour behavior buddy...

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:34 PM   #15
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You are not being a very friendly user. This forum is for people that want to share their thoughts and collaborate on ideas. All you are doing is pissing everyone off.

Dropbox does in fact do what you are asking. You can share a folder with other people and they can post files to the folder as well. This means that both you and your girlfriend (which I'm not sure how you have with that attitude) can "share photos" with each other. With the dropbox app's auto upload feature, you would be able to both auto upload each pic you take into that folder.

Good luck in life with that sour behavior buddy...
The only way I can share in Dropbox is by Facebook, email or text message. It won't allow anyone to actually see my folder or add anything to it.

I don't need luck "buddy"
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:38 PM   #16
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The only way I can share in Dropbox is by Facebook, email or text message. It won't allow anyone to actually see my folder or add anything to it.

I don't need luck "buddy"
Photostream doesn't allow two or more people to add photos either.

Edit: You can share a dropbox folder where multiple parties can edit.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:38 PM   #17
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Photostream doesn't allow two or more people to add photos either.
I'm not sure if trolling or not...

I must try to stay calm... *think of happy things...*

Son, the reason I want an alternative is so more than two people CAN upload pictures....did you even bother to read my first post?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:41 PM   #18
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The only way I can share in Dropbox is by Facebook, email or text message. It won't allow anyone to actually see my folder or add anything to it.

I don't need luck "buddy"
See thats the thing, you are flat out 100% wrong and you refuse to let people talk you out of it. Dropbox DOES allow you to share folders with as many people as you like and all of them can edit the folder...do your research...
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:42 PM   #19
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See thats the thing, you are flat out 100% wrong and you refuse to let people talk you out of it. Dropbox DOES allow you to share folders with as many people as you like and all of them can edit the folder...do your research...
I'd really appreciate people actually explaining, because I as well as my friends who are trying to test it right this moment are not having any luck. The only "sharing" options are through links, which only allow them to view in the browser.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 03:46 PM   #20
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I'd really appreciate people actually explaining, because I as well as my friends who are trying to test it right this moment are not having any luck. The only "sharing" options are through links, which only allow them to view in the browser.
I think the problem here is that you are going through the app. What you have to do is go through dropbox.com and set up a shared folder between all your friends. Then when your photos auto uploaded to your camera folder (turn this on through dropbox apps settings), you move them to the shared folder (that you created on dropbox.com) and all can view them.
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There are apps like http://theflockapp.com but they might not do everything that is desired (like iCloud backup, for example).

There are also shared photo streams as I recall, where multiple people can add to and view the streams. Not sure if that was considered and/or does everything that is desired (or perhaps still has some downsides).
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I think the problem here is that you are going through the app. What you have to do is go through dropbox.com and set up a shared folder between all your friends.
Bingo.

I would have explained all of this to him in a follow up post, but instead of asking follow-up questions he decided to insult me for helping him instead. So that was the end of my help. It's a good thing for him there are forum members like you who are nicer than me!
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I'd really appreciate people actually explaining...
Pro-tip: If you want people to help, stop telling people they're wrong, insult them, and insist you know better than them.
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ye with that attitude he won't get many answers. looks like mods put him in timeout
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What a rude man. I'm surprised you got any help at all to be honest.
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