Storing photos in iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by TSE, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. TSE
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    TSE

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    I need to store some photos in iCloud with my MacBook Pro that I am selling and will reclaim them later.

    With iPhoto, I put them into Photo Stream, let them load. And when I go to System preferences - iCloud, it says 5GB available, 5GB free.

    Is there a way to confirm that my photos are being stored?
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    Photo Stream is not a backup service and the photos there expire after 30 days and is limited to 1000 photos.

    Get a USB thumb drive if it's a small amount of photos.

    Burn a backup onto DVD-Rs.

    Use an external hard drive. <- Back up more than just your photos possibly.

    Don't try and use a service in a way it's not designed to be used and expect to find your data there when you look for it.
     
  3. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    ^^ That. You can also try Dropbox, it is pretty fantastic.
     
  4. macrumors G3

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    While dropbox and similar services have their uses. I wouldn't have it as the only backup of anything I didn't want to lose. I could see using dropbox plus one of the methods I mentioned above.
     
  5. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Me either but the OP asked for iCloud storage. /shrug
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    Just sign up for a Flikr account. Syncs with iPhoto and you can just make all the photo's private.
     

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