Aperture and Sharing photo streams

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by drmelb1, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. drmelb1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    I have just uploaded about 19,000 photos from Aperture albums to photo stream sharing. Some I wanted to share, others I wanted to share with me and have as an extra backup to my external HD.
    "Your start up disc is nearly full." I now realise that in creating the photo stream albums all my photos have been duplicated - or at least I think that is what has happened. I have deleted a few photo stream albums and there I see them in the trash - many many GBs.
    Any way around this? I assumed that the photos would be referenced after the photos in the original albums not duplicated.
    Is there any way of seeing them in the library?:mad:
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Photostream is not a backup.. It only holds up to a thousand photos and they can expire after being on the stream for 30 days.

    Photos that come in to Aperture via photostream are considered masters by Aperture. It has no way of knowing that they are duplicates of other masters you have.
  3. drmelb1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Thank you for your reply.
    I realise that photo stream only holds them there for a short period of time but the shared photo stream albums are held indefinitely if I am not mistaken?

    I havent downloaded from Photo Stream.

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