How do you import photo stream photos to iPhoto?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Jamie0003, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Jamie0003 macrumors 6502a

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    I love the way photo stream works, but cannot for the life of me work out how to import these photos to iPhoto. it would save me time as i wouldn't have to connect my iPhone with USB.

    Is there any way of doing this? I noticed that you can add photos to albums on the iPhone but theres no way of putting them in an album that already exists, and i can't work out how to import them at all on my mac.

    Am i missing something?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you have iPhoto 9.2 and turn on photo sharing in iCloud settings in System Preferences they should show up automatically.
     
  3. Jamie0003 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The photo stream shows up on my mac, but I want to import these photos, not keep them in the cloud as they get deleted after 30 days
     
  4. jaykk macrumors 6502a

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    Did anyone notice, the photos doesn't show up immediately.. takes forever like 5 minutes.. Nothing like what they demoed.
     
  5. hafr macrumors 68030

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    By default, all Photo Stream photos get automatically imported into an even called something in the lines of "Photo Stream [Month] [year]".

    To manually import photos from the Photo Stream, you have to drag them to Events first, and then drag the event to an album.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    According to http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/photo-stream.html they are automatically added to your mac iPhoto library and not removed from there after 30 days.
     

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