I have a 850GB iPhoto library - what happens in new Photos app?

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  1. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    So I've got a pretty large iPhoto library - years and years of pictures.

    If I turn on iCloud photos and switch to the new Photos app, what happens to my library? Does all 850GB get uploaded to iCloud?

    Do I need the 1TB data plan for $19.95 per month?

    What happens when I inevitably need more than that? Between my photo library and the iCloud backups for my iOS devices, I suspect I'll need more than 1TB almost instantly...
     
  2. donlab macrumors 6502

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    you have the option to store local when photos first launches and the option can be found in preferences
     
  3. xraydoc thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Interesting. So if I store locally, what goes up to the cloud? Do I have browse access from my devices (does it serve off my local machine -- which would be fine, actually)? Or does it just behave like iPhoto used to?
     

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