icloud library and iphoto

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by etaf, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. etaf macrumors member

    etaf

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    I have setup a friends iphone
    He purchased extra storage for icloud, as he was getting errors , on space
    He syncs hes iphone with an iMac running maverics and also using iPhoto

    We have switched on icloud photo library on the phone
    My understanding is that
    iPhoto does not work with iCloud Photo Library

    So we will have to turn on "save a copy of the photos on the iphone"
    then turn off iCloud photo library on the iphone , so we can continue to sync photos with the imac and iphoto !!!!

    i hope thats easy to do , otherwise i have caused a big issue
    photo stream and icloud is on, and all the photos have synced to the iMac via the photostream
    will this continue to stream to the iMac and so the photos will sync there anyway

    thanks for any advice

    its a pity that icloud.com does not allow you to download multiple images , as thats what we could do - otherwise its one at a time
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Has he considered upgrading the operating system on the Mac so that he can use iCloud Photo Library there? That may actually be easier than trying to work around the incompatibility.
     
  3. etaf thread starter macrumors member

    etaf

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    Thanks for your very fast response

    I'm not sure if the iMac will upgrade to the latest version.
    Its quite an old machine

    My research seems to indicate that I would
    1) setup keep orginals on the iphone and allow those to download onto the phone
    2) Turn off the icloud photo library in the settings
    3) Then it should sync with iPhoto as before

    Hope thats correct
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    If the computer will not upgrade to Sierra, it will upgrade to El Capitan which supports the iCloud Photo Library: https://support.apple.com/HT206886
     
  5. etaf thread starter macrumors member

    etaf

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    thanks
    not sure if it will upgrade at all

    can i not just switch off icloud photo libary
     

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