iCloud Photo Library - when do they download

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by dgsgc, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. dgsgc macrumors member

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    Hi all,
    I’m running out of space on my MacBook Pro to store all originals of my iCloud Photo Library.

    I’m planning to buy an iMac which I hope to set up to download originals on and then change my MacBook Pro to optimise storage.

    Do I need to open the photos app on the iMac in order for new photos to be downloaded in original size or does it happen in the background?

    Thanks
     
  2. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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  3. dgsgc thread starter macrumors member

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    OK great so my plan will work.

    Optimise macbook pro
    Add new photos to MacBook pro
    Macbook pro uploads to iCloud
    iMac stays in a utility room and is never used
    Full size originals will download to iMac without me running the photos app

    ?
     
  4. NazgulRR macrumors 6502

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    Yup. I do it very similarly with a mac mini used as a headless server.
     
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