iCloud Photos

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by icing, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. icing macrumors member

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    Hi y'all,

    I'm playing around with beta 3 on a secondary device, and I was just wondering, if it is safe to turn on iCloud Photos as opposed to Photostream?

    I sometimes take photos with this device, and right now they automatically get imported into iPhoto (via Photostream). Does anyone know if this will continue to work?

    Photos in the Cloud is my favorite feature for iOS 8. It's going to change my workflow completely (for the better).
     
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    iCloud photo library will not work with iPhoto on the mac. There is a new photo app for the mac coming out next year that will work with this feature.
     
  3. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I was asking about this in a different thread, but I imagine Apple has to come up with a solution between Yosemite public release in October, and the new Photo app release next year. I would think there would be an update to iPhoto that will handle icloud photos, perhaps replace the photo stream section.
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Last I heard, iPhoto will only receive compatibility updates. There is nothing about iOS 8 that will cause the current functionality to stop working. iCloud Library is completely optional and you can continue to use the My Photo Stream until the new OS X app is released.
     
  5. jamiebrown6 macrumors member

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    Apple is stopping development of iPhoto and Aperture in favour of the new Photos app for Mac.
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    If that's the case then this was poorly planned by Apple. So basically if you want your photos on your desktop you have to continue the old method of syncing them manually and not use one of iOS 8's premiere new features until next year..... Or alternatively not be able to see any of your photos on your desktop, unless there is a way to get them off the cloud and save them locally (which I doubt since they will be in iOS)
     
  7. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Yes waiting until 2015 sucks for the OS X app.
     
  8. icing thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sure iPhoto will handle the job somehow between the Yosemite release and the release of Photos on the Mac early next year.

    My question was: Will I break my current workflow if I enable iCloud Photos on this device. And the answer seems to be yes, photos will no longer appear in the iCloud tab in iPhoto or be auto-imported into my collection. Am I correct?

    If that's the case, I would gain nothing by enabling it, since my Mac is my "hub" for all my photos and the auto-import from PhotoStream works brilliantly.
     
  9. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Using iCloud Photo Library disables the My Photo Stream.
     
  10. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

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    I was also asking in other threads. Hopefully they just add a folder to icloud drive like they have done for pages, numbers etc. I reckon that would be the best solution. I hope the photos app is not the only way to view the icloud photo library but so far it's seems to be so (yosemite beta 3).
     
  11. icing thread starter macrumors member

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    Certainly hope that iPhoto will gain some support for new iCloud Photos solution until the new Photos.app arrives.
    I could easily live with a folder in iCloud drive, but I reckon this would be confusing for non-computer-savvy people that are used to automatic importing into their iPhoto library. So I don't think Apple will go that route.

    I think, and hope, Apple will release an update for iPhoto that enables it to keep the offline collection in sync with the iCloud photo library. "Automatically download new photos added to iCloud Photo library and add them to your iPhoto library".
     
  12. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I also hope we are able to save photos locally on our desktop and back them up. I trust the cloud and all but I would feel better if I can keep my photos saved locally as well.
     
  13. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe you could set up a shared photostream (With yourself)?

    Or does iOS 8 disable them too?

    Hope not, everyone I know uses them all the time.
     
  14. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    iCloud Library does not disable the shared streams. But iPhoto does not auto-import from them either.
     
  15. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I was looking for the answer to this as well. Looks like it's best to stay put on Photo Stream for now.
     

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