Hi, I'm a bit confused about how iPhoto works with iCloud. I am still on OSX Mavericks, using iPhoto, not the new "Photos" app in El Capitan. I am NOT using the new iCloud photos feature yet, I am still using photo stream. What I notice is that when I plug my phone into iPhoto these days, most of the photos are already downloaded, so it's not manually downloading them via USB/Lightning cable. This is great, but I want to insure that I don't loose any of my precious photos, and I'm a little nervous about the fact that they are synced up from the Photo Stream. So, my questions have to do with how the whole thing works. As I understand it, the Photo Stream has a specific limit, i.e. 1000 photos. Once you go over that limit, the older photos "disappear" to automatically make room for the new ones you take. So, my question there is, although they no longer appear in the photo stream, will they still appear in iPhoto as part of my photo library? Whenever I plug my phone back in, it's not asking me to download the photos that may have "expired" from my photo stream, so I'm guessing the answer might be yes. (and yes, I always choose NO - do not delete photos already downloaded because I am having a trust issue with believing I'm not going to loose all my photos if the photo stream goes away). Note: I have both automatic import and automatic upload turned on. As I understand it from reading the documentation, automatic import will automatically import my photo stream into my iPhoto library. So In essence I have answered my own question, but just want to confirm. Another question I had (which I did not see in the documentation), if I ever turn photo stream off, will it delete all the photos it imported, or will they remain in my library? Also, if I delete a photo from my iphone that is still in my 1000 photo stream, will it go back to my Mac and delete it? Last, but certainly not least, I have multiple iphoto libraries, does photo stream know which library its actually attached to, so when I switch to a different library it won't try to re-download the pictures again to that other library? Thank you in advance for helping me sort all this out. I know all bets are out the window when I upgrade to El Capitan and install the new photos app and use icloud photo storage. I don't even want to think of what a mess that's going to be, but that's why I'm holding out with my lovely Mavericks for as long as I can.