iPhoto Sharing

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  1. thirtyeyes, Jan 25, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2014

    thirtyeyes macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Just created an album to share on iCloud. The photos do not appear in the album. I have done it a half dozen times and each time it appears to work including iPhoto saying "308 photos added to iCloud" or some such, but nothing shows. If you click the photos information it shows each time you've added it to the iCloud album, but you cannot see the photos in the iCloud album or on the website that pops up with a blank page.

    I did this yesterday and had the same problem, but at some point they started to magically appear in the album after about 10 tries. Is this just something that takes a few days? Some sort of demonic ritual or sequence required to activate the software?

    This works terrible. I am not impressed so far.
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I've used it on and off over the past year or so with no real problems. It can be slow uploading a large number of images, but nothing that takes days (or even hours). I just now created a new share, clicked the link in iPhoto which opened in Safari and there it was.

  3. MonstaMash macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2011
    How's your wifi connection? Make sure you are giving it time for iPhoto to upload the photos.

    As far as I recall, the album doesn't appear until *all* photos are uploaded. That means until all 308 photos in your case. And at 1.5MB a photo, that could be almost a 500MB upload. My internet upload speed is terrible, so I can imagine it taking literally 8 hours on my connection.
  4. thirtyeyes thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Still can't figure it out. My photos are very large, I have a digital SLR, but I also have a 6 MBPS upload speed (30 down) with Xfinity and a Docsis 3 modem. I keep seeing the exceeded 5000 photo message but the album is empty. I am going to guess something is happening with upload limits. However, iPhoto does a terrible job of informing you what is wrong. I have 3 sharing streams, two work fine, but I can't get a third to work. I bet each time I try to upload photos iCloud counts them as an upload even though nothing actually happens. And since I've tried 10 or 20 times to add or create a share with 500+ photo events I am probably not going to be able to add photos for a good month or so.

    See attached screen shot showing the stream as full with a 0 showing for number of photos.
  5. thirtyeyes thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009

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  6. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    My suggestion would be to delete the stream since it appears empty anyway. And then recreate it. And this time put in 1 photo to initialize the stream and check it. After that, maybe 7 in a group to verify proper operation. And then maybe do 25 photos at a time. And of course give it time to up load each group.
  7. thirtyeyes thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2009
    I did that about 5 hours ago. The new stream is also empty in iPhoto but the website that you can create when you create the stream shows about 510 out of about 800+ pictures. It has been stalled out for the last hour at least. I am going to give it a day and see if it completes. I will then take your advice and create a new stream with one picture of a set size and see how long it takes. I am still guessing there is some sort of a background iCloud limit coupled with poorly written code that is causing this problem.
  8. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    Please do not take this the wrong way, but just how fast do you think you can send your 800+ "very large" photos to Apple over your 6 megabit connection? Mind you, that's 43 megabytes per minute, tops. After "10 or 20" attempts, Apple may have decided that you were a denial of service attack... :)


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