Linking Flickr, Facebook to iPhoto [Disc Space]

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by bushido, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. bushido Suspended

    bushido

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    #1
    hey,

    this may seem like a rather dumb question but i was wondering if I link flickr or FB to my iPhoto library but upload those pictures using the flickr tool / facebook page instead of iPhoto. Does it take up disc space or will it simply let me view them while i am connected to the internet on iPhoto?

    I was thinking of uploading most of my pictures on Flickr and simply view them "online" through iPhoto to save disc space on my SSD. is that possible?

    In Short: Are pictures I upload on Flickr also stored locally once i view them on iPhoto?

    Im afraid its most likely acting like dropbox isnt it?

    thanks!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #2
    Open System Preferences->Internet Accounts and add your FaceBook and Flickr accounts and while once you add those account/password then while still in the pane set them up to sync what you want.
     
  3. MacGizmo macrumors 6502a

    MacGizmo

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    That's a really great question. I suspect iPhoto is, at the very least, caching/storing a large thumbnail of each image.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    Uploading pictures to Flickr will not remove them from iPhoto. Remember Flickr is a way to share your photos and is not a backup of your photos.
     

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