Perplexed about photostream :(

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by gianthobbit, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    I see the benefits of photostream, especially for my wife and I as we can easily share photos that way. Confused however on how to go about syncing.

    I still have all the photos on my iPhone, so do I just delete them? There going to be a ton of duplicates otherwise. Syncing seems needed as it does not do videos, and I need to get them off the phones.

    Anyone got some insight?
  2. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    You pretty much understand it.

    Every so often I connect my iphone and get the videos off it. I don't bother too much with deleting pics/videos off the phone, unless I need space.
  3. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2011
    Photostream only holds 1000 photos for 30 days. If you delete the pictures you will lose them when they drop off of the photosream.
  4. jamesvdm macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2011
    Perth, Australia
    What are you using on the computer? iPhoto? iPhone can auto-import photos from PhotoStream into events, and when plugging in your phone it will only show photos and videos that aren't duplicates.
  5. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    So iPhoto wont show duplicates of photos that you import from your iPhone if you already imported from photostream? There no documentation on this anywhere.
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    I do not see any duplicates. What it does, if I understand correctly, is that it allows you to see what photos are in your PhotoStream. If you right click and select show in library, then it shows you the photo under that specific event. In the case where you may have already imported it from your camera roll, it will show you the photo under that event. If the photo has not been imported from your camera roll, it will show it to you under "Month Year Photostream."
    Personally, I still do not like many features of PhotoStream, especially the inability to delete individual photos.
  7. gianthobbit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2010
    This help alot an makes me feel so much better about the process.

    Photostream will mature most likely like other Apple services 1)glacial pace 2) when their good and damn ready 3) new features are almost always worth the wait..

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