Photo Stream always restarts

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  1. nampramos macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    Please help me out here...

    Everytime I close iPhoto the Photo Stream is disabled and I need to activate it again and all the photos are once again downloaded.

    I take a lot of photos and right now it is downloading once again almost 500 photos.

    It is both time consuming, annoying and a waste of bandwidth...

    Is this a bug? How to fix it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. BarefootAl macrumors newbie

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    I have the same experience, only it's not every time. Perhaps once per week this happens. I'm having a hard time finding any correlation to what I'm doing that contributes to the problem.
     
  4. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From all the people in this massive forum, no one ever was able to fix this? :(
     
  5. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Have you contacted AppleCare about this? If you purchased Lion less than 90 days ago, you get support. If you have any device with current AppleCare, you get support. Even if neither of these is true, if you are reporting a bug, I would think you get support. I know for sure you can walk in to an Apple Store (with an appointment) and get a half hour of "genius" time for this issue whether you have AppleCare or not.

    I have never seen this issue. I do have one setting that may differ from yours. I set iPhoto to automatically create events for photostream so my photos never get deleted just because I didn't get around to dealing with them. I got events created for "november 2011 photostream", "december 2011 photostream" etc.

    There are some more things I do differently that may help your situation. When I find the time, I open the auto-created events in iPhoto, export everything then re-import it. Once I'm sure I have them all re-imported, I delete the auto-created events which had original photos in them. This moves the files out to my NAS drive where I want the originals and gets them out of my iPhoto library so it doesn't get to be huge and possibly become unstable. I had LOTS of trouble with iPhoto back when I had a 67 Gig iPhoto library and I spent lots of time on the phone with Apple over the issues. I deleted that corrupted library and turned off "copy photos to iPhoto Library when they are imported". I now have an iPhoto library that tracks metadata for 200 gig of photos but the library itself is under 10 gig in size and gives me no trouble at all.

    Apple might not admit this but iPhoto Library is not a proper place for originals of your photos!
     
  6. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    But I have those automatic events being created for every month of photo-stream.
     
  7. r0k macrumors 68040

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    So iPhoto is creating events for photostream and STILL downloading everything again when you launch it? Is it duplicating events? I don't leave iPhoto running. I kill it when I'm done with it. When I launch it, it spends "some time" downloading and it seems to be doing it very slowly but once it finishes, I have no reason to suspect it is doing anything abnormal. Are you assuming it iPhoto is downloading everything all over again only because it is slow? iPhoto is slow when you first launch it with photostream enabled and this is normal. Have you spoken with Apple about this yet?
     
  8. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Photo-stream is simply deactivated. So I need to press activate photo-stream again within iPhoto and it then download everything again.

    But the events aren't duplicated. Just on the Photo-stream tab that iPhoto has on the left menu I see them being downloaded once again because it is empty.
     
  9. r0k macrumors 68040

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    That's downright weird. It's as if there is a program going in and switching off photostream behind your back. (Reminds me of Windows :eek: ).

    I did some brief googling and it seems you are not the only one with Photostream turning itself off either in iPhoto or in Aperture. I would complain to AppleCare and see if they offer any explanation.
     

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