Photos and iCloud problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sorenjo, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. sorenjo macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I am new to the forum, and I have a problem that google, surprisingly, can't answer xD

    I have added all my pictures to photos and turned on icloud. The pictures are in Photos (original files are on my time capsule) but are nowhere to be found on icloud.

    Can anyone give me an answer to this problem?

    Thanks in advance
    Søren

    ps. sorry if the thread is in the wrong section
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean iCloud Photo Lib? This takes quite a while to upload, and you have to turn it on, on other devices. Also, make sure you have enough iCloud storage.
     
  3. sorenjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that's what I mean :) I have added all photos to photos, but nothing happens, there is no upload process I can follow. I tried to upload some of the photos directly to icloud and that works fine? I have 15000+ photos, would that take several days to upload? But I can't see any upload process. hmm, weird.
     
  4. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    Go to photos settings. Under the icloud tab, you should see upload progress.
     
  5. sorenjo, Oct 20, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2016

    sorenjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried it.
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    Photos settings
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    iCloud
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    Photos app
    (None of the pictures are on the mac, but yet it shows 17000+ in photos?)
     
  6. sorenjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On the last picture, it says 15066 items on this Mac??
     
  7. sorenjo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In Photos it says:
    17642 photos, 447 videos
    Updated just now - 15066 on this mac only
    iCloud.com (photos) - 3030 photos and videos.

    I have checked iCloud photo library and optimise mac storage in preferences.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  8. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    What's your question? If you choose "Optimize Mac Storage" in the Photos/iCloud prefs it only keeps thumbnails on your Mac and uploads all your photos and videos to iCloud in full quality. In other words the Mac takes over and deletes stuff locally if necessary.

    Anyways there might be a difference between what's on your Mac and what is in the cloud. I don't see an issue though as long as the number of photos in the cloud is higher than that on your Mac.
     
  9. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    When you import photos, you need "Copy photos to the Photos Library" enabled (under settings) otherwise the photos won't get copied into the library file on your laptop and also won't get pushed to the cloud. They'll just stay where they are, on your internal or external disk, and be referenced.

    On your phone you'll probably be able to see the names of the albums but none of the photos themselves. I do this deliberately as I have hundreds of photos and don't want them in the cloud, as the 5GB will fill up very quickly. (I back up my photos elsewhere.) Of course, this means there's some effort involved actually taking them *out* of the cloud when I use my phone to take photos, which I almost always do, but I'm ok with that workflow.
     

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