Photos app and iCloud

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by james1758, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. james1758 macrumors regular

    james1758

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    Hi all,

    I'm sorting out my photos library.

    I turned off iCloud from both my phone and mac and then deleted about 10'000 photos (mainly duplicates) over the past few days. I have about 2'000 photos left.

    I now want to sync these photos to iCloud (and thus to my iPhone).

    However, when I turn back in iCloud photos from my mac it populates my photos app with iCloud photos that I no longer need. It seems that I have to wait 26 more days for my (old) photos to be permanently deleted from iCloud.

    Can I permanently delta these photos from iCloud myself? Which would then mean I can turn back on iCloud from my mac and only have photos I want on iCloud.

    Hope I have made sense.

    Thanks in advance,
    James

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