Photos app, i don't understand

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Caithsith, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Caithsith macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Hey guys i was downloading some important pic on my ipad and i wanted to create album but even if you put them in an album they are in double in Camera Roll and My Photo Stream. You cant just move them where you want or they are in one place but show's in two folder?

    I can understand for the My Photo stream but why photo imported would show in Camera Roll anyway.

    Question: is there a way to put what in the camera roll in a folder that will not show in camera roll to?
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Camera Roll is like the photos "Library" and the albums are like "Playlists."

    So, the short answer is 'no,' they have to stay in the camera roll.

    The long answer is that if you really want that, you should be doing the photo downloading on a Mac into iPhoto. Then you sync iPhoto albums to the phone using iTunes. In that case the synced photos just show up in the iPhoto albums and not the camera roll.

    Neither of these solutions is awesome.

    Basically, photo management still kind of sucks on iOS.
  3. joejoejoe, Nov 12, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013

    joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    Ok - there's a better solution and you don't need to use a Mac.

    We've reached a point with iOS that you never really have to sync with your computer for any reason (unless you want to put music you didn't buy through iTunes on there, same with videos).

    1) Yes, your camera roll is a library of all your photos, anything you put in an album/stream also has to be in the camera roll

    2) stop using albums. they are annoying on iOS and only live on your phone, not accessible anywhere else

    3) use iCloud. Photostream doesn't count against your iCloud storage, it's basically free to use iCloud for photo storage. Instead of putting your photo in an album, "share them to iCloud" using the little up arrow for sharing, and hitting the icloud button. Create a name for the stream, and don't share it with anyone. Now that Album will be accessible on your Mac, iPhone, iPad etc (as long as you have iCloud enabled on all three of them).

    Edit: I think that once you put an photo in an iCloud album or stream, you can delete it from your camera Roll. It's only when the photo is in an ALBUM or in your main Photostream that it also must be in the camera roll. I could be wrong.
  4. Caithsith thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Ok thanks for the quick answer. I don't have any mac right now so i'm kind of stuck with that for now i guess.


    That look better i'm gonna try that
  5. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    The main Photostream is free, but that's because it it doesn't save photos forever. The WILL be erased eventually if they're stored in the main stream.

    What you have described, though, are iCloud albums which, yes, I'm pretty sure don't ever erase themselves. For that reason, though, I'd be surprised if they don't count against your iCloud's 5 GB.

    Just keep an eye on your iCloud storage space, Caithsith. (In the system preferences for iCloud.) I suspect that making the online albums will start to eat into your data.

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