Photostream Deletion Sync

canadianpj

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While I am very, very happy to delete from my photostream the changes are not syncing. I'm able to delete from iPhone but when I check iPhoto at home the deleted photos are still there.

Anyone else seeing this?
 

sharpycl

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May 25, 2009
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I'm fairly certain I read in the release notes that the change only applies to the phone and not photostream in the cloud. So if you wanted to delete a photo on the other devices you have to manually delete the photo on the other devices.
 

canadianpj

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I'm fairly certain I read in the release notes that the change only applies to the phone and not photostream in the cloud. So if you wanted to delete a photo on the other devices you have to manually delete the photo on the other devices.
I would love confirmation of that. Seems to be a little cumbersome for those with say an iPhone, iPad and a Macbook. Still, if its the best I'm going to get for the time being it'll have to do.
 

gramirez2012

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Jun 21, 2010
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When you delete a photo from your photostream, the confirmation screen even says "This photo will only be removed from the Photo Stream on this iPhone".
 

canadianpj

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When you delete a photo from your photostream, the confirmation screen even says "This photo will only be removed from the Photo Stream on this iPhone".
<hangs head>

I hereby withdraw my question and will endeavour to improve my ability to read plain instructions given to me.

That being said, a deletion should be universal, but this will have to do.

<slinks away>
 

mavis

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Am I the only one who finds this absurd? I mean, the whole POINT of being able to delete Photo Stream pictures is to remove the pictures on OTHER devices, for example an Apple TV or a spouse's iPhone. It seems kind of ridiculous that we still can't do that!
 

canadianpj

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Am I the only one who finds this absurd? I mean, the whole POINT of being able to delete Photo Stream pictures is to remove the pictures on OTHER devices, for example an Apple TV or a spouse's iPhone. It seems kind of ridiculous that we still can't do that!
The only rationalization that I can think is that Photostream is a failsafe backup for some people. Allowing universal deletion from it could be done by mistake, now if you want to remove from Photostream it has to be damn purposeful.

Yet, still, being able to designate a device the "master" would be nice.
 

todd2fst4u

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Jul 13, 2008
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This doesn't really sound like deleting the photo, more like hiding the photo from the device.
 

sulliweb

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Mar 13, 2011
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Mine is deleting from iPhone and iPad... The confirmation for mine says all devices, not just this device. Some setting or something maybe??
 

gramirez2012

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Mine is deleting from iPhone and iPad... The confirmation for mine says all devices, not just this device. Some setting or something maybe??
Oddly, on some photos when I try it, it says it will only be deleted from the iPhone's photo stream - while other photos say it will be deleted from all devices. :confused:
 

Arelunde

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Jul 6, 2011
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Check out the new Apple app iPhoto ... you will be amazed at what capabilities it give you compared to the stock photo app. I was able to delete an old photo once and it was gone from all my iDevices. I'm suspecting this app is actually part of the update - for a price ($4.99) ... but worth it!
 

Arelunde

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Jul 6, 2011
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Has anyone figured out how to delete photos directly from iPhoto's albums? There appears to be no delete function anywhere ... at least that I can find.

A magazine review of iPhoto claims you can delete the same way as with stock Photo - but that doesn't seem possible and I've searched just about every option. I have to delete from the stock Photos app.

I discovered instructions in the "Help" menu where you can supposedly delete from an album called Photo Box or Beamed. I don't have either. Obviously will need some further study on using this app.
 

FLYING SE7EN

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Jul 11, 2008
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So if my iPad is on 5.1, but my iPhone is on 5.01, then the photos in photostream that I delete on my iPad will not go away on my iPhone. Is that correct?