So Camera Roll album is gone?

ben824

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Jul 12, 2012
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I went to go look at a recent screen shot I took and under the "Albums" tab at the bottom of the native photos app the "Camera Roll" album that used to be at the top that had all my photos in there that were stored in the phone in the order that they were taken, is now gone.

Did they mention that they were doing this in the key note? I only caught bits and pieces of it and haven't gone back to watch the whole thing start to finish.
 

Fattytail

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Apr 11, 2012
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I don't hve the beta installed, but it seems like they might want to somehow tie it in with iCloud Drive? Where are the photos you've just taken if there's no camera roll?
 

afsnyder

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Jan 7, 2014
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I went to go look at a recent screen shot I took and under the "Albums" tab at the bottom of the native photos app the "Camera Roll" album that used to be at the top that had all my photos in there that were stored in the phone in the order that they were taken, is now gone.

Did they mention that they were doing this in the key note? I only caught bits and pieces of it and haven't gone back to watch the whole thing start to finish.
It's under the moments, collections stuff. You can turn it off in settings.. I believe I saw a setting on some screenshots.
 

SanjeevRana

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Aug 2, 2011
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I went to go look at a recent screen shot I took and under the "Albums" tab at the bottom of the native photos app the "Camera Roll" album that used to be at the top that had all my photos in there that were stored in the phone in the order that they were taken, is now gone.

Did they mention that they were doing this in the key note? I only caught bits and pieces of it and haven't gone back to watch the whole thing start to finish.
Under Photo Settings, turn off "iCloud Photo Library" and you should return back to normal
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Camera Roll as an Album might not be visible (perhaps a big) but all the photos should still be there if you select Photos (instead of Albums) at the bottom of the Photos app.
 

Rogifan

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Nov 14, 2011
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So does iCloud photo library replace photo stream? God I would love that. Rather than having camera roll and photo stream just have things in one spot accessible on all devices.
 

deep1

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Mar 29, 2011
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Does photos on icloud photo library counts towards 5gb free allowance?
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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How do you get to "Events from my Mac"? I can't find it. I see the photos but not the actual events. Considering this is how I've organized my photos since 2006, it'd be a huge pain not to have this!
 

jonbauer

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Jan 28, 2011
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How do you get to "Events from my Mac"? I can't find it. I see the photos but not the actual events. Considering this is how I've organized my photos since 2006, it'd be a huge pain not to have this!
Very interested in the answer to this! I sync using iPhoto and NEED to see all of my individual events!

- Jon
 

shyamatix

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Jun 3, 2014
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I see new album called 'Recently added'. Perhaps this is the replacement to 'Camera roll'.
 

The Doctor11

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Dec 15, 2013
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I dont know if its gone or not but I do know I want my picture right there and I dont want to go through any crap to get to it
 

mkstewartesq@co

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Jun 30, 2007
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I dont know if its gone or not but I do know I want my picture right there and I dont want to go through any crap to get to it
Agreed. I always kept my camera roll fairly small, but used it as a bit of a reference tool - for example, taking pics in a store of items I wanted to refer to later, or a jokey picture I would send to my daughter every time she annoyed me. Others were just pictures that I wanted to keep but were not important enough to sync back to my Mac or organize in an album.

As such, I had certain photos in my camera roll that were a year or more old; now the only way to find them is to go to the "all photos" and scroll by date - through literally thousands of photos (including those synced from my Mac) from 2007 onward to find them. This is a HUGE issue for me, and I don't see any indication that it's a "temporary thing" that will be restored in a later beta.


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I see new album called 'Recently added'. Perhaps this is the replacement to 'Camera roll'.
It's really not. I'm not sure exactly where the photos in "recently added" come from - I don't use "my photostream" and only rarely used "shared photostreams" - but it seems to consist of around 1000 of the last pictures saved to the camera roll/uploaded to photostream, sorted by DATE.

So, in my case, best as I can tell: I had pictures on my camera roll from pre-May 2014. After a cruise in May 2014, I uploaded pictures to a shared photostream to share with friends. Then I took some pictures with my phone in late May 2014. What "recently added" does is just (apparently) go back 1000 pictures from the most-recent picture.

So for me, my "recently added" includes the pictures I took on my phone in late May 2014 and (some of) the pictures I added to a shared photostream in May 2014 - but all of my earlier pictures in camera roll "fall out" of "recently added" and can only be accessed by scrolling through all of my years of pictures to find them by date taken.
 

metsjetsfan

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Feb 2, 2011
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how does it work w cellular data if you opt out it just uploads on wifi? what if you want to view them in an area with no signal are there recents?

sorry didnt DL ios 8
 

joshbarnies

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Aug 21, 2013
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So as of right now, I'm not the only one that is having trouble having photos taken from my phone synced to my computer even though iCloud Photo Library is turned on, right?
 
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