So Camera Roll album is gone?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by ben824, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. ben824 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    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.
  2. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    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?
  3. afsnyder macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2014
    It's under the moments, collections stuff. You can turn it off in settings.. I believe I saw a setting on some screenshots.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  5. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2011
    Under Photo Settings, turn off "iCloud Photo Library" and you should return back to normal
  6. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Mine is turned off and still no Camera Roll.
  7. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Yup same here
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    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.
  9. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    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.
  10. bgro macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    South Florida
    Yes that is exactly how it works
  11. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Thank god, I hated photo stream.
  12. deep1 macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2011
    Does photos on icloud photo library counts towards 5gb free allowance?
  13. bkends35 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2013
    Unfortunately. I have no where near enough space.
  14. imacken macrumors 65816

    Feb 28, 2010
    Good question. Photo stream space is free.
  15. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    The keynote video said it does add to your iCloud space.
  16. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    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!
  17. jonbauer macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Very interested in the answer to this! I sync using iPhoto and NEED to see all of my individual events!

    - Jon
  18. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    One workaround is to use albums; they will show up. But I shudder at the thought of having to create an album for each of my events.
  19. shyamatix macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2014
    I see new album called 'Recently added'. Perhaps this is the replacement to 'Camera roll'.
  20. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    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
  21. mkstewartesq@co macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    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.



    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.
  22. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2014
    Hamburg, NY
    I know. Stupid icloud integration.
  23. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2011
    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
  24. mr99 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2014
  25. joshbarnies macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2013
    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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