Switch to Apple's"Family" shared photo stream

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by keaide, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. keaide macrumors regular

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    Nov 13, 2010
    #1
    After enabling family sharing, we now have a new "family" shared photo stream that keeps appearing persistently, no matter how often I delete it. So since I can't delete it for good, we want to use it. But we already have a shared photo stream for our family. And we would like to keep it and its history... So what's the best way to switch to the Apple default one?
    Can I merge the two streams? Or do I need to copy/import all exiting photos from the current one to the new one? Will that result in a further loss of quality (since photos in shared streams already seem to get automatically slimmed down by Apple)? Or can I delete the Apple's family stream and then quickly rename the existing one to "Family" without screwing things up? Or is it all a bad idea and we just ignore it?
     
  2. manu chao macrumors 603

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    Jul 30, 2003
    #2
    Shared photo streams limit the size (as in pixel dimensions) of photos. Copying the ones from one shared stream to another shouldn't result in a further reduction in size as the rule is not decrease size by x% but resize all to a maximum of X.
     

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