Using iCloud to store one album

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by BJB Productions, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hi - perhaps some of you can shed light on this foggy subject for me. I've always been somewhat confused with iCloud and how it manages photos. Here's my situation:

    I'm always running out of room on my iPhone... so I offload images and put them into Photos on my Mac in a folder called "iPhone Photos." I'm getting tired, however, of not being able to have access to my entire iPhone photo library since I can't keep all of it on my iPhone. (I also need to free up space on both devices)

    I don't like Photostream because it uploads ALL the images I take. I prefer to cull my images; having more control of what actually gets saved.

    I'm a neat freak, so I want the solution to be clean and controlled. Is there a simple way to store only ONE album from Photos on iCloud? I don't want to store all my albums; just my culled iPhone album.

  2. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Sorry for the bump - just wondering if anyone can help me out. Thanks!
  3. bmodi macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2015
    no, this is not possible.

    I think only with the Icloud Photo Libary you can have all photos everywhere in your situation...because there you can define that you only have an optimized version of all photos (like a preview) on the device and only when you open a photo it downloads it. Depending on the available space on your device it keeps photos downloaded or it frees up the space when you close the just depends on the available space and IOS handles this completely automatically.

    To decide what you want to upload and what not is not possible with the on board possibilities which come with IOS.

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