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Figuring out what Photo Stream is uploading exactly

Even though I have unchecked the Automatic Upload of Photo Stream on Aperture (same on iPhoto), I can see through Little Snitch that it is hogging my upload bandwith constantly. When I wait (hours, ...
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Is it possible to throttle the iCloud photostream sync in OS X?

I have a large iCloud photo library. Once in a blue moon my iMac running Yosemite decides to forget all about the synced libraries, and I have to re-enable the iCloud streams. However, my little DSL ...
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Why does Aperture keep forgetting my preference to enable Photo Stream?

I enabled Photo Stream as soon as the feature was available in Aperture 3.2.2, yet sometimes I have to remind the app that I want Photo Stream enabled. I confirm that I want to enable Photo Stream ...
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What is the purpose of the PhotoStreamsData folder?

The folder PhotoStreamsData contains the same photos as the DCIM folder, only with a slightly lower resolution. Why create (almost exact) duplicates? Is it only to save some space on iCloud? Can I ...
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Bidirectional Sync of iPhone/iDevice Photos and Albums to Third Party Clouds

It is a complete mystery to me why this challenge has not been dealt with and solved, and why not more people are complaining about it on the web: I use my iPhone as my main camera. I use it to snap ...
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Can i have My Photo Stream upload only?

I have a iPad and a iPhone. My iPhone don't have enough storage so I want to disable downloading photo from Photo Stream. However, I do want iPhone to upload the photos to Photo stream and access &...
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iCloud photo question

I have iCloud Photo Library turned on for all my devices (iPhone, iPad, IPod). My question: Is there any way to have iCloud turned on but have photos save to just one device with out having them ...
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Want to preserve shared photostream for subscribers but erase everything on my device

can one transfer the ownership of a photostream to another user/subscriber? I need to get rid of the contents of a shared photo stream on my device but I am its owner. The subscribers will still need ...
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How does Photo Stream Sync work?

If I delete photos off of photo stream and leave them on my iPhone, will they just get put back on photo stream once it syncs? Or does photo stream just take the newer pics?
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How do I get photos from iPhone 4s onto iPad when taken on 3G?

I have a new iPhone 4s. When I take photos away from my WiFi connection, the pictures do not appear in my photo stream on my iPad. Can this be easily remedied? Photo stream is turned on on both ...
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Deleting all copies of a photo

If I delete a photo from both Camera Roll and Photo Stream, is there still another copy on my Mac or elsewhere that Photo Stream placed there?
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Can't select an iCloud Photo Stream for Screen Saver

I used to choose an iCloud Photo Stream of mine for my screen saver. But now, when I go to my screen saver settings, there is no option to choose an iCloud Photo Stream, but only Apple's default ...
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Why can't I scale a wallpaper on iOS 7?

When selecting a photo from my photo stream as the wallpaper (on my iPad 4 with iOS 7), the wallpaper is shown as a preview, allowing me to scale and move the visible area. Unfortunately, this doesn't ...
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Does an iPhone Photo Stream upload store a duplicate of the photo locally?

That is to say, does a photo uploaded to Photo Stream and/or a Shared Photo Space take up twice or thrice the space on my phone, or does each instance point to the same single data store?
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iOS and OS X Photos.app - duplicate photos

when adding new photos to my OS X Photos.app and afterwards sync my iPhone with my Mac I see every photo I just added twice on the iPhone: One synced via iTunes and the other one via Photostream. Once ...
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iPhone photo recovery

I transferred my photos to the stream and they were all there, I went back recently and noticed a section was deleted, is there any way possible for me to recover those photos?
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Why is Usage reporting Camera and Photos using so much space?

On my iPad 3, if I check Usage the system reports that Camera and Photos, and specifically the Photostream, is consuming nearly 5GB of space. I have turned off the Photostream to verify but it only ...
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Access My Photo Stream photos via finder

I have searched all over, and can't seem to find if it is possible to access "My Photo Stream" photos via finder. It seems that this used to be possible with the previous incarnation of Photo Streams, ...
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Smart Folder not picking up images in subfolders

Until recently I used this excellent tip, to create a (smart) folder on my mac showing all the screenshots that I have taken with my iPhone (via the iPhoto directory system and photostream). This was ...
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in iPhoto, how to locate photos NOT in a particular photo stream?

I've noticed that if I add the same photo to a photo stream more than once, iPhoto is apparently not smart enough to recognize that it's a duplicate, and instead goes ahead and adds the photo a second ...
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Why am I receiving the error “Photos for the iCloud account [username] cannot be accessed”?

I'm receiving this error message periodically: Photos for the iCloud account "name@email.com" cannot be accessed. Review your account information in System Preferences. Photo Stream is enabled ...
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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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How to prevent iPhone SE from always uploading burst photos?

I have turned OFF the "Upload Burst Photos" option in both Camera and iCloud settings, but they are still always uploaded to my Photo Stream. I absolutely do not want such photos to upload ...
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How do I rename a photo stream on Mac OS X?

I find hints on how to rename a photo stream on iOS, but how do I do this on Mac OS X (10.11)?
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Network, moving large folder : Photo Library

I want to move my Photo Library through my Synology NAS, I know I'm gonna lose the iCloud Syncing (which is very annoying...) but anyway. Every time I trying to move the Photo Library (quite heavy, ...
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Problem with iphone 4S- cannot delete photostream - no trash icon

I cannot delete the photo stream on my iphone 4S. There are 190items, but only 85photos-duplicated, and the HDR is disabled on the camera. I have looked at a few 'suggestions' but non of them seem to ...
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Can I use iCloud to sync my videos from my phone to my PC?

I'm trying to figure out how to use iCloud to get my videos and photos onto my PC. Here's my iCloud configuration: When I go to that folder, my PhotoStream which only has photos, not videos. It's ...
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Canon SLR photos not uploading from iPhoto to Photo Stream

I uploaded photos from my Canon SLR camera to my iPhoto library last night at 7pm and it is the next day (3pm) and my photos have yet to show up in my Photo Stream album. I have taken pictures with ...
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Photo album of the full-resolution photos shared through iCloud Photo Sharing?

The photos that are shared through iCloud Photo Sharing shared albums are typically favorites, for example the best photos that you wanted to share with family over the course of several years. Over ...
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Photostream Issues

All my photos are not coming up in my photo stream! Could it be a space issue or bad internet connection? I tried logging in and out. I am using my Mac computer to download the photos via my iPhone 5 ...
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Photos i take on my iPhone are not appearing in the photostream on my PC

I have recently signed up to use iCloud after upgrading to a iPhone 4s. My accounts were all verified and downloaded on my PC. I use Windows 7. Everything appears to be working - I have been able to ...
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Moving iCloud Photo Library / incorrect metadata date

I want to move my iCloud Photo Library to my own server. I'm not really sure will I only use my cloud server for picture sharing or just use it as a backup, but still want to move this 120Gb into my ...
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Manually set iCloud Photo Library 'Optimize Mac Storage' threshold

My Macbook Air's Photos app is currently set to 'Optimize Mac Storage', however the photo library is swamping my drive with 40.6GB of space. With 50GB remaining on my drive, I'm clearly not running ...
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iPhone 5S Lost Burst Photos

I wonder if anyone can help or whether this is a lost cause? I took photos of myself and all my guests at my 40th birthday party using a selfie stick. This then took photo bursts which I assumed just ...
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How to regularly and incrementally backup photo streams?

I have a bunch of photo streams that I share with my wife. I am already using iCloud photos but we would like to backup certain streams regularly to some external media, like SD-cards or hard disks. ...
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Keeping all photos in iCloud, but viewable on iPhone 5 and Mac

I have a 16 GB iPhone 5 and am low on storage, so what I'd to do is save all my photos and videos to iCloud and ensure that all future ones are saved there, as well, but not saved to the storage on my ...
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Photos app shows iPhone has new images to import but they aren't new

When plugging my iPhone in to USB the Photos app opens (I'm using OS X El Capitan). Photos shows I have two new photos on my iPhone I need to import. The problem is they are not new. In fact, the only ...
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Syncing older photos to new device

I have photo stream turned on for three devices, two that I have had for a year or so and one that is new. I would like to have all of the photos on my older devices copied to my new one but Photo ...
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iCloud made my photo low-quality!

I want you guys to help me about this.. I was turn on my iCloud Photo Library for a while. I chose " Download and keep original " and they uploaded all of my photo and this is the problem... They ...
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iCloud problems with iPhone

I recently set up my iCloud account to sync my photos to my computer. I followed the online instructions and went into my phone settings to enable iCloud Photo Stream, where it says it will ...
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How can I add photos to the Photostream using the Photos App?

The title really says it all: I want to add some picture not (which I have downloaded for example) to the Photos App and I want it to appear in the Photos App on my iPhone. I have enabled "My ...
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iPhone does not upload photos to iCloud via Wi-Fi

Since I upgraded to 200 GB iCloud storage and started to use the new Photo app I have now been able to backup any from my iPhone via iCloud to my Mac. My iPhone also stopped sharing my iPhone photos ...
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iPhone, iOS 8.2, can't find photo stream: “Recently Added” album is missing

I'm just now trying to use photo stream for the first time, so maybe there's something I am missing about the way this works. I have pics on my mac, and I want to look at them on my phone. I take pics ...
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Non-existing iCloud shared stream occupying space

My question is twofold -- I recently deleted my iCloud library, so that I could clean-up some of the pictures before recreating the library. My first library contained over 6700 pics and used about 2 ...
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Can't see all my photo's on Photostream iCloud iPad and iPhone

I'm having a problem finding my pictures taken with my iPhone 4. When I want to see my Photostream it will only show me the pictures of my iPad and not the pictures taken with my iPhone (Photo's and ...
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Videos in shared photostream not playing

I have a shared photostream with 7 people subscribing to photos. Now that iOS 7 is out, I was eager to try and share a video. I captured one using my phone and edited in iMovie on the phone, exported ...
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Adding second iCloud account wipes out photostream

[UPDATE (Aug 12 2013)] This has been identified by Apple Genius bar as an iCloud bug. Problem Summary: Photostream tied to primary iCloud account gets wiped out when adding a second iCloud account. ...
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Packet loss and massive latency with Photo Stream

I have a home network with a couple iPhones and a small pile of Mac laptops. All have WiFi through a Time Capsule. Frequently, the entire network will go from a 40ms ping to the 'net to a 1500ms ping, ...
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Photostream stopped uploading in iOS 6.0.1

My photostream stopped uploading just a week ago. With the stream backed up on my mac, I tried turning off the photostream (which deletes all the photos in the stream) and then turn it back on. The ...