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How do I view my iCloud Photo Stream online?

I set up iCloud when I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone and was excited about Photo Stream. I logged into icloud.com and found there are no photos. What gives? I was hoping that this would end the need to ...
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How can I force a Photo Stream sync on the iPhone?

The Settings page says that Photos will automatically by sent to Photo Stream when I am connected to Wi-Fi, however I've waited several minutes and don't see them in iPhoto. I believe they haven't ...
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How to remotely view photos uploaded to iCloud?

Is it possible to view the photos we upload to iCloud from icloud.com or somewhere else? Are the photos available anywhere?
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How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5?

I have recently upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 and am loving it. One issue I've run into is that my iPhone adds my recently taken photos to an album named "Photo Stream" whenever I'm on WiFi. The ...
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Is there a way to access iCloud's Photo Stream from the Finder, similar to Windows?

On Windows, Photo Stream works in a way that all the files are automatically copied to your 'My Pictures' folder or the like. I currently have Photo Stream working in Aperture, but every once in a ...
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Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac?

I just want to snap a photo on my phone and work with it on my Mac. Currently I text it to myself (so it comes up in Messages on the desktop)-- quick but hacky. Email is 2nd option (slower). Airdrop ...
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How do I force iPhoto to download new photos in my Photo Stream?

I'm listing some items for sale online, and have taken a bunch of pictures with my iPhone. About half-way through the process, iPhoto '11 stopped downloading new photos into its local Photo Stream. ...
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What is the correct way to use an iPhone and iPhoto and PhotoStream?

I'm rather confused about the 'proper' way to use Photo Stream and an iPhone and iPhoto. Here's how I use iPhoto and my iPhone: (This workflow was as far as I can tell the correct way to operate ...
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Photo Streams from two or more iCloud accounts into same iPhoto library?

I'd like to connect iPhoto on my MBP to my photo stream and my wife's photo stream. We each have our own Apple ID and iCloud account. Can iPhoto connect to multiple iCloud photo streams? Thanks.
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Photo Stream access on pre-Lion Macs

I have a machine not running Lion because of software Lion does not support. This machine is currently my primary household media hub, and it would be very helpful if it could take advantage of Photo ...
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Two Photo Streams, one iPhoto library

My wife and I share the same iPhoto library, which exists on a mounted disk image with each of our user accounts pointing to this same shared library. We each have iPhones and I wondered whether our ...
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How can I access my Photostream on Windows?

I'm trying to swipe a couple photostream pictures onto a borrowed windows laptop, but I can't find any way to do that via the web. Can I access my photostream in any way other than iTunes? I'd rather ...
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What iOS apps will take pictures and not send them to Photo Stream by default?

I'm looking for a way to take pictures without them going into the Photo Stream. Rather than have to remember to toggle it on and off as I adore it for my personal pictures, I'm looking for an app ...
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How much space do “Shared Streams” take up on an iOS device?

In iOS 6 and 7 there's a section in the Photos app that allows you to share photos with other people and other people to share photos with you. When others share with me, are the photos copied to ...
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iOS Camera Roll and Photo Stream workflow

When I take a photo on my iPhone it is added to both the Camera Roll and Photo Stream. I can then upload the photo into "permanent" storage in Mac iPhoto either from Photo Stream or Camera Roll ...
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Can I clear my iPhone camera roll without losing any photo?

It seems to me that all photos taken with the iPhone go into: the iPhone Camera Roll the iCloud photo stream iPhoto/Aperture projects (e.g. "Photo stream for Decembre 2014") Can I clear completely ...
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Does PhotoStream sync to my Mac when iPhoto is not open?

The only application I have on my Mac that works with PhotoStream is iPhoto. I'm wondering if my Mac grabs the images from PhotoStream constantly or if it only downloads them when I launch an ...
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Does PhotoStream send pictures encrypted over the Internet?

When I'm on a public Wi-Fi network and my photos are being synced to Photo Stream, is there any way for someone on the same network to be able to see them? What about anyone else on the way to Apple's ...
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Why is Photo Stream content different on each of my devices?

I work on a 13" MacBook Pro and also have an iPad and iPhone 4s. I edited my Photo Stream photos down to a tight collection of 220 pictures and fully expected that to reflect on my iPhone and iPad, ...
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Does PhotoStream copy videos too or just still photos?

If I use PhotoStream to sync photos from an iOS device and my Mac, will it transfer videos too? Are the higher resolution videos from the new iPad treated any differently than other devices?
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What is the maximum/optimized size of the OSX photos.app library?

I was using aperture with referenced images. The aperture library is about 20gig, the folder containing the referenced images is 200gig. I exported versions of a selection of my pictures (6000) and ...
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How can I upload my camera roll to my Photo Stream retroactively?

I have a iPhone 4 and set up iCloud on my device, including the Photo Stream service. Everything seems to be set up fine and I have the option to select Photo Stream in Photos.app. However, the ...
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Does Power Nap work for multiple users?

My wife and I share a laptop at the house. Because iCloud works best when each individual has their own account (in particular reminders and photos), we each have our own iCloud accounts and therefor ...
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Empty PhotoStream-folder on Window

I have installed iCloud Control Panel on my Windows PC. During setup, I was asked to create folders for both the PhotoStream and my uploads. I've done all that, but the issue is that I can't see my ...
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Does iPhoto need to be open in order to download Photo Stream photos?

Apple's official documentation on Photo Stream states: My Photo Stream stores the last 30 days of photos taken with your iOS device or imported from a camera to your Mac or Windows computer, and ...
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How can I tell who posted a photo in a shared iCloud photo stream?

Can you determine which/whose device took a picture in a shared iPhone photo stream?
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Is there a web viewer for photos stored on iCloud? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I view my iCloud Photo Stream online? I am new to iCloud. When I open iCloud.com and login with my Apple ID, I couldn't find my photos there. Is it possible to ...
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53 GB in iLifeAssetManagement folder but only 5 GB in Photo Stream

I've got a 128 GB 11″ MacBook Air running Yosemite which I use for travelling and managing photos while on the move. With only 128 GB I try to manage the disk space carefully. But now I find there is ...
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After migrating to iCloud Photo Library can the iLifeAssetManagement folder be deleted?

Before iCloud Photo Library and Photos.app in OS X 10.10.3, we had iCloud PhotoStream. iCloud PhotoStream synced its photos to the ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement folder (and ...
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Automatically delete photo from Photo Stream when deleted in iPhoto or Aperture

After importing photos I quickly delete all the duplicate photos & bad ones. However they all still make their way to my Photo Stream and stay there even after I've pruned the bad photos. Is ...
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Disabling the iPhoto Photo Stream App badge icon without disabling shared streams?

When I have new photos available in my shared photo streams, the iPhoto icon in the dock has a red circle with a number in it, also known as a "Badge App Icon". I went to System Preferences -> ...
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Sort photo collection from iphone into folders by year, month and city/region

I'm using Photostream to wirelessly sync the photos on my iPhone to my computer. In time my photo collection grew bigger and bigger and since Photostream just dumps everything into one folder I'm ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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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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Should I delete pictures from Photo Stream or Camera Roll to free up space on my device?

Can I make more available memory by deleting pictures? Do I delete them from Photo Stream or Camera Roll? I want them saved but can I remove from one of those areas.
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Understanding Photo Stream

I have some questions about Photo Stream: Are the photos that I take with my iPhone kept in the camera roll and PhotoStream folders? (Sometimes I take a photo and it appears in camera roll but not ...
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How can I transfer photos from the Camera Roll to Photo Stream?

Not all of my photos go to Photo Stream, some still go to my Camera Roll. I'm trying to get them on my Photo Stream so they will be on iCloud. With 30 photos on my camera, 10 in stream, I took 6 ...
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Is there any way to re-download Photo Stream photos on a PC/Mac?

If I accidentally delete a photo from my Photo Stream (or get a corrupted disk or lose a laptop) and later want to recover that picture from the online Photo Stream that has my pictures stored for 30 ...
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Does saving photos on iPad from Photo Stream save the full resolution?

When saving photos from the Photo Stream to the Camera Roll, is the full resolution picture stored? I ask this because the the Apple FAQ states that iDevices only get an "optimized" resolution ...
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How can you tell if an iPhone camera photo has been fully uploaded to the Photo Stream without using a computer?

I'd like to know if the photos were uploaded yet, but an indicator isn't apparent. I'd like to know without resorting to checking a desktop/laptop. Is there one I'm missing?
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How do I retrieve a specific photo from iCloud backup of my camera roll

I just received an iPad for Xmas. I took a video through the iPad camera, which was stored in my ipad camera roll. I turned on the iCloud backup of photos previously. Last backup was before I deleted ...
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Can I edit an iPad photo and save both the edited and original version?

I have an iPad 2 running iOS 8. Is there a way to edit a photo and save both the edited and original versions? Does it matter if I make the edit from the photo stream or camera roll? Thank you.
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Need help figuring out how to save 1500 pictures between 2 iPhones and and iPad while traveling

I need help. I have been traveling for 5 months and have 2 iPhones with me as well as my iPad. One of my iPhones is a 4, this is my work phone. I have approximately 1500 pictures on this phone that ...
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Can iCloud do two-way photo syncing (deletion) between the iPhone and a PC?

This is a follow-on question from this earlier one. I want to be able to have iPhone <--> PC photo syncing such that when I delete a photo from the synced folder in Windows Explorer on the PC, it ...
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iPhone pictures won't delete and keeps “restoring” after deletion using iTunes sync

I'm having trouble with deleting my pictures. The initial problem is that after updating to iOS7 all my Photo Albums are stuffed up. There are like 2-3 instances of the same albums with different ...
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Problem downloading photos from iPhone Photostream to Windows

Why doesn't my iCloud panel on my Windows 8 computer always download the photos from Photostream on my iPhone? I have an iPhone 5, on iOS 7.
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Automatically share new photos with photo stream?

Is it possible to make every new photo taken automatically appear in a photo stream that is shared with other users? Either by some how share the default photo stream or make another photo stream as ...
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How can I delete an individual photo from my photostream? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5? Either on my Mac, or on iPhone or iPad, how can I delete an individual image from my ...
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How to send existing photos to photo stream?

I just enabled iCloud on my iPad. I've also downloaded iPhoto on my Mac to sync my photos on the iPad. The problem is that I can only get pictures that I downloaded after I enabled iCloud on my iPad. ...