I have a video on my icloud that I want to download to macbookpro and save. I can see the video in icloud on my iphone. The video is deleted from iphoto on my iphone and I can't download the video back to my iphone (I can select the video but the icon on bottom left the box with the arrow will not light up). When I log into icloud on macbookpro I can't see any photos or shared streams. Can anyone help?
On your mobile device you open the icloud photo stream by its title, tap on "people", turn on "public website" then tap "share" and send the stream to your own email. In your email you will get a link to your photo stream under the title of the stream . When you click on the link from your laptop or desktop you will find a webpage with all items in that stream including your videos. Get a video web downloader add on extension for your browser and you can download the video once you've clicked on it to start. From there you can import it to iphoto and sync it with your iphone photos
Since iCloud can be unreliable, the best method would be to plug in your phone over USB and copy it from there.
I just use dropbox, videos automatically go into the camera uploads folder. If the video isn't showing up because it already got moved to your icloud click the video and hit edit so that it downloads to your phone then plug back in and it will copy to your dropbox camera uploads folder. It can be a pesky process if it's more than one video, wish there was a quicker way.
There is now an app available for iOS that allows downloading of videos, live photos, and pictures from Shared Albums:
Disclosure: I am the app developer.
You can download videos to your computer from photos. Preferences > iCloud
To make your folder a system folder you need to select
Use as System Photo Library from the General tab. Then it's usable with iCloud.
In my case, I had too many photos in my current photo library so enabling
iCloud Photo Library lead to Apple forcing me to upgrade. To bypass the upgrade I did the following:
- Create a new Photos library (I called my 'iCloud Library')
- Open the new Library, which is emtpy
- Set new library as the System Library, you can change this later
iCloud Photo Libraryand set it to
Download Originals to this Mac(you'll need enough space, I'm using an external)
- After they are all downloaded you can drag them from your iCloud folder to your original Photos folder
- Delete the iCloud folder and set your main library back to the system library