I am new to MacOS (Sierra). I used iOS and iCloud photos for quite a long time now but I wonder why I cannot open any photo from iCloud photo stream in an editor like Pixlr to edit it directly. I know the workaround but I wanted to know if this is intended and maybe if there is a setting that I missed so far. I'd like to open photos from my photo stream directly in any editor and program.

  • (iCloud) Photo Stream and iCloud Photos/iCloud Photo Library are two totally separate things. Which are you referring to?
    – tubedogg
    Oct 30 '16 at 4:52
  • I guess I am referring to the photo stream, the place where all my photos show up that I made e.g. with iPhone etc. Oct 30 '16 at 20:24

Open up Pixlr, and when you go to 'open', in your sidebar you should have a Media / Photos option. If you click that it'll show your albums etc. See the screenshot...

Media/Photos dialog

  • That's true, didn't see that entry - just the "Pictures" folder. Oct 30 '16 at 20:24

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