I just got a new MacBook Pro with the current version of iPhoto, which supports Photo Stream. I have an iPhone 4, but never had Photo Stream enabled because my previous computer couldn't run the version of iPhoto that was required to use it.

Anyway, I just enabled Photo Stream now, but it seems that it only includes photos that were taken after I enabled it. I have 350+ photos in my camera roll that I'd like to also include in Photo Stream. Is there any way I can import them or something?

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You can only manually add photos to photostream from iPhoto or Aperture not from the iOS device currently,

So you'd need to sync with iPhoto and manually add to photostream through that.

  • I see now - if the non-Photo Stream photos are imported into iPhoto, then I can drag and drop them onto the Photo Stream event. Thanks!
    – daGUY
    Jul 23, 2013 at 16:33
  • Hey no problem! I think in iOS 7 you may be able to manually add to your main photostream retrospectively but not in iOS6. Here's more proof :) discussions.apple.com/thread/3975936?start=0&tstart=0
    – Woodstock
    Jul 24, 2013 at 6:37

Not true, on your iOS device just select as many photos as you want from your Camera Roll, then Share > Photo stream. This shows up in iPhoto for the Mac and saves a step.

  • What are you taking about? There is no option to share to photo stream from iOS.
    – Woodstock
    Jul 24, 2013 at 6:34
  • Furthermore if you are speaking about creating shared photostreams that's not what he wants to do. He wants to manually add photos to his main photostream. Open your device go to photos, select some items, click the share sheet, you will NOT see photostream as an option. Are you running iOS 7?
    – Woodstock
    Jul 24, 2013 at 6:36
  • Maybe these grabs will help take.ms/DKMuR and take.ms/rJiQC Jul 24, 2013 at 10:45
  • No they don't help, that photostream button adds images to shared photosteams, not the main between devices photostream. check again.
    – Woodstock
    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:03
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    Yes as far as I know you can only manually add to the Photostream is iPhoto on the Mac, and even that is tricky. But agreed, your original suggestion of syncing to iPhoto would involve the least clicks overall when it comes to 300+ photos and is the best way to go for the OP. Jul 26, 2013 at 9:14

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