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?


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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 at 6:36
  • Maybe these grabs will help take.ms/DKMuR and take.ms/rJiQC – Demian Turner Jul 24 '13 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 '13 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. – Demian Turner Jul 26 '13 at 9:14

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