Quit Apple Photos. Now run Activity Monitor, look for Photos Agent, and kill it by selecting and clicking the X at the top left.
Now, start Apple Photos again. This will restart Photos Agent, and after a minute, you should see your updated shared albums.
Fastest solution (iPhone restart NOT needed!): I've found that if I open Photos on my iDevice after taking a photo, and then (after the spinning icon goes away) open Photos* on my Mac, the photo appears in my photo stream.
This is way easier and faster than rebooting or resetting Wi-Fi.
It's also faster and more likely to work than just killing ...
So after some time (learning python on how to monitor and plot library size and disk usage) this is what I have observed regarding my first question. As written by @will-mallard and @bmike the optimizer targes for percentage free disk space. As shown below: the size of the picture library increases and decreases together with my disk usage. During those ...
The answer appears to be "Yes, it can". After a month of the folder not being touched I finally deleted it and it hasn't caused any issue whatsoever. However, if any device using your iCloud account is still using Photo Stream (for whatever reason), you may still need the folder.
Create a partition to the photo library dedicated, if you create a new photo library in there, and the maximum size is limited to the partition size. Of the 500GB of system drive, are using divided into partitions for the photo library of 50GB (10%).
I have a picture of 200GB on icloud, are used without any problems with the above settings.
Photostream will store the previous 30 days worth of photos automatically. That means, every photo you take on your iOS devices will be sent to Photostream, but only the last 30 days worth of photos will be available there.
If you enable 'Automatic Import' of Photostream in iPhoto (Preferences > Photostream > Automatic Import) then when you launch iPhoto, ...
As the Apple website reports, iCloud stores your pictures in Photo Stream for 30 days.
iCloud manages your Photo Stream efficiently so you don’t run out of
storage space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you have Photo
Stream enabled on your iOS device, every single photo you take appears
in a special Photo Stream album that holds your last ...
New method for iOS 7, 8, and 9:
Open the Photos app
Make sure you're on the iCloud Photo Sharing screen (tap back as necessary)
Hit Edit (top right)
Tap on album name text from listing
Make your edits
Tap Done to save
When others share with me, are the photos copied to my hard drive? Or do they purely reside in the cloud?
Photos shared with you (or photos you share) get copied to your (or others') devices through iCloud. They reside on iCloud for just 30 days to give adequate time for all devices to sync them from the cloud. See iCloud: My Photo Stream FAQ
If I ...
Photo Stream isn't actually as bad as it seems. You don't need to launch iPhoto to get the photo — it's already on your Mac and much faster than it appears in iPhoto.
Your Photo Stream is stored in:
Go to this folder and sort by date. Inside those folders are JPGs of all your photos.
You can ...
I practice, the optimize space has zero effect on your photo library on OS X initially.
When you enable a system Photos library and opt in to the iCloud Photo storage, it tells the Photos Agent background process to start uploading photos to the cloud. When that initial pass is done, then deduplication in the cloud and download of new photos starts.
Make sure that your Mac is still uploading photos. Open the photos app and then go to the word Photos (next to File and Edit in the status bar) and then click on preferences. Then go over to the iCloud tab and you'll probably see that photos are uploading but the blue bar isnt moving or present. Click on the pause iCloud Photo Library button. Wait a minute, ...
First question: yes, iCloud backs up your photo as it is. If you delete media from your photos library it will be deleted from iCloud. (I might add that videos are also stored in the cloud - and consequently take up the most room).
Second question: It is possible you can use the Scanner and Camera wizard to import photos from your iPhone. Here is are two ...
iCloud.com doesn't have an interface to access your Photo Stream. However there are other ways to access the photos if you don't have access to iTunes for syncing.
The iOS Dropbox app has recently been updated with a feature that can automatically upload all the new photos from your Camera Roll to Dropbox when you open the app. I believe you can ...
It shouldn't. The Camera Roll and your Photo Stream "live" in separate places.
I just did a test with this. I placed the same photo in both the Photo Stream and the Camera Roll and then deleted the copy from the Camera Roll. The one in the Photo Stream stayed in place.
How Photo Stream Works
If you have Photo Stream enabled on both iPhone and iPhoto, any picture you take on iPhone is automatically uploaded to Photo Stream, and the automatically downloaded to iPhoto. iPhoto must be open for this to occur (but don't worry, the photos stay in Photo Stream for 30 days or until 1000 more pictures are taken, whichever comes ...
Given that this question is a few months old, you may have already found an answer, but I figured I'd provide one in case anyone else comes to this post looking for an answer to the same question.
While I don't know of a way to add photos from the Camera Roll to the "main" photo stream retroactively, you can add pictures to shared photo streams. Those will ...
How about this:
First, backup your iPhoto Library then quite iPhoto. Then, hold down option + command while starting up iPhoto. You should then get a prompt like this:
Try selecting all of the options if you have time (it takes a while to repair) or just the last option "Examine and repair iPhoto Library file permissions if you only have a little bit of ...
If you haven't enabled Photo Stream syncing on your Mac/PC, you should keep the copy that is in your camera roll until you've copied it to your PC. That is the original copy, and it won't be deleted until you do it yourself.
If you have enabled it, and made sure the "automatic import" setting is enabled1, you can safely delete the photo from your Camera ...
Open the photo in the Shared Photo Stream, then tap to show details if necessary.
It should show the poster of the photo, as below ("Posted by you"):
Individual devices can't be determined from this view though — only the Apple ID.
Some explanations about where your iPhone photos are stored:
the iPhone Camera Roll
Sure. This is the only standard thing that happens.
the iCloud photo stream
Happens only when you have enabled the My Photo Stream option in Settings->iCloud->Photos
Will be the case if you connect your iPhone to you Mac and sync/export your ...
After about 2 weeks of working with the Photos app on a Macbook Air 128GB, with a much larger photos library, I've noticed the following things.
There appears to be no fixed target size for the actual Photos library - instead its a target "free" space on my Macbook Air.
Currently, the Mac Optimisation appears to target roughly 10% free space on my Macbook (...
In my case, it was nothing mentioned in the other answers. My problem was that I didn't have enough space.
I don't quite understand why it needs space locally to upload something though.
More info in this forum thread.
Another realistic reason could be this:
So make sure you're connected to a wireless network.
The most native way to access your Photostream is indeed installing the iCloud Control Panel, just like Justwes told you to do.
If you are looking for some web-based solution, you should try the freshly updated Dropbox app. It has a feature called Photo Upload, which will enable you to automatically upload (all) your photos from your iPhone to Dropbox. By ...
I found this post after having the same issue - needing to grab an image from Photo Stream that wasn't coming up.
I found that I had wandered outside my WiFi range, and had reverted to a 3G connection. Upon reconnecting to my WiFi, Photo Stream immediately updated (and I mean immediately :)
I checked this by opening my Photo Stream within the Photos app, ...
Just looked a little closer at my settings....
Settings -> General -> Profiles -> [Work Profile] -> More Details -> Disable Documents in the Cloud, iCloud backup, Photo Stream.
There's my answer, my company supplied configuration that was loaded on the phone limits this option.
C'est la vie...
Power Nap will receive user level data for any users that are logged in. If you have fast user switching enabled and both accounts are logged in when the Mac goes to sleep, both should get updates.
If there is a bug, it could be reported, but in the light testing I've done, everything seems to work well for users that have logged in.
If the user is not ...
From Apple's Photo Stream FAQ:
How long are My Photo Stream photos stored in iCloud?
The photos you upload to My Photo Stream are stored in iCloud for 30 days to give your devices plenty of time to connect and download them.
How many photos are stored in My Photo Stream on my devices and computers?
iCloud pushes all your photos to the My Photo Stream album ...