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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.


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I have found a better way. One that doesn't involve resync'ing the entire stream. Quit iPhoto Open up Activity Monitor In the search field enter: photostreamagent Select all the PhotoStreamAgent processes listed Click the Quit Process button In the confirmation dialog that pops up click the Quit button Confirm that all the PhotoStreamAgent processes are no ...


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EDIT As of March 7th 2012 you can now delete individual photos from Photo Stream if you are running iOS 5.1 or iPhoto 9.2.2 Believe it or not, it seems you can't delete individual photos from iOS5 Photo Stream. It seems you'll need to wait for them to scroll off as Photo Stream just holds your most recent 1000 pics. Deleting a picture from Camera ...


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Update: Apple now allows you to share your Photo Stream with others. More info on the official Photo Stream page here At the moment no. The only way to access your stream is from a Lion Machine using either iPhoto or Aperture, or from another iOS 5.0 device with Photo Stream enabled. I am not entirely sure if Apple is going to allow a sharing portal, ...


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After doing some research, I finally found where they were located, and then figured a quick way to get back to them. The files themselves are stored in hashed folders under ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub. I then created a Smart Folder using this path, and then selecting Kind as "Image". This then provides me with a ...


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I had this very problem today. I had taken 40 or so photos on iPhone 4, iOS 5.1, and when I got back to WiFi connection, I waited more than an hour for the photos to appear in PhotoStream either on the iPhone or my iPad, and they didn't. None of the following worked: Switching the iPhone to Airplane mode and back Killing the Camera and Photos apps Turning ...


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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 ...


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Yes! A process called PhotoStreamAgent runs at login, and idles in the background, downloading new photos when they're uploaded to your Photo Stream. There exist both /Applications/Aperture.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/PhotoStreamAgent.app and /Applications/iPhoto.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/PhotoStreamAgent.app, indicating that this background-...


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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. Notes: This is way easier and faster than rebooting or resetting Wi-Fi. It's also faster and more likely to work than just killing ...


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On a Windows system you can access Photo Stream by installing iCloud Control Panel for Windows. Based on the description it allows you to access all the features within iCloud. Though this is only supported in Vista and Windows 7. The iCloud Control Panel is required to use Photo Stream, Mail, Contacts and Calendars (Microsoft Outlook 2007 or later ...


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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.


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Enable the photo streaming, then you can view the photo from any device connected with your apple ID and have iCloud enabled. Check the Photo stream page on apple.com : http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/photo-stream.html


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Yes, everything sent to or from iCloud is encrypted with SSL: iCloud Security iCloud secures your content by encrypting it when sent over the Internet, storing it in an encrypted format, and using secure tokens for authentication. Encrypting content that is sent over the Internet The following content is encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets ...


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There is also already a mechanism to sync PhotoStream photos to Windows PCs. See the PC instructions on 'How to set up iCloud'. I've used this and it works well. It adds a new folder to your PC, wherever your pictures are currently stored (e.g. the Pictures library, if on Windows 7). Once they've been synced to the PC, you can just upload them using ...


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Echoing this answer: Open up Activity Monitor Search for Photos Agent and quit it. Restart the Photos app.


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Since Photo Stream backs your Camera Roll, any app that uses its own storage space rather than the Roll should do - and I doubt many have been (or can be) updated to backup their own storage to Photo Stream at this early stage. I'm a fan of Camera+, myself. It saves photos to its own storage, and lets you push them to the Camera Roll (and, therefore, Photo ...


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In iPhoto, turn Photo Stream off then on. Go to Preferences > Photo Stream. Uncheck "Enable Photo Stream". Close the preferences window. Click Photo Stream in the left-hand navigation pane and confirm there are no photos. Turn Photo Stream back on in preferences (check "Enable Photo Stream"). After a few seconds, iPhoto will start to download all the ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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


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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 ...


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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: ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub Go to this folder and sort by date. Inside those folders are JPGs of all your photos. You can ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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. Dropbox 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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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All photos on Photo Stream are stored in the cloud in full resolution. When they are pushed to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV, they are downsized to make the best use of bandwidth available to those devices. So when you save a photo which was taken by another device from Photo Stream to your iPad's Camera Roll, it doesn't receive the full ...


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