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Wes Groleau
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      Apr 11th, 12, 4:35 AM
I have a zillion pictures in photostream. iPhoto will only download
those taken within the past thirty days.

Fortunately, it did not delete them from iCloud (as the Apple document
said it would).

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      Apr 11th, 12, 5:23 AM
In article <jm2u61$iad$(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

> I have a zillion pictures in photostream. iPhoto will only download
> those taken within the past thirty days.
>
> Fortunately, it did not delete them from iCloud (as the Apple document
> said it would).


How do you know they haven't been deleted? Photo Stream is meant to delete
images after 30 days OR if you add more than 1000 photos within that
30-day period.

Anyway, assuming they haven't been deleted, it depends what you want to
download them on. This is from a recent issue of the UK's MacFormat
magazine ...


iOS device
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1. To save synchronised images from being expired and disappearing
from the Photo Stream on your iOS device, you should copy any
you want to keep to your Camera Roll. Open the Photos app and
step back to eht Albums page, then select Photo Stream.

2. Tap the shortcut button on the toolbar (it looks like a box
with an arrow curling out of it) and select the images you want
to copy by tapping each one in turn. As you do, they'll be
given a small red tick to show which have been selected.

3. Tap the save button at the foot of the screen to store them in
your Camera Roll. The images will be left in place on your
Photo Stream and removed when their time is up, but the
versions you saved will be kept on your device until you remove
them manually.


On the Mac
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Photo Stream synchronises with iPhoto 11 or Apperture 3.2. You can
enable it through System preferences by clicking in the Photo
Stream check box on the iCloud pane. (Apple doesn't allow you to
send them simultaneoulsy to iPhoto AND Aperture.)

Open either application's Preferences and click the toolbar's Photo
Stream icon, then tick the box to Enable Photo Stream, followed by
either or both options to automatically import and automatically
upload new photos. We would recommend at the very least that
enabling automatic import so that you maintain a complete archive
of your iOS photos on your Mac. Fire up iPhoto or Aperture at
least once a month to make sure you have a copy of your images on
your Mac.


Windows PC
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If you have a PC, there's nothing to stop you from sunchronising
it with the photos you take on your iOS devices. Just enable Phot
o Stream in the Control Panel and click the Options button to
select separate download and uploiad folders for your images.



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      Apr 12th, 12, 5:28 AM
On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
> 2. Tap the shortcut button on the toolbar (it looks like a box
> with an arrow curling out of it) and select the images you want
> to copy by tapping each one in turn. As you do, they'll be
> given a small red tick to show which have been selected.


And when you've checked enough of them, it crashes.

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      Apr 12th, 12, 5:29 AM
On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
> How do you know they haven't been deleted? Photo Stream is meant to delete
> images after 30 days OR if you add more than 1000 photos within that
> 30-day period.


I have my glasses on, that's how. I know what the documentation said,
but fortunately, it hasn't happened.

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      Apr 12th, 12, 5:33 AM
On 04-12-2012 00:28, Wes Groleau wrote:
> On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
>> 2. Tap the shortcut button on the toolbar (it looks like a box
>> with an arrow curling out of it) and select the images you want
>> to copy by tapping each one in turn. As you do, they'll be
>> given a small red tick to show which have been selected.

>
> And when you've checked enough of them, it crashes.


Also, its a white tick on a blue circle.


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      Apr 12th, 12, 5:58 AM
On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
> 3. Tap the save button at the foot of the screen to store them in
> your Camera Roll. The images will be left in place on your
> Photo Stream and removed when their time is up, but the
> versions you saved will be kept on your device until you remove
> them manually.


Whew! Done. They don't proof-read very well, but the general idea
works. Besides the inaccuracies I mentioned, the Save button is at the
top of the screen, and Camera Roll is not an option to save to.

I had to check only a few at a time to avoid the crash. Took ages.
Over five hundred of them, including my son's wedding last November.

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      Apr 12th, 12, 7:33 AM
In article <jm5nd7$a9l$(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
> >
> > 3. Tap the save button at the foot of the screen to store them in
> > your Camera Roll. The images will be left in place on your
> > Photo Stream and removed when their time is up, but the
> > versions you saved will be kept on your device until you remove
> > them manually.

>
> Whew! Done. They don't proof-read very well,


I have noticed that from time to time, and not just in that magazine.
Pretty much all of the weekly or monthly magazines have glaring errors.

The MacFormat magazine's "help" person also tends to be a bit useless ...
but then he *IS* an ex-Windows journalist and has been getting better.
;o)



> but the general idea works. Besides the inaccuracies I mentioned,
> the Save button is at the top of the screen, and Camera Roll is not
> an option to save to.
>
> I had to check only a few at a time to avoid the crash. Took ages.
> Over five hundred of them, including my son's wedding last November.


I was about to suggest only doing a few at a time.

The screen grab photo does show a white tick in a red circle with a white
border on some iOS device photo thumbnails, but I can't say for certain
that it is from this particular task.

Some of the inaccuracies could be due to changes from software upgrades
between the time the magazine was published (January issue, so sold in
late December and so written / printed in November / early December) and
you trying to follow it now.

Other "inaccuracies" may also be due to differences caused by the location
(although I wouldn't have thought so for this task), e.g. the Siri voice
apparently being Male in the UK and female in America.

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      Apr 13th, 12, 12:27 AM
On 04-12-2012 02:33, Helpful Harry wrote:
> Some of the inaccuracies could be due to changes from software upgrades
> between the time the magazine was published (January issue, so sold in
> late December and so written / printed in November / early December) and
> you trying to follow it now.


I can't complain too much. When my parents got conned into buying
Windows XP, I sent my mother a book from Microsoft Press about
Windows XP. It did more harm than good. Microsoft went ahead and sold
the book (full of pictures) in spite of having changed how things look
after composing the book.

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      Apr 26th, 12, 6:27 AM
On 04-12-2012 00:58, Wes Groleau wrote:
> On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
>> 3. Tap the save button at the foot of the screen to store them in
>> your Camera Roll. The images will be left in place on your
>> Photo Stream and removed when their time is up, but the
>> versions you saved will be kept on your device until you remove
>> them manually.

>
> Whew! Done. They don't proof-read very well, but the general idea works.
> Besides the inaccuracies I mentioned, the Save button is at the top of
> the screen, and Camera Roll is not an option to save to.
>
> I had to check only a few at a time to avoid the crash. Took ages.
> Over five hundred of them, including my son's wedding last November.


Interestingly, they still have not been deleted from photostream.
Apple documents that said they would be automatically deleted after
thirty days was the reason I wanted to move them elsewhere.

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      Apr 26th, 12, 7:32 AM
In article <jnambj$ka3$(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

> On 04-12-2012 00:58, Wes Groleau wrote:
> > On 04-11-2012 00:23, Helpful Harry wrote:
> >> 3. Tap the save button at the foot of the screen to store them in
> >> your Camera Roll. The images will be left in place on your
> >> Photo Stream and removed when their time is up, but the
> >> versions you saved will be kept on your device until you remove
> >> them manually.

> >
> > Whew! Done. They don't proof-read very well, but the general idea works.
> > Besides the inaccuracies I mentioned, the Save button is at the top of
> > the screen, and Camera Roll is not an option to save to.
> >
> > I had to check only a few at a time to avoid the crash. Took ages.
> > Over five hundred of them, including my son's wedding last November.

>
> Interestingly, they still have not been deleted from photostream.
> Apple documents that said they would be automatically deleted after
> thirty days was the reason I wanted to move them elsewhere.


That's what I thought too. Photos are deleted from Photo Stream (or "the
iOS device's Photo Stream album") after 30 days. You're also only allowed
1,000 photos within those 30 days, so when you try to store photo number
1,001 the oldest photo is automatically deleted.

BUT, I also thought you got a certain amount of storage space, so maybe
the real limit is however many photos you can fit in the 5GB (or whatever
it is), but it's only the newest 30 photos that show up in Photo Stream.

It's all a bit confusing at the moment.

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