How do I retrieve my pictures from "the cloud"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Wes Groleau, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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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    Wes Groleau

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    Wes Groleau, Apr 11, 2012
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  2. In article <jm2u61$iad$>, 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
    ----------
    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
    ----------
    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
    ----------
    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.



    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Apr 11, 2012
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  3. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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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    Wes Groleau

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    Wes Groleau, Apr 12, 2012
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  4. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation
    of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.â€
    — Thomas Jefferson
     
    Wes Groleau, Apr 12, 2012
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  5. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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.


    --
    Wes Groleau

    I won't burn your Koran because I don't want you to burn my Bible;
    but if you burn my Bible, no one's going to die.
    — Robert Rhee
     
    Wes Groleau, Apr 12, 2012
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  6. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    “Statistics are like bikinis.
    What they reveal is suggestive,
    but what they conceal is vital.â€
    — Aaron Levenstein
     
    Wes Groleau, Apr 12, 2012
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  7. In article <jm5nd7$a9l$>, 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.

    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Apr 12, 2012
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  8. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    “There are more people worthy of blame
    than there is blame to go around."
     
    Wes Groleau, Apr 13, 2012
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  9. Wes Groleau

    Wes Groleau Guest

    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.

    --
    Wes Groleau

    He that is good for making excuses, is seldom good for anything else.
    — Benjamin Franklin
     
    Wes Groleau, Apr 26, 2012
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  10. In article <jnambj$ka3$>, 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.

    Helpful Harry :eek:)
     
    Helpful Harry, Apr 26, 2012
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  11. Wes Groleau

    taylorlewis

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    iCloud stores new photos for 30 days, so you have plenty of time to connect your iOS device to Wi-Fi and make sure you always have your most recent shots handy.
     
    taylorlewis, Jun 28, 2013
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