Hi, and welcome to JustAnswer! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am excited to get started with you.Since iCloud has limited storage, you do not have the option to store your entire library onto iCloud. However, you can add photos to photostream which can be accessible from any IOS mobile device and online
I have 20 gb space with iCloud now and am concern to get a back up on iCloud. My Library is 10 gb.
If that is the case, you can drag your photos into photo stream and share it with yourself so that it will always be visible. You should also back them up to an external hard drive incase you will need to free up some storage space in the future
Is your iphoto currently open? If so, you will see photo stream in the left column under "web"
Yes, it is open. I have it on but I have 2,700 photos in my iPhoto Library but only about 650 are in the photo stream.
Ok, So what you can do is to select all of your photos and then drag them into photo stream. It will prompt you to create an album. You can name it whatever you wish and in to to: XXXXX XXXXX you email address that is associate with your icloud account
Under web I have my Flicker account, but not all the photos are there either.
Under Library, click on Photos to see your entire iphoto library
I am looking at my iPhoto now
Are all of your photos still in your iphoto library?
I see them all
Ok so then drag all of them into photo strea
Mean to highlight them all and then drag to the Photo Stream icon?
Correct. Click on Edit<Select All
Again Photo stream is not under WEB. It is under RECENT as following
Click on iPhoto in the top menu bar and choose preferences
RECENT Jul 2, 2011 - Last Import - Last 12 Months - Photo Stream - Flagged - Trash
Click on iPhoto in the top menu bar and choose preferences.
General opened up
Do you see an photostream tab?
I tapped on Photo Stream and all 2 boxes are checked
You should have 4 check boxes
If not, click on accounts and make sure your icloud account is entered
Is moblieMe the iCloud account?
Yes. Do you own and ipad or iphone?
On your iphone, go to settings<iCloud. The email address that is listed there should be the same email address listed in iphoto
It is, but I cannot log in, for it is not reconizing my password. Is it not my Apple ID password?
yes it is your apple ID password
Will not allow me to log in with my password
on your phone, go to settings< itunes and app store. Is the email address listed the same?
My photos are streaming from that iphone though
I know I have the right email address and password XXXXX
Ok, go to settings itunes and app store. Click on your email address and choose view account. Enter your password
I will, and in the meantime I see a note in my records under MobileMe with my email account saying "Cancelled on 6/6/2010"
Where do you see this note?
Mobile me transitioned to iCloud so that is fine
Note I personally made. I logged in sucessfully to my Apple account and see my past history purchases
Ok good. Is that the same password XXXXX were entering in iphoto?
This is where I am logged in https://secure2.store.apple.com/us/order/list?hist=90
Same email address and password
Just wanted to confirm everything is in sync with each other
Before I asked this question I was logged into my iCloud account
You should always be logged into your icloud account
Did you also log into icloud in system preferences?
I did just before I sent the question to see how much space I had left
Ok good. Now you are all set to start dragging and dropping your photos into photo stream
If it is listed under recent, that is fine
I just checked and I am logged into my iCloud account
Good. In the left column do you still see photo stream?
All 2,700 photo seem not to want to go over. I hightlight them all and go to drag them and the "rubber band" back to the Photo slot.
Try a smaller batch to see life 20
I tapped on Photo Stream icon and it opened up. It is saying it is uploading 3,095 photos but not counting down
I tried one photo and also 10 but they are not in photo stream at this time.
You mentioned that it is currently uploading 3,095 photos
I believe I have seen this statement at the top right a day or so before saying it was "Uploading 3,095 photos, but it has never changed.
Ok, can you click on iphoto at the top menu bar and choose about iphoto. Are you running iphoto 11?
This statement is at the top right of all my photos shown in Photo Stream. But the number is XXXXX
Click on iphoto at the top menu bar and choose about iphoto. Are you running iphoto 11?
OK good. Now under web has photo stream appeared yet
Hmm. Click on the apple logo in the upper left corner, choose system preferences and then choose icloud
Can you confirm that photo stream is checked?
I now notice a spinning wheel at the right of Faces
It is checked
in iphoto, can you go back to preferences<photo stream. You should have 4 check boxes
And all are checked correct?
The only 3 boxes are Enable Photo Stream, Automatic Import, and Automatic Upload
All 3 checked
try this, Select all pictures again, Choose share from the top menu and then choose photo stream
I have lots of space on Flicker, can I try highlighting them and adding them. Flicker is under WEB
That is also an option if you wish
The only option I can use is "Set Desktop"
what happens when you just choose one photo
I see all the other options but they are light grey in color
The same when I pick one photo, only Set Desktop under Share
your iphoto does not sound normal. Lets try to repair iphotos permissions. Quit iphoto.Press and hold Command+option+shift key while opening iphoto
You will then get a dialogue box. Choose repair permissions
Did you choose repair permissions?
I checked only the box which says "Examine and repair iPhoto Library file permissions"
Now select "Rebuild"?
It was fast and now I see my photo stream photos
Ok good. How many are in there
Looks just like before
Only 3 boxes to check under Photo Stream and only my Flicker account under WEB. The statement of "Uploading 3,095 photos" at top right. NO ROTATING CLOCK NEXT TO FACES THOUGH
I selected just one photo and went to "Share" and only option is "Set Desktop"
Hmm thats strange. Can you click on the apple logo in the upper left corner and choose software updates. Which updates are available?
I went to photos and highliged them all and at the bottom there is an arrow that allows me to emial them or send them to Flicker and I see Photo Stream
new information: I just looked up additional information on photo stream. since it does not count as actual storage, you can only upload 1000 photos at a time
I selected MobileMe Gallary
Your Gallery is still active?
It now says share 2,940 photos. I see all the options such as Flicker and MobelMe now in gray and not an option anymore. Like it is doing something.
I opened Photo Stream and now at the top is says "Uploading 6,003 photos" Does not look good
Go to iphoto and click on preferences. Click on photo stream and uncheck My photo stream
Your Gallery is still active? YES
Did you uncheck photo stream yet>
Are there any photos that are in photo stream that are not anywhere else?
I exported them over to an USB drive
YOUR QUESTION: Which updates are available? ANSWER: Software Update doesn’t have any new software for your computer at this time.
Ok good. Since your photo stream is trying to upload so many photos at a time. I suggest turning it off so It can reset again
Will I loose the photos there? If so, I will want to move them over one more time, just to make sure I have them. There is about 600 photos there now.
Ok, do you still see the 600 photos?
Yes, and I am uploading them into my iPhoto Library at this time
25% done so far
Ok, let me know when it is done
It went all the way across and now saying "Importing Photos". Should be soon!
Done! I checked also and they are now in the Library
Go to iphoto's preferences and choose photo stream
Uncheck the boxes
I unchecked all 3 boxes. It gave me the warning that all photos will be deleted in Photo Stream which is fine for they are in the Library. It seems to be working now.
Now when you check them back, photo stream should be reset
Ok, let me know when its done
Still working, and I will let you know when it is done
Still working... seems as slow as the export was for the 600 photos
Its ok... I have all day :)
I am in the Cayman Island on Island time
What time is it over there?
Same time just in the low 80s
Its snowing over here
Photo Stream is still working
This is gorgeous!
We came from Russia where we spent New Years and it was -40c below at night
Wow! Thats really cold! I would never leave the house
Went swimming by breaking the ice on New Years day!
I am American any those Russians are crazy, but it was fun to join them. When in Rome do as the Romans they say.
Still in the loop
Ha ha!! That is so true
The Photo Stream may be in a constant loop trying to see what to do with the 6,000 photos it was trying to upload. What do you say that we force a quit on iPhoto and see where it is, by opening it up after it closes?
Sure you can do that. Also turn off photo stream on your phone and in system preferences
I turned it off with my iPhone in the settings and then to system preference and Photo Stream box was unchecked when I looked. It was checked earlier, but now unchecked. I guess it did that it's self.
It does it automatically when you unchecked it in iphoto
When I went to "Force Quit" it showed it was "Not Responding" I will open it now
It came up asking if I want to turn on Photo Stream?
I did, and it opened up with all my photos. It also seems frozen in a task.
I did not do a "Force Quit" again, but checked and it says "Not Responding"
So iphoto is frozen again?
force quit and re-open while holding down the command+option+shift key
I may have to do a restart with the Mac
Choose repair permissions
check premission box?
Just the one box correct?
The first one
It came quicky back but still foozen in a task
All photos are there too
Ok, force quit again. Press command+option and shift and choose rebuild. The last option
I did and checked “Examine and repair iPhoto Library file permissions Then selected “Rebuild”
Is iphoto still non-responsive?
It came right back still frozen. It does say it is only downloading only 113 photos now instead of 6,000
Are you able to click around within iphoto?
Maybe I should restart the Mac?
If your able to click around. It seems life iphoto is not frozen anymore. It is just waiting on photo stream to catch up
and reverse the 6000 photos
Cannot click around
Oh ok. Before you restart. We will reset iphoto. Force quit iphoto. Click on finder (Click on the happy face icon in the dock)
Choose Go from the top menu and choose Go to folder
Paste this into the search box ~/Library
Where is the "Happy Face"
It should be the first icon in the dock
There should be application icons at the bottom
Not sure what you mean "Dock"?
This is the dock
If you can not find the finder icon in the dock, Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and type in documents. The finder window will then open
I have the magnifying glass
Ok, click on the magnifying glass and type in documents
A finder window should pop up
I placed ~/Library and found nothing
You will need to choose Go in to top menu first. While in finder, choose Go from the top menu bar, choose "go to folder"
I see Go at the top but no "Go to folder"
Go to folder should be the second to last one
I did it and entered ~/Library. Many files came up
I mean folders
Ok good. Within the library folder, do you see a preference folder
Within the preference folder, locate and delete these files. Make sure iphoto is closed
com.apple.iLifeAssetManagement.crash.plist com.apple.iLifeAssetManagement.crash.plist.lockfile com.apple.iLifeAssetManagement.crash.plist.okt7e0D com.apple.iLifePhotoStream.importstatus.plist com.apple.iLifePhotoStream.importstatus.plist.lockfile com.apple.iLifePhotoStream.plist com.apple.iLifePhotoStream.plist.lockfile
file://localhost/Users/bernardfisher/Library/Preferences/com.apple.CrashReporter.plist, but only folder with Crash on it.
scroll down until you see com.apple.iLifeAssetManagement.crash.plist. they are in alphabetical order
Good there should be 7 files that contain life assest management along with photostream
Found this com.apple.iLifeAssetManagement.crash.plist
Delete those files
There are 7 correct
Ok delete all 7
You can just drag them into the trash
I will start with deleting the 7 files with iLifePhoto
iLifeAssetmanagement.crash should be the first one
The 7 are trashed
How about the crash file or other files you first said
Everything on this list needs to be deleted
Confirm these were deleted
Yes, they are the 7 starting with IlifePhotoStream
The 7 are deleted
Ok now scroll down and delete these last 2
OK now empty your trash and then open iphoto
iPhoto came up and asked questions like do you want to see your photos on a map and son on
I looked at Photo Stream and it is asking to be turned on
Go to system preferences and click on icloud. Check photo stream there
How do I switch Library
Is the library blank?
I went to systems and iCloud was already checked
Ok. Go back to iphoto and turn photo stream on
I have two libraries
Did you always have 2 libraries?
I moved my photo over to LiveDrive and nothing on my HD.
Are there currently photos in iphoto?
I remember it was "option" iPhoto
Oh ok you want to switch..sorry
Yes launch iphoto while pressing snd holding the option key
I am now in my large library
Then you can choose your library
Quit iphoto and press the option key while opening iphoto to switch
The photo stream is 792 photo and is attempting to do something
Allow it to finish. Since it will max out at 1000 photos
It is not upload any photo but may be filling in the ones that are blank
Everything is frozen again
Quit iphoto and turn photo stream off from system preferences
Is there a reason why you have 2 libraries?
I bought 2tb on livedrive.com to up load photos but found out I need to pay $25.00 per month. I moved them to the livedrive on my desktop thinking they were in a "cloud" bur found out that actually livedrive is more a devise to share what is on my Mac with others.
I started this process for my start disk was getting full
Now I have10 gb free on my Mac
So you are looking to free up space?
yes, take my library and put on cloud
As I mentioned to you earlier, photo steam will allow you to upload 1000 photos which will split your library. It is much easier to just keep your library on an external hard drive and delete the photos from your computer. Do you pay for Flickr?
I have Flickr, and also ICloud and paid for 20 gb on each.
The 20Gb storage does not include photos. I also just verified this on apple's site. It go towards backups, and documents. I am looking to see if you will be able to create multiple albums with 1000 photos in each
I am just going to move over my photos to flicker. I was thinking that iCloud would better, but seems not
Not for what you want. It only stores them for 30 days
then it will start to delete them
I believe flickr gives you 2gb which is not enough for your entire library
Are you sure for I am paying for extra space with Flicker
Oh I thought you had the standard one. Im sorry
You have a Flickr Pro Account. It will renew on 1st January, 2014.
Do you know how much storage you have?
I am trying to find out. I see 1,290 photos | Joined 30 December 2011
If not, you can also use MediaFire which gives you 50Gb free cloud storage which is more than enough
You can even use both for additional backup
I will use MediaFire and my UBS drive and Flicker. I am now going to sign off and restart my computer and hopefully the Photo Stream will fix it's self.
Would you like to me stand by while you restart your computer. Since photo stream works fine in your other library, you can create a new one and drag your photos over
no need for I am sure it will fix it's self. I think the issue may be trying to move 2,700 at one time.
Ok, have a great night and best of luck
I want to let you know that after a restart the Photo Stream came up fine and all photos there to, which is good but strange that they were not deleted like it said it was. Again, back to the way it was, which I am happy.
Thats great news and thanks for the update. I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX patience throughout this process. Enjoy the rest of your evening
I am trying to give you an excellent rating, but it just will not highlight. I will try again shortly.
Hi Thank you for your feedback. It should be working now. Thank you and have a great night