How are photos stored on iPad

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  1. azonie

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    How are photos stored on iPad, and what happens when you copy to a album?
    Does it double space?

    Settings is showing 315 photos but camera roll only has 102.

    I thought if you copied from Camera Roll to another album it didn't show or count but once. Therefore not using any additional storage space?

    And what about photo in Photo Stream?
     
  2. KevinJS

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    When you copy a photograph to an album, you are not copying the actual photograph. You are linking to the original photograph in Camera Roll. For this reason, if you delete the original, the copy goes too.
     
  3. azonie

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    Are the photo in Photo Stream taking up storage space?
     
  4. azonie

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    How can I tell how much storage space is being taken up by photos?
     
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    I dont use Photo Stream so I don't know how it works, but if the photographs are resident on your iPad, yes they are. if it s necessary to download them each time you want to view them, then no they are not.
     
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    I think that what you see in Photos are pics that were taken on the device thattook them. If you are using photostream, those same photos will also show up on photostream (as a link, not as a second copy) on the device that took them.

    So, assuming you are using Photostream on all your iDevices, if you take a shot on your iPhone, that pic will appear in Photos (file) and Photostream (link) on your iPhone, but will only appear in Photostream on your iPad (but it will be a actual photo, not a link). If you take a shot on your iPad (or do a screen capture, which is what I do most of the time on my iPad), then that pic will be in the Photos folder (actual file) and the Photostream (as a link) on the iPad, but only in the Photostream (as a file) on the iPhone.

    I based these comments on what I think I observe from using the two devices. I may be wrong and any corrections are welcomed. :)
     
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    Don't know how to tell on the iPad itself, but when you sync with iTunes, the amount of space taken up by photos shows up in iTunes on the bottom of the screen.
     
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    Settings / General / About menu will show the number of photos and videos stored on the iPad. As for the size, you can see that when you sync with iTunes the amount of GB used by each type on the iPad.
     
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    Photo Stream copies the photos to every device. They are available offline.

    I don't know how to tell how much storage Photo Stream is using. You can see what most apps are doing by going to General > Usage and looking at the apps; however Photos isn't there. Neither is Photo Stream.

    If you do iCloud backups you can see how much space the Camera Roll will take to backup. Go to Settings > iCloud > Manage Storage > and choose the iPad's backup. But since the Photo Stream does not count against your iCloud space, it is not shown.

    That's all I've got. Sorry.
     
  10. azonie

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    Still trying to figure out how photos are stored and how much space they take up.

    On "Photo" album only have 238 photos but in settings/general it shows 701 photos.
     

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