Photo stream

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  1. n4uau

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    when i first opened photos app after updating to 8.1 there was both camera roll and photo stream, now there is no photo stream even thought that option is turned on. Where did it go?

    How do i view icloud photos? I use safari to go to icloud.com and only get instructions on how to set up on my devices, which i have already done.

    I should add going to icloud.com on both the mac and my pc works as advertised. Well almos:t 17 photos on cloud 87 on ipad. Perhaps it will take a while.
     
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    On your iPad, you can't access icloud.com through Safari. It's possible if you use Puffin.
     
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    Well isnt that stupid! Any idea where my photo stream went?
     
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    Not at the moment. Mine is still there. Did you change anything in iCloud settings?
     
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    Enabling iCloud Photo Library (Beta) in Settings - Photo made my PhotoStream disappear. Did you enable this recently?
     
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    Exactly! Photo Stream is still there on my wife's Mini, not turned on cloud. So with icloud on all photos go to the cloud but you can't get at them from your idevice! Awesome.

    I have a Samsung phone and like to say "samsung has some really neat features. Some of them actually work". I used to add, i like Apple because everything works as it should. Guess Apple is copying Samsung now. Too bad.
     
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    If you disable that feature, PhotoStream will reappear - at least mine did, with all the photos that were there before I "lost" them.
     
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    thanks, What a mess. IMHO! Apple can do better - i hope.
     
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    Another observation. I have one old photo in iPad photo in a folder called your cloud drive. This can not be the new cloud drive as I have 100+ in it and I thought with opening the new cloud drive everything should move to it. So no way to get to the new cloud drive photo folder but the old one seems to still be active. So strange.
     
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    The Photos app is where you go to look at your photos on the iPad, no matter where they are, iCloud or not. It's meant to be transparent. You don't go to a special place to see them, they always 'look' like there are there waiting on your iPad in the Photos app.

    If you choose the Optimize Storage on iPad option, then almost all your older photos will end up in iCloud, with only lower resolution versions on the iPad. Good enough to look at, but not the full photo. When you do something that needs the full size, like editing or sending a photo, then the full version will be downloaded again.

    The Download and Keep Originals option does what it says. The iCloud library keeps your stuff backed up, while the originals stay on your device.

    Photo Stream no longer has a special place. It's all in the background. It still handles the task of making sure all your recent photos can be seen on your iOS devices and computer, but it does it in the main Photos tab. The only difference you'll find (or that I've found anyway) is that when you try to edit a Photo Stream photo it will prompt you about making a copy first; since it won't let you change the original on the other device.

    It's different, but all your photos are still there.
     
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