Forum Question: How Do I Get iCloud Photo Stream To Work On My iMac?

While photo stream transfers photos taken on my iPhone4 to my iPad it will not transfer them to my iMac or MacBook Pro. I have downloaded the latest iPhoto software 9.2 and have enabled photo stream on both Machines, but no positive results.can you help?
jim Morgan

Comments: 7 Responses to “How Do I Get iCloud Photo Stream To Work On My iMac?”

    10/16/11 @ 9:46 am

    I can confirm that it does work. Just make sure that you have turned it on in iPhot on your Macs (new pane in the iPhoto preferences). Then check in System Preferences, iCloud, too to make sure it is on there.
    Also, of course, make sure that you are logged into to the same iCloud account.

    1/10/12 @ 12:22 am

    How do I put photos from my IMac to my iPhone & my iPad.

      1/10/12 @ 7:42 am

      Usually you would sync them and use the sync settings in iTunes to determine which photos go to your devices. There is also Photo Stream, which puts all of the new pictures you take on each device.

      1/16/12 @ 3:45 pm

      Hmmm I am wanting to ask the same question as judith, Gary the question is – is it possible to pick pictures from my iMac iPhoto album(without them being in photo stream) and put them on my iPhone?
      I know you may reply with – Just put ALL your pictures in photo stream or he ones you want to put on your iPhone – but that won’t work as can only stay there for 30 days.
      So say you want to share a picture and you want to pick it from you iPhoto library – How do you do it?

        1/16/12 @ 4:53 pm

        So what you are asking actually has nothing to do with Photo Stream and can be done without iCloud at all.
        You just sync with your Mac, that’s all.
        In iTunes, when you select your iPhone you can see all of the syncing options. Click on the Photos tab and then you can select which photos sync to your iPhone.

    6/30/12 @ 11:29 pm

    In the web site:

    The following instructions are:

    Enable Photo Stream in iPhoto or Aperture.
    Open iPhoto ’11 (version 9.2 or later) or Aperture (version 3.2 or later) and click the Photo Stream icon in the left column. Then click Turn On Photo Stream.

    I don’t see “Turn on Photo Stream”? The setup web pane shows a picture of Photo Stream with a button to turn it on, but such picture does not appear in my iPhoto. The Photo Stream pane shows “Unable to connect.” I have turned on iCloud in system prefs, and my new iPad shows that I am connected to iCloud. Seems that my Apple ID and passwords are in synced. So what’s up?

      7/1/12 @ 1:58 am

      Hard to tell without examining it. Are you using Lion? Are you signed into iCloud on your Mac with Photo Stream turned on (check in System Preferences, iCloud).

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