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I want to store my iPhoto library on my Icloud. I have a large

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I want to store my iPhoto library on my Icloud. I have a large Icloud account.

Hello Stephen! Thank you for your question. I am a licensed computer professional with over ten years of experience, and I will be assisting you today.

Please do the following:

  1. Quit iPhoto application for now.

  2. Click on the Apple logo / menu, then click on System Preferences and click iCloud.

  3. Type your Apple ID and password, and then click Sign In.

  4. Select your options and click Next.

  5. Click Done.

  6. Select the Photos checkbox.

  7. To turn on My Photo Stream, click Options next to the Photos checkbox, select the My Photo Stream checkbox, and click OK.

  8. Open iPhoto application.
  9. Click on iCloud option in the Source list on the left:
    Image of Source list on the left side of the iPhoto window
  10. Click on "Use iCloud."


Please let me know. Thank you,

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry. Not sure what you mean.

  1. Open iPhoto application.

  2. Click on iCloud option in the Source list on the left

What do you mean Source List. Cant see.

I want my entire Library transferring to Icloud so I can see it on other devises like my iPad and my Wifes Macbook etc.

Sorry, after you have done the first eight steps, then open the iPhoto application, then on the left side in the iPhoto application, you will see the word called iCloud, then click on it
, then click on Use iCloud.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I have clicked on Icloud but where does it say "Use Icloud" ?

When you click on iCloud, do you see anything new appear? Thank you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I see my shared streams . That is all.

I want to move my entire Library to Icloud and make it the default place for my Library. Not on my Macbook hard drive .

Sorry, it has to sync to your computer. Can you drag all your photos to photo streams?

iCloud is still limited with iPhoto right now. For now, you can upload all your photos from the computer at the iCloud beta website:

Reference for iCloud Photo Library beta:

Right now it is a bit complicated. For official photos syncing with iCloud, Apple will get rid of iPhoto and will release the new Photos app next year:

Some more information:

Thank you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Are you saying it is not yet possible to move my iPhoto Library to Icloud?

If so I have 12,000 photos and 280 Events. Will Stream be able to hold this amount of storage.

Yes, you can, however, right now, it's only in beta until the new Photos app is designed in 2015.

Make sure on your iPad / iPhone, go to Settings app, then tap on iCloud, then tap on Photos, then turn on "iCloud Photo Library (Beta)."

For now, you have to upload your photos from the computer manually at the iCloud beta website below:

Thank you

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