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iCloud: Add photos to My Photo Stream

Note: On a Mac, you can manually add photos even if you selected Automatic Upload (when you set up My Photo Stream in iPhoto or Aperture).

On a Mac using iPhoto or Aperture

  • For instructions, see one of these iPhoto Help or Aperture Help topics:

Add photos to My Photo Stream in iPhoto

Manually transfer photos between Aperture and My Photo Stream

On your Windows computer

  1. Select iCloud Photos under Favorites in a folder window of File Explorer (Windows 8) or Windows Explorer (Windows 7).

  2. Double-click My Photo Stream.

  3. Click “Add photos” in the toolbar, select one or more photos to add, then click Open.

Note: Photos in My Photo Stream appear in the order they were originally taken, not in the order they were added to My Photo Stream.

If you have trouble adding to My Photo Stream, see the Apple Support article Get help using My Photo Stream.

For a list of file types that can be added to My Photo Stream, see the section “What photo formats does My Photo Stream support?” in the Apple Support article My Photo Stream FAQ and see “What photo formats does Photo Stream support?”

Last Modified: Feb 23, 2015
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