Aperture 3.x: Automatically Transferring Photos Between Aperture and Your Photo Stream

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Automatically Transferring Photos Between Aperture and Your Photo Stream

When you turn on My Photo Stream for an Aperture library, Aperture is set to automatically upload photos to and download photos from your photo stream. However, you can turn these settings on and off. When Aperture is set to automatically download photos from your photo stream, new photos are imported into a project named “[Month] [Year] Photo Stream.” When Aperture is set to automatically upload photos to your photo stream, photos are uploaded as they are imported into Aperture.

Note:   To transfer photos between Aperture and your photo stream, you must have an Internet connection.

To set Aperture to automatically upload photos to and download photos from your photo stream

  1. Choose Aperture > Preferences, then click the Photo Stream button.

  2. Select the My Photo Stream checkbox.

    Figure. Photo Stream pane in Aperture Preferences window
  3. Do either or both of the following:

    • To set Aperture to automatically download photos from your photo stream: Select the Automatic Import checkbox.

      Note:   If you recently switched libraries or have the Automatic Import feature turned off, only new photos added to your photo stream are automatically downloaded to your Aperture library. If you want to import the existing photos in your photo stream, you must manually download them. For more information, see Manually Transferring Photos Between Aperture and Your Photo Stream.
    • To set Aperture to automatically upload photos to your photo stream as they are imported into your Aperture library: Select the Automatic Upload checkbox.

Photos remain in your photo stream for 30 days and are then removed automatically—unless you delete them first.

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015
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