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Manually adding images to Photo Stream

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tips Categories: Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod

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Apple’s Photo Stream service does a good job of automatically syncing your latest photos across all your Macs and iOS devices—but what happens when you need ubiquitous access to an older photo? Well, you can manually sync your device and transfer it over, or you can just use Photo Stream to your advantage to send it back out to your devices. To do so, just drag and drop any image or collection of images you want from iPhoto or Aperture on your Mac into your Photo Stream, and viola—all of those photos will now appear in your Photo Stream on your iOS devices, for the next 30 days, at which point they’ll “expire” to make room for new memories.

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Remember that the photos in your Photo Stream are not full resolution in some cases.  The ones sent to iOS devices are downloaded at 2048x1535 pixels (3 megapixels) and not the original resolution.  Shouldn’t matter in most cases, but if you somehow did a backup from a device that wasn’t the original and didn’t realize this you might not be impressed when you later printed out that picture.

Posted by Fanfoot on July 26, 2012 at 9:42 AM (PDT)

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