How to store up to 500 thousand photos in iCloud for free
Cloud storage iCloud allocates to each user 5GB of free storage for various data.
But many people do not know that to synchronize photos using the PhotoFeed function, this place is not used.
In this article, we'll show you how to use the Photo Stream and iCloud to store 500,000 photos for free.
The function "My Photo Stream" is used by many owners of the iPhone and iPad. It's really convenient to sync the received photos with other devices in seconds. Those who read about the function "My Photo Stream" on the Apple site paid attention to the fact that there are restrictions.
"To save space, the photo stream stores only 1,000 recent photos on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They remain in the photographic stream for 30 days, so you have time to delete unnecessary pictures or save the most valuable ones. "
That is, the 1001-th photo will automatically remove the 1st photo from the photostream, and after 30 days all old photos will be deleted.
Naturally, the removal of images will occur in the cloud, and not in the device itself on which the photo was taken or to which it was transferred.
This forces all users to use the photostream only as a means of transferring data, and iCloud is not involved as a cloud storage of images.
However, Apple's advertising department, talking about another similar function "Common Photo Stream", apparently for reasons of "toad strangling," does not specify the parameters for storing photos in the "General Photo Stream". And then everything becomes much more interesting.
"Common Photo Stream" allows you to create 100 folders to store 5.000 photos in each. Thus, 500,000 images are attached to the same iCloud account WITHOUT TIME to delete data. If you have multiple accounts, you can count the maximum possible number of photos.
To ensure that everything happens without fanaticism, the following download limits are set: 1.000 photos per hour, 10.000 photos per day (in principle, there are such limitations in the "My Photo Stream" function, only there is a maximum of 25,000 photos per month).
The "common photo stream" easily combines viewing photos from various IOS devices (via Photos), OS X (via iPhoto), Windows PC (via iCloud Control Panel), Apple TV (via iCloud Photos).
The only drawback (from paid cloud storage) is that the lack of automatic synchronization by folders, the need to control the number of photos in the folder and an attentive approach to the folder name (probably do not call the folder "Fishing" if it will store 10 photos).
The function is activated in the following way: "Basic" - "iCloud" - "Photo" - "Sharing photos" .
In the Photo folder there will be an icon in the form of iCloud cloud with the created folders for the "General photostream".
How do you like this feature?
Come New Year's holidays and holidays, try to take advantage of the opportunity presented? We are waiting for your comments.