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    Default How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Hi all,

    Is there a way/gesture that I can easily select all the photos in my Photostream to copy or delete them as needed? When you have close to 1000 photos it's very hard to copy them somewhere if you have to tap each one to select it. How do you do it if there is no multi-select, or am I missing something as to how this is supposed to be used?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Tap Edit, tap the photos you wish to select. Choose Share, Save, or Delete.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Thanks, but that was what I was asking - I can tap 800 photos one at a time or is there an easier way, like on a laptop?
    Last edited by donawalt; 12-17-2012 at 06:45 AM.
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    Default How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Windows or Mac?

    Windows it shows up in your File manager as a drive. Click it, still down a couple of directories and all your photos are there.

    Mac use iPhoto or the image Capture utility.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Quote Originally Posted by donawalt View Post
    Thanks, but that was what I was asking - I can tap 800 photos one at a time or is there an easier way, like on a laptop?
    Since this is in the iPhone 5 forum, it seemed that you wanted to know how to do it on your iPhone 5.

    You can do it all the normal ways on a computer that you would normally select multiple photos.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    I apologize, I guess I wasn't clear - I said "like" a desktop. On a desktop I can easily multi-select hundreds or thousands of files, photos, etc.
    My question is about iPhone 5. Can I multi select hundreds of photos easily and then take action on them, or do I Have to tap/select them one at a time?
    Thanks
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    Default How to multiple select in Photostream?

    One at a time.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Quote Originally Posted by donawalt View Post
    I apologize, I guess I wasn't clear - I said "like" a desktop. On a desktop I can easily multi-select hundreds or thousands of files, photos, etc.
    My question is about iPhone 5. Can I multi select hundreds of photos easily and then take action on them, or do I Have to tap/select them one at a time?
    Thanks
    unfortunately there isn't a way to select all the photos in a photo stream album with a few touches.
    connecting your phone to your computer will allow that of course, but that only allows access to the camera roll.
    if you install "icloud control panel", you can sync your photo streams to your computer. i just played with it on my windows PC and you can make some changes to your photo streams, but still no option to select all the photos, even in windows explorer.
    This may work better on a Mac.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    My original post tells you the only way to do it on an iPhone 5.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Go to Photo stream, open album then you get option button at right on top. Now, Just click on that and you can select multiple photos.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    HAHA the easiest way that works on iPad is to go to settings and look for the Photos & Camera tab. Click it and then turn off photo stream, this will delete them all until you turn it back on. To delete from Camera Roll, import it using a program and select automatically delete after importing. CHEERS!!
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alli View Post
    My original post tells you the only way to do it on an iPhone 5.
    Wow, you are phenomenally unhelpful! What is your purpose as a moderator here, responding to questions, if you're just going to be rude, dismissive and at the same time fail to understand or recognise the initial question. Everyone else helped the OP here. You served no purpose other than to diminish the role of the moderator in the eyes of the participants. Why not just find another job?
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Go to Settings--->iCloud--->Phtoto Stream---> Off the My Photo Stream to delete all photos at a time which are in Photo Stream(make sure to save those photos in Laptop first)
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    I feel sorry for the person who started this thread, every one who seemed to reply either didn't read his question or decided to completely ignore it.
    Im afraid i am in the same situation though, i wish to delete "all" pictures form my photo stream using my "iPhone 5" but it looks like you can only select them 1 by 1. which since i have about 800 then this will take some time. i cant believe there is no "select all" option.

    Any one know an easy way to remove all my photo stream pics in 1 go?
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Actually this helped a lot. thanks!
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Thank you. This was very helpful.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    The answer is apparently yes according to this video.

    It is a two finger touch and hold.

    https://www.video2brain.com/en/lesso...otos-ipad-only
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Tap and hold with two fingers, then swipe the fingers around to select all photos.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    I went to photos collection and under moments I was able to select multiple photos I was able to select 900 photos in about 1minute
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    If you have the apple app "image capture" which I believe is installed by default, connect your iphone to it (perhaps do a search for it in a finder search box), set a folder to download all the photos to (so you can then throw it away on your computer) and check the box in the lower left "delete after download", then click the download all button.

    Bob's your uncle!

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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Settings - icloud - photos - my photo stream (turn it off). This will clear all current photos.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    I wish apple would implement a way to select multiple pictures at once rather than one at a time. I like to move pictures around but always having to tap one at a time. Something like holding your finger down on the screen and gliding it over the pictures you want to select. This would be quicker and a select all tap.


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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    You can as below
    1-You can move your photo to an Album first ( i. e. Add Album x),
    2-Then in this Album you tab the arrow in the right side corner where you can edit and add the photos by select Add tab on the bottom
    3-Select Photo stream tab in the bottom and scroll up to the top to find the (select all photo + ) hit the pulse sign to select all
    4-Hit the Done bottom
    5- Go to your PC and connect your IPhone cable and copy whatever you want from them to your PC.

    I did this and I managed to copy all of 1020 photos to my PC, so I hope this can helps.
    Last edited by Yousef Yosef; 04-27-2014 at 10:35 PM.
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    Default Re: How to multiple select in Photostream?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Jr View Post
    HAHA the easiest way that works on iPad is to go to settings and look for the Photos & Camera tab. Click it and then turn off photo stream, this will delete them all until you turn it back on. To delete from Camera Roll, import it using a program and select automatically delete after importing. CHEERS!!
    Thank you Bob Jr. That was the simplest thing to do. Now my Photo Stream is no longer on my phone. Woo Hoo. Thank you!!!!!

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