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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Importing Photos with iCloud’s Photo Stream

With Apple’s new iCloud service, introduced in the fall of 2011, getting photos from a camera into iPhoto has become an almost trivial matter—that is, if the camera is an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Forget about cables and memory cards to connect your devices to iPhoto: with iCloud’s Photo Stream feature, it’s all up in the air. And that’s a good thing.

Your Photo Stream stores up to 1000 of your most recent photos. Snap a photo at the park, and it goes to your Photo Stream, and then flows back down from the cloud and into your iPhoto library.

There’s a bit more to it than that, but as the following pages describe, your Photo Stream is the easiest, most automatic way to combine iPhoto and your iOS ...

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