Still agonising over lack of archiving from iOS Photostream
With Christmas in full swing, my attention swung again to organising family photos.
Again, iOS iPhoto provides great and seamless automatic organisation of photos. But pathetic persistence of that organisation outside the application.
This is summarised pretty well in this article. As the author says – it’s great for organising, with the failing that photos saved to PC lose all that organisation. Apple could just opt to allow iCloud Control Panel (the PC app) to automatically create folder names for the collections and moments. But they don’t. Or – they could tag the photos with embedded tags. But they don’t.
The only choice is to preserve them forever in a large enough iCloud account for all your photos, which you would pay for. Since I have over 100GB of photos and movies since before the iPhone was invented, and which will persist long after Apple have