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10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder
Authored by: bigj on Feb 07, '12 12:09:43PM

It is simple to write a folder action script with Automator that watches the folder ~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub and when a new photo is added it is imported into an iPhoto album called PhotoStream. I have PhotoStream turned on in Aperture but I have an earlier version of iPhoto which does not support PhotoStream. I assume the script would also work with the latest PhotoStream supporting iPhoto.
There are two other folders - pub and watch - I do not know what these do.



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10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder
Authored by: jhollington on Feb 08, '12 08:09:21AM

Not sure about "watch" but "pub" is for photos that are added to iPhoto or Aperture and waiting to be uploaded to Photo Stream. As with the import process, it seems that neither application actually communicates with iCloud directly -- there merely read and write to the appropriate folders and then the OS X iCloud components take care of the Photo Stream interaction.



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10.7: Auto-copy Photo Stream images to a folder
Authored by: petebocken on Feb 10, '12 06:50:01AM

I've been trying to get this to work and can't seem to. Every time I do anything with this "sub" folder in Automator it always gives results back of the images but also the folders inside "sub" which are random numbers and letters. Can't seem to filter out just the images.



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