Goodbye, Camera Roll: Where to find your photos in iOS 8

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  • Reply 21 of 137
    This is why I wait to download any new iOS...and why I also wait about 2-3 months after a iPhone refresh to let the bugs/changes/rollbacks go into effect. My mom is already confused about of the new changes
  • Reply 22 of 137
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    Originally Posted by macaholic_1948 View Post



    That also. But, try scrolling through the tiny photos in date order as well. The old camera roll matrix photos were easier to see.

     

    UM, click Photos, then at the bottom click the Photos icon instead of Albums. You should see Moments in black lettering at top. That's your camera Roll, sizes of thumbnails are nearly the same (very slight smaller), but it adds the dates as headers. So if you took a pic on Monday it would have Monday then that pic or pics you did that day. then as you scroll up it will go back in history like your Camera Roll. Just separated by date groupings.

     

     

  • Reply 23 of 137
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,716member

    The Camera Roll has gone the way of the Rotary Dial. Ask kids what either are and you get a big  :???:

  • Reply 24 of 137
    hawkblade wrote: »
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    That also. But, try scrolling through the tiny photos in date order as well. The old camera roll matrix photos were easier to see.</div></div><p> </p>
    UM, click Photos, then at the bottom click the Photos icon instead of Albums. You should see Moments in black lettering at top. That's your camera Roll, sizes of thumbnails are nearly the same (very slight smaller), but it adds the dates as headers. So if you took a pic on Monday it would have Monday then that pic or pics you did that day. then as you scroll up it will go back in history like your Camera Roll. Just separated by date groupings.
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    duh! You have missed the point entirely.
  • Reply 26 of 137
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
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    Originally Posted by malax View Post

     

    Explain to me how what you said makes any sense.  If someone can't find their picture in a chronologically organized "Collections" view how were they finding those same pictures in the old chronologically organized "Camera Roll" listing?




    "Today" is not that easy a concept to grasp....

  • Reply 27 of 137

    Ok, so this is why this is a problem in my workflow and probably others as well.  I don't always sync my iPhone photos to iPhoto on my mac right away, sometimes it may be a month or two between syncs. After I do so, I usually don't let iPhoto delete them off the phone because I like to make sure that they are backed up before doing so.

     

    So now, when I want to permanently delete them off the phone (to free up space), how do I now find my photos that were actually taken with the phone?  I create "favorites" albums (of pictures taken with many sources) to sync back only the best photos to my phone, but now these are commingled with my photos actually taken with the phone.  There is now no way to separate them out so I can delete them.  I would have to find each one in these larger collections and cherry pick them out.  WHAT A PAIN!!!

     

    Hopefully this will be addressed soon.  I certainly hope that Apple doesn't kill my photo workflow like they did my Movie workflow with the latest version of iMovie.  I am forced to use the old version because of the functionality that they removed and the new format in which they store your stuff.

  • Reply 28 of 137
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    Originally Posted by docpops View Post

     

    I am trying, really trying, to be patient with this, but between the bizarre way that old photos are cached in purgatory (try walking your 70 y/o parent through this) and the fact that you can not even move a folder higher up that you reference frequently, that lack of user autonomy with this is really bizarre. I'm really concerned that iPhoto is going to be an even bigger cluster### when the new OS rolls out.

     

    If anyone at Apple is reading about this, I hope they consider bringing back the camera roll as a start. Being able to better organzie folders, and also have the option to not have slo-mo, pano, video, etc all stuck in separate folders would be great as well. My photos list of folders is ridiculous. They may as well start sorting Square format, B and W and color into their own folders for all the logic this has behind it.




    These are not folders.  We all need to stop thinking in these old paradigms.  These are CLASSIFICATIONS based on the meta data of the images.  Also, this is in preparation for the storage of ALL of your photos in iCloud.  This was one of the major points in replacing iPhoto with Photos on the Mac OSX.  Photos will be consistent across all the devices and all of your photos will be available across all of the devices.  Some people will complain about the change.  They always do.  iOS 8 and Yosemite are going to be huge changes for all of us to get used too.  I will have to purchase a new iPad this year as well as a new MacBook Pro, just so I can make use of all the features like Continuity and Handoff.

     

    Remember also that we are getting most of these features for free or little cost.  On any other platform, we would either pay through the nose or pay with our identity and personal information.

     

    Personally, I am ok with the changes to the Photos app and how it works..  The organization makes more sense when you think about it objectively.  It's unfortunate that we have all gotten so set in our ways here that this is somehow a major issue.  It was an organizational change that should have happened before.

     

    And you create "Albums" which are subsets of your library and with it organized this way, you are not then having to create copies of those images in each album.  So it also saves storage space this way.

  • Reply 29 of 137

    First thing I looked for is a picture of Bono slipped into my, and everyone's, photo collection. I mean, why not? It's free. You don't have to keep it; you can hide it. I looked for it and...all the whining about free albums has impacted the powers that be in Cupertino. It's a shame, just a shame.

  • Reply 30 of 137

    Question:

    In iPhoto on my MB Air, I have my images organized by events, after months of painstakingly tedious effort. When Yosemite rolls out and iPhot and Aperture go away, does anyone know what 'Events' will now look like? I'm tempted to roll out Yosemite on another computer to see what impact it has before installing it where my master images are.

  • Reply 31 of 137

    I'm not usually a complainer. And always give Apple the benefit of the doubt when it comes to changes. But the awhile ago they added/changed the Podcast app. And it was terrible. I'd either have duplicate podcasts that I would delete and would come back again or I'd have the podcast on my iMac and they wouldn't sync to my iPhone. I go out on a run looking fwd to a specific podcast to listen and it wouldn't be there.

     

    I'm sure I was not setting it up correctly and part of it is have an iP4s but still have the original white intel iMac stuck on Snow Leopard, i.e., no iCloud and no ML/Mavericks.

     

    But I have to say, this latest update really screwed my playlists, which did not make it and I can't sync them although they show in iTunes. Now I can't sync or backup my iPhone with iTunes. Not sure what the problem is. This is the first time it's happened in all my other Apple updates.

     

    P.S. Really like the Auto-complete feature on the typing! :)

     

    P.S.S. I think 99% of my problems will be solved when I get a new iMac with Yosemite. Can't wait! :)

  • Reply 32 of 137
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    Originally Posted by Carta View Post

     

    First thing I looked for is a picture of Bono slipped into my, and everyone's, photo collection. I mean, why not? It's free. You don't have to keep it; you can hide it. I looked for it and...all the whining about free albums has impacted the powers that be in Cupertino. It's a shame, just a shame.




    Anyone whining about getting something for free is just, I don't know..  The album was free and it was not downloaded to your device unless you had it set to download music automatically.  I do have that setting and I still had to go and download it manually.  If you don't want it, then delete it..  How hard is that?

  • Reply 33 of 137
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Makes no sense to remove the camera roll...




    I agree. If it doesn't improve the navigating or identifying process, how is it positive for users?

  • Reply 34 of 137
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by malax View Post

     

    Explain to me how what you said makes any sense.  If someone can't find their picture in a chronologically organized "Collections" view how were they finding those same pictures in the old chronologically organized "Camera Roll" listing?


    Um, all right in front of me in reasonably sized miniatures, latest last, no dividers by date or place? (Although all of the new stuff is fine as another alternative.

     

    My 2014 section consists of hundreds of miniatures that look like one of those abstract composites of Abraham Lincoln, made up of miniscule pictures of the Civil War.

    On the iPad, you can kinda see what a picture is. On iPhone? Impossible. Absolutely indiscernible. 

    Then clicking on the year opens it up into 'places' sorting. And again, I don't necessarily know where a given picture was taken.

     

    Hope that explains it for you. 

  • Reply 35 of 137
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by konqerror View Post

     

     

    Because the new method mixes synced photos with phone-generated ones. My old Camera Roll had around 200 photos, and I had about 3,000 synced photos. I can navigate the synced photos via Albums and Events, but to find a photo I took > 30 days ago, I have to dig through 3,200 photos.


    Its not so much that looking at pictures <30 days old will be a problem... that's what 'recent' is for.

    30 days an more is the problem.

    But you've nailed it with shuffling all pictures from camera roll and albums into one big stew that's the problem. 

  • Reply 36 of 137
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

    Makes no sense to remove the camera roll...




    I agree. If it doesn't improve the navigating or identifying process, how is it positive for users?


     

    I always felt the camera roll and stream were better than OK, they worked well.  There are so many things that need to be literally "fixed" in IOS, much less improved, before Apple should be bothering with stuff like this.  I don't have anything against a paradigm change per se but it hints that Apple isn't putting their resources where they're most needed.

  • Reply 37 of 137
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member
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    Originally Posted by HawkBlade View Post

     
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by macaholic_1948 View Post







    That also. But, try scrolling through the tiny photos in date order as well. The old camera roll matrix photos were easier to see.

     


    UM, click Photos, then at the bottom click the Photos icon instead of Albums. You should see Moments in black lettering at top. That's your camera Roll, sizes of thumbnails are nearly the same (very slight smaller), but it adds the dates as headers. So if you took a pic on Monday it would have Monday then that pic or pics you did that day. then as you scroll up it will go back in history like your Camera Roll. Just separated by date groupings.

     

     

     


    No, you are seeing all photos on your camera, not just ones taken WITH your camera. THAT's the problem.

  • Reply 38 of 137
    gqbgqb Posts: 1,934member

    The best suggestion I've seen in this thread is a default smart folder of 'Photos Taken on this Device'.

    Ends up being the same thing, and its there to use or not.

  • Reply 39 of 137

    To all the sniveling whining crybabies - one word; downgrade.  Downgrade to iOS 7 and everything is just the way you think they should be!

  • Reply 40 of 137
    Originally Posted by GQB View Post

    The best suggestion I've seen in this thread is a default smart folder of 'Photos Taken on this Device'.

    Ends up being the same thing, and its there to use or not.


     

    It’s good, but it’s a solution to a problem that didn’t need to exist. Just leave the camera roll. We understand the concept of a camera roll, both skeuomorphically and otherwise. 

     

    Originally Posted by RicMac View Post

    To all the sniveling whining crybabies - one word; downgrade.  Downgrade to iOS 7 and everything is just the way you think they should be!



    I can’t see how that’s a valid answer. Perhaps you could elucidate the benefit to having no distinction of whence your photos came.

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