Do you have a suggestion for Apple about any of their products? It is easy to do. Just go online at http://www.apple.com/feedback/ and select the product that you want to give feedback on.
I’m less than satisfied with how Photos synchronizes across devices, so I gave them an earful. In fact, I submitted three different posts.
Each post had to be submitted separately because they have a limit on how many characters can be entered in a single post. My suggestion, and this was also suggested by the Apple tech support I talked to, is that every member in PMUG post these complaints. The more complaints they get, the more likely they are to make a change.
Problem 1. Reported as a Photos feedback.
When using My Photo Stream to transfer new photos from iPhone/iPad to the Mac, I can edit or delete the photos that then show up on the Mac, and I can import the photo from the photo stream to the Mac’s library.
When using My Photo Stream to transfer new photos from the Mac to an iPhone or iPad, I cannot delete the photo although I can duplicate the photo to edit the photo. This is NOT GOOD! In addition, photos transferred to an iPad from an iPhone – or vice-versa – the photo on the destination cannot be deleted. This is NOT GOOD!
I need to have full control of all photos on all devices no matter how they are transferred or sync’d.
Problem 2. Reported as a Photos feedback.
In order to have full control of all photos on all devices, I have to use AirDrop to do the transfer. This means turning OFF My Photo Stream on all devices and never using iTunes to sync photos from the Mac to a mobile device.
The problem with not using iTunes is that albums are not created on the mobile device. But if I use iTunes, then I can’t delete a photo that goes to the mobile device without deleting it from the Mac and then sync’ing again. Nor can I edit the photo on the mobile device without creating a duplicate. This is NOT GOOD!
I need to be able to transfer albums as well as album content using AirDrop, because AirDrop is the only way I can have full control of all my photos on mobile devices.
Problem 3. Reported as an iPhone feedback.
When importing photos into the system Photos library on the Mac I am given the option to import only new photos or to select just those photos that I want. This is good.
When transferring photos from the Mac to a mobile device using iTunes, it appears to be an all-or-nothing selection — I can select individual albums or faces, etc., but not individual photos. This is NOT GOOD!
I need to be able to transfer selected photos or albums or events from the Mac to a mobile device or vice-versa WITHOUT USING ITUNES! iTunes is broken because it does not allow me to delete a photo in iOS, and I have to create a duplicate in iOS in order to edit the photo there.
John R Carter Sr