I’m still clinging on to Aperture, as it has photo management/organisational features I can’t find elsewhere, and it’s still working for me. But that’s another discussion! However, it’s become too cumbersome to use for iCloud Photo Sharing (née PhotoStream), so the other week I decided to disable iCloud Photo Sharing in Aperture, create a blank library in Photos, and enable iCloud Photo Sharing in Photos. Doing this looked like it was working: all my shared photo streams appeared in the “Shared” section of the Photos sidebar. And most of them downloaded previous photos.
However, some of the photo streams have not downloaded any past photos, and are currently empty. A couple of these have now had new photos posted to them, and the new photos appear, but the previous photos have still not been downloaded. My oldest (and most prolific) photo stream, going back 6 years downloaded all past photos except for the very first one.
As I said, I turned this on a couple of weeks ago. I left it overnight, have used the computer and had Photos open regularly since then, but the streams that didn’t download past photos originally still haven’t. Is there some way I can force a re-sync of the iCloud Photo Sharing streams? Should I turn it off and on again? Any other tricks I’m missing (ctrl-clicking on them in the sidebar has not turned up anything useful)? Many thanks!