You’ll then have to back up your photos manually so you don’t lose them if your Mac’s hard drive ever fails.
If you have a Windows PC, you can install the i Cloud Control Panel, which will create a Photo Stream folder on your PC.
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If you have a Mac, you can launch i Photo and enable the Automatic Import option under Photo Stream in its preferences pane.
Assuming your Mac is on and connected to the Internet, i Photo will automatically download photos from your photo stream and make local backups of them on your hard drive.
Are the photos you take with your i Phone or i Pad backed up in case you lose your device?
If you’re just relying on i Cloud to manage your important memories, your photos may not be backed up at all.