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iphoto and icloud - should all the pics that are in iphoto be in icloud?  What to do if not?

Last Modified: 2015-04-14
I'm much stronger with windows OS.

As part of another question
I am trying to get data off a mac.  I copied everything off under the 'all my data' favorite in finder - about 500 items.... but then poking around, I come upon iPhoto.  8000 pics!  
a) why isn't that in all my data?
b) noticed that he user's ipad doesn't show all the 8000 pics (on the ipad, there's no files from 2011 and in iPhoto there's a bunch from that year.  Likely other things missing but that's a first quick discovery).  She is paying for icloud, but even still, there's limits to what can fit on icloud, right?  How do you know what's in iPhoto and not in icloud?  and then what?  copy to hard drive to back up?  Then put in windows PC?

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