Yes, you heard me right you can download all the photos from icloud account stored under photostream album, however these photos will be the photos you had taken over last 30 days with your camera as photostream album stores the last 30 days photos clicked with iphone camera.
In case you want all photos in your photos app, you will need to do a manual restore using icloud restore feature if you have enabled icloud backup on your iphone or via iTunes if you take periodic backup with iTunes software installed on your PC or MAC. So, the method we are going to tell you is for getting the recent photos you have taken with iphone camera in case something goes wrong with your iphone, follow the procedure below.
Download Camera Roll Photos From iCloud To PC
1. First you will need to download the iCloud Control Panel software for windows from the link below.
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1455 [ For Windows ]
2. Once you have download and installed the iCloud Control Panel you will need to configure it with your apple iTunes account which you are using on your iphone or ipod touch or ipad.
3. Once you have the program running, it will show up in the task manager tray, just double click to launch it as shown in the image below.
4. Now you will see the photostream section on opened interface of icloud control panel – click on options to show directory where it will automatically download photos stored on icloud online servers.
Under options you will see the path where the photos from the photo stream album are automatically getting downloaded on your PC as shown in the image below.
Please Note: Once you install the iCloud control panel software on your windows machine, and its running it will automatically download all the photostream album photos on your computer when ever your computer is connected to internet.
Additional Tip: In case you want to upload a photo from your computer to icloud online photo stream album, you just need to copy the photo to upload folder just like as it is shown in the image below. Only photos will get uploaded this way not other file will get uploaded to photostream album on icloud this way.