Brenda Best writes in with a common question that I finally have a workaround for:
How do take pictures off iCloud, but not have them deleted from my iMac, iPhone, and iPad? My iCloud is full and I want to clear it up by taking the photos off.
In the past, I’ve said, sorry, it’s all or nothing. Once you opt into iCloud Photo Library, all of your images are synced across all devices that use the same iCloud login and have iCloud Photo Library enabled, and the full-resolution versions of images and videos have to be stored in your iCloud account.
But I was being too restrictive in my thinking. There are ways around this situation, neither of which is ideal, but neither is completely a pain, either.
Read more here:: How to use iCloud Photo Library selectively