You can import photos from My Photo Stream into iPhoto Library (Automatically and Manually. By default, photos in MY Photo Stream are automatically imported into your iPhoto library. But if you want to import photos manually or you don't want to import photos automatically, then you need to turn OFF 'Automatic Imports' from My Photo Stream. To Turn OFF Automatic Imports from My Photo Stream, open 'iPhoto' on your Mac computer. Select 'Preferences' and click 'iCloud' and then deselect the 'Automatic Import' check box. This is how you can turn Off Automatic Import from My Photo Stream to your iPhoto Library.
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