Export As a File From iOS Photos

You can use the Add To iCloud Drive option in iOS Photos to essentially export a photo as a file. You can access it in the iCloud Drive app, or on your Mac in the Finder. You can even filter or markup the picture before exporting.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Export As a File From iOS Photos”

    Merry winslow
    8 years ago

    I can access iCloud Drive via my settings. How do I make the logo for the app appear on my desktop of the iPad ?

    Thank you Gary for your valuable dedication and support !


    8 years ago

    Merry: Do you mean the iCloud Drive app? It should be there automatically in iOS 9 or 10. I think in iOS 9 you were asked to add it at some point, and maybe you opted not to? Either way. You can always search for the iCloud Drive app int he App Store and add it.

    Tom Hoole
    8 years ago

    Great tip, can you export more than one photo at a time?

    8 years ago

    Tom: Oddly enough, no. This option doesn't appear when you select multiple photos. But it should -- so maybe Apple will add this eventually.

    8 years ago

    Can you export a file to iCloud drive from Safari?

    8 years ago

    Jeff: Depends on the type of file and how the website presents it. You can for many images -- tap and hold an image, Share, and you have that option. Seems to work for other files as well -- links to sound files for instance.

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