MacMost Now 810: Public Shared Photo Streams

Learn how to set up and use public shared Photo Streams. You can post pictures from iPhoto on your Mac or from the Photos app on your iPhone or other iOS device. Others can see your photos by just knowing the URL, or you could link to your own Photo Stream from your home page or social network.

Comments: 12 Responses to “MacMost Now 810: Public Shared Photo Streams”

    Steve
    7 years ago

    What if the person you want to share the photo with doesn’t have a mac or an ios device? Will they be able to see the photos?

      7 years ago

      They display on a web page. You can view it with anything that uses a modern web browser.

    Russ
    7 years ago

    Does the iPhoto on the iPhone or iPad handle photostream like on the iPhoto for Mac?

    Russ
    7 years ago

    I have iPhoto 11 (9.4.2) and running Mac v10.7.5 Lion. I don’t see the same things in iPhoto that you show. I guess I need Mountain Lion?? Well, my 2006 MAc Pro is still running great but I can’t put Mountain Lion on it :-(. I guess I’ll wait to see if some new MAc Pros come out this year.

    Thim Fook, Law
    7 years ago

    Much thanks for this tutorial, Gary. It has been very helpful. But how does one prevent the invited viewers from downloading the pictures? Plus, is there a way for the viewers to add comments to the photos?

    Thanks in advance.

      7 years ago

      You can’t on either. It just is what it is. I guess the idea is that this if for true family and friends — if you don’t want them to download then you shouldn’t be sharing with them in the first place. As for comments, I guess if want more functionality, then try another service (Flickr, Picasa, etc etc) there are tons of services to use, all with their own feature set.

        Thim Fook, Law
        7 years ago

        As usual, Gary, much thanks for your reply. Guess there’s a logic behind it, but I think it’s still helpful to have that ‘download’ option. Hmmm, maybe it’s a good idea to submit this suggestion to Apple.

        Regards.

    Anna
    7 years ago

    I don’t see that Aperture has a way to share photos in the icloud. Is there a setting I can’t find, or will it be available in a future update for Aperture?
    Thanks!

      7 years ago

      According to Apple, Aperture 3.4 or newer supports Shared Photo Streams.

    Michael Schaffer
    7 years ago

    Thanks for the informative video. I too was excited to use the new Photo Stream galleries, as I was outraged that Apple eliminated the Mobile Me ones. But I was distressed to realized that shared galleries are only available for people with Mountain Lion, and my aging MacPro is officially too old to go beyond 10.7. Are there any work-arounds? I have been using the DropBox galleries as a substitute, but they are not as attractive.

      7 years ago

      They are “available” to everyone — but I think you mean you can only create them with Mountain Lion. Yes, they are a new feature of Mountain Lion. Apple can’t go back in time and add them to Lion. And if they added all of the Mountain Lion features to Lion, well… they did: Mountain Lion.
      But I get what you are saying that your Mac is too old to use Mountain Lion. So something to look forward to after your next upgrade, I guess. Or use an alternative like DropBox, Flickr, Picasa, or any of the dozens of other services.

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