Sharing Photos Online From Your Mac

You can share photos online using the Photos app on your Mac and iCloud. Others can view it on a public website on in their Photos app. You can also make the album private and allow others to add photos and comments to the album.

Comments: 13 Responses to “Sharing Photos Online From Your Mac”

    Michael
    2 years ago

    My Mac says that I need to change the iCloud setting in order to share but doesn't tell me how

    2 years ago

    Michael: What is the exact message and where do you see it?

    William Nixon
    2 years ago

    My Mac tells me:- "cannot create shared album" Please advise what I must do to overcome this. Thank you

    2 years ago

    William: In Photos, Preferences, iCloud is Shared Albums checked?

    Steve
    2 years ago

    So if someone doesn't have an AppleID, is there any way to allow them to upload photos to a shared album?

    Ed Adams
    2 years ago

    Great hint, wish you had posted it 2 years ago as I have been trying to use google photos to share images. 3 questions - 1st. Does this album count against my iCloud storage? I have seen people say yes and people say no. It doesn’t seem to as I have not seen an increase after I set up shared albums. 2nd - if I have a public album can I set it so people can't download it? 3rd - Is there a limit to the number of images - again I have heard 5,000. thank you

    2 years ago

    Ed: Shared albums don't count against your storage limit, but in most cases you have that photo in iCloud Photos anyway, in your regular library. No, you can't set it so people can't download. Even if Apple took away the download button, the very nature of putting things online makes them available (they would be part of the web page). Yes, there is a limit. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202299

    Gene
    2 years ago

    I assume that this works for videos too?

    2 years ago

    Gene: Yes. Try it.

    Carol S
    2 years ago

    But as far as I can tell, there is still no way for me to share from photos unless I cave in and use Apple's Mail instead of gmail. With an entire family of Mac users who use gmail, I'm just not going to go back to Apple's Mail. Is there a workaround so I can send or share photos using gmail? The Chrome box won't check.

    2 years ago

    Carol: You can use almost any email system you like. The Mail app and other apps don't care which kind of account you have. Just add your Gmail account as an account on your Mac (in the Mail app).

    Joan
    11 months ago

    Hi Gary, thanks for another good video. Question - what is the diff between a shared album and iCloud link besides the 30 day time limit on the link and I guess, how it was generated? Since both can be shared with a link to the public is the difference an album can be added to and a link cannot? Thank you! joan

    11 months ago

    Joan: Yes, the time limit and "how it was generated" is the difference. There's no need to make an album, just a quick way to share it.

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