Using iCloud Photo Sharing

iCloud Photo Sharing is a quick and easy way to share photos with friends. You can create a share album that others can add to, or just view. You can also make the album available on the Web where people without the Photos app or even Macs can view the photos. It is easy to add or remove photos. However, the options are limited so you may need to use another service if you want more.

Comments: 14 Responses to “Using iCloud Photo Sharing”

    Richard24
    4 years ago

    I was watching your video on iCloud photo sharing. While uploading the photos for iCloud photo sharing does it upload the full size of the photo when using iCloud sharing. Example if I have a photo that is 4mb, does that mean it will upload the 4mb photo using iCloud photo sharing.

      4 years ago

      Not sure. Naturally the web view is showing a lower resolution one, since it would be a waste to show the original on a screen like that. And if you are using iCloud Photo Library, then nothing really needs to be uploaded since the photo is already on the server in its original form. Not sure what happens if you are not using iCloud Photo Library but do use iCloud Photo Sharing. My guess would be a high resolution version, but not the original photo.

    Wouter
    4 years ago

    How many MB or GB can you push to iCloud photo sharing?

    Roberto
    4 years ago

    Great help. I’ve been stymied in trying to create and share an album to a public URL. If you select some pictures in Photos and then hit the share button to create a new shared folder there is no option to get a public URL! That’s what I’ve been doing, and very frustrated. The trick, as you showed is to create the shared album, then add pictures, then later share the album at which point the option for a public URL appears. Brilliant!

    Rob
    4 years ago

    I wish the Public Website wasn’t so public – some of my family do not have Applecare and I’d like to be able to share albums just with them via their PCs. It feels just a little too exposed to do it that way though. Is there a simple way to share an album/website privately with non-Apple users (I assume using a non-Apple solution)?

      4 years ago

      There are many services that offer such a thing. Heck, you could do it with Facebook if you know how to work with its posting settings.
      But the problem is that in order for a shared photo gallery to be private, it means that everyone has to have a login on that service. Otherwise, the service won’t know who they are. For instance, if you use a service to share your gallery with 3 other people, then those three people need to sign up for it (IDs, passwords, etc). That’s a tall order if you just want to show them a few photos.
      Some sites may offer a password-protected gallery where you can then give everyone a password to view the gallery. I haven’t looked into it, but I’m sure a search will turn up some you can try.

        Jerry
        4 years ago

        Shutterfly allows passworded web pages with pictures, even video. Free. One password for all the people you send the link and password. The negative is they haven’t supported Photos with a plug-in…yet? But uploading through the shutterfly website is pretty quick. Second comment, I use Photos on my iPad to share photos: select-share to iCloud – put in shared album of choice- post, that’s it.

    George
    4 years ago

    Are you able to create and share these albums on the IPad as well?

      4 years ago

      Currently, the Photos app on the iPad doesn’t have this sharing feature.

        Chris Guld
        4 years ago

        I can open photos on my iPad, select a picture, tap the share icon and select iCloud photo sharing. It looks to me to be the same thing you’re talking about here. I see shared photo albums.

    Gordon
    4 years ago

    In the photos app you can comment on a photo, this comment will then appear in the iCloud Photo sharing website for all to see

    Art
    4 years ago

    How do you send an invitation from an iPad for an iMovie you send to iCloud Photo Sharing?

      4 years ago

      Same way you do it with photos. If you create the shared album from inside iMovie, then you get a prompt during that process to add people to share the new album. If not, then you simply go to the Photos app, go to Shared, then go into the shared album. Then tap on the People button at the top to add more people to the shared album.

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