If you want to share photos with a friend or dozens of friends, create a collaborative album where everyone can transfer vacation photos, or even share your album with the whole world, iCloud photo sharing makes it easy to share your photos directly from your iPhone or iPad.
Enable iCloud photo sharing
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First, you need to enable iCloud Photo Sharing. By the way, the best thing about iCloud photo sharing is that even if you don't use iCloud regularly to back up all your photos and videos, as you may have followed our banning tutorial from constant harassment from iCloud regarding storage upgrades and now using Google Photos - you can still turn on photo sharing for the photos you want. ICloud's free storage is great if you only use it for sharing photos and videos and not for full backup.
To check the status of iCloud photo sharing, open the Settings app on your iOS device. Select "iCloud from the main menu.
In the "Applications using iCloud " section, press "Photos ". You will notice that our entry currently says "Off because we don't use any iCloud photo features - that will change in a moment.
Here in the Photos menu, make sure that " iCloud Photo Sharing "is enabled .
As we noted above, you don't you don't need to activate iCloud photo library or My Photo Stream to use iCloud photo sharing, so even if you are a free iCloud user with basic free storage, you can still take advantage of photo sharing iCloud with space to spare. Now that we've enabled iCloud photo sharing, let's turn our attention to creating and filling our first album.
Create and share your album
When it comes to sharing your photos with iCloud Photo Sharing, you can't just recover an existing album on your iPhone and share it - you must create a specific album for this purpose via the sharing menu. To do this, open the Photos application and click on the "Shared " cloud icon in the lower toolbar.
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The default display when you press the icon "Shared is the log" Sharing activitye of iCloud photos. If you have never used iCloud photo sharing before, this section will be completely blank or if you have enabled Apple family sharing at any time. In the past, you will see a minor activity indicating that a shared "Family " album has been created and that your family members have been added to it.
Anyway, this activity log probably looks a bit sterile, but don't worry, it will turn out to be a pretty useful place once you get it. will use more often. For it to be useful, however, we need to create and complete our first shared album. To do this, click on the blue “Sharing” link in the upper left corner.
Here in the "iCloud Photo Sharing" menu, you will see a view that almost looks like the general Albums view in Photos. It looks pretty sterile here . Let's fix this by adding a new album. To do this, tap the plus sign in the upper left corner.
Enter a title for your photo album (with a short and deive focus). We are pretty crazy about our cute pets in our house, so let's create a album simply called "Pet Photos " to post photos of our pets. Click "Next " to continue.
Then you can add other iCloud users to your shared photo album by entering their contact names here, either by typing them or by selecting them from your contact list with the sign icon By default, everyone you add will not only be able to view, but also contribute to the album (we'll show you how to manage these settings in the next section of the tutorial).
You don’t have to add people right now, if you don’t want to, by the way. In fact, if you wanted to first fill the album with a bunch of photos, then add your friends and family so that they could view the already wrapped album right off the bat, you can wait and easily add them later.click on "Create " to complete the album creation process.
Select your freshly created album to add the first photos.
Click on the gray square with the blue sign to add your first photo.
You will be returned to your photo roll where you can select as many photos as you want to add to your new album by simply touching them so that a check mark appears on them, as shown below. Click "Done " when you're ready to add them to the album.
In a last stepape, before adding the photos to the album, you will have the possibility to add a caption to them. You can either add the caption or just press "Publish " to complete the process.
The photos will now appear in the new album, and if you click on it, you can both take a closer look and see the comments attached to the photos. Here you canz see the start-up comment on the photo we just uploaded.
In addition to adding photos from the shared album, as we just did, you can also send photos from anywhere else in iOS (your normal photo roll, other camera apps , etc.) using the iOS share sheet function. Click simpleement on the Share button, illustrated below.
Then select " iCloud Photo Sharing ". It will appear in the same way Photo sharing screen iCloud which we just used with a small additional option. Although it is by default the last album you used, you can press "Shared album " to choose a new shared album, if necessary.
Before leaving the basic configuration of iCloud photo sharing, it's time to take a quick look at the previously sterile "Activity " journal by pressing again on the "Shared " icon in the Photos application.
Activity! In the newspaper! From now on, everything going on with our albums shared will appear here, like a small live photo blog. Now you can easily keep track of everything going on with the albums you shared with your friends and the ones they shared with you.
Manage your shared album
If you still want to make changes to the album (add and delete separate photos), you must access the menu "Contacts" to manage it. do it by opening any shared album and clicking on "People " at the bottom, like this.
Here you can adjust a variety of parameters linked to your album. If you want to invite more people, you can press "Invite people " and enter the contact's name there, just like we did when we created the album for the first time.You can also click and delete existing members and activate or deactivate "Subscribers can publish. This will allow your guests to publish images to the album. And you can deactivate notifications if you don't not want.
You can also, if you want to share the album with people who are not iOS users, switch to "Public Website to generate an obfuscated URL which you can then share with anyone. Although it is obscured by a chain of letters and random digits in the address, no connection is required to access it, so you will no longer have direct control over who sees the album (someone with whom you share the link could share this link with anyone else, for example).
Finally, you can delete the entire album by clicking on "Delete shared album ". This will not delete your photos from their original location, but it will delete the album from iCloud.
That's all there is too! With a little effort, you can easily share your photos with your friends and enjoy real-time notifications, comments and some sort of expErience pseudo-social media directly from the Photos application.