iPhoto iPad Tutorial: Share photos and videos from your iPad or iPhone using iCloud Photo Sharing

How to use iCloud Photo Sharing in iPhoto for OS X

Learn how to share photos and videos across iCloud from iPhoto

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iCloud’s Photo Sharing option lets you share photos with other people. Our recent Mac tutorial looks at setting up Photo Sharing with iPhoto on the Mac – but if you open the corresponding Share menu in the iOS version of iPhoto, you won’t see any mention of iCloud at all.

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iCloud’s Photo Sharing option lets you share photos with other people. Our recent Mac tutorial looks at setting up Photo Sharing with iPhoto on the Mac – but if you open the corresponding Share menu in the iOS version of iPhoto, you won’t see any mention of iCloud at all.

Step 2 of 10:

The Photo Sharing options in iOS are a mess, mainly because they’re split between iPhoto and the Photos app. Here Photos shows us the standard Camera Roll, My Photo Stream, and a few other sets of images. If you scroll down, you’ll see options for viewing albums or the entire photo collection.

Step 3 of 10:

First, go into the iCloud Settings on your iPad. You can use Photo Sharing to share both videos and photos with your friends and family. That’s in contrast to My Photo Stream, which is limited to photos. Let’s just turn Photo Sharing on and then switch back to the Photos app.

Step 4 of 10:

At the bottom of the screen in Photos, you’ll see a third option – Shared. If you’re running iOS 7, you can share both photos and videos, but iOS 6 will only let you share photos. Your friends also need iOS 7 or Mavericks (OS X 10.9) on their Mac if they want to share both images and videos.

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Click Create New Stream, give it a name and enter the email address of each person you want to share the stream with. Next, browse through your albums in the Photos app and select the images and video you want to share. There’s a problem here, though, which brings us back to iPhoto.

Step 6 of 10:

Here’s a photo we’ve edited. If you look at it in the Photos app, you’ll see the original version. To add the edited image to your shared photo stream, open the Share menu in iPhoto and click on Camera Roll. Save a copy of the edited snap to the Camera Roll. You can then add this to your shared photo stream.

Step 7 of 10:

When you select Camera Roll in the Share menu, you’re given a number of options. You can add the current photo you’re working on, or tap Choose Photos to select multiple shots. There’s also the Range button in the toolbar at the top of the screen, which lets you select a series of consecutive photos.

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The edited photos that we selected in iPhoto – rather than their unedited originals – have now copied on to the Camera Roll. Now we have to go back into the Photos app. Tap on the Shared icon to view your shared photo stream, and then tap on the Add button to attach photos or videos to the stream.

Step 9 of 10:

There’s an option in the Share menu within iPhoto to create slideshows. Select the shots you want to include and the slideshow will automatically be added to the Projects window within iPhoto. There are a variety of templates to choose from. When you’re ready, tap the Share menu in the top-right corner.

Step 10 of 10:

Tap the iCloud button in the Share menu and you’ll see a set of controls that let you publish the slideshow on the iCloud website. If you want to create and upload multiple slideshows, you can use the Add To Home Page command to create a Home Page that shows previews of all your slideshows.

You can read more about taking great photographs on your iPhone here:

How to get iOS 8-like apps for Time-lapse now

The best photography apps for iPhone, iPad

Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone Camera in iOS 8

Tips for taking great iPhone photos from a professional photographer

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