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Create a Photo Stream Using iCloud

Apple offers two different types of Photo Streams that work with iCloud. My Photo Stream enables you to automatically share photos between your own computers and iOS mobile devices that are linked to the same iCloud account. Once set up, this sharing process happens automatically and in the background.

The Shared Photo Stream feature also works with the Photos app (and optional iPhoto app). Shared Photo Streams provide an easy way for you to share an unlimited number of designated photos that are stored on your iOS mobile device with specific people who you select. This sharing is done using online galleries that are created using iCloud to showcase your selected images online.

Using this feature, you can create as many separate Shared Photo Stream galleries as you’d like, add and remove photos from them at anytime, plus choose who is granted access to see and download those photos.

To learn more about the My Photo Stream and Shared Photo Stream features and how they work, be sure to read Chapter 8, “Shoot, Edit, and Share Photos and Videos.” However, like all iCloud-related features, on each of your iOS mobile devices and computers, the My Photo Stream and Shared Photo Streams features must be turned on separately. This is done by launching Settings, tapping on the iCloud option, and then turning on the virtual switch that’s associated with each Photo Stream option.

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