Photos

iCloud makes it easy to share photos and videos with exactly the people you want to see them. Create a shared album and invite friends and family to add their photos and video clips as often as they want. And iCloud Photo Library, in beta, stores every photo and video you take, making them accessible from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iCloud Photo Library.
You’re never without your camera.
Now you’ll never be without your photos.

Every photo and video you take now lives in iCloud — giving you the freedom to access your library from any device, anytime you want. So you can view a photo from last week or last year no matter where you are.

Beta

Access all your photos from anywhere.

iCloud Photo Library automatically keeps all your photos in the cloud, so you can access or download them on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and the web. And when you edit a picture using Photos in iOS 8, your changes are immediately uploaded to iCloud and visible on other devices. Just go to iCloud settings and tap to enable.

Organized here, there and everywhere.

iCloud Photo Library keeps your photos and videos organized into Moments, Collections and Years across all your iOS devices — and even on the web. You can mark favourites, create albums or drag photos into a custom order whether you’re on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.

Fill your library, not your device.

Now you can spend more time shooting pictures and less time managing them. iCloud Photo Library helps you make the most of the space available on your iOS device by automatically storing the original high-resolution photos and videos in iCloud and leaving behind the lightweight versions that are perfectly sized for each device. You get 5GB of iCloud storage free, and other storage plans start at $0.99 per month.

iCloud Photo Sharing.
To get started, all it takes is a snapshot
and some friends.

Sometimes you only want to share your photos with the people who will truly appreciate them. Create a shared album and you control who sees what. Simply choose a photo (or photos) to start with and invite a few friends to join in, make comments and even add their own shots.

Create a shared album.

Start a shared album for an event or period of time, like a dinner party or an entire soccer season.

Invite who you want.

Invite up to 100 of your favourite people. Adding friends is as easy as clicking a contact.

Add photos with ease.

To post photos and videos, just tap iCloud Photo Sharing in your share sheet.

All the updates to your shared photos. All in one place.

With the Activity View in iOS 8, you can see all the updates to your shared albums at a glance. Quickly swipe through to browse the latest photos, videos, and comments. You can even make a few comments of your own. On the Mac, catching up on the action is as simple as opening iPhoto.

  • People View

    Easily manage subscribers, contributors, notification settings, invites and more.

  • Activity View

    See the latest updates to all your photo streams at a glance. Add new photos or comments.

  • Real-time notifications

    When someone joins your stream, posts a photo or makes a comment, you’ll be the first to know.

See your shared albums on the big screen.

With iCloud Photo Sharing and Apple TV, you can view your group’s latest photos and videos on your HDTV for some truly entertaining reality television. So you can, say, check out the photos and videos of your Argentine vacation — from everyone who went on the trip. All gathered around your widescreen TV.

iCloud is easy to set up.

Whether you’re on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC, getting started with iCloud is simple. For new
Apple devices, there’s a setup assistant built right in. And for everything else, setup takes just a few quick steps.