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.
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 uploaded to iCloud and visible on other devices. Just go to iCloud settings, Photos, 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 favorites, 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.
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.
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.