Try This is a new recurring post on iSource where we will share tips, tricks, short-cuts and other helpful advice we have discovered while using our Apple products. Hopefully you will find some of our experiences to be valuable for yourself or someone you know. One of the most rewarding features the iPhone has is the […]
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Try This: How to share a Photo Stream Album

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Try This is a new recurring post on iSource where we will share tips, tricks, short-cuts and other helpful advice we have discovered while using our Apple products. Hopefully you will find some of our experiences to be valuable for yourself or someone you know.

One of the most rewarding features the iPhone has is the ability to aggregate all the photos taken by a family and save them in one central location over a shared wi-fi connection.  My wife has an iPhone, and last fall I bought my oldest son his first iPhone for his 10 year old birthday.  At first, I turned Photo Stream off on his iPhone because he has a tendency to take a ga-zillion pictures, most of which seem trivial and very repetitive.  The other day I was revisiting his parental control settings and I decided why not include his pics for a while.  Boy am I glad I did.  Without taking that chance I would have missed out on this gem…

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Aren’t big brothers great!

There were some other keepers in there, some of which were worth sharing with friends and family. That’s when I remembered I can share a Photo Stream–and this is how I did just that.

First I opened my “photos” app, and considered pictures in my camera roll that I wanted to share by selecting the “share” button on the bottom left corner.  On the next menu I selected Photo Stream as my sharing option.  At this point you will have the option of adding your pictures to a previous Photo Stream if you already have created one, or you can create a “New Photo Stream.”

 

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I selected create New Photo Stream.  You then add the email address of the individual(s) you want to share the Photo Stream with.  You can manually enter this information or press the “+” button to add from your contacts list.  In this menu you can also give your Photo Stream album a name and select whether or not you want to make it available to the public on iCloud.com.

 

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After you have decided who to share the Photo Stream Album with, you press “post” and an email invitation goes out to all the names you included on the invite.  The receiver(s) will get an email that looks like this

 

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Then all someone has to do to view your shared Photo Stream Album is to click on the link to “join the photo stream” or select the link to view the album on the web.

Have you ever shared a Photo Stream Album before?  If not, did the tutorial I just detailed help you?  If so please let me know in the comments section below.  Also, if there is an Apple related topic you would us talk you through, or provide some insight for, leave a comment for that as well, and we will do our best to address your questions.  If you have questions, chances are other readers will, too. In addition, iSource has a growing community of over 92,000 forum users.  Don’t hesitate to visit the forums and utilize our growing community of Apple users and experts.

 

 

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