One of Apple's key new features in iOS 6 is shared Photo Streams, giving users the ability to share sets of photos via iCloud with friends and family. Shared Photo Stream albums can push photos automatically to friends' iOS 6 devices and Macs, with the albums also viewable on Apple TV or the web, and users can leave comments on individual photos shared through the feature.

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Insanely Great Mac has posted a new video overview showing how shared Photo Streams work, from inviting users to creating an album to viewing albums on the web.


Apple released the second beta of iOS 6 to developers yesterday, with a public release scheduled for this fall, presumably alongside new iPhone hardware.

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kirky29 Avatar
125 months ago
Looks pretty cool actually,
Here's mine I just test-created :)

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#v2;3;64205033-E758-451E-8D54-60E50A6398DA;272071122 (https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#v2;3;64205033-E758-451E-8D54-60E50A6398DA;272071122)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mike Oxard Avatar
125 months ago
Looks pretty cool actually,
Here's mine I just test-created :)

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#v2;3;64205033-E758-451E-8D54-60E50A6398DA;272071122 (https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#v2;3;64205033-E758-451E-8D54-60E50A6398DA;272071122)
Looks good on Safari on the mac, though a bit slow to load (same as MM galleries were!) There's no way to comment, have you turned that off?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ncc1701d Avatar
125 months ago
Yep - this looks great. I prefer this type of sharing with a small group of people than all over Facebook.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
netnothing Avatar
125 months ago
Can only guess that this will come to OS X in iPhoto and Aperture as a replacement for Mobile Me Galleries?

-Kevin
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kirky29 Avatar
125 months ago
I think yur stream loaded pretty quick. Cycled through your album with no delays :)
Ahh, I never have good speed with anything Online Apple services, the iCloud website for me is painfully slow! - I'm hoping your connection is better than mine! 8000Kbps down - 450Kbps up.

Also, should this be available for iPad? It's not showing up on mine....don't know if it's just a bug and not showing...or if it's not made for iPad yet?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
me8snack Avatar
125 months ago
Looks pretty cool actually,
Here's mine I just test-created :)

https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#v2;3;64205033-E758-451E-8D54-60E50A6398DA;272071122 (https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#v2;3;64205033-E758-451E-8D54-60E50A6398DA;272071122)

This looks very similar to the Photo Journals that iPhoto for iOS creates.
iPhoto seems to give you more control of the layout of your images. As well as add other elements. The homepage" created by iPhoto has the bookshelf motif to display multiple photo journals.
On the other hand from what I have just seen on Kirk's site, the shared photo stream laid out in more of a timeline fashion. I didn't see the link to leave comments, but from the demo it looks like you will be able to leave comments.

Questions:
So will iCloud (web portal) have a place to keep track of Photo Streams that people have shared to me?
Will new versions of iPhoto/Aperture also sync shared photo streams?
Will the same two questions above be true for Photo Journals?

I can't wait to see how all of this will be unified into one user interface.

Here is a link to a photo journal for comparison.

https://www.icloud.com/journal/#1;CAEQARoQg2-rt2CCdqUlPW_tB_A7-A;ED3A7F31-3AAD-4187-B5CF-E4E2784FF0CE (https://www.icloud.com/journal/#1;CAEQARoQg2-rt2CCdqUlPW_tB_A7-A;ED3A7F31-3AAD-4187-B5CF-E4E2784FF0CE)


-Luis
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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