This Is The Best Way To Share Photos Between iPhones

Bulldog getting whiskers trimmedAPWho wouldn’t want to share a photo like this?

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, odds are that you’re going to take a lot of photos of your friends and family.

Some of those photos will make their way onto Instagram, some onto Facebook, and yet others will be Snapchatted. Maybe two will accidentally end up on Google+.

These are all good photo sharing services, but none of them are really good at sending a big batch of photos to a select group of friends quickly and easily.

If you’re looking to share the photos you’re collecting this holiday season, may I recommend Apple’s iCloud-based Photo Streaming?

Apple’s Photo Stream is a seamless way to share photos. I don’t think a lot of people use it or talk about it, but I find it’s a really good way to share pictures.

The catch with Photo Stream is that it only works if you’re sending from an Apple device to people with Apple devices.

If you take your photos with an iPhone, or an iPad, it’s an easy way to share with other people that have iPads, iPhones, or Macs. (So, if your Aunt has an Android phone, but an iPad, she’ll be able to see the photos on her iPad. And so on…)

First, take some photos (duh), then go to the Photos app, and press 'Select'.

Next, press on the rectangle with an arrow on it at the bottom.

Now press the iCloud icon.

Then make a new shared Photo Stream.

Then give it a dynamic name.

Then invite people with Apple IDs to join. You'll know they're on Apple's program because their names are blue.

Then share it up! Add comments, if that's what you're into.

Then, back in your Photos app, select 'Shared' which is that cloud at the bottom.

Click on your photo stream, and voila, here they are. Want to add people? Click on 'people' on the bottom.

Add whoever you want, tweak the settings how you like.

And that's it! If you want to see how the Instagram method works...

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