Shared Photo Streams go live for iOS 6, Mac

Shared Photo Streams go live for iOS 6, Mac 1

Announced in June, Shared Photo Streams have officially arrived today with the release of Apple’s iOS 6, as well as corresponding updates to Mac OS X applications. Users can now create iCloud-based virtual photo albums that can be shared as web pages or individual photos, both capable of being viewed and commented on by other iOS 6 and iCloud users.


It should be noted that Shared Photo Streams don’t have to include photos from the main Photo Stream, and they are not subject to the same Wi-Fi-only and 30-day, 1000-photo limitations. They don’t appear to count against iCloud storage allocation, either, and enable users to easily notify family members and friends of new images that are being privately shared amongst themselves.


  1. Is there a way to get the original hi-res version of a photo if you subscribe to a photostream on another mac? I was hoping to use this to share photos between my wife and I’s computers at home – but I’d want to have the originals.

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