Create Shared Photostreams in iOS 7
With Shared Photo Streams turned on, you can create shared photo streams and subscribe to shared photo streams created by others. You can view photo streams shared by others publicly on the web whether your Shared Photo Streams is on or off.
Turn shared Photostream on any device you want to use to share photo streams and to view other people’s photo streams.
Select specific photos from the Photos app on your iOS device, iPhoto or Aperture on your Mac, or the Pictures folder on your Windows computer.
Enter the email addresses of the specific people you’d like to share your photos with, then share them.
Your friends can view your photo stream from the Photo Stream view on an iOS device, Mac, Windows computer, or even Apple TV (if iCloud is enabled). Friends who don’t use iCloud can view your photos on the web.
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Why use Shared Photostreams?
Emailing photos and the person on the receiving end complains of either being unable to open them or didn’t see them in their email. File restrictions associated with email apps can make sending a large number of photographs difficult, if not impossible to send. Viewing images within any email app is far from ideal. Photo Stream takes email out of the equation. Since all of your images are automatically saved to iCloud, iOS allows you to easily create shared photo streams. You can share 10, 20 or even hundreds of photos, in a flash (provided everyone has an iOS device).
You can share photos and now videos in Photostreams. When you share them with others, the people you have shared these with can add their own photos to the stream and comment on the photos you have posted. They can also “Like” photos and videos.
Sharing a video in Photostream
With iOS 7 and Apple TV OS 6.0, you can now upload a video to a shared photo stream (quality is reduced to 720p). Videos added to a shared photo stream do not count against your iCloud storage limit. This means that you could download all of your videos to your computer through iPhoto (or the Windows equivalent) and then upload these videos to a shared photo stream. Once you have a copy of the videos on your computer, you could delete them from your iOS device and still have access to the videos (in HD 720p) through the shared photo stream on all your devices including Apple TV running iOS 6.0 or later.
Your purchased music, movies, apps, books, TV shows, as well as your photo streams, don’t count against your free storage. (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4874)
Take a video
1. Capture a video on your iPad or iPhone (Running iOS 7 or later).
2. Open the Photos app on your iOS Device
3. Locate the video you want to share (easiest way is to tap on Albums in the lower right corner and then tap on “Videos” – this is where all of the videos in your camera roll are stored).
Share the video
When you have located the video you want to share, tap on the “Select” button in the upper Left corner of the screen. Then tap on the video you want to share and a blue check mark will appear on the video.
Tap the iCloud icon that appears in the share menu.
Share to a new Photostream
Type a name for the new stream. Tap Next.
Add people to share the stream
Add the email addresses of those to whom you want to share the stream. You can tap the + to add more addresses.
Final steps before posting
Add a comment if you like to explain to the people you've shared the video with what this Photostream is about. Note the name of the Photostream - My Dog in this case.
That’s it. Your video will upload to iCloud without using any of your free 5GB of space. The video can now be accessed by anyone you have shared the Photo Stream with.
Email notification of the Photostream
The person you share the Photostream with will receive an email like this. The user needs to click the: Subscribe to this Photostream to view and post comments and add their own videos and photos to the Photostream.
Anyone can view the Photostream on the web - in any browser, click the link. Hoever to subscribe and add to the photostream you need to be signed in to iCloud on: an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 6 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.8.2 or later and iPhoto 9.4 or Aperture 3.4 or later. Videos posted and available via the public link can be played fullscreen and downloaded to your computer.
Edit the Photostream
Making the Photostream public will provide a link that you can also email to others. The Photostream can be accessed from any web browser by those who have the link.
In the Photos App, select the Shared tab, then tap the stream you want to edit. Tap: People
1. Make the photostream public by turning on: Public website. This will provide the link you can send to others.
2. Allow others to add to the photostream. Turn on: Subscribers can post.
3. Be notified when a subscriber posts, adds a comment, likes a video or photo. Turn on: Notifications.
4. Invite more people to the stream. Tap: Invite people and add an email address.
To add more videos or photos to the stream, tap the + and select media from your camera roll.
** If you want to invite people to share a photostream and they are all part of the same iCloud account, then don't. They are already part of the photostream.
Subscribers can add to the Photostream
Every subscriber will see any new photos or videos added to the shared photostream. When you access the stream, you can see all the comments, likes, new content.
In the Photos tab, tap: Shared, then the name of the stream.
Adding photos to the Photostream
In the Photos app, select Shared, then the name of the stream.
Tap the + to add a new photo or video. Add a comment and then tap: Post to add the photo / video to the shared photostream.