With the release of Photos for Mac in OS X 10.10.3, Mac users have not only a replacement for the much-maligned i Photo but also access to i Cloud Photo Library, an i Cloud feature for syncing photos that Apple introduced in i OS 8.1.In theory, this feature should “just work,” magically syncing all your photos across all your devices.
Q: Does the Photos Web app let me do everything Photos on my Mac or i OS device can do? And you can download and email photos, and mark your favorites. Q: Is i Cloud Photo Library useful even if I have only one compatible device? Because it syncs your photos to the cloud, it provides a backup of sorts. i Cloud accounts include a paltry 5 GB of free storage, which is shared across all features (including email, i Cloud Drive, and i OS backups).
(I definitely would not trust i Cloud Photo Library to be my backup, but it could come in handy if you have just one device and it’s lost, stolen, or broken.) Having all your photos online also makes sharing a bit simpler, in that you can send someone a link to an existing photo or album in the cloud instead of sending the original photos by email or some other means. Very few people have such small photo libraries that they can fit in the space available for free.
Photos is a free upgrade as part of OS X Yosemite’s 10.10.3 upgrade, available through the App Store application.
The upgrade requires OS X v10.6.8 or later, 2GB of memory, and at least 8GB of available storage.
Here's what you can do: You can also change the folder that synced photos go into.
By default, it'll be set to go into Pictures or i Cloud Photos, but you can change that to any other that you wish.
i Cloud Photo Library: The ultimate guide Here's a quick tutorial on all the ways you can currently sync your Mac or Windows PC images to your i Phone or i Pad.
While I have a few minor issues with Apple's i Cloud Photo Library, it remains one of the best ways to keep your photos in sync between your Mac, PC, and any i Phones or i Pads you own.
But like so many things in the Apple ecosystem, i Cloud Photo Library raises a number of vexing questions, especially for anyone whose use case is in any way atypical.