Photostream vs iCloud
In iPhoto on my Mac, I can upload and share files to iCloud. It’s crude at present, but works. On my iPad (iOS 8.1) I’ve activated iCloud Photo Beta and it has uploaded my Camera Roll which I can see when I log in to icloud.com. Where are my photos that I’ve shared in iPhoto to iCloud? I can’t see them anywhere. I have friends who are also struggling with their photo libraries; uploading them will be a great solution, but at present I’m reluctant to help them out until I understand what is going on! Jeff Lill When you turn on iCloud Photo Library, it creates a single online storage place for all your photos. It replaces Photostream, which is just an online buffer of the last thousand photos or the last 30 days’ worth, whichever is less. Your iCloud photos are visible in iPhoto by clicking the iCloud icon under ‘Shared’ in the sidebar. On your iPad, they’re visible in the All Photos album in the Photos app. But what you can’t do is view your photos iCloud.com from your browser. There isn’t a web interface for photos; it’s a deliberate omission, since Apple tends to steer you to using their own hardware and apps, rather than a generic browser interface.