Share else­where and in other ways

Pub­lish on so­cial me­dia or send pics di­rectly

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You can share photos on var­i­ous so­cial net­works or other meth­ods. To post on Face­book, Twit­ter, Flickr or Vimeo, first make sure you’ve signed in to your ac­counts for those ser­vices in the In­ter­net Ac­counts pane in Sys­tem Pref­er­ences. Next, re­turn to Photos, se­lect an al­bum or some pic­tures, click the Share but­ton and choose one of those net­works.

The Share menu also in­cludes a bunch of other com­mon ways to share pri­vately. At some point, you may want to send high-qual­ity copies of photos to a fam­ily mem­ber or a friend for their li­brary us­ing email, prob­a­bly be­cause they don’t have an Ap­ple de­vice and find a di­rect email is less both­er­some than down­load­ing from a shared al­bum at iCloud.com. Of course, Photos lets you share in this way, and you don’t even need to pay at­ten­tion to the to­tal size of images if you first en­able the Mail Drop fea­ture in Ap­ple’s email client, as­sum­ing you use that. In Mail, go to Mail > Pref­er­ences > Ac­counts, se­lect an ac­count, click Ad­vanced, and en­able Mail Drop for that one. (If you want to use it with all of your ac­counts, you’ll have to re­peat this for each of them one at a time.) Now if you send more than 20MB of photos, Mail will re­place them with a down­load link, from which they’re avail­able for 30 days. This en­sures the re­cip­i­ent’s mail server doesn’t re­ject the mes­sage due to its to­tal at­tach­ment size. See MF298 for more about Mail Drop.

Take care with Mes­sages

You can send photos us­ing the Mes­sages app too, but con­sider whether the re­cip­i­ent has an Ap­ple de­vice. If your Mac and iPhone are con­fig­ured to use the Con­ti­nu­ity fea­ture that re­lays MMS mes­sages through your phone (see ‘Set up SMS and MMS with Con­ti­nu­ity’ at ap­ple. co/1RLIoj0), which is the method that’ll be used if the re­cip­i­ent isn’t us­ing (or can’t use) iMes­sage, they may in­cur charges sep­a­rate from their call plan’s data al­lowance.

You can pub­lish di­rectly to the big so­cial net­works, and to oth­ers if they pro­vide a Share menu ex­ten­sion.

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