During WWDC, Apple announced photo storage. This photo storage application is iCloud Photo Library. You can and safely store photos on this place via iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Easily, you can save your photos to iCloud Photo Library before your photo is available on Mac.
To be able to use this powerful feature, you must activate the iCloud photo library via iOS 8.1, you can also use the latest version. First, go to settings and tap (click) on iCloud. From there, then click Photos.
Then you turn on iCloud Library. If you have activated it, then everything will be stored in the library, both photos or videos that are on your device. So, if you previously synchronized photos with iTunes, this will automatically be removed. If you want to use iCloud on all your devices, then you have to do these steps on all devices. The process of uploading photos to iCloud will only run when you are on a WiFi network (to save data).
How to Upload Photos to iCloud
If iCloud library has been activated, you can choose two types of photo storage. One of them is optimize iPhone/iPad Storage and the other one is Download and Keep Originals. If you choose the first option, the photo resolution will decrease on your iPhone, while in iCloud it will be saved with the original resolution. However, if you use the second option (Download and Keep Originals), the resolution of photos in iCloud and in Device will be the same.
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How to view photos from your iOS in iCloud? It’s easy, open iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID and Apple password. For more details, here we include a screenshot of the image.
How to view photos stored in iCloud from your iOS, click on Photos.
If it is the first time using the iCloud Photo Library, the device will prepare it first and this can be fast and can take a little time.
The image you save will look the same and identical between the iPhone and in iCloud.
When viewing a photo, you can hold it as a favorite photo by selecting an icon like “heart” on the top right. If you indicate a photo as a favorite, it will appear on other devices.
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Another thing you need to know is synchronization. If you delete photos on the iPhone it will also automatically be deleted in iCloud. Vice versa, if you delete it in iCloud then the photo will also be deleted on your iOS device.
Here we see the image that we saved (uploaded) in iCloud via iOS. Try uploading images from your computer to iCloud. If you want to upload photos from a computer to iCloud, it is important to ensure that you are still logged into iCloud.
Besides choosing, you can also drag and drop photos to iCloud. To start the upload process, please press “upload” in the upper right hand corner, there you can choose the photos you want to upload.
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Now, the images we upload to iCloud appear wirelessly on iOS devices without having to do anything.
For now, iCloud is still in beta and can only upload images in JPEG format. So, you cannot upload PNG and MOV.
For free, iCloud provides 5GB of storage space. But if you want to get a bigger capacity, you have to pay.