Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video Sharing from the Photos app, part of iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 8.
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- One of the most important things that people like to do with their photos is share them. The Photos app offers several ways to share photos with family and friends and even to social media sites right from within the app. Let's take a quick look at how these work. When you're viewing a single photo in the Photos app, tap the share or the export button in the lower left to bring up the different sharing options. Here you can see that you can attach a photo as a text message or to an email as well as upload to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
You can, of course, also choose to attach a photo to a text message or an email from within the messages and the mail interfaces. If you tap the more button, you'll see which sites can be added so they show up as icons on the first screen. Right now, I only have Twitter, Facebook and Flicker turned on, but I can easily turn on others if I want to. I'll turn on Tumbler. You can also rearrange the order of these by dragging on the three lines on the far right to reposition an app. So I want to have Facebook be up here above Twitter and I'll tap done.
And you can see how that has rearranged the ordering of these icons right here. If you want to share a video, just tap the share or the export button and then you'll see options to share to places that host videos such as YouTube or Vimeo. To share multiple images, return to a thumbnail view and then tap select in the upper right corner. Then you can tap the thumbnails of the pictures that you want to share and then tap the share or the export button and you have the same options to share, only this time you're going to be sharing multiple images.
The AirDrop option lets you share via Wifi and Bluetooth to nearby IOS devices. If you have the Yosemite version of the Mac OS installed on your computer, you could also use AirDrop between an IOS device and your Mac. Nearby typically means in the same room or at least within reasonable close proximity. So it's not something that's designed for longer distances. I'm going to go back to my home screen for a moment here, and if I swipe up from the bottom you can see that I have AirDrop turned on right here.
If I tap that I can choose AirDrop for contacts only or everyone or I can turn it off. I'm going to choose contacts only and I'll swipe down on the control panel to close that. Now if I go back to my photos app and I tap the share button in the lower left, AirDrop will see if there are any nearby devices that are in my contacts list and it sees my iPad so I'll tap the icon from my iPad to share this photo to my iPad and a message will pop up on the iPad telling me that I want to share a photo with it and giving me the option to accept that or decline.
There it is. I'll tap accept and it transfers over. You can see over here on the iPhone that it's nearly done and that photo has been added to the camera roll on my iPad. Now let's see how AirDrop works sending files from a Mac running Yosemite to my iPhone. So I'm going to come over here to the left hand column where my favorites are and I'll just tap AirDrop there. I want to make my computer here to be discoverable so I'm going to open up this menu right here and I'm just going to choose everyone so my iPhone will be sure to see it and then on my iPhone I will turn AirDrop on and make myself discoverable to everybody.
You can, of course, choose to only have yourself dicoverable to your contacts list and there I am showing up. So I'm going to send myself a photo here on the Mac and we see we have a message that comes through telling me that I'm sending a photo. I'll just choose save and open and it opens up in preview. By the way, AirDrop automatically places the photos that you send in your downloads folder and the way I'm getting this shortcut here just to tell you, is I am right clicking on the title bar and it shows me where the location of that file is.
I'll close that. Now let's send a file the other way. I've got a file here on my desktop. I'm going to just drag that over here onto my iPhone 6 icon. I get a prompt on my iPhone telling me that this photo is coming through. I'll just tap accept and the photo has already arrived on my iPhone. AirDrop is a really useful way to quickly share photos with people if your're at the same event and want to exchange the images that you've been taking with your iPhones.
And if you're on a Mac running Yosemite, you can also now share photos between your desktop computer and your IOS devices.
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- Using the self-timer and burst modes
- Shooting slow-motion and time-lapse videos
- Flagging favorites
- Creating photo albums
- Adjusting images with the enhanced editing controls in iOS 8
- Trimming video
- Sharing from Photos
- Sharing with iCloud
- Syncing photos with iTunes