iCloud app: Photo Stream

Apple has announced the iCloud app Photo Stream - it brings the cloud to photos. When a photo is taken with one of your devices, it will be sent to the cloud and then to all other devices, including the Apple TV - automatically.

Photo Stream may be an individual iCloud app, but it is tied into the already existing Photos app on iOS devices. There will now be a new album called "Photo Stream". On a Mac, you will find it in iPhoto, and on a PC, it will be the Pictures folder.

Apple will store the most recent 1000 images in the cloud for 30 days. Move them into a different album on your Mac or PC to save them permanently.

We're excited about Photo Stream. How about you?

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

  • 30 days?!?! I want a permanent cloud
  • Should be permanent.
  • I already see a disaster for the average user..... deleting their prized images thinking they are stored in the cloud...
  • Sounds good. I bet permanent cloud will follow soon. I hope.
  • Aperture support?
  • Some of my photos I don't want uploaded anywhere.
  • I agree. I don't want some private pics uploaded to my ipad or my family's devices. Or vice versa, I don't want pics from their phones to come to my stuff.
  • They're permanently stored on the device you took the photo on, but they're only in the cloud for 30 days.
  • That just sounds ridiculous. What if I want to transfer them wirelessly from my iPhone to my PC after 50 days?!
  • Since iTunes and app store cloud is already up and running will we have to wait until OS 5 for photo stream?
  • Seeing as my iPhone is still trying to send an email to myself with 4 images attached from yesterday, I have to say that yes, I am very excited about this! haha.
  • Will I still be able to share my photos with friends and family on iCloud as I now do in Mobile Me Gallery?
  • When iCloud photostream comes out, it will make iPad the ultimate digital photo frame http://stripedsail.com/blog/2011/09/28/ipad-transforms-the-slideshow-exp...