How to share pictures and videos in Photos for Mac

Photos for Mac lets you share photos and videos with pretty much any social network and app you can find. Whether you're looking to post something on Facebook, share directly to Macs, iPhones, or iPads with AirDrop, or add to a shared Photo Stream, Photos makes it easy to share with just a couple of clicks.

Here's what you need to know about sharing pictures and video in Photos for Mac.

How to share a single image or video with Photos for Mac

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
  2. Find the image or video you want to share and open it.

  3. Click on the Share button in the upper right hand corner.
  4. Choose the method you'd like to use to share it.

  5. Fill out any necessary info and send it on its way!

How to share multiple images and videos at once with Photos for Mac

  1. Launch the Photos app on your Mac.
  2. Select the images and videos you'd like to share. Select multiples by holding down the command key.

  3. Click on the Share button in the top menu bar, it's off to the right.
  4. Choose the method you'd like to use to share it.

  5. Fill out any necessary info and send it on its way!

How to use iCloud Photo Sharing and create a shared photo album with Photos for Mac

Apple's iCloud service includes iCloud Photo Sharing, which lets you share images and video with friends, family, and colleagues on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, or Apple TV. While technically considered part of iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Photo Sharing exists outside of the service: You don't have to use iCloud Photo Library to share your images, and shared albums don't count toward your iCloud storage.

Best of all, creating shared albums is simpler than uploading images to Facebook or Instagram, and safer, too: Your images and video stay private between your group, and you can take the album down at any time. If you want to reach a wider range of people, you can even create a public iCloud.com website to host your images for anyone with the link to view them.

iCloud Photo Sharing: The ultimate guide

Questions?

Let us know in the comments if you have any more questions about sharing pictures and videos using Photos for Mac.

Updated February 2018: All steps and screenshots have been updated for the latest version of Photos for macOS High Sierra.

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