Enable iCloud Photos on a Mac enables you to automatically upload all of your photos and videos from your computer to the iCloud storage service. Find the steps to Enable and Use iCloud Photos on a Mac in the section below.
Enable and Use iCloud Photos On Mac
Apple gives all of its device users 5 GB of free storage space on iCloud, with the option to buy more storage space on iCloud at very reasonable pricing.
For as little as $0.99 a month, you can get 50 GB of iCloud storage space and start storing all of your pictures and videos on iCloud.
When you enable iCloud Photos on your Mac, it automatically updates your photos to iCloud. In addition, it makes them available on your other devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC) from anywhere in the world. This is a significant advantage.
Also, suppose you Add New Photos, Edit Photos, or Delete Photos. In that case, the updates are automatically synced across all of your Apple devices connected to the same Apple ID account.
Enable iCloud Photos on Mac
The first step in enabling iCloud Photos on a Mac is to check in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID.
Select System Preferences… from the drop-down menu bar when you click on the Apple logo in the top menu bar.
On the System Preferences screen, choose the iCloud icon.
To log into iCloud, go to the next page and enter your Apple ID and password.
Once you have signed in, launch the Photos application on your Mac by clicking on the Photos tab in the top menu bar and then choosing Preferences…
Switch to the iCloud tab and click the iCloud Photos option on the next screen.
On the same screen, you can choose whether you want to keep original photos at their original resolution on your Mac or if you want to save them in a more space-efficient format.
Download Originals to this Mac: Full-resolution copies of the original Photos and Videos on Mac will be maintained on standby. Photos in full resolution will also be available on iCloud Photos.
Optimize Mac Storage: If there is a lack of storage space, replace the original Photos on Mac with lesser copies.
All of your full-resolution photos will be stored in iCloud and will be available for download to your Mac at any moment in time.
Shared Albums: Selecting to create a Shared Album on iCloud allows you to share photos and videos with your family and friends by checking the appropriate option.
How to Use iCloud Photos on Mac
If you enable the iCloud Photos to feature on your MacBook, each photo or video that you take will be automatically uploaded to iCloud and synced across all of your devices.
Photos have been uploaded to iCloud. In addition, images from other devices will be downloaded to your Mac, either in their original quality or in an optimized format (depending on the setting).
Access iCloud Photos on Other Devices
Getting iCloud Photos enabled on other devices (such as an iPhone or iPad) is required to access photos uploaded to the system on different devices.
For as long as you have other devices that can connect to the same Apple ID, you will be able to access iCloud Photos all across them.
Access iCloud Photos on Windows Computer
By visiting icloud.com on a Windows computer, an Android phone, or a computer, you can access your iCloud Photos collection.
Open a browser on your computer and go to icloud.com, where you can sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Select the Photos icon to access your iCloud Photos on the next screen.
Once you have access to iCloud Photos, you will view and download iCloud photos to your computer.