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iCloud and SyncPhotos


December 7th, 2011

Apple’s new¬†iCloud service is a new offering for all Macs running OS X Lion 10.7.2 and all iOS devices running iOS 5.

iCloud includes¬†Photo Stream (if you have iPhoto 9.2, otherwise known as iPhoto ’11, on your Mac). Photo Stream syncs your photos across all your Apple devices (iPhones, iPods, iPads, Macs). It keeps the 1000 most recent photos, but if you have a Mac connected to your Photo Stream, it copies the photos to your Mac’s iPhoto Library so they don’t get deleted after 1000 newer photos are taken.

This works great for a single user, but what about if you want to sync photos with your partner’s computer? That’s where SyncPhotos comes in. You can configure SyncPhotos to automatically retrieve new photos from another computer whenever they’re both on the same local network (e.g. using the same Wifi router).

With SyncPhotos, you could for example automatically get your partner’s photos on your iPhone whenever he/she takes them with her iPhone:

  1. Your partner takes a photo with her iPhone.
  2. Her Photo Stream syncs her photo to her Mac.
  3. SyncPhotos syncs that photo from her Mac to your Mac.
  4. Your Photo Stream syncs that photo to your iPhone.