Multiple iCloud accounts to one iphoto?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Chickendog, May 8, 2018.

  1. Chickendog macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2018
    Knoxville, TN
    My wife and I both take pictures with our iPhones. We have separate iCloud accounts. We are in the mac family things. Not sure what it is called.

    Is there an easy way for us to combine our pics in photos?
  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Could you put the Photos folder on a shared drive (dropbox if you don't use the same computer)?

    Not sure if you'd be able both to access at the same time, though.
  3. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    Family sharing... you will have a family album where you can share photos also, with 50GB storage, you can share your iCloud storage between the 2.. so both of you get 50 GB but only 1 pays...
    --- Post Merged, May 10, 2018 ---
    Otherwise, create a common Apple ID so both of you can use it.
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014

    Move one of the Photos libraries to /Users/Shared on the Mac. Point both user accounts Photos settings to that library. Now anytime one or the other person imports from their phone or iCloud account, pics wind up in same library. Might have to deal with some initial protection issues, but that should be solved relatively quickly after first attempt or two.

    Only issue with this would be what to do with existing photos in other library. Maybe export the import to Shared library.

    Or as mentioned, Family Sharing.

    Or, believe you can sign into other iCloud account via Safari, download the pics to keep, import to master library.
  5. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    To clarify, you would get 50 GB to share, not 50 + 50 GB.
  6. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    Yes that is correct. Missed it my comment. Thank you :)

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