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mossme89

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i have a bunch of photos on my iCloud that i need to send to a friend because they want to print them. There’s a lot of ways to send photos but i need to make sure they’re not downsized and are the full 12MP resolution. This is important because she will be printing 8x10

I tried google drive but that doesn’t work because 1) they’re all heic which most photo sites don’t accept and 2) the drive app has issues uploading lots of photos at a time.
 

big samm

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Via email... if you have a icloud or mobile me account you can send the pictures with full resolution
 

gwang73

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I use iCloud files (shared as files, not iCloud Photo share) and send a download link so they can download. Dropbox, OneDrive, Box also work pretty well.
 

Mefisto

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I use iCloud files (shared as files, not iCloud Photo share) and send a download link so they can download.

Ok, so here's probably a stupid question with an obvious answer but what the hell, it's Friday and my brain is hibernating.

How exactly does one do that? Can I do that from my phone? Do I need to go to iCloud.com? I had forgotten this feature even existed, and a cursory googling made me none the wiser.
 

gwang73

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Ok, so here's probably a stupid question with an obvious answer but what the hell, it's Friday and my brain is hibernating.

How exactly does one do that? Can I do that from my phone? Do I need to go to iCloud.com? I had forgotten this feature even existed, and a cursory googling made me none the wiser.

I'll use dropbox as an example.
From your phone. Go into the photo album, press select (top right corner), select the photos you want to share. Open the share sheet, select the dropbox. This will ask you where you want to save the photos. Save your photos to a folder.

Open the dropbox app, select that folder and share it. It will create an email with the link.
 

Mefisto

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I'll use dropbox as an example.
From your phone. Go into the photo album, press select (top right corner), select the photos you want to share. Open the share sheet, select the dropbox. This will ask you where you want to save the photos. Save your photos to a folder.

Open the dropbox app, select that folder and share it. It will create an email with the link.

Thanks for the reply! The Dropbox method I actually know about already, it was the iCloud variant of the same process that had me puzzled. Like I said, I read about it a while back, and never really got what it entailed. A good possibility that I understood it entirely backwards to boot.

The short version I guess is can something like that be done with just iCloud? Would it be just saving something in iCloud Drive and then sharing the link, just like in the example with Dropbox?
 

gwang73

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Thanks for the reply! The Dropbox method I actually know about already, it was the iCloud variant of the same process that had me puzzled. Like I said, I read about it a while back, and never really got what it entailed. A good possibility that I understood it entirely backwards to boot.

The short version I guess is can something like that be done with just iCloud? Would it be just saving something in iCloud Drive and then sharing the link, just like in the example with Dropbox?
You can but there's no way to share folders using iCloud. You can using Dropbox or other cloud storage. You can only share individual files via iCloud so I don't think it's ideal for your use case.
 

NoBoMac

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Maybe I'm confused on what OP is doing/trying to do, but, iCloud Drive does have options to share individual files. Sharee gets an email with a link, ala Dropbox share etc. If in iCloud Photos, can create a shared album, and again, an email with a link is sent. From that, there are options to download the pictures.

As for Google, can try to upload them to Google Drive. Not picky there about formats, and also have share options. For example, I upload .7z files all the time.
 
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