I have a new Mac (Mountain Lion) with iPhoto '11.

I want to share photos on the web. In the past, I would launch iWeb and build a little photo album web page. My understanding was that if I subscribed to .Mac/MobileMe I could share my iWeb page that way, but instead I always FTPed my web page to my own web site.

On my new Mac, I see that iWeb no longer exists. In iPhoto I discovered there's something called "photo streams". I signed into "iCloud", I dragged some photos to my "photo stream", and it appears the photos are now online (unless I'm not understanding something).

I signed into www.icloud.com, but I don't see any photos there.

QUESTION: What am I missing, or, What is the "correct" way to share photos on the web with iPhoto '11?

1 Answer 1


iCloud is not a replacement for MobileMe--those great-looking photo albums are a thing of the past.

Photostream shares photos between Macs, iPads and iPhones, automatically and pretty instantaneously — unless of course you turn it off -- in a separate album from the device's camera roll.

Apple no longer provides a way to share photos on the web. Mores the pity.

Edit: iOS 6 offers Shared Photo Streams on iCloud.com.

Shared Photo Streams allow you to post and share photos to a Photo Stream album hosted by iCloud. The photos stored there don't count against your iCloud storage allotment, and will work over Wi-Fi and cellular data. You're able to share photos with fellow iOS users as well as by creating an iCloud.com Shared Photo Stream album for non-iOS users.

See the rest of the How-To on CNET.

  • The Shared Photo Stream seems to include a web version, though: apple.com/icloud/features/photo-stream.html
    – Thilo
    Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 8:03
  • Thanks for the info, but there is a "On The Web" feature on the page @Thilo linked to. How do I do that? Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 17:07
  • Also, turns out there's an "Export" feature that will export photos to a HTML photo album, but it's literally a plain HTML page -- looks like crap. Commented Nov 8, 2012 at 17:08

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