These days, there is no shortage of services that provide online backups for your device's multimedia content, most especially your photos. Apart from third-party services, such as DropBox, Apple does have iCloud as a means for users to keep their files online. With iCloud, any new photos on your iPhone will be uploaded into the cloud and synchronize them with your other iOS device or Mac computer. In order to access these photos in Mac, users will usually have to use the iPhoto application. However, there is a way for you to browse iCloud synced photos without using iPhoto.
How to Browse Photo Stream on Mac Without Using iPhoto
- On your Mac, open the OS X’s Finder. Then press the Options key, click the “Go” option, and then select “Library”.
- Navigate to Application Support > iLifeAssetManagement > assets > sub.
- In the search field, type in “jpg” you should see a popup menu in which you should select “JPEG image”. Alternatively, you can also type in “png” and select “Portable Network Graphics image” once the popup appears.
- In Finder, click only the “sub” folder.
- In the top right corner, you should see the “Save button”, click it.
- Click “Add to Sidebar”. This should give you quick access to your Photo Stream when using Finder.
You can also try right-clicking on the saved search in the Finder sidebar, and then selecting Add to Dock, which will enable you to access the photo stream more quickly. From here, you may also rename the saved search for better identification. For Windows users to get the iCloud photos on their PCs, you simply need to install iCloud control panel for Windows. [via iPhoneHacks]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback