How to Cre­ate and Share Pho­to Jour­nals Online with iPho­to for iOS

Alvaro Bernedo

Sharing Photo JournalsSharing photos on the web has become a standard with social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. But what happens when you want to create something more personal and detailed, and share it with someone special?

Before, you would have had to create a slideshow or publish your photos to your own blog in order to be able to do this. Now however, with iPhoto and an iPhone or any other iOS device you are able to create Journals, which are like colorful collages of photos, notes and more.

Let’s take a look at how to do it.

Creating Your Photo Journal

Step 1: Open the iPhoto app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and tap on any Album or Event that you would like to create a journal from.


Step 2: Once inside, tap on the Share button at the top of the screen and choose Journal.

Photo Stream Share  Choosing Journal

Step 3: You will now be able to choose exactly which photos from your Album or Event you want to create a journal from. On the next screen, enter a name for your new journal and then choose the type of texture that you would like it to have as background. Once you do, tap on Create Journal.

Choosing Journal Photos  Adding Journal Name and Texture

Editing Your Journal

Your journal will now be created. Before you put in online though, you can add several different elements and do some nice editing thanks to the many tools offered by iPhoto.

Journal Created

Step 4: To start editing your Journal, tap on Edit and the screen will turn to landscape mode, where you will be able to move, drag and resize your journal’s photos right away.

Journal Edit

Editing the Journal

Step 5: Tapping on the Settings icon will allow you to change textures and photo sizes, while tapping on the “+” icon lets you add notes, the date, quotes, a header, empty spaces and even the weather.

Journal Editing Textures

Journal Editing Elements

Journal Adding Note

Step 6: Once you have created the new elements, you will be able to arrange them in your journal as well.

Journal Edited

Sharing Your Journal

Once you create and edit your journal, it is time to share it on the web.

Step 7: To share your journal on the web, tap on the Sharing button at the top of the screen and tap on iCloud.

Journal Sharing  Journal iCloud Sharing

Step 8: Toggle the Publish to iCloud option ON an watch as your journal is uploaded to iCloud.

iCloud Sharing ON

Step 9: Once your journal is done uploading, tap on Share Journal to create a URL that you will be able to share in many ways.

Sharing Journal URL

Step 10: The person you share your journal with will receive the link and will be able to enjoy your journal on any web browser.

Journal Invitation

Journal Sharing on Website

There you have it. A very nice and original way to share your pictures with anyone you like, and all of that right from your iPhone or other iOS device in just minutes.

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