Publish photos to your MobileMe Gallery

If you are a MobileMe member, you can easily publish your photos (and video clips) directly from iPhoto to your MobileMe Gallery, for friends and family to enjoy.

WARNING:  MobileMe will be discontinued on June 30, 2012. You will no longer have access to your MobileMe Gallery after that date.

To publish a MobileMe Gallery album:

  1. Select the photos or video clips you want to publish.

    You can also select an entire Event or album.

  2. Click the Share button in the toolbar, and then choose MobileMe from the pop-up menu.

  3. Select the album to add the photos to (or select New Album and type a name for the album).

  4. Choose who can view your published album from the “Album Viewable by” pop-up menu:

    • Everyone: Publishes the album as a public site. Anyone who has the website address can view the album.

    • Only me: Limits viewers to you alone. The album doesn’t appear on your Gallery homepage.

    • Edit Names and Passwords: Allows you to require a password or to limit viewing to certain people or groups. In the window that appears, enter one or more user names and passwords. The user names will then appear in the “Album Viewable by” pop-up menu.

    The published album associated with a particular person or group is listed next to the user name and password.

  5. Select additional publishing options:

    • Allow downloading of photos or entire album: Allows viewers to download photos from your published album, or the entire album, to their computer.

    • Allow uploading of photos via web browser: Allows viewers to upload photos to your published album.

    • Allow adding of photos via email: Allows you or others to send photos to your published album from a mobile phone, other mobile device, or computer.

    • Show photo titles: Displays your photo titles in the published album.

    • Show email address for uploading photos: Displays an email address on your published album, where viewers can email photos to upload to your album. (This option is available only if you select “Allow adding of photos via email.”)

  6. If you want, you can click the Show Advanced button for additional options:

    • Hide album on my Gallery page: Makes your album visible only at its own website address (which you can give to friends and family), but not from your Gallery homepage.

    • Download quality: Sets the resolution (size) of the photo or photos you’re publishing. (If this checkbox is dimmed, select the “Allow downloading” option, above.)

    • Optimized: Allows the fastest publishing with high quality. This size can be used to print photos up to 16 by 20 inches.

    • Actual Size: Publishes the photo at the same resolution as the original. This size is usually larger and may take longer to upload to your Gallery.

  7. Click Publish.

    If your published album contains a large number of photos, it can take several minutes to publish. To view your published album, click your MobileMe account in the Source list (below Web), and then double-click the album.

To view a published album on the web:

  1. In the Source list, click your MobileMe account (below Web).

    If you’re in full-screen view, click Albums in the toolbar, and then scroll down to the MobileMe section.

  2. Double-click the album.

  3. Click the arrow next to the album name at the top of the window.

    Image of MobileMe album header

Your album appears in your web browser.

To tell others about your published album:

  1. Click your MobileMe account in the Source list (below Web).

    If you’re in full-screen view, click Albums in the toolbar, and then scroll down to the MobileMe section.

  2. Double-click the album.

  3. If the Info pane isn’t open, click the Info button in the toolbar.

  4. Click the “Tell a Friend” button.

An email opens, including the album’s website address and password (if you chose to use one).

To subscribe to a published album:

After you publish an album to your MobileMe Gallery, your friends and family can subscribe to the album, so that they’ll know when you update it. Subscribers can view the album in iPhoto on their computer.

Note:  To subscribe to a Gallery album, you must be using Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later.

  1. Use a web browser to visit the album on the web.

  2. If the toolbar isn’t visible, click Show Options.

  3. In the toolbar, click Subscribe, and then choose one of the following:

    • via RSS: View the album using your favorite RSS feed reader (Safari, for example).

    • in iPhoto: View the album by clicking its name in the Source list.

  4. Click any of the other options to download or add photos, and then click OK.

    Note:  If an option is dimmed, the publisher didn’t enable it.

You can update an album with subscribers at any time by clicking the icon that appears next to it in the iPhoto Source list.

To add or delete photos:

Do either of the following:

  • To add photos to a published album, select the photos, click Share in the toolbar, choose MobileMe Gallery, and then click the album you want to add the photos to.

  • To delete photos, click MobileMe in the Source list, select the published album, select the photo or photos you want to delete, and then press the Delete key or drag the photos to the iPhoto Trash in the Source list.

    If you accidentally delete a photo, choose Edit > “Undo Delete Photo from Album,” or open iPhoto Trash and drag the photo back to the album.

Photos emailed or added by others appear in your published album the next time you open iPhoto, or the album, and your computer is connected to the Internet. These photos have a symbol on them to show that they are not part of your library.

To import these photos into your iPhoto library, drag the photos from the published album to Photos or Events in the Source list. The photos appear in a new Event.

To change a published album’s settings:

  1. In the Source list, click the account, listed below Web, that you used to publish the album.

    If you’re in full-screen view, click Albums in the toolbar, and then scroll down to the MobileMe section.

  2. Select the album whose settings you want to change.

  3. Click the Info button in the toolbar, and then click the Change Settings button.

  4. Change the publishing settings (for more information, see the first topic above, “To publish a MobileMe Gallery album”).

  5. Click Publish.

To stop publishing an album:

  1. Click MobileMe in the Source list.

    If you’re in full-screen view, click Albums in the toolbar, and then scroll down to the MobileMe section.

  2. Select the album.

  3. Press Command-Delete.

Album subscribers are notified that you stopped publishing the album the next time they try to sync with it.

To see how much storage space you’ve got left on your MobileMe iDisk, choose iPhoto > Preferences, click Accounts, and then select MobileMe in the accounts list.