Sharing photos and their memories is an age-old tradition, and even as technology has evolved, we have continued to look for ways to make this process possible, and in many cases, quicker. One such way to do this is through ‘Beaming’ over a Wi-Fi network between two devices using iPhoto. The process itself is relatively simple to set up and action, with the end result being instant image transfers between two iOS devices.
The beauty of Beaming is that all you need is two devices with iPhoto open and you’re ready to sent images back and forth. The app will keep you organised by creating a file dedicated to your beamed images. The real benefactors here will be those who love to play photographer with their iPhone, but would then like to edit their images on a bigger screen, ie their iPad. Thanks to Beam you can make this transfer immediately, make those edits and then send it back to your iPhone if you so wish…
Step 1: Wireless Beaming
The first step in the process is to turn on Wireless Beaming on both devices. This is done in the top-right of iPhoto’s UI, under the Settings clog.
Step 2: Browse
Next, you’ll need to browse through your photos and find the ones you want to share. Note, you can Beam up to a hundred images at once.
Step 3: Share
Once you have an idea of the photos you want to Beam, tap the Share icon and then the Beam option in the centre of the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Take your pick
The window will then change and ask you to choose which photos you would like to Beam. Tap Selected to send the one you’re currently looking at.
Step 5: Extra choices
If you want to send more than one image, hit Choose. Tapping thumbnails on the left will add small ticks, indicating they are on your Beaming list.
Step 6: Photo location
Don’t be caught out by the alert message that will appear on-screen, it is just to let you know that Beam uses Location Services. Tap Allow to move on.
Step 7: Pick device
Your device will now search for Beam partners, and create a list below. Tap your desired destination and then Beam Photos to start the transfer process.
Step 8: Accept photos
On your other device you will need to accept the image to receive it. Sending multiple images in one batch saves you accepting images repeatedly.