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Apple Brings Manual Image Zoom Controls and Email Sharing Capabilities to its iOS-connected Web App


News Team
Nov 27, 2012
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According to a new report coming from iDownloadBlog.com publication, Apple's Photos beta app for iCloud.com has received new image viewing and sharing options.

Thus, with the new update, users will now see a new slider element for controlling image zoom levels appear in the top left-hand corner of their browser window. Photos beta now allows sharing through email, which wasn't previously possible on iOS and Mac devices. Here are some more details:

When viewing single images, the option appears as an envelope icon in the upper right-hand corner, next to the favorite, download and trash buttons. Multiple pictures can be shared through the Select Photos feature while in Moments or Album views.

Clicking the email sharing icon opens a new iCloud Mail browser window with the selected photo or photos already attached. The usual attachment size information is also displayed, noting how much overhead is left of iCloud's 20MB sending limit.

The new image zoom and email sharing options come as part of Apple's continual effort to build out a more comprehensive Photos platform. For example, a feature that lets users upload pictures directly to their iCloud account from a Web browser debuted in November.

iCloud Photos and its iCloud Photo Library counterpart on iOS 8 still carry beta designations. The iCloud.com version is limited to JPEG image uploads and does not yet support other formats or video, though those functions may become available when Apple launches the upcoming Photos app for OS X Yosemite.

Apple is continuously improving the service as it has previously introduced a feature that allowed its users to upload pictures directly to their iCloud account from a Web browser.

Source: iDownloadBlog