i Cloud Photo Library was one of the major new features showcased at the WWDC Keynote last year, and was rolled out along with i OS 8.1.
There is currently no native app available for i Cloud Photo Library.Apple plans to launch Photos app for Mac later this year, but until then you can access your photos and videos only on i Login to i on your i OS device, click on i Cloud Photo Library to access the files.It is also important to note here that the Camera Roll and My Photo Stream album will replaced with an All Photos album when you enable i Cloud Photo Library.Previously with My Photo Stream, only photos from the last 30 days (up to 1000) were synced with other devices.
But with i Cloud Photo Library, all your photos and videos (note also videos) are automatically synced across your devices.
One of the limitations currently is that Albums are not synced to i Cloud Photo Library.
The files are stored in All Photos (which includes videos), Videos (which only has videos), and Favorites (which has all your favorited photos and videos). i Cloud Photo Library is currently in beta, so please proceed with caution.
One of the common misconception about i Cloud Photo Library is that it is part of i Cloud Drive, which is not the case. It’s great if you want to sync all your photos and videos across your i OS devices. On your i OS device, go to Settings Photos & Camera, then tap on the on/off toggle for i Cloud Photo Library (Beta) to enable it.
However, I am also backing up the videos and photos to Dropbox till it is in beta to be on safe side. Please note that your device needs to be on i OS 8.1 or higher to enable i Cloud Photo Library. How do I access the photos and videos in i Cloud Photo Library?
You can access the photos and videos in the All Photos album on your i OS device.