Discover the ultimate group photo sharing solution in our comparison of Apple Photos and DropEvent for seamless, secure photo sharing with friends and family.
Taking photos & sharing them is a time-honored tradition. Smart phones & all-time access to social media has ingrained this behavior in us so deeply. And nowhere was it as obvious to me than on my recent visit to Türkiye. Have you ever been? You should because it’s one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see!
If you happen to go, don’t forget to share pictures of your exploits…
But I digress!
Anyway, so there we were standing in front of the Galata Tower. An old timey jail and watchtower, it now looks as if waiting for its own Rapunzel. While the tourists are going gaga over it’s Disney-esque appearance, the locals go about their businesses, shop owners & hawkers sell their wares.
Not one Turk will mind as you stand in their way, posing to try & get the whole tower in the photograph. Other sightseers will politely wait for you to get done so they can move in.
Just goes to show taking & sharing photos is now the definitive way of human expression. Doesn’t it? But it’s not a one-time thing anymore. Most of it do it on a daily basis.
In fact, we also tweet about our significant others’ photography chops:
Make memes about it:
We make fun of friends who share a bit too much:
And then we do the same thing ourselves:
It’s the need to share photos with friends & family that has led to the creation of so many photo-sharing tools. But it also makes it hard to decide which one’s the best to go for! That’s why this blog will compare two of the top photo-sharing tools to identify which one’s the best investment to make in 2024.
Also Read: DropEvent Vs Dropbox: The Best Group-Photo Sharing App in 2024
You’re probably familiar with both tools. Each has its advantages & disadvantages, but they have some stark differences that can be the game changers for anyone considering either of them.
Apple Photos is the default app you’ll find on Apple devices, such as iPhones, Apple TV, iPads, & Macs. You can use it to organize, edit, and share photos & videos.
The best thing about Apple Photos is that it’s an app that does both photo management and editing. Another of its quality is its ease of use, making it suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced photographers. That said, longtime users do complain about Apple Photos being inconvenient while sorting or loading pictures
DropEvent lets you collect, share, & edit photos & videos with anyone safely & at the drop of a hat!
One of the best things about using DropEvent for group photo sharing is it doesn’t require you to sign up for an account or be friends with someone to use it! What’s more, it’s equally useful for receiving photos from other people. It takes just a few minutes to collect pictures from multiple people into an album.
Let’s dive into the core features of this tool that set it apart & how well they stand up against DropEvent:
You can use the iCloud Shared Photo Library to store & share your photos with five other people. That makes collaboration to create a memory collection easier, such as for a holiday trip you all took together. That includes viewing & editing the existing photos and videos as well as adding new ones. You may also caption your memories exactly how you like it.
The shared items will sync on all your Apple devices, iCloud, & Mac PC automatically. That means you won’t have to keep re-importing them every time you log in through a new device.
You’ll also have the option to choose whether you want to store full-resolution originals or the device-optimized photos. The latter’s ideal for people looking to save space.
The most important thing about group photo sharing is being able to choose which photos or videos you want viewed. Apple Photos gives you the option to move items to a Hidden album. Once done, they won’t show up in the Library, albums, or even the Home Screen’s widget. The setting will sync on all the other devices you’re using.
Now, let’s look at the features that impact DropEvent’s ability to make collecting and sharing pictures easy as pie.
After you’ve registered for a DropEvent account—don’t worry, it’s only just that once—you can start collecting pictures:
Now that that’s out of the way, you’re ready to receive pictures. And that’s without having to manually invite or import your guests’ email addresses. Invite them with:
If you didn’t make albums before collecting pictures, you can now sort them into different galleries, based on event type, date, etc. Name each gallery to make it easy to find. All that’s doable with a free plan. But with a custom one, you can even change your gallery’s layout, including its logo, colors, & fonts.
What’s more, you can transform any gallery into a readymade slideshow at any time. That way, you can display them via projector during get togethers & parties and enjoy them with guests.
DropEvent makes losing or misplacing precious photos impossible! It also cuts down on the manual labor you need to do to get them. Photographers can live-share their work by forwarding photos or uploading them via a QR code. No more going through hundreds of emails or sending them!
Apple Photos offers two pricing tiers:
That decision will depend on your needs & budget. In summary:
There are three tiers that you’ll need to check out when it comes to DropEvent:
Overall, DropEvent can be highly beneficial for marketers due to:
Also Read: The Best Google Photos Alternative
So, as you’ve seen, both Apple Photos and DropEvent have qualities that recommend them to you. Therefore, the photosharing app you choose is going to depend on what you’ll be using it for. That said, let’s see why any user should pick either:
Users intend to stick with Apple Photos when they:
Marketers who want the following should opt for DropEvent as their photosharing app of choice:
Want an easy way to collect and share photos? Try DropEvent!
Use DropEvent in four easy steps:
Yes, you can share iCloud photos with non-Apple users by generating a public link to your iCloud photo album. However, while the recipients can view, they won’t be able to edit or add photos!
Find he best way to share photos with a group below:
Nobody else needs to sign up for you to collect photos. Your link’s recipients can also view select photos if you wish to share.
There are two main ways to collect photos from a group:
The best way to share photos between Apple and Android involves the use of: