You can access your iCloud photos from any of your devices. To access iCloud photos all you need is an Apple ID and a device with an internet connection. Here's how you can access iCloud photos on your Mac computer:
Select "System Preferences" from the Apple menu on your Mac desktop and click "iCloud." Click the "Photo Stream" check box and then click "Options" to ensure that both "Photo Stream" and "Shared Photo Streams" are enabled.
Launch either iPhoto or Aperture. Click the "iPhoto" or "Aperture" menu at the top of the screen and select "Preferences." Click the "Photo Stream" tab and then select the "Photo Stream" and "Shared Photo Stream" options.
Select "Photo Stream" from the main window in either iPhoto or Aperture after you have configured it to see your Photo Stream photos.
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