To get started, open Safari–or any other web browser if Safari isn’t available– and head to iCloud.com and log in with your Apple ID email address and password. When you’ve authenticated, click the Photos icon.
Once the page loads, you will see something akin to Photos on a Mac, albeit a little less capable. If this is the first time you have used iCloud.com to view your Iibrary, it might take a little time while it pulls everything together.
You might not have the same editing tools you would expect on an iOS device or a Mac, but the interface will give you access to view any of the photos or videos that you have stored in iCloud Photo Library. Clicking a photo opens it fully.
If you’d like to upload a new photo or video, click the icon with a cloud and upwards facing arrow, as seen below.
To switch between Moments and Photos views, click the desired option at the top of the screen.
The option of viewing your photos and videos online is a great one if you’re using a Windows PC, for example.
If you want a more seamless experience on Windows, with ready control over your photos and video, you can download and install Apple’s iCloud Photos for Windows. A free download, this app gives you access to your iCloud Photo Library without using a web browser. They’ll appear in a special “iCloud Photos” folder in File Explorer.