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Import From Photos for macOS

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import From Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture » Import From Photos for macOS

*NOTE: If you have more than one Apple Photos Library, make sure the the library you’re importing to Mylio Photos has been designated as the System Photos Library. Open Apple Photos, then from the Photos menu, choose Preferences. Under General, select the Apple…

Coming from Photos for macOS

Glossary » Coming from Photos for macOS

If you use Photos for macOS, or have used it in the past, you may notice that Mylio Photos’ terminology is similar, but with a few differences. Albums in Photos are like Albums in Mylio Photos. Albums allow you to group and organize photos without affecting…

Import From Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import From Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture

Importing photos from Apple Photos, or a legacy iPhoto or Aperture library, is a quick and easy way to populate your Mylio Photos Library with some of your favorite photos. Using Mylio Photos With Apple Photos and iCloud Drive Mylio Photos can easily import media…

Import From iPhoto or Aperture

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import From Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture » Import From iPhoto or Aperture

Make sure that Aperture and iPhoto are closed, then open Mylio Photos and click the Add Media icon in the Navigation Bar. Choose Add media from Photos for macOS, iPhoto, or Aperture. Select your Aperture or iPhoto Library and click Continue. If…

Import Facebook Photos

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Media From an Online Service » Import Facebook Photos

Importing photos from Facebook is a quick and easy way to back up important memories and populate your Mylio Photos Library with some of your favorite photos. To import Facebook photos: Open Mylio Photos and click the Add Media icon in the Navigation Bar. …

Import Instagram Photos

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Media From an Online Service » Import Instagram Photos

Importing photos from Instagram is a quick and easy way to back up important memories and populate your Mylio Photos Library with some of your favorite photos. To import Instagram photos: Open Mylio Photos and click the Add Media icon in the Navigation Bar. …

Import Flickr Photos

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Media From an Online Service » Import Flickr Photos

Importing photos from Flickr is a quick and easy way to back up important memories and populate your Mylio Photos Library with some of your favorite photos. To import Flickr photos: Open Mylio Photos and click the Add Media icon in the Navigation Bar. Select…

Import Photos from a Scanner

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Photos from a Scanner

For the family historian, Mylio Photos is an invaluable tool for organizing and consolidating scanned family photos or slides. While each scanner is slightly different, they all create image files on your computer, which can then be imported to your Mylio Photos…

Emailing Photos

Sharing and Exporting Images » Emailing Photos

Emailing photos of important moments to friends, family, or colleagues is a great way to keep in touch. Mylio Photos makes emailing photos quick and easy. Learn More: Emailing Photos on a Computer Emailing Photos on a Phone or Tablet

Adjusting Time and Date for Photos

Organizing with Metadata » Adjusting Time and Date for Photos

It’s simple to check and edit dates and times in your metadata so your photos show in chronological order in the Calendar and All Photos views. An image might need to have its capture date adjusted for several reasons. Here are a few examples: The image was…

Import a Google Photos Library

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Media From an Online Service » Import a Google Photos Library

Importing photos from a Google Photos Library makes use of Google Takeout, which allows you to download your personal data from your Google account. To import a Google Photos library: Go to takeout.google.com in your web browser and log in to your Google…

Exporting Photos to a Folder for Sharing Outside of Mylio Photos

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing to a Social Network » Exporting Photos to a Folder for Sharing Outside of Mylio Photos

Exporting from your Mylio Photos Library allows you to share your images with social media, websites, and printing services that are not part of Mylio Photos’ built-in sharing options. To export photos to a Folder to share externally: Select the photo(s) you…

Exporting Adjusted Photos

Editing Your Photos » Editing With Mylio Photos Is Nondestructive » Exporting Adjusted Photos

When you edit an image in Mylio Photos, a record of all adjustments you make is saved in an XMP file. When you export a final image, Mylio Photos applies those adjustments to your photo and generates a finished file that contains all your changes and is ready to send…

Editing Your Photos

Editing Your Photos

The #1 reason to edit a photo is to make it look its best. Whether you’re capturing images of your kids, recording moments of a spectacular vacation, or restoring old family photos, editing can help make your images look amazing. Mylio Photos contains essential…

Troubleshooting Mylio Photos

Troubleshooting Mylio Photos

On occasion, you may encounter an error message in Mylio Photos. Articles in this chapter will describe the reason for the error message and how to fix the issue. *NOTE: We are in the process of migrating the Mylio Photos Troubleshooting articles from our old…

Uninstall Mylio Photos

Appendix » Uninstall Mylio Photos

We truly believe you’ll love Mylio Photos. However, if you ever decide to leave Mylio Photos, you’ll find your photo library is in even better shape than when you started. Mylio Photos is not a closed ecosystem. All photos remain fully accessible on any computer…

Finding Similar Photos

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Similar Media with Photo DeClutter » Finding Similar Photos

Open Mylio Photos on a computer or tablet with access to all Originals. *NOTE: Photo DeClutter can be accessed from a computer or tablet that has access to all Original-quality files. If your Original-quality files are stored on an external drive the drive(s) must…

Managing Your Photos

Managing Your Photos

One of our primary goals with Mylio Photos is to help you efficiently manage your photo library. Mylio Photos provides several tools to help keep your images and files organized and multiple views that make finding specific photos simple. In This…

Removing a Device From Mylio Photos

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Removing a Device From Mylio Photos

Unregistering a device from Mylio Photos will remove the device from your account and stop Mylio Photos from syncing media with that device. This can be done from the Dashboard in Mylio Photos. Remove a Device From the Mylio Photos Dashboard Go to the Dashboard…

Mylio Photos Essentials

Appendix » Mylio Photos Essentials

What is Mylio Photos Essentials? Mylio Photos Essentials is a free account that can help you organize and enjoy smaller photo collections. Mylio Photos Essentials is limited to a maximum of 5,000 images and can sync up to three devices. Mylio Photos…

Setting Folder Cover Photos

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Folders » Setting Folder Cover Photos

Setting custom cover photos for Folders helps you see at-a-glance which photos are in a particular folder. Set a Cover Photo in the Actions Menu Open Mylio Photos and select a photo to use as a cover photo. Open the Actions Menu from the Quick Actions Bar. Next…

Emailing Photos on a Phone or Tablet

Sharing and Exporting Images » Emailing Photos » Emailing Photos on a Phone or Tablet

Phones and tablets offer similar email options to those on a computer but need to be configured before creating an email. Learn how to change export and sharing settings on mobile devices. Open Mylio Photos and *select a photo*or series of photos. *TIP: Learn how…

Working with Undated Photos

Organizing with Metadata » Adjusting Time and Date for Photos » Working with Undated Photos

When working with older digital photos or scanned images with incorrect time and date metadata, you may want to simply mark these photos as Undated, rather than setting a specific date or date range. You can always come back to these images to add dates and times in…

Rotate and Straighten Photos

Editing Your Photos » Fixing Composition Problems » Rotate and Straighten Photos

There are several reasons why an image might need to be rotated. Maybe the image is displayed horizontally and should be vertical, or the camera wasn’t level when the image was captured. Luckily, rotating and straightening images is easy with Mylio Photos. Rotate…

Exporting from Mylio Photos on a Computer

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Files » Exporting from Mylio Photos on a Computer

Select the photo(s) you wish to export, click the Share icon in the Quick Actions Bar and choose Export. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer, or from a phone or tablet. Choose from the following settings: File Type JPEG –…

Welcome to Mylio Photos

Welcome to Mylio Photos

Photo organization. Reimagined. Mylio Photos turns your computers, phones, tablets, and storage devices into a smart and powerful system for managing a lifetime of memories. With the Mylio Photos app, all your photos and videos — from any source — are…

Backing Up Your Photos

Managing Your Photos » Backing Up Your Photos

Creating a solid backup plan is crucial in protecting your precious photo and video memories. Data experts generally recommend using a 3-2-1 backup strategy: 3 copies of your data 2 local copies on different storage devices 1 off-site copy (usually a cloud…

Benefits of Mylio Photos

Welcome to Mylio Photos » Benefits of Mylio Photos

Take control of a lifetime of photos with Mylio Photos—the app that empowers you to organize, protect, sync, and edit all your images in one easy-to-search library you can access on all your devices. All your photos. All your devices. All the time. With Mylio…

Setting Up Mylio Photos for Multiple Users on One Mac or PC

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Setting Up Mylio Photos for Multiple Users on One Mac or PC

Mylio Photos is designed for use with a single user per computer. However, there are methods available for those who need to access multiple Mylio Accounts with one computer. !WARNING: Accessing multiple Mylio Accounts with one computer should be handled carefully…

Moving Photos Between Albums

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Albums » Moving Photos Between Albums

On occasion, you may need to move photos from one Album to another. While a photo can be added to more than one Album, there may be situations where you want to move an image to another Album instead. Common examples include reorganizing or correcting an image that was…

Adding Photos and Videos

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos

Mylio Photos offers several options for adding media to your Mylio Photos Library, including working with your current folder structure or moving photos and videos to a new, centralized location. Learn More: Add Media From an Internal or External Drive Import…

Setting Capture Dates for Photos Without an Exact Date

Organizing with Metadata » Adjusting Time and Date for Photos » Setting Capture Dates for Photos Without an Exact Date

If the date and time setting on a photo is incorrect but you don’t know the exact date or time it was captured, you can change the date to reflect a time frame or mark it as Undated. This unique feature allows you to assign an estimated month, season, year, decade,…

Exporting from Mylio Photos on a Mobile Device

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Files » Exporting from Mylio Photos on a Mobile Device

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offer similar export options to those on a computer, but they need to be configured before initiating an export. Configuring Export & Sharing Settings Open Mylio Photos, access the More menu and choose Settings. …

Emailing Photos on a Computer

Sharing and Exporting Images » Emailing Photos » Emailing Photos on a Computer

Mylio works with your computer’s default email client allowing you to email photos directly from your Mylio Photos Library. Open Mylio Photos and select a photo or series of photos. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer, or from a phone or…

Adding Photos to an Album

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Albums » Adding Photos to an Album

Open Mylio Photos and select the image(s) you want to add to an Album. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer, or from a phone or tablet. Click on the Actions Menu in the Quick Actions Bar and select Add to Album or choose Organize > Add to…

Join the Mylio Photos Community

Additional Help » Join the Mylio Photos Community

The Mylio Photos Community, located at community.mylio.com, is your hub for Mylio Photos news, events, education, photo sharing, and more. Find other Mylio Photos users and get inspired! Mylio Photos Community FAQs What is the Mylio Photos Community? The Mylio…

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos can be installed on a variety of devices such as computers, tablets, and phones including: Windows computers and tablets (Windows 10 version 1909 and later, 64-bit only) Windows ARM – Surface X Pro (Windows 10 version 1909 and later, 64-bit…

Using Search in Mylio Photos

Finding Your Photos and Videos » Using Search in Mylio Photos

Using the Search Tool Locating specific images, videos, and documents in Mylio Photos is quick and easy. The Search tool makes use of sophisticated LuceneTM search expressions to locate information across your entire library. Mylio Photos’ Search tool also uses data…

Activating Your Mylio Photos Subscription

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Managing Your Mylio Account » Activating Your Mylio Photos Subscription

Mylio Photos is a subscription-based application that makes it easy to organize, edit, sync, and protect your photos across all of your devices to quickly find them in one easy-to-search library. When you create your Mylio Account, you’ll have the option to…

Using Filters in Mylio Photos

Finding Your Photos and Videos » Using Filters in Mylio Photos

Filters in Mylio Photos are another great tool for helping you find specific media. Filters limit the media displayed based on the applied filter(s). For example, if you apply a filter for a folder titled “Birds” and then go to the Folder view, only the “Birds”…

Finding Your Photos and Videos

Finding Your Photos and Videos

Mylio Photos makes it easy to find your images, videos, and documents. Use the Calendar View to find photos based on the capture date, the Map View to locate photos based on their capture location, and the People View to reveal images based on who is in the photo. For…

Mylio Photos Tools and Terminology

Glossary » Mylio Photos Tools and Terminology

Navigating Mylio Photos starts with understanding the tools and terminology. This section defines the common tools and terms you’ll find throughout this user manual. Actions Menu – The Actions Menu, located in the Quick Actions Bar at the bottom right of the…

Understanding Syncing with Mylio Photos

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Understanding Syncing with Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos uses a peer-to-peer connection to sync your photos, videos, and files between your devices safely and extremely quickly. Peer-to-peer connections do not rely on an external platform like the cloud to transfer photos. Instead, your devices can talk to…

Using the Mylio Photos InBox

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Using the Mylio Photos InBox

The Mylio InBox is a quick and easy way to add media to your Mylio Photos Library. When Mylio Photos is installed (or updated to 22.1), the Mylio InBox folder is automatically created. You can find it in the Mylio Photos Folders view and a shortcut in Windows…

Import from an iOS or Android Device as a Memory Card

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import from an iOS or Android Device as a Memory Card

While most users prefer to keep their iOS or Android devices in sync using the Mylio Photos mobile app, some may prefer to manually import media from smartphones and tablets like a memory card. To manually import media from a smartphone or tablet: Open Mylio…

Browsing the All Photos View

Managing Your Photos » Browsing the All Photos View

Mylio Photos All Photos View lets you scroll through your entire image library and includes a variety of options to sort, search, and filter to find the exact images you’re looking for. Open Mylio Photos and go to the All Photos view. Click the magnifying…

Reviewing Sets of Similar Photos

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Similar Media with Photo DeClutter » Reviewing Sets of Similar Photos

Similar Sets are groups of two or more images that Mylio Photos has flagged as similar. You can review each set in the list view, or double-click on a photo in the list to view a larger version. From the single image view, you can toggle between each image to…

How to resize your photos

Appendix » How to resize your photos

Resizing a photo can be necessary for a variety of situations. For instance, you may need a specific ratio for a print, or a specific pixel size to share to social media. Mylio Photos can handle both scenarios with ease. Learn More: Resizing or Cropping an…

Exporting Photos with a Watermark

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Photos with a Watermark

Adding a watermark helps protect your photos when sharing online. Mylio Photos offers the option to add a customizable text watermark to all exported photos. Mylio Photos’ watermark settings are device-specific, meaning that you can create a unique watermark to…

Import From an iPhone or iPad

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import From Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture » Import From an iPhone or iPad

The first time you log into Mylio Photos on your Apple device, you’ll have the option to automatically add photos taken with that device to your Mylio Photos Library. If you choose to skip this step you can add it at any time using the steps below. To import from an…

Add Photos Using Drag and Drop

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Add Photos Using Drag and Drop

While we all try to keep our photo and video files organized, it is common for some image files to be scattered in different folders. Mylio makes consolidating and organizing these images into your Mylio Photos Library simple with the Drag and Drop option. To add a…

View and Tag all Untagged Photos

Organizing People View » Tagging People with Facial Recognition » View and Tag all Untagged Photos

The first collection in the People View is the Untagged album. This album contains all images where Mylio Photos has detected a face but hasn’t yet matched or confirmed it with a name in your Mylio Photos Library. Open Mylio Photos and go to the People View, then…

Keeping Mylio Photos Up To Date

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Keeping Mylio Photos Up To Date

Keeping Mylio Photos up to date means that you always have the newest features and tools at your fingertips. *TIP: Mylio Photos requires an active internet connection to download and install updates. You may want to use wifi or a wired internet connection (rather than…

Your File System and Mylio Photos

Appendix » Your File System and Mylio Photos

One of the key benefits of Mylio Photos is that, in addition to viewing all of your media inside of the application, you retain access to all of your photos and videos via your computer’s file system. What files does Mylio Photos create? In order to facilitate…

Downloading Mylio Photos on a Computer

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Downloading Mylio Photos on a Computer

Creating a new Mylio Account and Downloading Mylio Photos for the first time Go to account.mylio.com/signup to create a Mylio Account. Enter your email address, create a password, then click Create Account. An account activation email will be sent to the…

Sharing to the Mylio Photos Community

Additional Help » Join the Mylio Photos Community » Sharing to the Mylio Photos Community

Select the photo you wish to share in the Mylio Photos Community, click the Share icon in the Quick Actions Bar, and choose Export. Choose the following settings: File Type – JPEG Resolution – Medium Quality – Medium Adjust the Metadata…

Share Photos with Copy and Paste

Sharing and Exporting Images » Share Photos with Copy and Paste

Copy and Paste is a quick and easy way to export images from Mylio Photos to use in other applications. Mylio Photos makes use of your operating system’s clipboard to temporarily store a copy of your photo that you can paste into most applications or even image-ready…

Editing With Mylio Photos Is Nondestructive

Editing Your Photos » Editing With Mylio Photos Is Nondestructive

Nondestructive editing preserves and protects your Original files. It allows you to edit and adjust your photos freely with the option to reset them back to their original, unedited state at any time. All edits made in Mylio Photos are stored in the Mylio Catalog…

Setting Cover Photos in People View

Organizing People View » Setting Cover Photos in People View

Setting custom cover photos for People lets you choose your favorite photo to represent a person in the People view. Open Mylio Photos and go to the People View. Open an album for a person and select the image you want to use as the cover photo. Open…

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library

Mylio Photos is designed to make all your photos and videos accessible on all your devices. Mylio Photos can be installed on any Windows, Android, macOS, or iOS device that meets Mylio’s system requirements. Each device can be used to store Original files or sync…

Exporting Photos to Flickr on a Computer

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing to a Social Network » Exporting Photos to Flickr on a Computer

It’s easy to share image(s), Albums, and Folders from Mylio Photos to Flickr. Open Mylio Photos and select the photo(s), Album, or Folder to export to Flickr. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer, or from a phone or tablet. Click the…

Changing Access to Calendars in Mylio Photos

Using the LifeCalendar » Understanding Linked Calendars » Changing Access to Calendars in Mylio Photos

The first time you link a calendar in Mylio Photos using an Android, iOS, or Apple device, you’ll be prompted to give permission for Mylio Photos to access your calendar. If you accidentally refuse the notification, you can manually enable or disable access using the…

Removing Camera Roll Duplicates in Mylio Photos

Appendix » Removing Camera Roll Duplicates in Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos 22.0 includes a major improvement in the way that media from the iCloud Photo Library and the Android Media Library are handled. In earlier versions of Mylio, the recommended setup specified that users should choose a single source for their iCloud Photo…

Import Media From a Camera or SD Card

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Media From a Camera or SD Card

Mylio Photos makes it simple to import media directly from your camera or SD card reader. To import image files from a camera or SD card: Open Mylio Photos, click on the More menu, and choose Settings. Select General. Ensure that the toggle next to…

Aperture and iPhoto Edits

Appendix » Aperture and iPhoto Edits

Mylio Photos’ Aperture and iPhoto import tool makes it possible to import a great deal of the information found in Aperture or iPhoto libraries. But there is some information Mylio Photos does not support. The following charts show how Mylio Photos translates…

Import From Android Media Library

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import From Android Media Library

The first time you log into Mylio Photos on your Android device, you’ll have the option to import your device’s Media Library. If you choose to skip this step you can always add it later using the steps below. Open Mylio Photos on your Android device. …

Installing on macOS

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Downloading Mylio Photos on a Computer » Installing on macOS

Locate the downloaded mylio.dmg file in your Downloads folder. Access your Downloads Folder by clicking the Finder icon in your Dock, then using the top Menu bar and selecting Go > Downloads. Double-click the mylio.dmg file to start the installation. In the…

Requirements for Editing

Editing Your Photos » Requirements for Editing

Before editing an image in Mylio Photos, a Smart Preview or Original quality version must be available on the device you are using. Mylio Photos has three different photo quality sizes that can be stored on your devices: Thumbnails, Smart Previews, and Originals.…

Store Mylio Photos on an SD Card on Android Devices

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Store Mylio Photos on an SD Card on Android Devices

Mylio Photos for Android allows you to store the Mylio Photos app and Mylio Photos Library on an SD card. This gives you the option to expand the storage capacity of your Android device and hold more photos at higher resolutions (e.g., Previews and Originals). *TIP:…

Import Media From an Online Service

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Import Media From an Online Service

Over the years, you may have shared hundreds or thousands of photos on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Flickr – but when was the last time you looked at those photos? Mylio Photos makes it simple to import and back up these images so you can…

Additional macOS Export Options

Sharing and Exporting Images » Additional macOS Export Options

In addition to the export options shared earlier in this chapter, macOS users have a couple of additional choices: sharing to Messages, and AirDrop. These options make it easy to share photos via text message from your computer or with another macOS or iOS device…

Sharing with macOS Messages

Sharing and Exporting Images » Additional macOS Export Options » Sharing with macOS Messages

Messages on macOS allows you to send text messages to users with an iCloud account or to wireless phone users if you have an iPhone associated with your iCloud account. It’s easy to share any image(s) from your Mylio Photos Library via Messages. Open Mylio Photos…

Copy Images From an Internal or External Drive

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Copy Images From an Internal or External Drive

Copying files from a folder on an internal or external drive creates a new copy of the selected folder and adds it to your Mylio Photos Library. This is useful if you want to keep any Original photos and videos where they are but also create a secondary location where…

Move Images From an Internal or External Drive

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Move Images From an Internal or External Drive

Moving files from a folder on an internal or external drive physically moves the folder and its contents to a new location and deletes the contents of the source folder. This is useful if you want to move all your photos and videos into one primary, organized location…

Hiding Specific Folders or Media from the LifeCalendar

Using the LifeCalendar » Hiding Specific Folders or Media from the LifeCalendar

Mylio Photos’ LifeCalendar makes it easy to put the most memorable moments of your life front and center by allowing you to hide specific folders from the Calendar view. *NOTE: Hiding folders from the Calendar view does not remove the folder or its content from…

Add Media From an Internal or External Drive

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive

In Mylio Photos, you can quickly and easily add media to your Mylio Photos Library. Start by clicking or tapping on the Add Media icon in the Navigation Bar or by using Drag and Drop. Learn More: Add Images Without Moving From an Existing Location Copy Images…

Using Brushes for Advanced Control

Editing Your Photos » Using Brushes for Advanced Control

Mylio Photos’ Brush tool allows you to add local adjustments to specific areas of your photo. Any editing slider in Mylio Photos can be applied as a brush. Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in the Details Panel. Click the…

iOS and iPadOS Keyboard Shortcuts

User Interface Overview » iOS and iPadOS Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to speed up specific tasks in Mylio Photos. Command Shortcut Add to Mylio Clipboard Cmd + K Advance to next photo arrow key (left or right) Advance to next photo with sticky…

Deleting Media

Managing Your Photos » Deleting Media

Permanently deleting media can be necessary for a variety of reasons. Here are a few examples: A photo or video is no longer needed. Photos are blurry or otherwise unrecognizable. You have duplicates you wish to dispose of. To delete a photo or group of…

Downloading and Installing on Android and iOS

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Downloading and Installing on Android and iOS

From the Google Play App Store (Android) Open the Google Play App on your Android phone or tablet. Tap in the Search bar and type in Mylio Photos. Select Mylio Photos, then tap the Install button. Enter your Google Play account password, if necessary to…

Coming from Aperture

Glossary » Coming from Aperture

If you use Aperture, or have used it in the past, you may notice that Mylio Photos’ terminology is similar, but with a few differences. Albums in Aperture are like Albums in Mylio Photos. Albums allow you to group and organize photos without affecting their…

Coming from Lightroom

Glossary » Coming from Lightroom

If you use Lightroom Classic or Lightroom or have used one of these in the past, you may notice that Mylio Photos’ terminology is similar, but with a few differences. Collections in Lightroom are like Albums in Mylio Photos. Albums allow you to group and…

Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe

Mylio Photos’ Photo DeDupe tool helps you clean up unwanted duplicate photos from your media library. It starts by scanning your entire Mylio Photos Library and will generate a list of files where it detects two or more copies of the same media. How does Photo…

Renaming Files on Import

Organizing with Metadata » Renaming Files » Renaming Files on Import

Mylio Photos makes it easy to rename images and files as they are brought into your Mylio Photos Library. Open Mylio Photos and click or tap the Add Media icon in the Navigation Bar. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose media to import. In the Copy…

Removing Media from Albums

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Albums » Removing Media from Albums

Removing photos and videos from an Album is safe and easy. *NOTE: Removing media from an album removes it from that collection but does not delete it from your Mylio Photos Library. Open Mylio Photos and go to the Albums View. Open an Album and select photos…

Adding a Phone or Tablet

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Phone or Tablet

Adding a phone or tablet to Mylio Photos is a convenient way to be able to view and organize all your photos on the go. Mylio Photos can be installed on Android and iOS devices that meet the system requirements. To add a smartphone or tablet: Go to the Dashboard…

Show in File Explorer / Show in Finder for Original Image Files

Managing Your Photos » Show in File Explorer / Show in Finder for Original Image Files

While browsing Mylio Photos, there may be times you want to view the physical location of an Original image file on your computer. To locate an Original on your computer: Open Mylio Photos and select a photo or folder. Open the Actions Menu in the Quick Actions Bar…

Sharing on an iPhone or iPad

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing to a Social Network » Sharing to Other Platforms on a Mobile Device » Sharing on an iPhone or iPad

Open Mylio Photos and select the photo(s), folder(s), or album(s) you want to share. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a phone or tablet. Tap the Share icon in the Quick Actions Bar to access the iOS share menu. The options listed will include…

Remove or Delete a Face Tag

Organizing People View » Fixing Tagging Errors » Remove or Delete a Face Tag

Open an image in Single Photo View. Open the Info Panel in the Details Panel and scroll down to the People section. Under Known people, click on the face tag you wish to remove and choose Untag. Watch how to remove or delete a face…

Download Individual Original or Smart Preview Images

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Setting a Custom Device Sync Policy » Download Individual Original or Smart Preview Images

Downloading the Original or Smart Preview for a specific image or series of images can be useful if you do not want to change the Sync Policy for an entire folder. Select up to 100 images then click the Actions Menu icon (three lines in the bottom-right…

Selecting Multiple Images on a Phone or Tablet

User Interface Overview » Selecting Multiple Images on a Phone or Tablet

Using the Select All Command Select All is a quick way to select all media in the current view. Open Mylio Photos and locate the images, Folders, or Albums you want to select. Open the Actions menu and choose Select All. Your selection will have a Blue Border…

Add Images Without Moving From an Existing Location

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Adding Photos and Videos » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Add Images Without Moving From an Existing Location

Adding files without moving them tells Mylio Photos to catalog the images and files from their current location. Linked Folders preserve your existing file structure and are a good option for users who have an established folder system and prefer to keep it as is. To…

Adjusting a Sync Policy From the Sync Panel

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Understanding the Sync Panel » Adjusting a Sync Policy From the Sync Panel

In addition to an overview of Device Status, Mylio Photos’ Sync Panel offers the option to quickly adjust a Sync Policy of any folder in your Mylio Photos Library. Open Mylio Photos and go to the Folders view. Select a folder you want to adjust the Sync…

Syncing All Smart Previews to a Laptop or Tablet

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Setting a Custom Device Sync Policy » Creating a Custom Device Sync Policy » Syncing All Smart Previews to a Laptop or Tablet

Smart Previews are a great option for laptop computers and larger tablets when you’re on the go and want access to every image in your Mylio Photos Library. Smart Previews offer many of the same editing and organization benefits as Originals but take up a fraction of…

Freeing Up Space on Camera Roll or Media Library

Managing Your Photos » Deleting Media » Freeing Up Space on Camera Roll or Media Library

Are you running out of space in your mobile device’s Camera Roll or Media Library? Mylio Photos can help! Mylio Photos checks your connected iOS or Android Camera Roll to ensure your photo(s) are protected with a copy of the Original image saved to another device. If…

Using an External Editor on a Smartphone or Tablet

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor » Using an External Editor on a Smartphone or Tablet

The Share command in Mylio Photos allows you to easily access most photo editing applications installed on your mobile device. Before you begin, you’ll need to configure the export and sharing settings to select the type of file you wish to edit. You can choose to…

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library

The first step to organizing and protecting your media collection is adding your photos and videos to Mylio Photos. In the app, you will be able to view all your images in one place. You can consolidate your photos and videos from any source (mobile devices,…

Resizing or Cropping an Image to a Specific Aspect Ratio

Appendix » How to resize your photos » Resizing or Cropping an Image to a Specific Aspect Ratio

Resizing or cropping a photo to a specific aspect ratio can be necessary for a variety of situations. The most common is for creating a print in a standard size. For example, a U.S. standard print size is 8×10 inches, which equates to a 4:5 aspect ratio. Let’s…

Understanding Linked Calendars

Using the LifeCalendar » Understanding Linked Calendars

Linking your digital calendar to Mylio Photos creates Events automatically. Mylio Photos can import calendars from several services including Outlook, Gmail, and iCloud. To add a Linked Calendar: Open Mylio Photos, click the More menu in the Navigation Bar, and…

Sharing with AirDrop

Sharing and Exporting Images » Additional macOS Export Options » Sharing with AirDrop

AirDrop on macOS allows you to wirelessly share photos with nearby macOS and iOS users. Mylio Photos makes it easy to share any image(s) from your Mylio Photos Library via AirDrop. Open Mylio Photos and select a photo or series of photos. *TIP: Learn how to select…