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Creating, Editing, and Viewing Events

Using the LifeCalendar » Creating, Editing, and Viewing Events

Events in Mylio Photos are based on a date or date range. When you create an Event, all photos from the specified date(s) will be automatically grouped together and associated with that event when viewing them in the Calendar view. *NOTE: Creating an Event does not…

Adding and Editing Keywords

Organizing with Metadata » Adding and Editing Keywords

Keywords in Mylio Photos are fully searchable and make it easy to get organized and find images. To add and edit keywords for individual images: Open Mylio Photos and select the image you want to apply keywords to. Open the Info Panel in the Details Panel. …

Viewing Events

Using the LifeCalendar » Creating, Editing, and Viewing Events » Viewing Events

Viewing Events in the Calendar View Open Mylio Photos and go to the Calendar View. Locate the date that contains the Event you wish to view. Click or tap on the Event bar on the calendar to view photos from a specific event. Viewing Events from the Info…

Editing Events

Using the LifeCalendar » Creating, Editing, and Viewing Events » Editing Events

Open Mylio Photos, go to the Calendar View, and select the day, month, or year that contains the Event you wish to edit. Open the Info Panel in the Details Panel. The Events section of the Info tab will list all Events on the selected day, month, or…

Editing GPS Data

Using the Map View » Editing GPS Data

If the GPS data in Mylio Photos for your photo is incorrect, you can adjust it in the Map view or from the grid view using the Map Panel in the Details panel. Editing GPS Data from the Map view: Open Mylio Photos and go to the Map view. Locate the thumbnail pin of…

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…

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.…

Editing with Lightroom Classic

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor » Editing with Lightroom Classic

Mylio Photos users can integrate Lightroom Classic into their workflow as an external editor or as a companion to an existing Lightroom Classic Catalog. Mylio Photos can detect when Lightroom Classic is installed and will automatically install a plugin for quick and…

Editing with an External Editor

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor

For most people, the Edit adjustments in Mylio Photos are sufficient. But if your workflow involves other photo-editing applications, Mylio Photos can easily work with them. Learn More: Edit Using the Open With command Editing with…

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…

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…

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…

Copy and Paste Edits

Editing Your Photos » Applying Edits to a Group of Images (Batch Processing) » Copy and Paste Edits

Edits can easily be copied from a photo and pasted to another photo or group of photos. Select an edited photo and open the Edit Panel in the Details Panel. Scroll to the bottom of the Edit Panel and in the Edits section, click Copy. Open another image or…

Moving Files and Folders

Managing Your Photos » Moving Files and Folders

Mylio Photos’ Folders view represents the folders on your computer, external hard drives, and other devices that contain your original photos and videos. As you add media to Mylio Photos, you may discover that certain images or folders of media need to be…

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…

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…

Sharing and Exporting Images

Sharing and Exporting Images

Keeping your photos organized in Mylio Photos is great, but photos are meant to be shared! Mylio Photos offers several ways to export your photos so you can share them via email, social media, create prints, and more. In This Chapter: Exporting…

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…

Supported File Types and Cameras

Welcome to Mylio Photos » Supported File Types and Cameras

Mylio Photos supports a wide range of photo, video, and document formats. Supported file types include: JPEG TIFF PNG PSD HEIC Raw formats from most manufacturers (see the full list). And many more. Click here for a full list of supported file types. If…

Hard Drive and Connection Types

Appendix » Hard Drive and Connection Types

Setting up a storage solution for your photos and files can seem overwhelming. There are many options to consider when investing in external storage. Some common questions include: What kind of drive should I get, and How big should that drive be? We’ll go over…

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…

Confirm Drag and Drop Action

Managing Your Photos » Confirm Drag and Drop Action

Mylio Photos allows you to organize and arrange your images and folders via Drag and Drop. This not only moves the files and folders in Mylio Photos but also affects your file system and all synced devices. On occasion, you may inadvertently move an image or folder…

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…

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…

Adding a Title and Caption

Organizing with Metadata » Adding a Title and Caption

Adding a Title and Caption to your images is a great way to preserve details about an image. The Title and Caption fields are also searchable, which makes it easy to find a specific image at a later date. Here are a couple examples: A travel photographer might add…

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…

Creating a Black-and-White Photo

Editing Your Photos » Creating a Black-and-White Photo

Black-and-white photos have a timeless quality that works well for a variety of subjects. Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in the Details Panel. If necessary, expand the Color section then click on the Black & White button to…

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…

Quick Edits with AutoEnhance and AutoColor

Editing Your Photos » Quick Edits with AutoEnhance and AutoColor

Mylio Photos’ AutoEnhance and AutoColor tools make smart, beautiful edits to your photo with a single click. Use your improved photos as a finished image or as a starting point for more creative editing. Using AutoEnhance AutoEnhance makes most images look…

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…

Sharing on Android Phones and Tablets

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing to a Social Network » Sharing to Other Platforms on a Mobile Device » Sharing on Android Phones and Tablets

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 Android share menu. The options listed will…

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…

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…

Find and Remove Similar Media with Photo DeClutter

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

Mylio Photos’ Photo DeClutter tool helps you clean up similar photos in your media library. These images are typically captured using burst mode on a camera, resulting in several near-duplicate photos. The Photo DeClutter tool scans your entire Mylio Photos Library…

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,…

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…

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…

Understanding XMP Files

Editing Your Photos » Editing With Mylio Photos Is Nondestructive » Understanding XMP Files

XMP files (extensible metadata platform) are an industry-standard format for holding additional information about your photos. Mylio Photos utilizes XMP files to move, edit, and file information between your devices. XMP files also ensure that ratings, keywords,…

Using the LifeCalendar

Using the LifeCalendar

Mylio Photos’ LifeCalendar helps you rediscover important moments and memories from your one-of-a-kind life story. What makes the LifeCalenda unique is that in addition to viewing your photos in chronological order based on image metadata, you can create…

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…

Working with RAW+JPEG Pairs

Managing Your Photos » Working with RAW+JPEG Pairs

Many cameras offer the ability to save raw+jpeg pairs when capturing images. This can be useful if you want a processed version available for easy sharing and a higher-quality raw file in case advanced edits are desired. When raw+jpeg pairs are imported into Mylio…

Photo Quality Basics

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Understanding Syncing with Mylio Photos » Photo Quality Basics

Mylio Photos has three photo-quality sizes that can be stored on your devices: Thumbnails – A Thumbnail file is a small version of your photo (less than 1% the size of the Original) that is typically used for referencing your full library. Thumbnails are ideal…

Using the Map View

Using the Map View

Mylio Photos’ Map view shows your geotagged photos pinned to a map. Many cameras, including most smartphones, can record GPS location data when a photo is captured. Mylio Photos uses that information to automatically create your Map view. If you have photos…

Add Media vs. Add Device – What is the Difference?

Appendix » Add Media vs. Add Device – What is the Difference?

One of the most common questions about Mylio Photos has to do with adding media and adding devices to Mylio Photos. While these two options might sound similar, they serve very different purposes. Adding Media is the process of making photos and videos visible in…

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…

Creating a Custom Preset

Editing Your Photos » Working with Edit Presets » Creating a Custom Preset

If you’ve created an editing recipe you love, you can easily reuse it by saving a Custom Preset. This preset will be available on all your devices. Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in the Details Panel. Edit your photo using any…

Using a Preset

Editing Your Photos » Working with Edit Presets » Using a Preset

Presets can be used as a one-click solution to edit a photograph, as a learning tool to see how the adjustments affect your photo, or as a starting point for more creative editing. Apply a Preset to Single Image Mylio Photos offers useful presets to help you explore…

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. …

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 –…

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…

New to Photo Management Software

Glossary » New to Photo Management Software

Getting started with photo management software can seem overwhelming, but our goal at Mylio Photos is to make the process fun and rewarding. If this is your first time using an application like Mylio Photos, here are a few ideas and concepts that can help you…

Image Window

User Interface Overview » Desktop Interface Overview » Image Window

The Image Window is the primary space for viewing your photos and videos in Mylio Photos. Grid View – Displays multiple photos in a grid. Single Photo View – Displays a single photo on the screen with an optional Filmstrip below. Filmstrip – Displays a…

Fixing Composition Problems

Editing Your Photos » Fixing Composition Problems

Many composition errors can be fixed during the editing process. Cropping can remove distractions and bring attention to a subject. Rotating an image can correct things like tilted horizons and crooked buildings. Learn More: Cropping a Photo Rotate and…

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…

Sharing Your Library in Guest Mode

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing Your Library in Guest Mode

Guest Mode is an option that lets you hand your device to a family member, friend, or client so they can view photos without the risk of them editing, moving, or deleting your images. Guest Mode disables: Moving, deleting, and renaming photos. Showing files in…

Glossary

Glossary

Whether you’re new to photo editing or simply new to Mylio Photos, some of the terminology used in our software and this user manual may be unfamiliar to you. This chapter defines essential Mylio Photos terminology and provides a translation guide for those…

Using Sync on Demand

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Using Sync on Demand

Sync on Demand allows devices storing low-quality Thumbnails to temporarily download and show a higher resolution Smart Preview without permanently taking up storage space on their device. This is useful when you choose to view an image that only has a Thumbnail…

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…

Working with Lightroom as an External Editor

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor » Editing with Lightroom Classic » Working with Lightroom as an External Editor

Using Mylio Photos’ Photo > Open With > Lightroom Classic option is designed for those who want to use Mylio Photos as their primary photo organizer and wish to access Lightroom Classic’s editing capabilities. !NOTE: This workflow is for images that are…

Add Categories to Events

Organizing with Metadata » Using Categories to Organize » Add Categories to Events

Applying a Categories to an Event is a quick and easy way to add Categories to a series of photos in an Event. Open Mylio Photos and go to the Calendar view. Click on an Event in the Info Panel and choose Edit Event. *TIP: Click the + icon next to Events…

Edit Using the Open With command

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor » Edit Using the Open With command

The Open With command in Mylio Photos allows access to any photo editing application installed on your computer. To edit a photo with an external editor: Select a photo or group of photos then go to the Photo Menu in the operating system menu bar. Mouse over Open…

Inverting Scanned Film Negatives

Editing Your Photos » Inverting Scanned Film Negatives

Scanning film negatives is a great way to preserve high-quality versions of your historical photos. The initial scan is typically an orange-brown hue and doesn’t look like the printed image you might remember. That is because these images need to be Inverted so…

Setting a Custom Device Sync Policy

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Setting a Custom Device Sync Policy

Mylio Photos lets you take full control over the syncing process. Choose which version of your photos (Thumbnails, Smart Previews, and/or Originals) are synced by setting Custom Sync Policies for devices and folders. This makes it possible to better manage storage…

File Format Recommendations

Appendix » File Format Recommendations

Mylio Photos can recognize and work with a wide variety of file formats including raw files. When the time comes to Export your images to share, post online, or print, Mylio offers three common formats: JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. We’ll go over the attributes for these…

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…

Sync on Demand

Editing Your Photos » Requirements for Editing » Sync on Demand

Sync on Demand allows devices storing low-quality Thumbnail images to temporarily show a higher resolution Smart Preview version for editing or sharing. This is a perfect workflow for mobile devices when you’re on the go. To enable Sync on Demand: Open Mylio…

Adding a Cloud Service

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Cloud Service

Mylio Photos offers the option of adding certain cloud services as additional devices. By default, cloud services are designated as a Vault for additional protection and easy access to Original files. *NOTE: It is possible to designate a cloud service device to…

Organizing with Metadata

Organizing with Metadata

In photography, metadata refers to all information that describes your image file. This can include keywords, author information, camera settings, capture date, and much more. Some metadata is added automatically from your camera, such as the capture date, camera…

Keeping Your Library in Sync

Keeping Your Library in Sync

Mylio Photos makes it simple to keep your media in sync on all your devices. The syncing process ensures that each of your devices always has the same information. Each time new photo and video files are added to one device, they become available on all your other…

Organizing with Albums

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Albums

Albums are a useful way to sort and organize photos. Adding a photo to an Album references the Original file but doesn’t move or duplicate it. Albums can be used for a variety of purposes. Here are a few examples: Dream vacation in Hawaii Best of 2022 Favorites…

Reset All Edits

Editing Your Photos » Editing With Mylio Photos Is Nondestructive » Reset All Edits

Editing in Mylio Photos is non-destructive, meaning you can adjust edits you’ve made or return the image to its unedited state at any time. This means you are free to experiment with new crops or even dramatic style changes, then reset as needed. Resetting Edits on…

Working with an established Lightroom Catalog

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor » Editing with Lightroom Classic » Working with an established Lightroom Catalog

If you have an established Lightroom Classic workflow, you can easily include Mylio Photos in your workflow for advanced organization and remote access from all your devices. Folders of images on your computer and external drives imported into Lightroom can also be…

Dashboard

User Interface Overview » Desktop Interface Overview » Views » Dashboard

Mylio Photos’ Dashboard is the hub for controlling your devices, syncing, and other important tasks. Notifications – The Notifications section displays completed tasks or issues you should be aware of, similar to clicking on the Notifications icon in the…

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…

Quick Actions Bar

User Interface Overview » Desktop Interface Overview » Quick Actions Bar

The Quick Actions Bar contains icons that put many of Mylio Photos’ most useful tools at your fingertips. Rating & Tagging – Clicking on the Rating & Tagging icon will expand the Rating bar and allows you to easily tag photos with star ratings,…

Mobile Interface Overview

User Interface Overview » Mobile Interface Overview

Mylio Photos’ interface on mobile devices offers five key sections. Navigation Bar Views Quick Actions Bar Image Window Dashboard *TIP: View the Glossary for a complete list of Mylio Photos’ tools and terminology. Navigation Bar The Navigation…

Advanced Quality Settings

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Understanding Syncing with Mylio Photos » Advanced Quality Settings

Advanced Settings under Device Quality provides additional control over how your photos and files sync. Open Mylio Photos, select the Dashboard view, and choose Devices. Click or tap on a Device Card to open the Device Settings, then select Device…

Using the Mylio Setup Wizard

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Using the Mylio Setup Wizard

When you launch Mylio Photos for the first time, you’ll see a short welcome message. After clicking the blue arrow to continue, you’ll be prompted to sign in to your Mylio Account. Enter the email address and password you used when you created your Mylio…

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…

Using Flags

Organizing with Metadata » Rating Images » Using Flags

Flags are a quick and easy way to sort images by picking your favorites and rejecting the ones you don’t want to keep. Mylio Photos offers three flag states: Pick, Reject, and Unflagged. Flags can be used in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of how a…

Understanding Linked Folders

Appendix » Understanding Linked Folders

Adding media to Mylio Photos can be done in two ways: Move or Copy media into your Mylio Library Folder, or Link a folder from its existing location. Linked folders preserve your existing file structure and allow Mylio Photos to display the media in that folder…

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,…

HDD vs. SSD

Appendix » Hard Drive and Connection Types » HDD vs. SSD

External drives come in two varieties: HDD (hard disk drive) and SSD (solid-state drive). Both are great options, but each has its own strengths and weaknesses. HDD external drives are the most common. They are widely available, affordable, offer a broad range of…

Remove vs. Delete Options

Managing Your Photos » Deleting Media » Remove vs. Delete Options

As you add media to Mylio Photos, you may find files that don’t belong in your Mylio Photos Library. Mylio Photos’ direct control over your file system allows you to remove a folder and its contents from your Library (or delete it, when necessary). *NOTE: Only…

Rating Images

Organizing with Metadata » Rating Images

Rating images in Mylio Photos — using Flags, Stars, and/or Color Labels — is a highly effective way to further organize your Mylio Photos Library and make images fast and easy to find using Search and Filters. To add Flags, Stars, and/or Color Labels: Open…

Understanding Levels

Editing Your Photos » Understanding Levels

The Levels tool corrects tonal ranges and color balance issues. With Levels, you can fix poor exposure and perform color correction by manually identifying a white point and a black point in the image. Nearly every image can benefit from making a Levels adjustment. To…

Sharing to Other Platforms on a Mobile Device

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing to a Social Network » Sharing to Other Platforms on a Mobile Device

Mylio Photos seamlessly interacts with the built-in Android and iOS sharing options on your mobile device. Sharing photos via email, Messages or text message, iCloud photo sharing, and social media apps like Twitter, and others is quick and easy. If you’d like to…

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…

Organizing with Folders

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Folders

Folders in Mylio Photos represent the folders on your computer, external hard drives, and other devices that contain your original photos and videos. Browsing the Folders view in Mylio Photos allows you to explore the folder structure of the folders on your computer,…

Controlling Details

Editing Your Photos » Controlling Details

Most modern cameras do an excellent job of automatically sharpening images and reducing noise and other artifacts when capturing images as JPGs. However, if you shoot in Raw, or prefer a more stylized look, you may need to add Sharpening or Noise Reduction to make your…

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…

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…

Rename People Tags

Organizing People View » Fixing Tagging Errors » Rename People Tags

At times you may need to update or change the name of a person you’ve identified in Mylio Photos. Perhaps they got married and changed their name, it was misspelled when originally entered, or you initially added a nickname and want to instead use their full/given…

Fixing Tone Problems

Editing Your Photos » Fixing Tone Problems

The Tone section contains the most essential controls for adjusting a photograph and can be used for both problem-solving and creative edits. To fix tone problems: Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in the Details Panel. In the Tone…

Using the Histogram

Editing Your Photos » Using the Histogram

A Histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. It illustrates how the pixels in a photo are distributed across brightness levels ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). Histograms are a useful way to judge the…

Details Panel

User Interface Overview » Desktop Interface Overview » Details Panel

Mylio Photos’ Details Panel lets you manage and edit a variety of parameters for your photos and videos. Info – The Info Panel lets you view and manage information about your photos including title, captions, date, keywords, categories, location, and other…

Selecting Multiple Images on a Computer

User Interface Overview » Selecting Multiple Images on a Computer

As you work with your Mylio Photos Library, you’ll often need to choose the images you want to work with. Perhaps it’s to export several photos or to add them to an album. Mylio Photos makes it easy to work with several photos at once. Using the Select All…

Refining Your Search Results

Finding Your Photos and Videos » Using Search in Mylio Photos » Refining Your Search Results

Finding the right photo in a large library can be daunting and time-consuming. Mylio Photos’ search modifiers can help you locate specific photos by narrowing down the search results. When a single word, such as sunset is entered into the search field, the results…

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…