Mylio Photos+ makes it simple to access your media on all your devices. The sync process ensures that each of your devices always has the same information about the media in your library.
Each time new photo and video files are added to one device, they become available on all your other devices through syncing. Syncing also ensures the organization and editing work you do on one device is available on all other Mylio Photos-connected devices.
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 each other directly over a network.
Mylio Photos+ can sync between your devices when the following criteria are met:
- All devices must be logged into the same Mylio Account.
- All devices must be connected to the same network or viewable by each other on the internet.
- All devices must be running the Mylio Photos+ app.
Important Sync Terminology
Catalog – The Catalog contains Thumbnails and XMP Files for every piece of media in your library. Mylio Photos+ will add the Catalog to every connected device to facilitate remote access and sync.
Display Images – When an image is edited in a third-party application, users have the option of saving an edited version and appending _display to the filename (e.g. flower.cr2 once edited could be saved as flower_display.jpg). This is referred to as a Display Image. When a Display Image is saved to the same folder as the original with _display appended to the filename, Mylio Photos+ will automatically stack the edited version with the original and display the edited version in your Mylio Photos Library. The original, unedited version is always preserved and can be accessed in your file system.
Thumbnails – A Thumbnail is a small version of your photo (less than 1% the size of the Original) that is used by the Catalog for referencing your full library. You can organize your media and add metadata while viewing Thumbnails, but editing and export options are limited.
XMP FIles – XMP files (extensible metadata platform) are an industry-standard format for holding metadata and other information about your photos. The Mylio Photos+ catalog utilizes XMP Files to move, edit, and organize information between your devices.
Optimized Images – A optimized image is a medium-quality version of your photo (approximately 5% the size of the Original) that gives an accurate representation of your photo while taking up a fraction of the storage space necessary for the Original. Optimized images are often indistinguishable from the original and are fully editable. Optimized images created from Raw image formats retain similar flexibility to the Original when recovering tonal details.
Originals – An Original is a full-quality image, video, or document file. File sizes can vary widely, depending on the file type, resolution, and pixel dimensions. Original image files are fully editable.
Device Sync Policy – A Device Sync Policy controls how information about your library is stored on each of your Mylio-connected devices. Device Sync Policies let you control the amount of space used by Mylio Photos+ as well as the photo quality available on each device (e.g. catalog only, optimized images, and/or original quality). Mylio Photos+ comes pre-loaded with several presets that are ideal for typical workflows, and also allows you to customize policies to fit your needs.
In This Chapter:
- Setting a Device Sync Policy Preset
- Using Tap to Sync
- Download Individual Original or Optimized Images
- Managing Device Settings
- Controlling Device Storage
- Free Up Space by Clearing the Cache
- Understanding the Sync Panel
- Using Sync on Demand
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