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 ensure ratings, keywords, face tags, and other information can be seamlessly exchanged with professional editing tools.

XMP files may contain:

  • Edits
  • Keywords
  • Labels and Ratings
  • Face-recognition tags
  • Geolocation tags
  • and more

How Edits Are Stored in XMP Files

XMP files record changes made in your Mylio Photos Library, including edits made in Mylio Photos. For example, adjusting contrast in Mylio Photos will not alter the original image. Instead, the edited contrast setting is written to the XMP file. When that photo is reopened in Mylio Photos, the original, unedited photo will be displayed with the contrast adjustment read from the XMP file.

Embedding Metadata to a JPG

Mylio Photos’ Save Metadata to File feature allows you to embed image files with metadata, including EXIF data (from the camera), descriptions, keywords, star ratings, copyright, IPTC creator fields, face tags, and places.

  1. Select the photo(s) you wish to embed with the metadata.
  1. Go to the Photo Menu in the operating system menu bar and choose Save Metadata to File. Mylio will apply changes stored in the XMP file directly to the image file.


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