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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…

Manage the Category List

Organizing with Metadata » Using Categories to Organize » Manage the Category List

Open Mylio Photos, click the More menu in the Navigation Bar, and select Settings. Click on General. Choose Categories. Add new Categories by clicking the Add New button. Remove unwanted Categories by clicking the X to the right of the…

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…

Duplicating Your Files

Managing Your Photos » Duplicating Your Files

Duplicating files can be useful in many situations. Here are a couple of examples: Creating multiple versions or edits of a photo Preserving an unedited archive copy of your original To duplicate a photo or video: Open Mylio Photos and select the media you wish…

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. Learn More: Browsing…

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…

Updating Your Personal Information

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Managing Your Mylio Account » Updating Your Personal Information

Update Your Email Address Go to account.mylio.com and log in to your Mylio Account. Click on Change next to your email address. Enter your new email address twice to confirm the change, then select Change Email. The next time you launch Mylio Photos,…

Sharing Your Mylio Account

Appendix » Sharing Your Mylio Account

Most Mylio Photos users prefer to have their own unique Mylio Account and Mylio Photos Library. However, it is possible to share access with family and household members to consolidate all users’ photos and videos into a single Mylio Photos Library. A single…

View Your Keyword List

Organizing with Metadata » Adding and Editing Keywords » View Your Keyword List

Mylio Photos automatically creates a list of all keywords used in your Mylio Photos Library. The Keyword List is accessible from the Search tool in the Navigation Bar and in the Dashboard view under Library Stats. To view the Keyword List from Search in the Navigation…

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…

Managing Your Mylio Account

Downloading and Installing Mylio Photos » Managing Your Mylio Account

You can access and manage your Mylio Account at account.mylio.com or by clicking on Account at the bottom of the Mylio.com home page. This portal allows you to: Manage your Mylio Photos subscription. Download the latest version of Mylio Photos. Change your…

Changing Export and Sharing Settings on Mobile Devices

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Files » Changing Export and Sharing Settings on Mobile Devices

Phones and tablets offer similar export options to those on a computer, but they need to be configured before initiating an export. Open Mylio Photos, access the More menu and choose Settings. Select Export & Sharing. Choose from the following…

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…

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…

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…

Moving Your Mylio System Folder

Appendix » Moving Your Mylio System Folder

Mylio Photos places the Mylio System Folder in your computer’s User directory by default. This setup is ideal for most users, but there are circumstances where a user may want or need to move the Mylio System Folder to a secondary internal hard drive or external hard…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Managing Device Storage

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Device Settings to Control Syncing » Managing Device Storage

By default, Mylio Photos will Auto Optimize any device that is not configured as a Vault to help manage available disk space on that device. When Mylio Photos Auto Optimizes a device it manages the photo quality settings based on the available storage on your device.…

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…

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…

Simple Quality Settings

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

To change the default photo-quality setting for a device: 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 Quality. Choose a Device Quality setting: Auto…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Free Up Space by Clearing the Cache

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Device Settings to Control Syncing » Free Up Space by Clearing the Cache

Mylio Photos’ Cache is a temporary holding area used when Device Sync Settings are adjusted. For instance, you may have used Sync on Demand to temporarily access a Smart Preview or Original file on a Device that is set to keep Thumbnails, or you may have changed…

Working with Smart Preview Files

Editing Your Photos » Requirements for Editing » Working with Smart Preview Files

Mylio Photos can help save space on your devices by making optimized Smart Previews. These files take up significantly less disk space and are perfect for laptops, tablets, and phones where storage space may be limited. Smart Preview files are fully editable and…

Adding Microsoft OneDrive

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

Go to the Dashboard view, select Devices then click the ADD button at the top of the Devices section. Select Cloud Service from the Add Device dialog. Choose OneDrive from the Add a Cloud Service dialog. Choose either Encrypt my files or Don’t…

Working With Original Files

Editing Your Photos » Requirements for Editing » Working With Original Files

An Original file simply means the type of file you added to Mylio Photos. These could be from a digital camera, smartphone, or a scanned image. Original files are fully editable in Mylio Photos on all your devices. Originals are full-quality files that vary in…

Adding Google Drive

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

Go to the Dashboard view, select Devices then click the ADD button at the top of the Devices section. Select Cloud Service from the Add Device dialog. Choose Google Drive from the Add a Cloud Service dialog. Choose either Encrypt my files or…

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…

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…

The Importance of a Vault

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » The Importance of a Vault

Protecting your memories is a fundamental part of Mylio Photos. The process begins by designating one or more of your devices as a Mylio Vault. A Vault can be any device that has enough available storage to hold your entire photo library. A Vault is a device that…

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…

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…

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…

Adding an External Drive

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding an External Drive

Adding an external drive as a Vault is an effortless way to protect your photos. Vaults can be any device that has enough available storage space to hold your entire photo library. Once a Vault has been designated, your entire Mylio Photos Library, including any new…

Adding a Network Attached Storage (NAS) Device

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Network Attached Storage (NAS) Device

Adding a NAS (network-attached storage) as a Vault is a simple way to protect and back up your photos. !WARNING: When designating a NAS as a Vault, it is recommended that you have at least one non-NAS device as a secondary Vault. Mylio Photos requires that NAS devices…

Creating a Custom Device Sync Policy

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

Open Mylio Photos, go to the Dashboard view and choose Devices. Select the Device Card for the device you’re currently using and open the Device Quality settings. Click or tap Advanced Settings to reveal additional options. Under Device…

Adding Another Computer

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding Another Computer

If you have more than one computer, you can install Mylio Photos on each one and sync your Mylio Photos Library across all your computers. To add an additional computer: Go to the Dashboard view, select Devices then click the ADD button at the top of the Devices…

Navigation Bar

User Interface Overview » Desktop Interface Overview » Navigation Bar

The Navigation Bar contains several icons that point you to some of Mylio Photos’ most important tools and features. Navigate back – Clicking the back arrow will take you to the previous folder, album, or image. Search – Clicking the…

Removing vs. Deleting Duplicate Images

Managing Your Photos » Finding and Removing Duplicate Media » Removing vs. Deleting Duplicate Images

Mylio Photos’ Remove Duplicates tool gives you the option to either Remove or Delete duplicate files. Move Checked lets you move all duplicates from your Mylio Library Folder and place them in a separate folder outside of your Mylio Photos Library to review…

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…

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…

Adding Amazon Drive

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

Go to the Dashboard view, select Devices then click the ADD button at the top of the Devices section. Select Cloud Service from the Add Device dialog. Choose Amazon Drive from the Add a Cloud Service dialog. Choose either Encrypt my files or…

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…

Syncing with a Mylio Hotspot When No Internet Is Available

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Syncing with a Mylio Hotspot When No Internet Is Available

A Mylio Hotspot allows you to create a private network to sync your devices when you can’t access the internet. Using a mobile device (Android or iOS) is the easiest and most reliable method, but Windows and macOS devices can also be used to create a private…

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…

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,…

Create a Mylio Hotspot on Windows

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Syncing with a Mylio Hotspot When No Internet Is Available » Create a Mylio Hotspot on Windows

Windows 10/11 offers two types of hotspots: Limited Hotspot – A limited hotspot creates a local ad hoc network with your computer to sync with another PC or Mac device. Desktop Hotspot – A desktop hotspot creates a wireless network that any device can connect…

Create a Mylio Hotspot on iOS

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Syncing with a Mylio Hotspot When No Internet Is Available » Create a Mylio Hotspot on iOS

Open the Settings app on your iOS device Select Personal Hotspot and turn it on. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your personal hotspot. Connect all devices to the hotspot network to begin syncing.

Create a Mylio Hotspot on macOS

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Syncing with a Mylio Hotspot When No Internet Is Available » Create a Mylio Hotspot on macOS

macOS offers two types of hotspots: Limited Hotspot – A limited hotspot creates a local ad hoc network with your computer to sync with another Mac or iOS device. Desktop Hotspot – A desktop hotspot creates a wireless network that any device can connect to…

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…

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…

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…

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 your Preset on all your devices. Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in the Details Panel. Edit your photo using the Tone and Color adjustments (You can…

Create a Mylio Hotspot on Android

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Syncing with a Mylio Hotspot When No Internet Is Available » Create a Mylio Hotspot on Android

Open the Settings app on your Android device. Locate Mobile Hotspot and Tethering or Tethering & Portable Hotspot (typically in the same location as your Wi-Fi networks, possibly in an Advanced or More… section). Turn on Mobile Hotspot and set up your…

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…

Understanding Safe Delete

Managing Your Photos » Deleting Media » Understanding Safe Delete

Safe Delete helps prevent accidental loss of important files. If a file is deleted outside of Mylio Photos, the app will attempt to restore it. If an image is deleted on a device or service outside of Mylio Photos in Windows Explorer or macOS Finder, the app will try…

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…

Exporting Unedited Originals on a Computer

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Files » Exporting Unedited Originals on a Computer

Select the photo(s) you wish to export, click the Share icon in the Quick Actions Bar and choose Export. Under File Type, choose Unmodified Original. Click the Export button, choose where you want to save your exported file(s) on your hard drive, then…

Understanding the Sync Panel

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Understanding the Sync Panel

Mylio Photos’ Sync Panel shows you an overview of each device’s sync status in your Mylio Photos Library. On a computer – Open the Sync Panel from the Details Panel. On a mobile device – Tap the More menu and choose Sync Panel. Sync Panel Overview …

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…

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…

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,…

Importing Documents

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Importing Documents

Mylio Photos lets you import and view PDFs and Microsoft Office documents, in addition to photos and videos. This can be helpful when you need to have specific files available across all your devices. It can also help organize things like model and property…

Exporting Files

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Files

At some point, you will want to export selected images from your Mylio Photos Library. Perhaps you cropped a photo and edited its exposure and color. Or, you may have added important information like keywords and ratings. In Mylio Photos, a record of those actions is…

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…

Syncing All 5-Star Originals to a Phone

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Setting a Custom Device Sync Policy » Creating a Custom Device Sync Policy » Syncing All 5-Star Originals to a Phone

If you plan to use your phone to showcase your favorite and best photos, you may want to have the highest-quality version of those photos available. One way to accomplish this is to sync all photos you’ve rated with 5 stars as Originals to your phone. To sync…

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…

Using Tap to Sync

Keeping Your Library in Sync » Setting a Custom Device Sync Policy » Using Tap to Sync

Tap to Sync allows you to easily adjust the Sync Policy for Folders to override the Sync Policy on a specific device. This allows you to customize the quality settings of individual folders for each of your devices. By default, Mylio Photos Auto Optimizes the photo…

Auto Organizing Folders

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Folders » Auto Organizing Folders

An organized folder structure is a very rewarding and worthwhile endeavor, but manually organizing folders can be time-consuming and tedious. Mylio Photos’ Auto Organize can help streamline the process of organizing and consolidating folders by automatically…

Customizing a Watermark

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Photos with a Watermark » Customizing a Watermark

Mylio Photos offers several choices for customizing the text and placement of your watermark. Follow these steps to add a watermark on a computer or mobile device. After toggling the Apply Watermark option ON, click or tap the arrow to the right of your current…

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.…

Browsing with Flutter

Managing Your Photos » Browsing with Flutter

Flutter allows you to quickly see the contents of any Folder or Album by swiping your finger over the container from right to left on touchscreen devices, two-finger swiping from right to left on trackpads, or using your traditional mouse’s scroll wheel while holding…

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…

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…

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…

Backing Up to a Vault on an External Hard Drive

Managing Your Photos » Backing Up Your Photos » Backing Up to a Vault on an External Hard Drive

Designating an external hard drive as a Vault is a great way to consolidate your photo and video collection into one central location. However, having a single Vault does not automatically create a backup copy of your Originals. Learn more about the importance of a…

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…

Views

User Interface Overview » Desktop Interface Overview » Views

Mylio Photos’ Views provide different ways to explore your media. Each View focuses on a different way to interact with your photos. All Photos – The All Photos view shows every photo in your Mylio Photos Library. Calendar – The Calendar view organizes…

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…

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…

Printing on a Computer

Sharing and Exporting Images » Printing a Photo » Printing on a Computer

Select the photo(s) you wish to print, click the Share icon in the Quick Actions Bar and choose Print. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer. Choose from the following settings: Paper Size – Opens your system print options. Choose…

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 JPG copy of your photo that you can paste into most applications or even…

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…

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…

Working with an Unsupported Raw File

Welcome to Mylio Photos » Supported File Types and Cameras » Working with an Unsupported Raw File

In some cases, you may encounter files that Mylio Photos cannot read. These files will appear as a black square with a rectangle and squiggly line. This indicates that the file is unsupported or corrupt. Unsupported Files Unsupported files come in two…

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 syncing across all your devices. Folders of images on your computer and external drives imported into Lightroom can also be…

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 Categories to Organize

Organizing with Metadata » Using Categories to Organize

Mylio Photos’ Categories are an additional tool to help you organize your Mylio Photos Library. Categories can be assigned to Calendar Events, Folders, and individual media. Categories are fully searchable to help you find the photo(s) you need quickly. Mylio…

Using the Mylio Photos Inbox

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

The Inbox in Mylio Photos is an automatically generated folder, similar to the Apple Photos Photos and Android Photos folders. The Inbox folder is created the first time you share media from a mobile application to the Mylio Photos app. On most mobile devices this is…

Setting an Event Cover Photo

Using the Life Calendar™ » Setting an Event Cover Photo

Setting custom cover photos for Events is a great way to make your Life Calendar™ a pleasure to browse. *TIP: Any image in your Mylio Photos Library can be used as a cover photo and does not have to be contained in the Event, Folder, or Album for which you are…