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 organize photos without affecting their location on your hard drive. Albums are virtual collections, like a playlist for your photos. One picture can be assigned to multiple albums without duplicating the image or taking up additional storage space.

Folders in Lightroom work similarly to Folders in Mylio Photos. Folders represent the folders on your computer, external hard drives, and other devices that contain your original photos and videos.

Develop in Lightroom allows you to edit photos. Mylio Photos’ editing tools can be found in the Edit Panel in the right panel. Mylio Photos contains essential editing tools that work equally well on your computer and mobile devices.

People is Lightroom’s face recognition tool in the Library module. Mylio Photos has a separate People view that allows you to view and organize photos of family and friends. As you start tagging the people in your photos, Mylio Photos’ facial recognition will help you tag them in future pictures.

Map data in Lightroom can be found in the Map Module. Mylio Photos’ Map view organizes photos by location on a world map. Mylio Photos does this automatically for images that have GPS metadata. You can also add missing geolocation information.

Metadata in Lightroom can be found in the Metadata Panel in the Library Module. Metadata in Mylio Photos are in the right panel in the Info Panel. From the Info Panel, you can view and manage information about your photos, including title, caption, date, keywords, categories, location, and other metadata.

Keywords in Lightroom are shown in the Keywording panel in the Library module. Keywords in Mylio Photos are in the Info Panel located in the right panel.

Slideshows in Lightroom are like Slideshows in Mylio Photos.

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 easy editing to accommodate both workflows. The first time you use Mylio Photos with Lightroom, you must set up the Mylio Plugin in Lightroom Classic.

Setting up the Mylio Photos Lightroom plugin

  1. Launch Lightroom Classic.
  2. From Lightroom’s Library module, expand Publish Services in the left-hand column.

  1. Next to Mylio, click Set Up.

  1. In the Plugin Manager, enter Export to Mylio Photos in the Description field and click Save.

  1. A shared Photostream option will appear in the Mylio Publish Services.

Congratulations! You’re now set up to use Lightroom Classic with Mylio Photos.

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.

  1. Before getting started, make sure the Mylio Photos plugin for Lightroom Classic is set up.
  2. Select a photo or series of photos and go to the Photo Menu in the operating system menu bar. Choose Open With then select Lightroom Classic. This will launch Lightroom Classic’s import screen.

  1. Lightroom has several import options. These are the recommended settings:
    • The Source folder is automatically selected based on the image(s) you’re sending from Mylio Photos.
    • You have the option to Copy as DNG, Copy, Move, or Add. We recommend you select Add. This will add your photo to your Lightroom Library without moving it from its original location.
    • The destination will be your primary Lightroom Catalog.

  1. Click Import to bring your photo into Lightroom.
  2. From Lightroom’s Develop module, edit as desired.

  1. When you’ve finished editing, return to the Library module and drag your edited photo to the Photostream under Mylio Photos in the Publish Services section. Open the Photostream and click Publish. This will create a Preview image in Mylio Photos with your Lightroom edits.

Upon returning to Mylio Photos, your Preview image will be stacked with your Original, unedited photo. To access your full-resolution file with edits, open Lightroom and locate the file in your Mylio Photostream under Publish Services.

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 be added as Linked Folders to Mylio Photos. Currently, Mylio Photos will not automatically display edits made in Lightroom but will synchronize metadata written to XMP files.

If you want Mylio Photos to display Lightroom edits, you can use the Mylio Photos plugin for Lightroom Classic under Lightroom’s Publish Services to export a JPG Display Copy.

To display Lightroom edits in Mylio Photos

  1. Open an image in Lightroom that is in a folder also watched by Mylio Photos.
  2. Using Lightroom’s Develop module, edit your photo as desired.

  1. When you’re finished editing, return to the Library module, open the Publish Services in the left panel, and drag your edited photo to the Mylio Photostream.

  1. Click on the Photostream and your edited photo will appear in the New Photos to Publish section. Click the Publish button in the upper-right corner to send your edited JPG Display Copy to Mylio Photos.

The edited JPG Display Copy will be automatically stacked with the Original in Mylio Photos and displayed in the Mylio Catalog.


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