The Info Panel in Mylio Photos provides detailed information about the files in your library, including camera EXIF data and editable metadata fields. The information displayed updates based on your selection: if you select a folder, it shows details about that folder; if you select a photo, it shows details specific to that photo. If multiple images are selected, Mylio Photos will display consistent metadata between the selected images.

To view the Info panel:

  • On a computer or tablet, click the info icon at the top of the right sidebar to reveal the right panel and access the Info Panel.
  • On a Phone, tap the ellipsis icon in the upper right corner to access the More menu and choose Info Panel. You can also swipe up from the filmstrip or toolbar at the bottom of the screen to view the Info Panel in single photo view.

The Info Panel in Mylio Photos can display information about your photos and files in two ways: Standard view and Family History view. Both views contain the same metadata fields but are organized differently. Additionally, the Family History view includes the option to Post Memories to FamilySearch.

To switch between the Standard and Family History views in the Info Panel, click the ellipsis icon to open the More menu and toggle the Family History switch ON or OFF.

What is Metadata?

Metadata is descriptive information that provides details about your photos, videos, and documents, such as who took the picture, what camera was used, and when it was taken. Your camera automatically adds some of this data, and you can add more details like keywords, copyright information, and ratings.
Mylio Photos uses metadata to help you quickly sort and find your photos. It reads both the data added by your camera and any additional information you’ve provided. This allows you to search for images using these details, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. In Mylio Photos, you can manage metadata in the Info Panel.

Metadata Available in the Info Panel

Understanding XMP Files

XMP files (Extensible Metadata Platform) are an industry-standard format for storing additional information about your photos. These sidecar files are saved next to the images they reference in your file system. They help ensure that ratings, keywords, face tags, and other information can be easily shared with professional editing tools. If you subscribe to Mylio Photos+, XMP files are also used to sync information about your files across all your connected devices. Any changes you make to metadata in Mylio Photos’ Info Panel are saved to the associated XMP file.

XMP files may contain:

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

Embedding Metadata to a File

Mylio Photos’ Save Metadata to File feature allows you to embed some file types, such as JPG, DNG, and TIFF 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 metadata.
  2. 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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Angela@Mylio wrote: May 20, 2024

Hi Fred - Please do not delete the XMP files. This is where Mylio Photos stores your photos’ metadata and any changes you’ve made in Mylio Photos. Deleting these files can cause catalog corruption and loss of important changes you’ve made to your photos.

XMP Files are very small and take up very little storage space. They are also required for Mylio Photos to work properly.

Fred Dworacek wrote: May 20, 2024

I want do delete ALL the xmp files