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Adding Google Drive

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

Click or tap on the Dashboard icon  in the left sidebar. Select Devices then click or tap the ADD button at the top of the Devices section then choose Cloud Service from the Add Device dialog. Choose Google Drive from the Add a Cloud Service dialog.…

Adding an External Drive

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

Adding an external drive is an effortless way for Mylio Photos+ subscribers to back up and protect their photos. Users can designate an external drive as a Vault to back up and protect their entire Mylio Photos library or add an external drive for specific purposes…

Hard Drive Configurations

Appendix » Hard Drive and Connection Types » Hard Drive Configurations

External storage comes in several varieties. Choosing the one that is right for your needs, depends on the size of your photo library. The most common is a single drive. These are typically a single HDD or SSD in an enclosure that can be connected directly to your…

External Drive Connection Types

Appendix » Hard Drive and Connection Types » External Drive Connection Types

External hard drives are designed to work with most desktop and laptop computers and are available with widely used USB-A, USB-C, and Thunderbolt connections. The biggest consideration when choosing a connection type, is factoring for the connection speed. A faster…

Using Amazon AWS with Mylio Photos+

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Cloud Service » Adding an S3 Compatible Cloud Service or NAS Private Cloud » Using Amazon AWS with Mylio Photos+

*NOTE: The steps below are an example configuration using Amazon AWS with Mylio Photos+. Please consult Amazon AWS documentation should your settings or options differ from the example below. Login to your Amazon AWS account in a browser. If you don’t have an…

Hard Drive and Connection Types

Appendix » Hard Drive and Connection Types

Setting up a storage solution for your photos and files can seem overwhelming. There are many options to consider when investing in external storage. Some common questions include: What kind of drive should I get, and How big should that drive be? We’ll go over…

Adding Copyright Information

Organizing with Metadata » Adding Copyright Information

Adding copyright information to the metadata of a photograph creates an extra layer of protection against image theft and misuse. Mylio Photos allows you to add information about the owner or creator of a photograph, including a copyright notice. Adding copyright…

Adding a Vignette

Editing Your Photos » Adding a Vignette

A Vignette darkens or lightens the edges of your image to emphasize the subject in a photo. The effect typically leaves the center of the image unaffected while darkening or brightening the edges. Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in…

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. Click or tap on the Dashboard icon  in the left sidebar. Select Devices then click or tap the ADD button at the top of…

Adding Microsoft OneDrive

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

Click or tap on the Dashboard icon  in the left sidebar. Select Devices then click or tap the ADD button at the top of the Devices section then choose Cloud Service from the Add Device dialog. Choose OneDrive from the Add a Cloud Service dialog. Select…

Adding a NAS

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a NAS

Mylio Photos+ provides two ways to include a NAS in your workflow: Standard Configuration with a host computer (Windows only) Creating an S3 Private Cloud with your NAS (Windows/macOS) Differences Between S3 Private Cloud and Standard Mylio NAS Setup Setting up…

Adding GPS Data

Using the Map View » Adding GPS Data

If your photos do not have GPS data from your camera, you can add a location or GPS coordinates in Mylio Photos. To find photos without GPS data, go to the Map View and click View Untagged in the bottom left corner of the map. Adding GPS Data from the Grid…

Move Images From an Internal or External Drive

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Move Images From an Internal or External Drive

Moving files from a folder on an internal or external drive physically moves the folder and its contents to a new location and deletes the contents of the source folder. This is useful if you want to move all your photos and videos into one primary, organized location…

Add Media From an Internal or External Drive

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive

In Mylio Photos, you can quickly and easily add media to your Mylio Photos Library from your computer or connected storage such as an external drive or NAS. Start by clicking or tapping on the Add Media icon in the top app bar or by using Drag and Drop. Learn…

Copy Images From an Internal or External Drive

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Copy Images From an Internal or External Drive

Copying files from a folder on an internal or external drive creates a new copy of the selected folder and adds it to your Mylio Photos Library. This is useful if you want to keep any Original photos and videos where they are but also create a secondary location where…

Adding a Cloud Service

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

Adding a cloud service is an excellent way for Mylio Photos+ subscribers to back up and protect their photos offsite securely and privately. Users can designate a cloud service as a Vault to back up and protect their entire Mylio Photos library or add a cloud…

Adding Metadata When Importing

Organizing with Metadata » Adding Metadata When Importing

Mylio Photos gives you the option to add metadata, including copyright information, custom file names, and keywords, as images are brought into your Mylio Photos Library. To add or edit metadata when importing: Click or tap Show Advanced Settings on the Copy Files…

Adding a Title and Caption

Organizing with Metadata » Adding a Title and Caption

Adding a Title and Caption to your images is a great way to preserve details about an image. The Title and Caption fields are also searchable, which makes it easy to find pictures at a later date. Here are a couple of examples: A travel photographer might add a…

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. Click or tap on the Dashboard icon  in the left…

Backing Up to a Vault on an External Hard Drive

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 device does not automatically create a backup copy of your Originals. Learn more about the…

Manually Adding a Linked Folder

Appendix » Understanding Linked Folders » Manually Adding a Linked Folder

Manually adding a linked folder in Mylio Photos is a helpful alternative to include media that resides on external drives in your Mylio Photos Library. Adding a Linked Folder via the Add Media icon automatically adds the external drive they are located on as a Mylio…

Adding Photos to an Album

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Albums » Adding Photos to an Album

Select the image(s) you want to add to an Album. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer, or touchscreen device. Click on the hamburger icon in the right sidebar to access the Actions Menu then select Add to Album or choose Organize > Add…

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library

Mylio Photos can be installed on any Windows, Android, macOS, or iOS device that meets Mylio’s system requirements. Mylio Photos+ is designed to make all your photos and videos accessible on all your devices. Each device can store Original files or sync optimized…

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library

The first step to organizing and safeguarding your media is adding photos and videos to your Mylio Photos Library. This allows you to view all of your images in one convenient location. With Mylio Photos, you can quickly gather your pictures and videos from a variety…

Adding an S3 Compatible Cloud Service or NAS Private Cloud

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Cloud Service » Adding an S3 Compatible Cloud Service or NAS Private Cloud

S3 or Simple Storage Service is a protocol supported by many cloud storage service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Backblaze B2, Wasabi, and others. S3 support is also possible with some popular Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices such as Synology, allowing…

Understanding Linked Folders

Appendix » Understanding Linked Folders

Adding media via a Linked Folder preserves your existing file structure and allows Mylio Photos to display the media from that folder without moving it. When adding a Linked Folder from an external drive or NAS, it is essential to note the differences between storage…

Add Images Without Moving From an Existing Location

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Add Media From an Internal or External Drive » Add Images Without Moving From an Existing Location

Adding a Linked Folder tells Mylio Photos to catalog the images and files inside the folder from its current location. Linked Folders preserve your existing file structure and are a good option for users with an established folder system who prefer to keep it as…

Add Media vs. Add Device – What is the Difference?

Appendix » Add Media vs. Add Device – What is the Difference?

One of the most common questions about Mylio Photos has to do with adding media and adding devices to Mylio Photos. While these two options might sound similar, they serve very different purposes. Adding Media is the process of making photos and videos visible in…

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 Vault. A Vault can be any device with enough storage to hold your entire photo library. A Vault is a device that contains your…

Your File System and Mylio Photos

Appendix » Your File System and Mylio Photos

What Files and Folders does Mylio Photos create? Mylio Photos creates files and folders on each device where the Mylio Photos application is installed. On computers, external drives, and cloud services, these files are visible in the file system. On smartphones and…

Backing Up to a Cloud Service

Backing Up Your Photos » Backing Up to a Cloud Service

Using a cloud service such as Google Drive or OneDrive and designating it as a Vault is a great way to create an off-site copy of your photos and videos. Off-site copies of your Mylio Photos Library protect against hardware failure and catastrophic losses such as a…

Dashboard

User Interface Overview » Left Sidebar » Dashboard

Mylio Photos’ Dashboard is the hub for controlling your devices, syncing, and other essential tasks. Getting Started – The Getting Started section displays a checklist for new users to help set up and configure Mylio Photos. Once you’ve…

Installing on a Smartphone or Tablet

Installing Mylio Photos » Installing on a Smartphone or Tablet

Open the Google Play app (Android) or App Store (iOS) and search for Mylio Photos. Tap Install (Android) or Get (iOS). Enter your Google Play password or iCloud password if prompted to confirm the download. Locate the Mylio Photos app on your home screen and tap…

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…

Where are my Photos and Videos?

Appendix » Where are my Photos and Videos?

One of the key benefits of Mylio Photos is that, in addition to viewing all your media inside the application, you retain access to all your media via your computer’s file system. Where are my photos? Where your media files live depends on how you added them to…

System Requirements

Installing Mylio Photos » System Requirements

Windows Windows 10 version 1909 and later (64-bit only), Windows 11 DirectX 11-capable GPU 512 MB GPU RAM 64 GB of available hard drive space (minimum) 8 GB of RAM (16+ GB recommended) Android Android 8.1 and later Mac macOS Mojave (10.14) and…

Importing PDFs

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Importing Documents » Importing PDFs

Mylio Photos imports PDF documents the same way it imports photos and videos. You can import folders that contain PDF documents using any of the following methods: Add a folder that contains PDF documents without moving it from it’s existing location Copy…

Import From iPhoto or Aperture

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Import From Apple Photos, iPhoto, or Aperture » Import From iPhoto or Aperture

Make sure that Aperture and iPhoto are closed, then open Mylio Photos and click the plus icon in the top app bar to Add Media Choose Add media from Photos for macOS, iPhoto, or Aperture. Select your Aperture or iPhoto Library and click…

Removing vs. Deleting Duplicate Images

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe » Removing vs. Deleting Duplicate Images

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

Using Wasabi with Mylio Photos+

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Cloud Service » Adding an S3 Compatible Cloud Service or NAS Private Cloud » Using Wasabi with Mylio Photos+

*NOTE: The steps below are an example configuration using Wasabi with Mylio Photos+. Please consult Wasabi documentation should your settings or options differ from the example below. Login to your Wasabi account in a browser. If you don’t have a Wasabi…

Sharing on Android Phones and Tablets

Sharing and Exporting Images » Sharing to a Social Network » Sharing to Other Platforms on a Mobile Device » Sharing on Android Phones and Tablets

If you’d like to customize the size and quality of your shared photos, click here to learn how to change export and sharing settings. Select the photo(s), folder(s), or album(s) you want to share. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a phone or…

Importing Microsoft Office Documents

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Importing Documents » Importing Microsoft Office Documents

Before using Mylio Photos to import Microsoft Office Documents, it is important to configure the following settings. Click or tap the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More menu and choose Settings. Select General section, then toggle the Import…

Reviewing Duplicate Sets

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe » Reviewing Duplicate Sets

Duplicate Sets are groups of two or more images that Mylio Photos+ has flagged as duplicates. You can review each set in the list view, or double-click on a photo in the list to view a larger version. From the single image view, you can toggle between each copy of an…

Using Backblaze B2 with Mylio Photos+

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Cloud Service » Adding an S3 Compatible Cloud Service or NAS Private Cloud » Using Backblaze B2 with Mylio Photos+

*NOTE: The steps below are an example configuration using Backblaze B2 with Mylio Photos+. Please consult Backblaze B2 documentation should your settings or options differ from the example below. Login to your Backblaze B2 account in a browser. If you don’t…

HDD vs. SSD

Appendix » Hard Drive and Connection Types » HDD vs. SSD

External drives come in two varieties: HDD (hard disk drive) and SSD (solid-state drive). Both are great options, but each has its own strengths and weaknesses. HDD external drives are the most common. They are widely available, affordable, offer a broad range of…

Finding Duplicates

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe » Finding Duplicates

Open Mylio Photos+ on a computer or tablet with access to all Originals. *NOTE: Photo DeDupe can be accessed from a computer or tablet that has access to all Original-quality files. If your Original-quality files are stored on an external drive the drive(s) must be…

Organizing with Metadata

Organizing with Metadata

In photography, metadata refers to all information that describes your image file. This can include keywords, author information, camera settings, capture date, and much more. Some metadata is added automatically from your camera, such as the capture date, camera…

Sharing to the Mylio Photos Community

Additional Help » Join the Mylio Photos Community » Sharing to the Mylio Photos Community

Select the photo you wish to share in the Mylio Photos Community, click the Share icon in the right sidebar*, and choose Export. Choose the following settings: File Type – JPEG Resolution – Medium Quality – Medium Adjust the Metadata…

Using QuickFilters in Photo DeDupe

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe » Using QuickFilters in Photo DeDupe

By default, the Mylio Photos+ Photo DeDupe tool scans your entire library and lists all duplicates found. If your list of duplicate files is long, you may work with smaller portions of your library using Quickfilters. QuickFilters let you select a specific portion of…

Starting Over with Mylio Photos

Appendix » Starting Over with Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos provides many options and configurations to help you make the most of your media library. If you ever need to start over with your setup, simply follow the instructions below to factory reset the Mylio Photos application and each device associated with…

Backing Up 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…

Appendix

Appendix

In This Chapter: Selecting Multiple Images on a Computer Selecting Multiple Images on a Phone or Tablet How to resize your photos File Format Recommendations Hard Drive and Connection Types Add Media vs. Add Device – What is the Difference? Aperture…

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…

Setting up an S3 Server on Synology NAS

Adding Devices to Your Mylio Photos Library » Adding a Cloud Service » Adding an S3 Compatible Cloud Service or NAS Private Cloud » Setting up an S3 Server on Synology NAS

*NOTE: The steps below are an example configuration using a Synology NAS with Docker and MinIO to set up an S3 server. Please consult their documentation should your settings or options differ from the example below. Installing Docker and MinIO Server Install the…

Show in File Explorer / Show in Finder for Original Image Files

Managing Your Photos » Show in File Explorer / Show in Finder for Original Image Files

While browsing Mylio Photos, there may be times you want to view the physical location of an Original image file on your computer. To locate an Original on your computer: Select a photo or folder. Open the Actions Menu in the right sidebar and select Show in…

Left Sidebar

User Interface Overview » Left Sidebar

Mylio Photos’ Left Sidebar on a computer or tablet provides different ways to explore and interact with your media, including access to Mylio Photos Views, including All Photos, LifeCalendar, Map, People, Albums, and Folders. These options are also available on a…

Sharing Your Mylio Account

Appendix » Sharing Your Mylio Account

Most Mylio Photos users prefer their unique Mylio Account and Mylio Photos Library. However, sharing access with family and household members can consolidate all users’ photos and videos into a single Mylio Photos Library. A single Mylio Photos+ subscription can…

Activating Your Mylio Photos+ Subscription

Installing Mylio Photos » Managing Your Mylio Account » Activating Your Mylio Photos+ Subscription

Mylio Photos+ is a subscription plan that adds additional features to your Mylio Photos application. A Mylio Photos+ membership adds intelligent management and protection for a lifetime of photos and videos. Subscribers can access their entire library from any device…

Using Color Labels

Organizing with Metadata » Rating Images » Using Color Labels

With Color Labels, you can apply a colored tag to a photo or series of photos. Here are a few examples of how you might use Color Labels: Apply a Red label to all portrait photos and a Blue label to all landscape photos. Apply a Yellow label to images that need to…

Using Star Ratings

Organizing with Metadata » Rating Images » Using Star Ratings

A Star rating allows you to rank your photos with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Stars. This is a great way to rank your photos and separate your best photos from those that should be deleted. Here’s an example of how you might use Star Ratings: 5-Star photos are the best —…

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 Optimized Image for editing or sharing. This is a perfect workflow for mobile devices when you’re on the go. To enable Sync on Demand: Click or tap the…

Using the Mylio Clipboard

Managing Your Photos » Using the Mylio Clipboard

The Mylio Clipboard is a convenient tool that allows you to temporarily store photos when moving them between Folders or adding them to Albums. Select the image(s) you want to move or add from any view. *TIP: Learn how to select multiple images from a computer, or…

Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe

Managing Your Photos » Find and Remove Duplicates with Photo DeDupe

The Mylio Photos+ Photo DeDupe tool helps clean up unwanted duplicate photos from your media library. It starts by scanning your entire Mylio Photos Library and will generate a list of files where it detects two or more copies of the same media. How does Photo…

Setting Up Mylio Photos for Multiple Users on One Mac or PC

Appendix » 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…

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 standard tools and terms in this user manual. Actions Menu – Click or tap the hamburger menu icon (three horizontal lines), located in the Right Sidebar at the…

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

The Quick Start Guide is designed to help you get up and running with Mylio Photos. Follow along using the Sample Library or get started with your own photos. Click here to download the Mylio Photos Quick Start Guide (PDF, 7.6 MB). Introduction & Welcome …

Exporting from Mylio Photos on a Mobile Device

Sharing and Exporting Images » Exporting Files » Exporting from Mylio Photos on a Mobile Device

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, offer similar export options to computers, but they must be configured before initiating an export. Configuring Export & Sharing Settings Click or tap the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More menu and…

Add Categories to Events

Organizing with Metadata » Using Categories to Organize » Add Categories to Events

Applying a Categories to an Event is a quick and easy way to add Categories to a series of photos in an Event. Click or tap on the Calendar icon in the left sidebar. Click on an Event in the Info Panel and choose Edit Event. *TIP: Click the + icon next…

Operating System Menu Bar

User Interface Overview » Operating System Menu Bar

Most settings in Mylio Photos can be adjusted from within the application window. However, some controls are specific to the Windows and macOS operating systems. These options can be found in the Menu Bar for the operating system. Windows Menu Bar File Add…

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…

Creating and Editing Events

Using the LifeCalendar » Creating and Editing Events

Creating Events Events can be added to your Mylio Photos LifeCalendar by adding them manually or by importing events from a digital calendar (e.g. Google Calendar, Apple iCloud Calendar, or Microsoft Outlook). The steps below will walk you through creating individual…

Add Categories to Folders

Organizing with Metadata » Using Categories to Organize » Add Categories to Folders

Click or tap on the Folders icon in the left sidebar, then select a folder. Click or tap on the arrow at the top of the right sidebar to reveal the right panel and access the Info Panel. Scroll down to the Categories section and click the plus icon . …

Controlling Details

Editing Your Photos » Controlling Details

Most modern cameras do an excellent job of automatically sharpening images and reducing noise and other artifacts when capturing images as JPGs. However, if you shoot in Raw, or prefer a more stylized look, you may need to add Sharpening or Noise Reduction to make your…

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…

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 and Mylio Photos+ provide several tools to help keep your images and files organized and multiple views that make finding specific photos simple. In This…

Installing on a Computer

Installing Mylio Photos » Installing on a Computer

Go to Mylio.com and click the button in the upper right corner to Download Now. Install the application on Windows or macOS. Launch the Mylio Photos application. Click the Let’s Go button. Enter your email address then click Continue. …

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…

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…

Import from an iOS or Android Device as a Memory Card

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Import from an iOS or Android Device as a Memory Card

While most users prefer to keep their iOS or Android devices in sync using the Mylio Photos mobile app, some may prefer manually importing media from smartphones and tablets like a memory card. To manually import media from a smartphone or tablet: Click or tap the…

Import Media From a Camera or SD Card

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Import Media From a Camera or SD Card

Mylio Photos makes it simple to import media directly from your camera or SD card reader. To import image files from a camera or SD card: Click or tap the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More menu and choose Settings. Select General. …

Requirements for Editing

Editing Your Photos » Requirements for Editing

Before editing an image in Mylio Photos, an Optimized 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, Optimized, and Originals.…

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…

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…

Top App Bar

User Interface Overview » Top App Bar

The Top App Bar contains several icons that point you to some of Mylio Photos’ most important tools and features. Navigate back – Click or tap the back arrow to return to the previous folder, album, or image. Search – Click or tap the…

Using Flags

Organizing with Metadata » Rating Images » Using Flags

Flags are a quick and easy way to sort images by picking your favorites and rejecting the ones you don’t want to keep. Mylio Photos offers three flag states: Pick, Reject, and Unflagged. Flags can be used in a variety of ways. Here are a few examples of how a…

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…

Uninstall Mylio Photos

Appendix » Uninstall Mylio Photos

*NOTE: If you’re looking for instructions on how to start over with Mylio Photos, click here for a step-by-step guide. We genuinely believe you’ll love Mylio Photos. However, if you ever decide to leave Mylio Photos, you’ll find your photo library is in even…

Import Media From an Online Service

Adding and Importing Media to Your Mylio Library » Import Media From an Online Service

Over the years, you may have shared hundreds or thousands of photos on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or Flickr – but when was the last time you looked at those photos? Mylio Photos makes it simple to import and back up these images so you can…

Exporting a Slideshow as a Video

Sharing and Exporting Images » Creating a Slideshow » Exporting a Slideshow as a Video

Exporting your slideshow as a video is a great way to share your photos with a broader audience. Video slideshows can be emailed, shared on social media, and posted on popular video-sharing platforms. *NOTE: Exporting a slideshow as a video is currently available for…

Using a Preset

Editing Your Photos » Working with Edit Presets » Using a Preset

Presets can be used as a one-click solution to edit a photograph, as a learning tool to see how the adjustments affect your photo, or as a starting point for more creative editing. Apply a Preset to Single Image Mylio Photos offers useful presets to help you explore…

Edit Using the Open With command

Editing Your Photos » Editing with an External Editor » Edit Using the Open With command

The Open With command in Mylio Photos allows access to any photo editing application installed on your computer. To edit a photo with an external editor: Select a photo or group of photos then go to the Photo Menu in the operating system menu bar. Mouse over Open…

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…

Managing Family History Metadata

Organizing with Metadata » Managing Family History Metadata

Mylio Photos makes gathering and organizing information for your family history and genealogy projects easy. The Family History metadata section puts the most used metadata fields for family historians in one place. These fields use industry-standard tags that can be…

Adjusting White Balance

Editing Your Photos » Adjusting White Balance

White Balance defines the “true white” in a photo. Most cameras have a variety of white balance presets for different lighting situations, but in some cases, you may need to adjust the result. If an image is too “cool” it will have a bluish color cast. If an…

Organizing with Albums

Managing Your Photos » Organizing with Albums

Albums are a useful way to sort and organize photos. Adding a photo to an Album references the Original file but doesn’t move or duplicate it. Albums can be used for a variety of purposes. Here are a few examples: Dream vacation in Hawaii Best of 2022 Favorites…

Using the Map View

Using the Map View

Mylio Photos’ Map view shows your geotagged photos pinned to a map. Many cameras, including most smartphones, can record GPS location data when a photo is captured. Mylio Photos uses that information to automatically create your Map view. If you have photos…

Renaming Files on Import

Organizing with Metadata » Renaming Files » Renaming Files on Import

Mylio Photos makes it easy to rename images and files as they are brought into your Mylio Photos Library. Click or tap the plus icon in the top app bar to open the Add Media dialog. Follow the on-screen instructions to choose media to import. In the Copy…

Customizing Face Detection Settings

Organizing People View » Tagging People with Facial Recognition » Customizing Face Detection Settings

Mylio Photos’ facial recognition can be adjusted in several ways to fit your needs. Disable Face Detection Face detection in Mylio Photos is ON by default, but you can choose to disable it. Click or tap the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the…

Understanding Linked Calendars

Using the LifeCalendar » Understanding Linked Calendars

Linking your digital calendar to Mylio Photos creates Events automatically. Mylio Photos can import calendars from several services including Outlook, Gmail, and iCloud. To add a Linked Calendar: Click or tap the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More…

Using Brushes for Advanced Control

Editing Your Photos » Using Brushes for Advanced Control

Mylio Photos’ Brush tool allows you to add local adjustments to specific areas of your photo. Any editing slider in Mylio Photos can be applied as a brush. Open an image in Single Photo View, then open the Edit Panel in the right panel. Click the…