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Add a Cloud Service

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add 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 service…

Set Up an S3 Server on Synology NAS

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Cloud Service » Set Up an S3 Server on Synology NAS

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

Add Media From an Online Service

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add 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 enjoy…

Adding Linked Calendars

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the Calendar View » Adding Linked Calendars

Linking a digital calendar to Mylio Photos automatically populates your LifeCalendar with Events. Mylio Photos can import calendars from several services, including Outlook, Gmail, and iCloud. Click the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More menu…

Adding a Vignette

Edit and Improve Images » 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 click the edit icon to…

Delete an Album

Organize Media in Albums » Delete an Album

Deleting an Album removes that particular collection but does not delete any photos or videos from your Mylio Photos Library. Click the Albums icon in the left sidebar. Select the Album you want to remove from Mylio Photos. Right-click your selection or tap the…

Add an External Drive

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add 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…

Adding IPTC and Copyright Information

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Adding IPTC and Copyright Information

Adding copyright information to a photograph’s metadata 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 picture, including a copyright notice, using the IPTC…

Rescan an Image for Faces

Tag People Using Facial Recognition » Rescan an Image for Faces

If you accidentally ignored a face you want to tag or have decided to tag a person you previously ignored, you can have Mylio Photos Rescan Faces. Select the photo(s) you want to rescan. Right-click your selection or tap the kebab icon in the right sidebar to…

Working with an Unsupported Raw File

Appendix » Supported File Types and Cameras » Working with an Unsupported Raw File

Sometimes, 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…

Adding Relationship and Contact Information for People

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Adding Relationship and Contact Information for People

Once you’ve tagged a person in your Mylio Photos Library, you can add a wide variety of information about that person, from contact information (for easy photo sharing) to relationships and even pertinent dates. This information can be added manually, imported from…

Add Media from an iPhoto or Aperture Library

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media from an iPhoto or Aperture Library

Mylio Photos makes importing your legacy iPhoto or Aperture Library quick and easy. *NOTE: If you’re using Apple Photos on your computer, iPhone, or iPad, please see these instructions for importing your library to Mylio Photos. The instructions below are for…

Using an External Editor on a Smartphone or Tablet

Edit and Improve Images » Edit with Other Applications » Using an External Editor on a Smartphone or Tablet

The Share command in Mylio Photos lets you quickly access most photo editing applications installed on your phone or tablet. Before you begin, you’ll need to configure the export and sharing settings to select the type of file you wish to edit. You can edit the…

Using an SSD with a USB-C iPhone or iPad

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add an External Drive » Using an SSD with a USB-C iPhone or iPad

Mylio Photos+ users can connect an external drive to iOS devices, such as an iPad or iPhone, and use it for storage or backup. This feature is handy for photographers and travelers who want access to their photos and files while on the go. This works best with USB-C…

Store Mylio Photos on an SD Card on Android Phones

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Phone or Tablet » Store Mylio Photos on an SD Card on Android Phones

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). …

Use Backblaze B2 with Mylio Photos+

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Cloud Service » Use 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…

Use Wasabi with Mylio Photos+

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Cloud Service » Use 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…

Add a NAS

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add 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…

Use Amazon AWS with Mylio Photos+

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Cloud Service » Use 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…

Add Devices

Backup and Protect » Add Devices

Mylio Photos can be installed on any Windows, Android, macOS, or iOS device that meets the system requirements. With a Mylio Photos+ subscription or active trial, any devices connected to your Mylio account will seamlessly connect over your local network or internet…

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…

Use Microsoft OneDrive with Mylio Photos+

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Cloud Service » Use Microsoft OneDrive with Mylio Photos+

Choose OneDrive from the Add a Cloud Service dialog. Select either Encrypt my files or Don’t encrypt my files, then click the Continue button. Log in to your Microsoft account. Once signed in, click or tap Yes to allow Mylio Photos+ to Access OneDrive…

Use Google Drive with Mylio Photos+

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Cloud Service » Use Google Drive with Mylio Photos+

*NOTE: Adding Google Drive as a Mylio Photos+ device allows media from your Mylio Photos Library to be stored on Google Drive. It does not download or import any media that has previously been stored on Google Drive. To add media from Google Drive or Google Photos,…

Backup and Protect

Backup and Protect

Mylio Photos+ is a complete solution where you can connect your computer, phone, tablet, and hard drives into a single photo library, browse all your photos from any device, and keep your most important memories automatically backed up to multiple hard drives to…

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 involves adding media and devices to Mylio Photos. While these two options might sound similar, they serve very different purposes. Adding Media is making photos and videos visible in your Mylio Photos Library.…

Access Optimized Images from Other Devices (Sync on Demand)

Backup and Protect » Access Optimized Images from Other Devices (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. Click the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to…

Link a Folder to Your Mylio Photos Library

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Computer or External Drive » Link a Folder to Your Mylio Photos Library

Adding a Linked Folder tells Mylio Photos to watch it in your file system without moving it from its original location. Linked Folders preserve your existing file structure and are actively monitored for changes. If you add photos to a Linked Folder, Mylio will…

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…

Import from Frame.io

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From an Online Service » Import from Frame.io

Mylio Photos’ Frame.io integration is designed for digital photographers and video creatives who use the Camera to Cloud technology from Frame.io. With the Frame.io Folder Importer, users can easily connect their workflow to all creative applications and local…

Welcome to Mylio Photos

Welcome to Mylio Photos

New in Mylio Photos 24 Mylio Photos Dynamic Search: AI-generated SmartTags identify over 1,000 activities, objects, text, and visual properties in photos to create a robust Dynamic Index. Together, these tools create Dynamic Search, which provides a blazingly…

Manage Device Settings

Backup and Protect » Manage Device Settings

Device Settings let you customize how each device on your account is set up. Click the Dashboard icon  in the left sidebar. Select Devices, then click or tap on a Device Card to open the Device Settings. Customize the settings below to best fit each device and…

Dashboard

Glossary – Tools and Terminology » Menus, Settings, and Icons » Left Sidebar » Dashboard

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

Add Media with Guided Import

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media with Guided Import

The first time you launch Mylio Photos, you’ll be prompted to Start Adding Photos and Videos. This will open the Guided Import checklist that suggests different media sources you may want to import into your Mylio Photos Library. Designed to help new users…

Settings

Glossary – Tools and Terminology » Menus, Settings, and Icons » Top App Bar » More Menu » Settings

The main Settings menu in Mylio Photos provides a range of options that enable you to personalize your user experience. This section will explore each available choice and provide you with additional resources to help configure Mylio Photos to suit your preferences.…

Activating Your Mylio Photos+ Subscription

Manage 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…

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…

Browse the People View

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the People View

Mylio Photos’ People View automatically groups media for each person you name in your library. Facial recognition technology helps identify all the people in a photo and prompts you to add People tags for each person. Mylio Photos automatically scans for…

Share via Email

Share and Export » Share via Email

Emailing photos of important moments to friends, family, or colleagues is a great way to keep in touch. Mylio Photos makes emailing photos quick and easy, whether you’re on your computer or using a mobile device on the go. Emailing Files from a Computer …

Publish to Frame.io

Share and Export » Publish to Frame.io

The Frame.io publish tool allows users to export files to a Frame.io project or a folder. This feature is designed for digital photographers and video creatives using collaboration tools and Camera to Cloud technology from Frame.io. The Frame.io publish tool allows…

Copy a Folder to Your Mylio Photos Library

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Computer or External Drive » Copy a Folder to Your Mylio Photos Library

Copying a folder from an internal or external drive creates a new version of the selected folder and adds it to your Mylio Photos Library. This is useful if you want to keep your photos and videos in their current location and create a secondary version for use in your…

Move a Folder to your Mylio Photos Library

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Computer or External Drive » Move a Folder to your Mylio Photos Library

Moving a folder on an internal or external drive physically puts the folder and its contents in a new location and deletes the source folder and its contents. This is useful if you want to move all your media into one primary, organized location and do not want to keep…

Flags, Stars, and Color Labels

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Flags, Stars, and Color Labels

Rating images in Mylio Photos — using Flags, Stars, or Color Labels — is a highly effective way to organize your Mylio Photos Library further and make images fast and easy to find using Dynamic Search and QuickFilters. Select a photo, or series of photos. Click…

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel

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;…

Adjusting White Balance

Edit and Improve Images » 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. An image that is too “cool” will have a bluish color cast. An image…

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

The Mylio Photos Quick Start Guide is designed to help you get up and running with Mylio Photos. Follow along using the Sample Library or start with your photos. Click here to download the Mylio Photos Quick Start Guide (PDF, 27.8 MB) Introduction &…

Add a Title and Caption

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Add a Title and Caption

Adding a Title and Caption 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 Title with the…

Keep Your Devices in Sync

Backup and Protect » Keep Your Devices in Sync

Mylio Photos+ makes it simple to access your media on all your devices. The sync process ensures that your devices always have the same information about the media in your library. Each time new photo and video files are added to one device, they become available on…

Import Instagram Photos and Videos

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From an Online Service » Import Instagram Photos and Videos

Click the plus icon in the top app bar to open the Add Media dialog. Select Add media from an online service. Choose Instagram, log in to your account, and authorize Mylio Photos to access your Instagram account. Review the Destination for your import. Mylio…

Create a New Folder or Subfolder

Manage Files and Folders » Create a New Folder or Subfolder

As you progress through organizing your media library, there may be times when you need to add a new folder or subfolder to your Mylio Photos Library. Once a new folder has been created, you can move files and folders as needed to organize your library better. …

Create and Manage Calendar Events

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the Calendar View » Create and Manage Calendar Events

Adding Events to your LifeCalendar makes finding photos from special occasions and other memorable moments more accessible than ever. When you create an Event, all images from the specified date(s) will be automatically grouped. Once an Event has been created, you’ll…

Edit and Improve Images

Edit and Improve Images

Whether capturing images of your kids, recording moments of a spectacular vacation, or restoring old family photos, editing can help make your pictures look their best. Mylio Photos contains essential editing tools that work equally well on your computer and mobile…

Refining Details

Edit and Improve Images » Refining Details

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

Browse the Calendar View

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the Calendar View

Mylio Photos’ LifeCalendar™ helps you rediscover important moments and memories from your one-of-a-kind life story. The LifeCalendar can be viewed as Decades, Years, Months, or Days. You can even add Events and Linked Calendars to make finding the photos…

Glossary – Tools and Terminology

Glossary – 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. This chapter also includes a user interface overview of all menus, settings, and icons. Actions Menu – Click the…

Explore Related Media with QuickActions

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents » Explore Related Media with QuickActions

Mylio Photos’ QuickActions enable you to find and connect memories as you browse. When viewing an image in single photo view, you may notice small icons in the upper right corner of the picture. Click on each of these icons to explore related media. Show in Folder…

Import Facebook Photos

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From an Online Service » Import Facebook Photos

Click or tap the plus icon in the top app bar to open the Add Media dialog. Select Add media from an online service. Select Facebook, log in to your account, and authorize Mylio Photos to access your Facebook account. Choose the Facebook Album(s) you wish to…

Import Flickr Photos

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From an Online Service » Import Flickr Photos

Click the plus icon in the top app bar to open the Add Media dialog. Select Add media from an online service. Choose Flickr, log in to your account, and authorize Mylio Photos to access your Flickr account. Choose the Flickr Album(s) you wish to import, then…

Operating System Menu Bar

Glossary – Tools and Terminology » Menus, Settings, and Icons » 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 operating system menu bar. Windows Menu Bar File Add Media –…

Publish a Shared Album

Share and Export » Publish a Shared Album

With Shared Albums, Mylio Photos+ subscribers can share an album as an online gallery. Images are hosted on non-indexed web pages that make it easy to share semi-privately. When you’re ready to share an Album, Mylio Photos creates a unique link to your…

Understanding Auto-Advance

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Flags, Stars, and Color Labels » Understanding Auto-Advance

Auto-Advance helps you rate and tag a group of photos quickly. Start by adding a star rating, flag, or color label, or use face tag. Once a rating or tag has been added, the app will automatically advance to the next image. Enable Auto-Advance …

Organize Media in Albums

Organize Media in Albums

Albums let you group your photos in infinite ways. From documenting your favorite vacations to tracking projects like that neverending home remodel, Albums can help you stay organized and ensure essential files are easy to find. You can even create nested sub-albums,…

Add Metadata on Import

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Add Metadata on Import

As you add and import media to your Mylio Photos Library using the Copy or Move options, you have the option to include additional metadata such as: Copyright Information (IPTC Card) Custom File Names Custom Folder Organization Keywords Add Creator and…

Using Brushes for Advanced Control

Edit and Improve Images » 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. *NOTE: Brushes in Mylio Photos can be used on a computer or tablet. Due to screen size limitations,…

Using SmartTags

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Using SmartTags

SmartTags are automatically generated using AI to recognize objects and other visual traits about a photo. They are created using a process called computer vision, which attempts to identify the subject and properties of an image. SmartTags include features like…

Export with a Watermark

Share and Export » Export with a Watermark

Adding a watermark helps a layer of protection and personal branding to your photos when sharing online. Mylio Photos offers the option to add a customizable text watermark or apply a graphic watermark to your exported and shared photos. Mylio Photos’ watermark…

Using the Mylio Clipboard

Manage Files and Folders » Move Files and Folders » 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. Right-click your selection or tap the kebab icon in the right…

Browse by Task with Workflows

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse by Task with Workflows

Workflows change which tools are shown on the screen based on a desired task. Choose from preset goals such as Organizing, Photo Sharing, File Management, and more for a streamlined Interface. See just the tools you need and hide the ones you don’t. You can…

Share with Messages and AirDrop (macOS/iOS)

Share and Export » Share with Messages and AirDrop (macOS/iOS)

In addition to the export options shared earlier in this chapter, macOS users have a couple of additional choices: sharing to Messages and AirDrop. These options make it easy to share photos via text message from your computer or with another macOS or iOS device…

Browse the Albums View

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the Albums View

Albums are a helpful way to sort and organize photos. Adding a photo to an Album references the original-quality 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…

Custom Search and Filter Expressions

Appendix » Custom Search and Filter Expressions

Mylio Photos’ search modifiers and advanced search expressions can help you locate specific photos by narrowing down the search results. Search Modifiers When a single word, such as sunset, is entered into the search field, the results will display any media…

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents

Mylio Photos is the perfect way to collect everything that matters to you into a central library so you can easily organize and enjoy a lifetime of memories. To get started, use the Guided Import checklist or click the plus icon in the top app bar to open the Add…

Working with Keywords

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Working with Keywords

Keywords are searchable words and phrases you can add to your photos to help you organize and search for them more easily. They can be added on import or manually entered in the Keywords section of the Info Panel. Keywords are saved to XMP sidecar files in an…

Add Media From Apple Photos

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From Apple Photos

Mylio Photos can easily connect to media from Apple Photos and your iCloud Photo Library-connected devices (e.g., macOS Computers and iOS devices like iPhones and iPads). Once connected, you can find these photos and videos in the Apple Photos folder in the Folders…

Coming from Lightroom Classic

Appendix » Coming from Lightroom Classic

Mylio Photos can be easily integrated into your existing Lightroom Classic workflow or used as a replacement for Lightroom’s digital asset management. By linking folders cataloged by Lightroom Classic to Mylio Photos, users can use Mylio Photos’ intuitive views to…

Set a Device Sync Policy Preset

Backup and Protect » Keep Your Devices in Sync » Set a Device Sync Policy Preset

Device Sync Policies control how information about your Mylio Photos+ Library is stored on each of your connected devices. Mylio Photos+ comes pre-installed with several Device Sync Policy presets that fit various workflows and device types. You can also create custom…

Using Dynamic Search in Mylio Photos

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents » Using Dynamic Search in Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos’ Dynamic Search is the most innovative and fastest way to find specific files. The application dynamically indexes your files as you add and import media into your Mylio Photos Library. This information is added to a blazing-fast SQL database that…

Install Mylio Photos on a Computer

Install Mylio Photos » Install Mylio Photos on a Computer

Installing Mylio Photos for the First Time *TIP: If you’ve already installed and activated Mylio Photos on another device, click here for instructions on adding a computer to your Mylio Photos account. Go to mylio.com and click the Try Now Free button. Enter…

Manage Files and Folders

Manage Files and Folders

Folders and Files in Mylio Photos represent the folders and original media files (photos, videos, and documents) stored on your computer, external hard drives, and other devices. When you add, move, or delete a media file or folder in Mylio Photos, that action is…

Handling Lost Originals

Backup and Protect » Manage Device Settings » Handling Lost Originals

If Mylio Photos cannot locate a copy of an original quality file, it will show this file as a Lost Original. Lost Originals are caused when the original version of a file is deleted outside of Mylio Photos+ before it is fully synced. To identify any Lost Originals in…

Coming from Aperture

Appendix » Coming from Aperture

If you’ve used Aperture, you may notice that Mylio Photos’ terminology is similar. The definitions below will help you better understand the differences between the two applications. If you’re looking for instructions on adding media from Aperture…

Add Media using Drag and Drop

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Computer or External Drive » Add Media using Drag and Drop

While we all try to keep our photo and video files organized, it is common for some image files to be scattered in different locations across your computer and external drives. Mylio Photos makes consolidating and organizing into your library simple with the Drag and…

How to Start Over with Mylio Photos

Appendix » How to Start Over with Mylio Photos

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

Create a Shareable Link

Share and Export » Create a Shareable Link

With Shareable Links, Mylio Photos+ subscribers can share a selection of photos as an online gallery, similar to creating a Shared Album. Images are hosted on non-indexed web pages that make it easy to share semi-privately. Mylio Photos creates a unique link to your…

Import a Google Photos Library

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From an Online Service » Import a Google Photos Library

Importing photos from a Google Photos Library uses Google Takeout, allowing you to download your personal data from your Google account. Download .zip file(s) containing your Google Photos Library using Google Takeout. Go to takeout.google.com in your web…

Add Media From a Camera, Memory Card, or Phone

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Camera, Memory Card, or Phone

Mylio Photos makes importing media directly from a camera, SD card, or phone simple. Click the ellipsis icon in the top app bar to access the More menu and choose Settings. Select General then ensure that the toggle next to Show “Import SD Card” Dialog…

Post Memories to FamilySearch

Share and Export » Post Memories to FamilySearch

Mylio Photos’ Publish to FamilySearch feature allows users to post photos about their ancestors as Memories to the familysearch.org website. Memories can be viewed on the FamilySearch website and the FamilySearch mobile apps. When you post to FamilySearch,…

Edit the Date Created

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Edit the Date Created

Cameras automatically record the Date Created in each image captured, but if the date is incorrect, Mylio Photos makes it simple to make modifications. You can even include non-specific fuzzy dates such as a Season, Year, Decade, or Undated. There are several reasons…

Install Mylio Photos on a Smartphone or Tablet

Install Mylio Photos » Install Mylio Photos on a Smartphone or Tablet

Installing Mylio Photos for the First Time *TIP: If you’ve already installed and activated Mylio Photos on another device, click here for instructions on adding a phone or tablet to your Mylio Photos account. Installing on an iPhone or iPad (iOS) Open App Store…

Managing Family History Metadata

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » 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 meet the…

More Menu

Glossary – Tools and Terminology » Menus, Settings, and Icons » Top App Bar » More Menu

The More menu lets you customize how your photos are viewed and provides access to Mylio Photos’ main settings. The More menu has different options depending on what view you’re currently in and can be accessed from the ellipsis icon in the upper-right corner of…

Coming from Apple Photos

Appendix » Coming from Apple Photos

If you use Apple Photos for macOS, or have used it in the past, you may notice that Mylio Photos’ terminology is similar. The definitions below will help you better understand the differences between the two applications. If you’re looking for instructions…

Keeping Mylio Photos Up To Date

Appendix » Keeping Mylio Photos Up To Date

Keeping Mylio Photos up to date means you always have the newest features and tools at your fingertips. *TIP: Mylio Photos requires an active internet connection to download and install updates. You may want to use Wi-Fi or a wired internet connection (rather than…

Using Auto-Check

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Duplicate Photos (Photo DeDupe) » Using Auto-Check

Auto-Check is helpful when you have many duplicates to sort through. When enabled, Auto-Check will scan the duplicate files and determine the best photos and videos to keep based on the criteria you select. All other duplicates will be “checked” for removal. …

Right Panel

Glossary – Tools and Terminology » Menus, Settings, and Icons » Right Panel

Mylio Photos’ Right Panel lets you manage and edit various photo and video parameters. The right panel can be opened when in use and closed when you prefer to focus on your photos. Open the Right Panel by clicking on the Info icon at the top of the right…

Edit with Other Applications

Edit and Improve Images » Edit with Other Applications

For most people, the editing tools in Mylio Photos are sufficient. But if your workflow involves other photo-editing applications, Mylio Photos can easily work with them. The Open With command in Mylio Photos allows access to any photo editing application installed on…

Move Media Between Albums

Organize Media in Albums » Move Media Between Albums

On occasion, you may need to move photos from one Album to another. While a photo can be added to more than one Album, there may be situations where you want to move an image to another Album instead. Common examples include reorganizing or correcting an image that was…

Remove Media from Albums

Organize Media in Albums » Remove Media from Albums

Removing media from an album removes it from that collection but does not delete it from your Mylio Photos Library. Click the Albums icon in the left sidebar. Open an Album and select photos or videos that you would like to remove from the Album. Right-click your…

Understanding Levels

Edit and Improve Images » Understanding Levels

The Levels tool corrects tonal ranges and color balance issues. With Levels, you can fix poor exposure and perform color correction by manually identifying white and black points in the image. Nearly every photograph can benefit from making a Levels adjustment. To…

Select and Rate with QuickReview

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel » Flags, Stars, and Color Labels » Select and Rate with QuickReview

QuickReview mode is designed to simplify finding your best photos and letting you hide (or delete) the ones that aren’t. When QuickReview mode is enabled, Mylio Photos removes other distracting options and lets you focus on your photos. Easily add Flags or Star…

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 with social media. Mylio Photos can handle both scenarios with ease. Resizing or Cropping to a Specific…