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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). …

Add Mylio Drive

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add Mylio Drive

Each Mylio Photos+ plan includes access to Mylio Drive with unlimited storage of Optimized Images at no extra cost. This means you can store a copy of your entire photo library for easy (and private) access by your devices. Optimized Images are perfect for everyday…

Uninstall Mylio Photos

Appendix » Uninstall Mylio Photos

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 better shape than when you started. Mylio Photos is not a closed ecosystem. All photos remain accessible on any…

Install Mylio Photos

Install Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos can be installed on a variety of devices, such as computers, tablets, and smartphones including: Windows computers and tablets (Windows 10 version 21H2 and later, 64-bit only; Windows 11) Windows ARM – Surface X Pro (Windows 10 version 21H2 and…

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…

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…

Access Multiple Mylio Accounts

Manage Your Mylio Account » Access Multiple Mylio Accounts

Most Mylio Photos users will only need a single account, but switching between account profiles is simple if you choose to have more than one account or are helping others manage their Mylio accounts. Click the account icon in the top app bar, then click the Switch…

Manually Updating Mylio Photos

Appendix » Keeping Mylio Photos Up To Date » Manually Updating Mylio Photos

Manually Updating Mylio Photos In the rare case that you encounter an issue with the automatic or in-app update installer, you can choose to update Mylio Photos Manually by downloading the most recent version of the application. Click here to download the most recent…

Manage Your Mylio Account

Manage Your Mylio Account

You can access and manage your Mylio Account by clicking on the Account icon in the top app bar, then clicking the Manage Account Details button, by visiting account.mylio.com, or by clicking on Manage Account at the bottom of the Mylio.com home page. This…

Using the Mylio Photos InBox

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Computer or External Drive » Using the Mylio Photos InBox

The Mylio InBox is a quick and easy way to add media to your Mylio Photos Library. When the Mylio Photos application is installed, the Mylio InBox folder is automatically created. You can find it in the Mylio Photos Folders view. You’ll also see a shortcut in…

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library

Mylio Photos makes browsing your photos, videos, and documents a breeze. Regardless of your library’s organization level, Mylio Photos intelligently groups media, streamlining your browsing experience. Whether you want to see everything from all sources in one…

Using QuickFilters in Mylio Photos

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents » Using QuickFilters in Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos’ QuickFilters helps you quickly find specific photos, videos, and documents by narrowing your browsing results based on specific criteria. QuickFilters can be used in any view with options to filter by folder, date, event, file type, album, person,…

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…

Join the Mylio Photos Community

Additional Help » Join the Mylio Photos Community

The Mylio Photos Community, located at community.mylio.com, is your hub for Mylio Photos news, events, education, photo sharing, and more. Find other Mylio Photos users and get inspired! Mylio Photos Community FAQs What is the Mylio Photos Community? The Mylio…

Search the Mylio Support Forum

Additional Help » Search the Mylio Support Forum

Mylio Photos’ Support Forum, located at forum.mylio.com, is the best place to ask troubleshooting questions and get answers from other Mylio Photos users.

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

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…

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…

Add Media From Android Media Library

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From Android Media Library

There are two ways to add media from an Android phone or tablet into Mylio Photos: Installing the Mylio Photos app on your phone or tablet. The Mylio Photos Android app lets you easily view, edit, and organize the photos from your media library in the Mylio Photos…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Install Mylio Photos on a Computer

Install Mylio Photos » Install Mylio Photos on a Computer

Download and Install Go to mylio.com/download, click the button to Download Now, and then install the application on Windows or macOS using the instructions below. Windows Locate the downloaded Mylio_x64.msix or Mylio_ARM64.msix file in your Downloads folder…

Remove Folders from your Mylio Photos Library

Manage Files and Folders » Remove Folders from your Mylio Photos Library

As you add media to Mylio Photos, you may occasionally find folders 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 permanently delete it,…

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…

Using the Find Command in Mylio Photos

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents » Using the Find Command in Mylio Photos

The Find command looks at the current page or container you’re browsing and attempts to find matches. The Find dialog is hidden by default in most views but is always visible in the Map view. Using the Find Command: Navigate to a view (e.g., All Photos,…

Install Mylio Photos on a Smartphone or Tablet

Install Mylio Photos » Install Mylio Photos 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…

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…

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…

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…

Share to Other Apps (Mobile)

Share and Export » Share to Other Apps (Mobile)

Mylio Photos seamlessly interacts with the built-in Android and iOS sharing options on your mobile device. Sharing photos via email, messaging or text, iCloud photo sharing, and social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, and others is quick and easy. If you’d like…

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…

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…

Add a Phone or Tablet

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Phone or Tablet

For Mylio Photos+ subscribers, adding a phone or tablet is a convenient way to browse and organize your library on the go. Click the Dashboard icon  in the left sidebar. Select Devices, then click or tap the ADD button at the top of the Devices section. Choose…

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…

Share with Copy and Paste (System Clipboard)

Share and Export » Share with Copy and Paste (System Clipboard)

Copy and Paste is a quick and easy way to export images from Mylio Photos to use in other applications. Mylio Photos uses your operating system’s clipboard to temporarily store a copy of your photo that you can paste into most applications or even image-ready fields…

Free Up Space on Camera Roll or Media Library

Cleanup Disk Space » Free 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! The Free Up Space On This Device tool checks your connected iOS or Android Camera Roll to ensure your photo(s) are protected with a copy of the Original image…

Print Your Photos

Share and Export » Print Your Photos

Printing your images directly from Mylio Photos is easy and can be done from a computer or mobile device. Printing from a Computer Select the photo(s) you wish to print, then click the Share icon in the right sidebar and choose Print. Choose from the…

Understanding Safe Delete

Backup and Protect » Manage Device Settings » Understanding Safe Delete

It’s best to manage your files using Mylio Photos, including adjusting storage settings on devices through the sync policy and deleting files and folders. However, sometimes, you might need to delete files directly from macOS Finder or Windows Explorer. When…

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…

Export to Flickr

Share and Export » Export to Flickr

It’s easy to share image(s), Albums, and Folders from Mylio Photos to Flickr from your computer or mobile device. Exporting to Flickr from a Computer Select a photo or series of photos. Click the Share icon from the right sidebar and choose…

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 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…

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…

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…

Download Original or Optimized Images

Backup and Protect » Download Original or Optimized Images

Downloading the original or optimized versions for a specific image or series of images can be helpful if you do not want to change the sync policy for an entire folder. Mylio Photos has three photo-quality sizes that can be stored on your devices: Thumbnails – A…

Browse the Folders View

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the Folders View

The Folders view in Mylio Photos represents the folders on your computer, external hard drives, and other devices where your media is stored. Depending on the media you’ve added to Mylio Photos, the Folders view may be divided into several sections. Mylio…

Add a Computer

Backup and Protect » Add Devices » Add a Computer

Mylio Photos+ can be installed on each computer you have, making it simple to access your Mylio Photos Library from all of your devices. *TIP: If you are installing Mylio Photos for the first time, please follow these steps. Click the Dashboard icon  in the left…

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, 2.4 MB) Introduction &…

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…

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…

Auto Organize Folders

Manage Files and Folders » Auto Organize 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…

Browse by Category with Spaces

Workflows, Categories, and Spaces » Browse by Category with Spaces

Spaces enable users to sort and organize their files into purpose-specific views and let you precisely control what is seen and not seen in each Space. They are a convenient way to help make your library feel less cluttered and offer numerous privacy and security…

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…

Manage Devices with Remote Control

Backup and Protect » Manage Devices with Remote Control

Remote Control allows users to set up and adjust settings on other devices signed in to their Mylio Photos+ account. This feature is handy for more technical users who want to manage the core settings, views, and syncing of their family members’ or trusted…

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…

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…

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 …

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. …

Working with the Sample Library

Install Mylio Photos » Working with the Sample Library

Mylio Photos includes a Sample Library to help you get acquainted with the software. The Sample Library is an example of what your fully organized library might look like. Images are organized into Albums, face tags have been added so you can explore the People View,…

Customize Library Sharing with Spaces

Backup and Protect » Customize Library Sharing with Spaces

Spaces allow you to sort and organize files into subject-specific views. When sharing your library, you can switch to the Guest Space or create a Custom Space with Mylio Photos+ for trusted collaborators to use on their personal devices. It also allows you to set a…

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…

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…

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…

Share and Export

Share and Export

Keeping your photos organized in Mylio Photos is great, but photos are meant to be shared! Mylio Photos offers several ways to export your photos so you can share them via email, social media, create prints, and more. On a computer, start by clicking the Share icon …

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…

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…

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents

Mylio Photos makes it easy to locate your images, videos, and documents using Dynamic Search, QuickFilters, and Find. You can quickly sort photos based on specific criteria such as date, camera, file type, the person in the photo, location, and more. Even if you have…

Where are the Photos, Videos, and Documents I Imported?

Appendix » Where are the Photos, Videos, and Documents I Imported?

One of the critical 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…

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.…

Add Media from a Scanner

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media from a Scanner

For the family historian, Mylio Photos is an invaluable tool for organizing and consolidating scanned family photos or slides. While each scanner is slightly different, they all create image files on your computer, which can then be imported to your Mylio Photos…

Add Documents

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Documents

In addition to images and videos, Mylio Photos lets you import and view PDFs, Microsoft Office documents, and text files (.txt). This can be helpful for Mylio Photos+ subscribers who need specific files available across all their devices. It can also help organize…

Help Menu

Additional Help » Help Menu

The Mylio Photos Help option puts the most essential resources for assistance at your fingertips. To view a guided help overlay and access the Help menu, click or tap the question mark icon in the top app bar. You can also access the Help menu from the More menu or…

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 –…

Right Sidebar

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

The right sidebar contains icons that put many of Mylio Photos’ most valuable tools at your fingertips. The screenshot below shows the layout on computers and tablets. These options are also available on phones, but the location may differ due to the smaller…

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.…

Left Sidebar

Glossary – Tools and Terminology » Menus, Settings, and Icons » 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…

Work with RAW+JPEG Pairs

Appendix » Work with RAW+JPEG Pairs

Many cameras can save raw+jpeg pairs when capturing images. This can be useful if you want a processed version available for easy sharing and a higher-quality raw file in case advanced edits are desired. When raw+jpeg pairs are imported into Mylio Photos, the app…

Left Panel

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

Mylio Photos Left Panel displays QuickFilters and Navigation options. Available options may vary in different views. The left panel can be opened when in use and closed when you prefer to focus on your media. QuickFilters To access QuickFilters, click the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Manage Photo Prioritization

Appendix » Manage Photo Prioritization

Mylio Photos evaluates several criteria to determine which photos are featured in your LifeCalendar, used as cover photos for Folders, Albums, and People, which images are prioritized for local storage, and how metadata is merged when using Photo DeDupe. Photo…

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…

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…

Workflows, Categories, and Spaces

Workflows, Categories, and Spaces

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…

Show Support Options on Startup

Additional Help » Help Menu » Show Support Options on Startup

Mylio Photos makes it easy to access advanced troubleshooting with the Show Support Options on Startup command. Click the question mark icon in the top app bar Click More Help Options to access the Help menu. Choose Show Support Options on Startup. Click the…

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…

Manage the Categories List

Workflows, Categories, and Spaces » Manage the Categories List

The Categories list in Mylio Photos can be accessed from the application settings or from the Categories section of the Info Panel. Users may add 40+ custom categories to help organize media. To Access the Categories List from Settings Click the ellipsis icon in…

Using QuickFilters in Photo DeClutter

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Similar Photos (Photo DeClutter) » Using QuickFilters in Photo DeClutter

By default, the Mylio Photos Photo DeClutter tool scans your entire library and lists all similar photos found. If your list of similar files is long, you may work with smaller portions of your library using QuickFilters. Click the Tools icon in the left sidebar…

Combine People Tags

Tag People Using Facial Recognition » Combine People Tags

If you’ve inadvertently created multiple tags for the same individual—for instance, one tag with a nickname and another with their given name—you can easily reassign the images to the appropriate tag by following the steps outlined below. Click the People…

Comprehensive Guide to QuickFilters

Appendix » Comprehensive Guide to QuickFilters

Mylio Photos’ QuickFilters helps you quickly find specific photos, videos, and documents by narrowing your browsing results based on specific criteria. You can choose from the following: By Ratings, Labels, & Flags – Filter your results by star rating,…

Control Device Storage

Backup and Protect » Control Device Storage

By default, Mylio Photos+ will automatically manage available disk space on any device that is not configured as a Vault. The application automatically determines the amount of free space to leave on a device, but this amount can be customized to fit your device…

Create and Manage QuickCollections

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents » Create and Manage QuickCollections

A QuickCollection is a saved group of QuickFilters that automatically gather and display specific photos based on your set criteria. For example, you can create a QuickCollection that contains your 5-star images with the SmartTag Bird, or that contain only your Raw…

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…

Add Media From a Computer or External Drive

Add Photos, Videos, and Documents » Add Media From a Computer 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. To add a folder of media, click on the Add Media icon in the top app bar. Select the folder you wish to add,…