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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Find Untagged Photos

Tag People Using Facial Recognition » Find Untagged Photos

The first collection in People view is Untagged. This smart album contains all images where Mylio Photos has detected a face but hasn’t matched or confirmed it with a name in your Mylio Photos Library. Click the People icon in the left sidebar then…

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…

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 from your Mylio Account. !NOTE: Manual…

Welcome to Mylio Photos

Welcome to Mylio Photos

New in Mylio Photos 24.0 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 a .zip file containing your Google Photos Library using Google Takeout. Click here for instructions. Go to…

Browse the All Photos View

Browse Your Mylio Photos Library » Browse the All Photos View

The All Photos view in Mylio Photos lets you browse your entire media library and includes various options to sort, search, and filter to find the exact image(s) you’re looking for. Click the All Photos icon in the left sidebar. Click the magnifying glass…

Find Similar Photos (Photo DeClutter)

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Similar Photos (Photo DeClutter)

The Photo DeClutter tool helps you clean up similar photos in your Mylio Photos Library. These images are typically captured using burst mode on a camera, resulting in several near-duplicate photos. The Photo DeClutter tool scans your entire library and generates a…

Reviewing Sets of Similar Photos

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Similar Photos (Photo DeClutter) » Reviewing Sets of Similar Photos

Similar Sets are groups of two or more images that Mylio Photos has flagged as similar. 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 image to…

Find Duplicate Photos (Photo DeDupe)

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Duplicate Photos (Photo DeDupe)

For Mylio Photos+ subscribers, the 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. …

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…

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,…

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents

Find Photos, Videos, and Documents

Mylio Photos makes it easy to find your images, videos, and documents using Dynamic Search and QuickFilters. 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 hundreds…

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…

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…

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…

Install Mylio Photos on a Computer

Install Mylio Photos » Install Mylio Photos on a Computer

Download and Install Go to Mylio.com and click the button in the upper right corner to Download Now 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…

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…

Updating Your Account Information

Manage Your Mylio Account » Updating Your Account Information

Update Your Email Address Go to account.mylio.com and log in to your Mylio Account. Click on Change Email below to your email address. Enter your new email address twice to confirm the change, then select Change Email. The next time you launch Mylio…

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 Account at the top of the Mylio.com home page. This portal allows…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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). …

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Quick Edits with Presets

Edit and Improve Images » Quick Edits with Presets

Edit Presets allow you to change your photo with a single click instantly. Each Preset includes a saved adjustment set that applies a unique, stylized look to your photograph. You can use the presets included with Mylio Photos or create your own. Presets can be used as…

Improve Images with AutoEnhance and AutoColor

Edit and Improve Images » Improve Images with AutoEnhance and AutoColor

Mylio Photos’ AutoEnhance and AutoColor tools make intelligent, beautiful edits to your photo with a single click. Use your improved photos as a finished image or a starting point for more creative editing. Using AutoEnhance AutoEnhance makes most images look…

Manage Spaces

Working with Categories and Spaces » Browse by Category with Spaces » Manage Spaces

Spaces can be modified in a variety of ways to fit your personal workflow, from assigning Passcodes, to specifying the permissions and tools available in each Space. For information on configuring Spaces for sharing with a trusted collaborator, click here. …

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…

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 get started with your own photos. Click here to download the Mylio Photos Quick Start Guide. (PDF, 2.3 MB) Introduction &…

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…

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. These options are also available on a phone, but the location may differ due to the smaller screen size. *NOTE: The icons in the right sidebar will vary…

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…

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel

Organize with Metadata in the Info Panel

Metadata is descriptive information that tells you more about your photos, videos, and documents. It can include details like who took the picture, what camera was used, and when it was taken. Your camera automatically adds some of this data. You can also add details…

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…

Create a Black and White Photo

Edit and Improve Images » Balancing Color » Create a Black and White Photo

Black-and-white photos have a timeless quality that works well for various subjects. Open an image in Single Photo View, then click the edit icon to open the Edit Panel. On a computer or tablet, twirl down the arrow next to Color, then select Black & White to…

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 …

Invert Scanned Film Negatives

Edit and Improve Images » Balancing Color » Invert Scanned Film Negatives

Scanning film negatives is a great way to preserve high-quality versions of your historical photos. The initial scan is typically an orange-brown hue and doesn’t look like the printed image you might remember. These images must be Inverted so the…

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,…

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 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.…

Apply Edits to a Group of Images

Edit and Improve Images » Apply Edits to a Group of Images

Mylio Photos offers several ways to edit quickly or batch-process a group of photos. Presets (both built-in and custom) can be applied to a group of images simultaneously. Edits from an image can also be copied and pasted to a group of images. *NOTE: Batch editing…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cleanup Disk Space

Cleanup Disk Space

Your digital photo collection can quickly become a mountain of files, whether it’s family events, vacations, or everyday moments. And let’s face it, not every shot is a keeper. Your phone or computer’s storage space isn’t endless; sooner 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 –…

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…

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…

Removing vs. Deleting Similar Images

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Similar Photos (Photo DeClutter) » Removing vs. Deleting Similar Images

When using the Mylio Photos Photo DeClutter tool on a computer, you have the option to either Remove or Delete duplicate files. Delete Checked permanently deletes the selected similar files from your computer and all synced Mylio Photos+ devices. This action…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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 Select Multiple Files

Appendix » How to Select Multiple Files

As you work with your Mylio Photos Library, you’ll often need to choose the images you want to work with. Perhaps it’s to export several photos or to add them to an album. Mylio Photos makes it easy to work with several images at once. Selecting Media on a…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Create a Custom Device Sync Policy

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

In most situations, one of the Device Sync Policy Presets will be suitable. However, if you need additional control over media quality (e.g., optimized or original) available on a specific device, you can create a Custom Device Sync Policy using QuickCollections. A…

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…

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…

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…

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…