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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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Using QuickFilters in Photo DeDupe

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Duplicate Photos (Photo DeDupe) » Using QuickFilters in Photo DeDupe

By default, the Photo DeDupe tool scans your entire library and lists all duplicates found. If your list of duplicate files is long, you may work with smaller portions of your library using Quickfilters. To find duplicate media, you can compare that selection to your…

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…

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…

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…

Find Untagged Photos

Tag People Using Facial Recognition » Find Untagged Photos

The first collection in People View is Untagged. This container displays all images in which 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. …

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…

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…

Using the Histogram

Edit and Improve Images » Using the Histogram

A Histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your image. It illustrates how the pixels in a photo are distributed across brightness levels ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness). Histograms are a helpful way to judge a…

Using Auto-Mark

Cleanup Disk Space » Find Similar Photos (Photo DeClutter) » Using Auto-Mark

Auto-Mark is helpful when you have many similar images to sort through. When enabled, Auto-Mark will use AI technology to scan similar files and determine the best photos to keep based on your selected criteria. Click the Auto-Mark button in the bottom right corner…

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. …

Using Drag and Drop

Manage Files and Folders » Move Files and Folders » Using Drag and Drop

Mylio Photos allows you to organize and arrange your images and folders via Drag and Drop. This is a convenient way to get organized and make media in your library easier to find. Click Folders icon in the left sidebar. Click or tap on the Navigation icon in the…

Using the Cleanup QuickCollections

Cleanup Disk Space » Using the Cleanup QuickCollections

Mylio Photos includes several built-in QuickCollections that help you clean up and organize your media library. Click the funnel icon in the left sidebar to open QuickFilters. Click the QuickCollection icon and choose one of the following options: Camera…

Using Tap to Categorize

Working with Categories and Spaces » Using Tap to Categorize

Tap-to-Categorize is the fastest way to categorize Folders, Albums, and People, allowing you to assign a primary category for each container. A container (e.g., Folder, Album, Person) can be assigned multiple categories by choosing the Custom Category option. When a…

Tag People Using Facial Recognition

Tag People Using Facial Recognition

Mylio Photos’ face recognition scans your photos for faces and helps you identify them, creating smart albums for each person. As you import media into Mylio Photos, each image is privately scanned on your own devices for recognizable people. When you…

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,…

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 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…

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,…

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…

Add Categories in the Info Panel

Working with Categories and Spaces » Add Categories in the Info Panel

While using Tap to Categorize is the fastest and easiest way to add Categories to your media, you can also add and edit Categories in the Info Panel. Categories can also be added as you import new media to your library using the Copy or Move options. Select a photo,…

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…

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;…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Working with Categories and Spaces

Working with Categories and Spaces

Categories help you organize your media based on the purpose of the photo (e.g., work, personal, family, etc.). They can be assigned to Folder, Albums, and People using Tap to Categorize, and Calendar Events, or individual media. Categories also power Spaces, which…

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…

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 –…

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…

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…

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 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Photos,…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…