Getting started with Mylio Photos

Welcome to Mylio Photos.
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Mylio Photos is the only software that connects your computer, phone, tablet, and hard drives into a single photo library. Mylio Photos creates a secure network that links your storage and personal devices, with no cloud required. You can search, edit, and share all your photos at all times. 

WHERE TO FIRST INSTALL MYLIO PHOTOS

When you install and set up Mylio Photos for the first time, it’s best to do it on a computer with plenty of storage space. You'll also want at least one external hard drive to serve as a Vault to protect your original files.

If you only own one computer, install it on that device. The ideal device for your initial setup is a desktop computer that can:

  • Remain powered on
  • Is directly connected to your external hard drive(s)
  • Has a constant internet connection

This setup will ensure all your Mylio Photos-linked devices stay in sync as much as possible. 

ADDING FILES TO MYLIO PHOTOS

After Mylio Photos is installed on your main computer, it’s time to get your photos into the software so you can access them from your other devices. 

Tip: Need some sample images and an organized Mylio Photos Library to try out?
Just choose Help > Add Sample Library to explore what Mylio Photos can do.

What should I try first?

Once you have started your Mylio Photos Library, try:

Face tagging

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Geo-tagging

Do you have scanned photos, videos, or images with missing location information? Use the map tab in the Details panel and drag files to the location where they belong.

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Calendar events

An easy way to add special events to your Life Calendar™ is to select an existing folder and make it an event.
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SEARCHING IMAGES IN MYLIO PHOTOS

Once you have tagged some faces and confirmed some locations, you can start searching your library for files that meet one or more conditions (for example, a friend’s name and a location) to see all photos that meet both criteria.

You can also try out all search features with the Sample Library. Just choose Help > Add Sample Library to explore what Mylio can do. 

EDITING YOUR PHOTOS

Mylio Photos is more than just a way to keep your memories safe. One of the best features is the ability to edit and enhance your images on any device! Learn how to perform essential editing to improve color, tone, and composition. 

SHARING YOUR PHOTOS

You can easily share and export photos from your Mylio Photos account to have access to the images outside of the application. This includes photo sharing with others from desktop or mobile devices. 

NEED ASSISTANCE?
WE’RE HERE TO HELP.

If you need help getting set up with Mylio Photos, you can quickly access support by using the Help button in the toolbar. Or, you can visit one of the following resources for additional information and support: