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The Joy of Revisiting

The joy of photos is revisiting them. After you have consolidated, organized, preserved, and protected your photos, you’ll want to be able to enjoy them with family and friends. Here is an overview of the ways Mylio helps you enjoy your memories as well as some tips for making new memories while bonding over them together.

Sharing Your Digital Photos

Mylio makes it easy to share your photos in a range of ways straight from the app. Send your files via email, social media, text, messaging apps, or print them using the instructions below.

To share your photos:

  1. Select the photo(s) you want to share.
  2. Click the Share button ( ) in the Quick Actions bar.
  3. Choose the platform you want to use.
  4. Choose your file settings.
  5. Click the button at the bottom to confirm.

For more info, check out a complete guide to sharing with Mylio.


Sharing Safely with Guest Mode

Sometimes you want to let someone look at photos on your device, but you don’t want them to be able to make any changes. For example, you may want to let your kid look through photos, but you don’t want them to be able to edit, delete, or rearrange anything. That’s where Guest Mode comes in. Guest Mode lets you put Mylio in view only mode.

Turn on Guest Mode:

  1. Open the View menu ( )
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on Account.
  4. Toggle Guest Mode On.
  5. Create your 4 digit pin. This is used for turning Guest Mode off.
  6. *If you forget your pin, you can reset it with your Mylio account password.


A Shared Family Account

Many families share a Mylio account to combine their photo libraries. This works well because Mylio is device agnostic, meaning it works with iOS, macOS, Android, and Windows. So if you prefer Windows and your spouse prefers Mac, you can still combine your photos from family trips, weddings, and birthdays. This is especially useful when it’s time to put together that annual holiday album to send to your extended families.

To create a shared family account:

  1. Get Mylio on each family device you want to connect.
  2. Sign in with the same account information.
  3. On mobile devices, click Settings → Import → Add Media Library or Add Apple Photos.
  4. On computers, create a source folder for the pictures you want to share.

Bonding while Organizing Together

Mylio is about bringing your photos together. And it can also be about bringing your family together. Many of our users have shared stories of sitting down with family to identify old photos. Sit down with your grandmother and ask her to identify faces in old photos as you tag them. Look at baby pictures with your school-aged kiddos and tell them what life was like when they crawled on all fours. The point isn’t just to walk down memory lane, but to also strengthen the bonds you share today, possibly even creating new memories as you revisit the old ones.

When you look through old photos with family and friends, here are some things you can do to preserve them in your family history:

  1. Facetag all the people you can remember.
  2. Make sure the photos are correctly dated.
  3. Make sure the photos are correctly geotagged.
  4. Add captions, keywords, and titles.
  5. Give the photos ratings, labels, and categories.
  6. Group photos thematically into albums.
  7. Use the Auto Enhance preset to bring out the best in your photos.

Making Slideshows, Making Memories

The whole reason to digitize and centralize your family photos is to experience them, and not just individually. Use this opportunity to revisit old favorites with your favorite people. One way to do this is to create a family slideshow.

To create a slideshow:

  1. Create a new album in Album view.
  2. Give your album an Album Name.
  3. Put photos in the sequence you want.
  4. Select the View menu ( )
  5. Select Play Slideshow
  6. Choose your slideshow options.
  7. Press play to see the slideshow.

  8. Here is the story of one user creating a poignant Memorial Day slideshow for his uncle.