I recently went to a flea market and was saddened when I saw a large basket of old photographs. A sign nearby suggested that the photos could be purchased as “instant relatives.” It made me sad to know that carefully captured family memories were being offered to anyone who would pay for them. Photos, whether they’re of your family or professional work captured for clients, are memories captured in tangible form. They are your legacy as a photographer.
I’ve been a photographer most of my life, and I’ve always tried to maintain control over the hundreds of thousands of images I have accumulated over the past fifty years. This challenge increased dramatically when digital arrived on the scene. For years I struggled to find the best way to backup, store, and protect my images. I felt like the mythological king Sisyphus, pushing a boulder up a hill every day only to watch it roll back down to the bottom every single time. As soon as I mastered a photography workflow that protected my library, storage options would change and improve or software would change, requiring me to come up with a backup plan all over again.
Last year I had the opportunity to test an early beta version of Mylio. From the first time I imported a group of images into Mylio, I realized that many of the challenges facing anyone who takes digital images (from professionals to camera phone shooters) were eliminated forever. No more worrying about having a good backup solution. No more searching for pictures you can’t find. No more lost images. Additionally, Mylio provides the ability to share and edit your images on an iPod or iPhone (and other devices) and have any changes instantly synced across all devices and computers. As I dug deeper into Mylio’s features over several months, I took notes. Those notes became a book written to help you master the program quickly and learn the extensive rich and unique features Mylio offers.
The Official Guide to Mylio is now available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. The book grew out of my initial notes and extensive conversations with the fantastic Mylio team. The company’s focus on changing the way the world remembers is more than just a tagline; it is a reality once you have Mylio up and running and incorporated into your photography. The goal of this new book is to help you, regardless of your level of photographic expertise, implement and learn Mylio and serve as a reference as you explore the many advanced features.
Mylio truly does change the photographic paradigm. It is a platform built on technology designed to be extremely fast, storing and organizing your images in a variety of ways that make finding what you are searching for easier than ever. Mylio allows you to have your images with you virtually anywhere, all the time. Finally, it offers a level of protection that provides local, off-site, and (if you choose) cloud storage to ensure you always have multiple copies of your files.
Mylio frees up time to help all of us love photography again — the enjoyable process of capturing light in a way that creates a memory. Mylio will also help ensure that your images truly serve as your legacy, without ending up for sale at a flea market.