Face Recognition

Mylio’s face recognition helps keep your photos organized by creating custom albums in the People view of your friends and family. Tagging your photos is easy, as Mylio will match untagged faces with previously identified people – all you have to do is confirm for accuracy. Like all face recognition, telling Mylio who is in your photos increases the accuracy of this feature over time.

Mylio’s face recognition can be used in two primary ways…

Tag Faces Individually

Tag Detected Faces

  1. Open a photo in any view. This can be in all photos, a folder, or even in the Untagged container within People view.
  2. Toggle Face Recognition on by selecting the face recognition icon at the bottom of the center panel.
  3. If Mylio detects a face, it will ask you to identify who is in the photo. You can do this by selecting the recommended name, or by pressing the corresponding number on your keyboard.
  4. If multiple faces are detected, Mylio will recommend names for each face one at a time. By adding the first face, Mylio will advance to the next face automatically.
  5. If Mylio detects a face that you do not want to name, or detects something that is not a face, you can select Ignore to move past the selection.
  6. Once a photo has been tagged, it will be added to the custom album within People view for that person.

Tag Undetected Faces

In some cases, Mylio may not appropriately find all faces in a photo. This is especially true if a photo is at an angle, has insufficient (or too much lighting), or a face is partially obscured. In these cases, you can manually tell Mylio where a face is on a photo.

  1. Open a photo in any view. This can be in all photos, a folder, or even in the Untagged container within People view.
  2. Toggle Face Recognition on by selecting the face recognition icon at the bottom of the center panel.
  3. Locate the face that is not appropriately recognized by Mylio.
  4. Click and hold, or tap and hold, on the unrecognized face until a square “Who is this?” dialog is opened.
  5. Add the name to the dialog.
      Note:  manually adding a face tag in Mylio does not increase the match rate for that specific person.

      Note:  face tags added manually are saved to a photo’s metadata in a way that will transfer to other applications that support face tagging.


Tag Faces in Bulk

Mylio will scan photos automatically and group them within People view. This allows you to quickly identify if a person is, or is not, who Mylio believes they are.

Bulk Tagging Proposed Faces

If Mylio knows who someone is, they will have an album created for them in People view. Once Mylio knows the name and face of a person, it will scan each photo to see if it has a match as you browse through your images. If Mylio finds a match, the person’s album in People view will ask you to confirm if the photo is, or is not, that person. Albums that have photos that need to be identified will have an “identification needed” icon in the top left of the album.

When an album with the identification needed icon is opened, any photo that is not confirmed to be the matched person will display three options at the bottom of the image: confirm, change, and deny. These icons let you confirm that the person is correct, change the image to a different person, or tell Mylio that this image is not this person.

Confirming a person will remove the icons, confirm that the photo is of the person, and use the image to better identify more images of that person.

Bulk Ignore Untagged Faces

In some cases, you may have photos with many faces that all need ignored. This is common in pictures of crowds like concerts, races, or other public events. Mylio makes it easy to tag who you know and ignore all other faces.

  1. Locate the photo with multiple people who need to be ignored.
  2. Tag the people who you do know before bulk-ignoring.
  3. Open Mylio’s Details panel and open the face tagging pane.
  4. Select Ignore Untagged Faces from the top of the tagging pane.

Additional Information About Face Recognition

  1. Mylio scans an image for faces when the photo has been fully opened with Mylio. Once opened, the photo will be added to the Untagged group in People view.
  2. If you would like Mylio to scan and match all of the photos in your library, toggle on All from within the Advanced settings menu.
      Note:   this is an intensive process and may take some time to complete. Additionally, this process can only be done from a computer.
  3. If Mylio does not recommend who is actually in the photo, you can type the person’s name in “Who is this?” box. Mylio will remember this and make better suggestions next time.
  4. If Mylio is not detecting faces for any photo, ensure that Face Recognition is turned with the face icon at the bottom of the center panel (in full photo view).