Creating, Editing, and Viewing Events

Events in Mylio are based on a designated date or range of dates. By creating an event, you are telling Mylio that all photos from the specific date(s) can be grouped together. Creating an event does not alter or move your photos from their original location, albums, or folder views in any way. Creating an event also does not duplicate your photos, taking up any additional space.

This article will cover creating, editing, and viewing events in Calendar view.

Creating Events from Calendar View

Creating Events Automatically

Mylio can automatically create events by linking your digital calendars. To easily create events in Mylio, please see this article.

Creating Events Manually

  1. Open Calendar view by selecting Calendar in the view selector.
  2. Locate and select the day, month, or year you wish to add an event to. It should be highlighted in blue.
  3. Open the Info section of the Details panel.
  4. Select the plus sign in the Info section of the Details panel, next to “EVENTS” to begin creating a new event.
  5. The event creation dialog box will open. Here you can add:
    • Cover photo – set the cover photo for this event by clicking the pencil in the top left
    • From / To the date (or range of dates) that this event took place.
    • Title the name of your event as displayed in the calendar.
    • Description a description of the event.
    • Categories  which category this event belongs to for easier filtering.
    • Priority – have the cover of this folder display as the event cover over other events of the same Year, Month, or Day in Calendar view. Life events are the highest priority, even over Events of the year.
    • Autoplay slideshow – Selecting the event from the Calendar will automatically start a slideshow of the event.
    • Scoped by Date or Folder – chose for your event to populate photos from the date(s) above or select a folder to use photos from
  6. Select Save to save and create the event.
  7. Mylio will display the bar for your event across your date range, displaying the event name, length, and category.

Creating Events from Folder View

Creating Events from Folder View

Quickly populate your Life Calendar™ by using the “Show Folder as Calendar Event” toggle on a selected folder to automatically create an Event in your calendar containing that folder’s images.

Under the toggle you can add:

  1. Event Name – the name of your event to be displayed.
  2. Description – a description of the event.
  3. Priority – have the cover of this folder display as the event cover over other events of the same Year, Month, or Day in Calendar view. Life events are the highest priority, even over Events of the year.
  4. Autoplay slideshow – Selecting the event from the Calendar will automatically start a slideshow of the event.
Using Event Filter

To filter what appears in the Event:

  1. Toggle on “Show Folder as Calendar Event”.
  2. Scroll down to the “Event Filter” section in the Info panel.
  3. Click the plus (+) button to the right.
  4. Use the available types of metadata to filter what photos are shown. The example above shows a filter to only show 4 and 5-star rated images in the event.
  5. Navigate to Calendar view and verify the event creation and/or filter. If no filter is applied then all files from the folder will be shown in the event.

Editing Events

Once an event has been created, you can edit its details at any time. Here is how:

Editing Events from Calendar View

  1. Select Calendar from the View selector to open Calendar view.
  2. Open the Info section of the Details panel.
  3. Select the day, month, or year that contains the event that you wish to edit.
  4. Mylio will display all events for the selected date range in the Info section of the Details panel. Select the event you wish to edit.
  5. Select Edit Event from the dialog.
  6. Within the Event dialog, you can edit the event’s title, categories, priority relevant dates, and description.
  7. Events can additionally be scoped by a specific Date(s) or a Folder. Please know that events scoped by a Folder must have their categories edited in Folder view.

Viewing Events

Viewing the events that you have created is easy in Calendar view.

Viewing Events from Calendar View

  1. Select Calendar from the View Selector to open the calendar.
  2. Locate the date that contains the event you wish to view.
  3. Select the bar containing your event’s name to go to that event.

You can also see a list of all events that happen within the specific selected day, month, or year by:

  1. Select Calendar from the View selector.
  2. Open the Info section of the Details panel.
  3. Select the day, month, or year you wish to display all events for.
  4. Events will be listed within the Info section of the Details panel. Selecting this displays four options:
    1. See Photos and Files in this Event – displays all media for this selected event.
    2. Play Slideshow – Plays a slideshow containing all media in the event.
    3. Edit Event – Edit the parameters of the selected event (as seen above).
    4. Delete – deletes the event from the calendar but does not delete any media that was in the event
    5. Priority –have the cover of this folder display as the event cover over other events of the same Year, Month, or Day in Calendar view. Life events are the highest priority, even over Events of the year.

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