Mylio Glossary

The Mylio team has organized all the terminology used within our app on this page. Below are three tabs explaining both an Essential and Complete list  (one organized by theme and another alphabetical) of terms you may run into while using Mylio.

 

Essential

  • Sync: Mylio keeps all your devices in sync with the same photos, information, and organization. Syncing ensures that new photos added to one device are available on your other devices along with edits, metadata, and organizational structure.
  • Folders: Folders are one of the main ways to organize in Mylio. Folders allow you to directly manage your files inside and outside of Mylio. To create a new folder, go to Folders view and click the Add New button  near the top right.
  • Import: Importing adds photos to your Mylio library. There are multiple ways to import. One of the most common is to use the Import button  in the top right. Choose whether to Copy photos (from your current device) or import photos from other sources. For other ways to import, see these articles.
  • Vault: A Vault is Mylio’s term for a device that holds all your originals. Common Vaults include computers, external drives, NAS devices, and online services like Amazon or Google Drive. Click here to add a NAS or USB vault, or click one of these links to add Amazon and Google Drive.
  • All Photos: This is the first view in the navigation bar and shows – surprise, surprise – all your photos.
  • Calendar view: Mylio’s default view which displays your photos on a calendar in combination with events from your life. Access it in the Navigation bar at the top of the Mylio interface.  
  • Map view: The Map view organizes photos by location on a world map. Most cameras and smartphones record GPS data, which Mylio uses to geotag photos automatically. You can also manually position a photo by dragging it to the correct spot on the map.
  • People view: People view helps you automatically organize photos of family and friends. As you start tagging the people in your photos, Mylio will help you tag them in all future photos and display them in a container.
  • Album view: This is where you can create and view custom albums. Albums are a secondary way to group and organize photos. Access it in the Navigation bar at the top of the Mylio interface.
  • Folder view: Folder view shows how your files are organized. This includes the Mylio Pictures folder and any source folders you decide to add. Access it in the Navigation bar. 
  • Dashboard: The Dashboard lets you view detailed information about your library, including devices, people, places, cameras, and keywords. Access it using the Dashboard icon  in the top right.
  • Details panel: This panel allows you to access the Info, Edit, Map and Sync panels. You can show and hide the Details panel by clicking the double arrow icon  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
  • Info tab: The Info tab lets you view and manage information about your photos. This includes the title, captions, date, keywords, categories, location, and other metadata. Access it by going to the Details panel on the right and clicking Info.
  • Edit tab: The Edit tab lets you edit photos, including presets, red-eye reduction, sliders, and more. Access it by opening the Details panel  and clicking Edit.
  • Quick Actions bar: A section of the Mylio UI that changes dynamically with icons for quick actions a user can take like cropping, export, tagging, deleting, etc. The contents of the “Quick Actions Bar” change based on the selected view.
  • Notifications: Notifications let you know when devices need to be synced, updated, or checked. To access notifications, click on the Notification & Activity Center  in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Navigate Back: Move from a sub-level of Mylio to the level above (for example, from a sub-folder to its parent folder) using the back arrow  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface
  • Actions menu: This menu provides common actions in each view. Access it using the three horizontal dots  in the bottom right of the Mylio interface. 

Complete

Core Concepts

  • Mylio Library: The sum total of all your media, organization, edits and other metadata that is viewable from your connected devices in Mylio.
  • Device: This term refers to any hardware for viewing or storing your Mylio library, including computers, phones, tablets, clouds, and drives.
  • Sync: Mylio keeps all your devices up-to-date with the same photos, information, and organization. Syncing ensures that new photos added to one device are available on your other devices along with edits, metadata, and organizational structure.
  • Folders: Folders are one of the main ways to organize in Mylio. Folders allow you to directly manage your files inside and outside of Mylio. To create a new folder, go to Folders view and click the Add New  button.
  • Import: Importing adds photos to your Mylio library. There are multiple ways to import. One of the most common is to use the Import button  in the top right. Choose whether to Copy photos (from your current device) or import photos from other sources. For other ways to import, see these articles.
  • Export: This feature allows you to export images that are part of your Mylio library. Select the image, folder, or album you want to export, then click the share icon  from the Quick Actions bar, and choose Export.
  • Photo sizes:
    • Thumbnail: A small version of your photo (20kb to 30kb) that is ideal for mobile devices since it doesn’t take up much storage space. Does not allow editing. 
    • Preview: High quality (approximately 1mb) that gives an accurate representation of your photos at a fraction of the space. Ideal for laptops or any device with sufficient storage. Fully editable. 
    • Original: Your full quality file (original size)  in its native format, including RAW files. Fully editable. 
  • Source folder: A source is an active folder that Mylio monitors for changes. If you add a source folder, Mylio watches it in your file system without moving it from its original location. If you add photos to a Source Folder using your filesystem, the Mylio app will automatically import the new additions.
  • Protection: Mylio protects your Mylio library by helping you create Vaults, which are additional storage for original files and catalog information. This protection allows you to recover your Mylio library and media files in the event that one of your devices is damaged or lost.
  • Vault: A Vault is Mylio’s term for a device that holds all your originals. Common Vaults include computers, external drives, NAS devices, and online services like Amazon or Google Drive. Click here to add a NAS or USB vault, or here to add Amazon and Google Drive.

Viewing Photos

  • All Photos: This is the first view in the navigation bar and shows – surprise, surprise – all your photos.
  • Calendar view: Mylio’s default view which displays your photos on a calendar in combination with events from your life. Access it in the Navigation bar at the top of the Mylio interface.  
  • Map view: The Map view organizes photos by location on a world map. Mylio does this automatically for photos that have GPS metadata. You can also manually position a photo by dragging it to the correct spot on the map.
  • People view: People view helps you automatically organize photos of family and friends. As you start tagging the people in your photos, Mylio will help you tag them in all future photos and display them in a container.
  • Album view: This is where you can create and view custom albums. Albums are a secondary way to group and organize photos. Access it in the Navigation bar at the top of the Mylio interface.
    • Albums: Albums are a Mylio specific way to organize your photos that’s only seen in the application. While every image must be in a folder, Albums give you the freedom to organize any way you want. Photos can be in multiple Albums or none at all.
  • Folder view: Folder view shows how your files are organized. This includes the Mylio Pictures folder and any source folders you decide to add. Access it in the Navigation bar. 
  • View menu: The View menu allows you to adjust how your photos look in Mylio. To access it, click the View menu icon  in the top right corner of the Mylio interface.
    • Grid style: This feature allows you to change how your photos are displayed in Mylio. Access it using the View menu  in the top right, and click on Grid Style. From there you can choose between square, tile, and fluid. 
  • Grid view: This refers to anytime multiple photos are displayed in a grid in the Mylio interface.
  • Single Photo view: When you view one photo at a time in the Mylio interface.

Navigating Mylio

  • Dashboard: The Dashboard lets you view detailed information about your Mylio library, including devices, people, places, cameras, and keywords. Access it using the Dashboard icon  in the top right.
  • Details panel: This panel allows you to access the Info, Edit, and Map tabs. You can show and hide the Details panel by clicking the double arrow icon  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
    • Info tab: The Info tab lets you view and manage information about your photos. This includes the title, captions, date, keywords, categories, location, and other metadata.
    • Map tab: The Map tab is a section of the Details panel that allows you to place photos on the map.
    • Edit tab: The Edit tab lets you edit photos, including presets, red-eye reduction, sliders, and more.
  • Quick Actions bar: A section of Mylio that changes dynamically with icons for quick actions a user can take like cropping, export, tagging, deleting, etc. The contents of the Quick Actions bar change based on the selected view.
  • Search bar: The search menu allows you to strategically search for photos by typing in keywords. Access it by clicking the search magnifying glass  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface.
  • Filter: Filtering is a way to set criteria in Mylio that narrows which photos are displayed in any view. Access it by clicking the funnel icon  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface.
  • Activity: This section keeps track of ongoing processes like scanning, importing, and exporting. Access it in the Notifications & Activity Center  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
  • Notifications: Notifications let you know important information about your Mylio setup. To access notifications, click on the Notification & Activity Center  in the top right corner of the screen. 
  • Settings: Settings let you manage your Mylio account. To access the settings menu, click on the View menu  and select Settings .
  • Menu bar: Seen on computers along the top of the Mylio window (Windows) or along the top of your computer’s screen (macOS). Additional options to use Mylio can be found in the File, Edit, Organize, Photo, View, Window, and Help drop-down items.
  • Navigate Back: Move from a sub-level of Mylio to the level above (for example, from a sub-folder to its parent folder) using the back arrow  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface.
  • Actions menu: This menu provides common actions in each view. Access it using the three horizontal dots  in the bottom right of the Mylio interface. 

Photo Data

  • Metadata: Data related to your media files. Mylio displays all the information about your media files including non-destructive edits, events, ratings, keywords, GPS data, Faces tagged and more. This information is synced by Mylio to all your connected devices.
  • Face tag: A way to identify faces in a photo. To tag faces, click the face tag icon  in the Quick Actions bar. 
  • Batch tag: This feature allows you to tag faces in bulk. You can start batch tagging by viewing photos in grid view and clicking the batch facetag icon
  • Keywords: Mylio lets you add keywords so your Mylio library is easy to search. To manage keywords, select the photo(s) you want, open the Info tab of the Details panel , and type your keywords.
  • Geotag: This feature allows you to map where your photos were taken. Mylio does this automatically for photos that have GPS metadata. You can also manually position a photo yourself by dragging it to the correct spot on the map.
  • Rating: The Rating bar contains tools to visually tag your photos into different categories so they are easier to find later. The Rating bar  is in the Quick Actions Bar on the right of the Mylio interface.
    • Flags: This will put a flag icon on your photo for reference later. Add a flag by going to the Ratings  tab of the Details panel  and clicking Flag. You can also use the (.) period hotkey.
    • Labels: Labels are another way to classify different types of photos. For example, family photos could be red, travel photos good be green, food photos could be blue, etc. The keyboard shortcuts are 6 = Red, 7 = Yellow, 8 = Green, 9 = Blue, 0 = Purple.
    • Stars: Use the stars to rank 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5-star photos. This is a way to separate your great photos from your good ones. The keyboard shortcuts are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Categories: Categories are an organizational tool you can assign to Events, Folders, and photos, making it easier to search and filter. To add categories, open Mylio on a computer, click the Info tab, scroll down, and click the  sign next to the word Categories.
  • Date range: A date range allows you to set a period of time for a photo when you don’t know exactly when it was taken. To set a date range, open the Info tab of the Details panel . Click on the date to open the Adjust Date panel. 
  • Annotations: Show information about your photos such as name, caption, date, GPS, and rating. When your screen is in Grid view, access it using the View menu  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
  • In Sync: all thumbnails, previews and originals, and all metadata changes required by this device have been synchronized and the green checkmark is shown .
  • Connected: the device is currently connected in a way that makes it reachable by Mylio for other devices to sync with.

 

Tools

  • Add New: One of the buttons most commonly found in the Quick Actions bar. The Add New button  is an easy way to add new People, Albums, or Folders depending on your selected view.
  • Clipboard: The clipboard lets you temporarily store photos you want to move between folders, albums, or other containers. Begin using the clipboard by dragging a photo to the bottom of the Mylio interface.
  • Events: Events are a way to organize photos on your Calendar. To manually create an event, open Calendar view and click the Add New  button in the Info tab of the Details panel . To create events automatically by linking a calendar, follow these instructions
  • Presets: Presets are saved groups of edits that can be applied to an image or batch of images with a single click. Access them in the Edit tab. You can adjust existing presets by clicking gear icon  and create new ones by clicking “Show More” below the presets list. 
  • Undo: While editing, you may sometimes want to “undo” a change. To undo a change, use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+z on computers. To compare before-and-after, click the  icon in the Edit tab. To reset edits, click the “Reset all edits” button. 
  • Crop: A way to remove unwanted portions of a photo or straighten its perspective. To crop, open any photo in single photo view and click the crop button  in the Quick Actions bar. 
  • Auto-advance: This feature automatically moves to the next image after you rate, flag, label, or tag faces in a photo. Access it in the Details panel  on the right, and then open Ratings , where you can toggle auto-advance on/off.
  • Filmstrip: When viewing an image, the Filmstrip lets you view other images in the same folder or album beneath that image. Toggle it on/off in the View menu  when looking at a single photo.
  • Chromeless: This desktop-only feature hides all the icons and text in Mylio so you can focus on the pictures. To turn it on/off, go to the View menu above the Mylio interface and select Chromeless. 
  • Cache: Mylio’s cache is a temporary holding area for your photos. It can be cleared at any time to free up space on a device. 

Helpful Terms

  • RAW: Image files that save the data directly captured by a camera or device sensor. Users with Premium accounts can edit RAW images on any device.
  • Lost Original: When Mylio can’t locate an original file, this item is classified as a “Lost Original.” The only way to fix a Lost Original is to delete it in Mylio, then locate the full-sized file outside the app and re-import it.
  • NAS: Stands for “network-attached storage,” which is storage connected to a host computer via network protocols. NAS devices typically have a large capacity and redundancy built-in, making them ideal for photo storage. To set up a NAS with Mylio, click here.
  • Peer-to-peer: The ability for each computer, phone and tablet on a Mylio account to communicate directly with one another, sharing private access to files and catalog information without the need for a central server.
  • Undated: A photo without a date. Mylio places this photo at the beginning of your calendar in a container called “Undated.” To add a date, click on that container and open the Details panel  to the Info tab. Click on the word “undated” to add a date or date range.
  • Unprotected media: In some circumstances, Mylio may display images as unprotected in the Dashboard or Sync tab. This means the images are not on all devices that have a sync policy to want them. If that is the case, follow these instructions.
  • Unsupported media: Mylio supports a wide range of file types including photos, documents, PDFs, videos, and more. We’re constantly working to expand the types of files that can be imported to Mylio. For information on unsupported file types and RAW camera support list, see this article.

Complete Alphabetical

  • Actions menu: This menu provides common actions in each view. Access it using the three horizontal dots  in the bottom right of the Mylio interface.
  • Activity: This section keeps track of ongoing processes like scanning, importing, and exporting. Access it in the Notifications & Activity Center  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
  • Add New: One of the buttons most commonly found in the Quick Actions bar. The Add New button  is an easy way to add new People, Albums, or Folders depending on your selected view.
  • All Photos: This is the first view in the navigation bar and shows – surprise, surprise – all your photos.
  • Annotations: Show information about your photos such as name, caption, date, GPS, and rating. When your screen is in Grid view, access it using the View menu  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
  • Auto-advance: This feature automatically moves to the next image after you rate, flag, label, or tag faces in a photo. Access it in the Details panel  on the right, and then open Ratings , where you can toggle auto-advance on/off.
  • Albums: Albums are a Mylio specific way to organize your photos that are only seen in the application. While every image must be in a folder, Albums give you the freedom to organize any way you want. Photos can be in multiple Albums or none at all.
  • Album view: This is where you can create and view custom albums. Albums are a secondary way to group and organize photos. Access it in the Navigation bar at the top of the Mylio interface.
  • Batch tag: This feature allows you to tag faces in bulk. You can start batch tagging by viewing photos in grid view and clicking the batch facetag icon
  • Cache: Mylio’s cache is a temporary holding area for your photos. It can be cleared at any time to free up space on a device. 
  • Calendar view: Mylio’s default view which displays your photos on a calendar in combination with events from your life. Access it in the Navigation bar at the top of the Mylio interface.  
  • Categories: Categories are another organizational tool you can assign to Events, Folders, and photos, making it easier to search and filter. To add categories, open Mylio on a computer, click the Info tab, scroll down, and click the  sign next to the word Categories.
  • Chromeless: This desktop-only feature hides all the icons and text in Mylio so you can focus on the pictures. To turn it on/off, go to the View menu above the Mylio interface and select Chromeless. 
  • Clipboard: The clipboard lets you temporarily store photos you want to move between folders, albums, or other containers. Begin using the clipboard by dragging a photo to the bottom of the Mylio interface.
  • Crop: A way to remove unwanted portions of a photo or straighten its perspective. To crop, open any photo in single photo view and click the crop button  in the Quick Actions bar. 
  • Dashboard: The Dashboard lets you view detailed information about your Mylio library, including devices, people, places, cameras, and keywords. Access it using the Dashboard icon  in the top right.
  • Date range: A date range allows you to set a period of time for a photo when you don’t know exactly when it was taken. To set a date range, open the Info tab of the Details panel . Click on the date to open the Adjust Date panel. 
  • Details panel: This panel allows you to access the Info, Edit, and Map tabs. You can show and hide the Details panel by clicking the double arrow icon  in the top right of the Mylio interface.
  • Device: This term refers to any hardware for viewing or storing your Mylio library, including computers, phones, tablets, clouds, and drives.
  • Edit tab: The Edit tab lets you edit photos, including presets, red-eye reduction, sliders, and more. Access it by opening the Details panel  and clicking Edit.
  • Event: An event is a way to organize photos from a specified time period on your Calendar. You can create events manually in Calendar view or automatically by linking a calendar
  • Export: This feature allows you to export images that are part of your Mylio library. Select the image, folder, or album you want to export, then click the share icon  from the Quick Actions bar, and choose Export.
  • Face tag: A way to identify faces in a photo. To tag faces, click the face tag icon  in the Quick Actions bar. 
  • Filmstrip: When viewing an image, the Filmstrip lets you view other images in the same folder or album beneath that image. Toggle it on/off in the View menu  when looking at a single photo.
  • Filter: Filtering is a way to set criteria in Mylio that narrows which photos are displayed in any view. Access it by clicking the funnel icon  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface.
  • Flag: A way to mark a photo to categorize, organize, or prioritize it. Add a flag by going to the Ratings  tab of the Details panel  and clicking Flag. You can also use the period hotkey. 
  • Folders: Folders are one of the main ways to organize in Mylio. Folders allow you to directly manage your files inside and outside of Mylio. To create a new folder, go to Folders view and click the Add New  button.
  • Folder view: Folder view shows how your files are organized. This includes the Mylio Pictures folder and any source folders you decide to add. Access it in the Navigation bar. 
  • Geotag: This feature allows you to map where your photos were taken. Mylio does this automatically for photos that have GPS metadata. You can also manually position a photo yourself by dragging it to the correct spot on the map.
  • Grid view: This refers to anytime multiple photos are displayed in a grid in the Mylio interface.
  • Grid style: This feature allows you to change how your photos are displayed in Mylio. Access it using the View menu  in the top right, and click on Grid Style. From there you can choose between square, tile, and fluid. 
  • Import: Importing adds photos to your Mylio library. There are multiple ways to import. One of the most common is to use the Import button  in the top right. Choose whether to Copy photos (from your current device) or import photos from other sources. For other ways to import, see these articles.
  • Info tab: The Info tab lets you view and manage information about your photos. This includes the title, captions, date, keywords, categories, location, and other metadata. Access it by going to the Details panel  on the right and clicking Info.
  • Keywords: Mylio lets you add keywords so your Mylio library is easy to search. To manage keywords, select the photo(s) you want, open the Info tab of the Details panel , and type your keywords.
  • Labels: Labels are a way to classify different types of photos by color-coordinating them. The keyboard shortcuts are 6 = Red, 7 = Yellow, 8 = Green, 9 = Blue, 0 = Purple. 
  • Library (See “Mylio Library”)
  • Life Calendar: The Life Calendar displays your photos on a calendar in combination with events from your life. View photos by day, month, year, or decade. Add events by clicking manually or by linking a digital calendar.  
  • Lost Original: When Mylio can’t locate an original file, this item is classified as a “Lost Original.” The only way to fix a Lost Original is to delete it in Mylio, then locate the full-sized file outside the app and re-import it.
  • Map tab: The Map tab is a section of the Details panel that allows you to place photos on the map. To access it, open the Details panel  and select Map. Then drag your selected photo(s) where they were taken.
  • Map view: The Map view organizes photos by location on a world map. Mylio does this automatically for photos that have GPS metadata. You can also manually position a photo by dragging it to the correct spot on the map.
  • Menu bar: Seen on computers along the top of the Mylio window (Windows) or along the top of your computer’s screen (macOS). Additional options to use Mylio can be found in the File, Edit, Organize, Photo, View, Window, and Help drop-down items.
  • Metadata: Data related to your media files. Mylio displays all the information about your media files including non-destructive edits, events, ratings, keywords, GPS data, Faces tagged and more. This information is synced by Mylio to all your connected devices.
  • Mylio Library: The sum total of all your media, organization, edits and other metadata that is viewable from your connected devices in Mylio.
  • NAS: Stands for “network-attached storage,” which is storage connected to a host computer via network protocols. NAS devices typically have a large capacity and redundancy built-in, making them ideal for photo storage. To set up a NAS with Mylio, click here.
  • Navigate Back: Move from a sub-level of Mylio to the level above (for example, from a sub-folder to its parent folder) using the back arrow  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface.
  • Notifications: Notifications let you know important information about your Mylio setup. To access notifications, click on the Notification & Activity Center  in the top right corner of the screen.  
  • Original: Your full quality file at its original size. Originals are fully editable. 
  • Peer-to-peer: The ability for each computer, phone and tablet on a Mylio account to communicate directly with one another, sharing private access to files and catalog information without the need for a central server.
  • People view: People view helps you automatically organize photos of family and friends. As you start tagging the people in your photos, Mylio will help you tag them in all future photos and display them in a container.
  • Photo sizes:
    • Thumbnail: A small version of your photo (20kb to 30kb) that is ideal for mobile devices since it doesn’t take up much storage space. Does not allow editing. 
    • Preview: Highquality (approximately 1mb) that gives an accurate representation of your photos at a fraction of the space. Ideal for laptops or any device with sufficient storage. Fully editable. 
    • Original: Your full quality file (original size)  in its native format, including RAW files. Fully editable. 
  • Presets: Presets are saved groups of edits that can be applied to an image or batch of images with a single click. Access them in the Edit tab. You can adjust existing presets by clicking gear icon  and create new ones by clicking “Show More” below the presets list. 
  • Preview: Medium quality image (approximately 1mb) that gives an accurate representation of your photos at a fraction of the space. Ideal for laptops. Fully editable. 
  • Protection: Mylio protects your Mylio library by helping you create Vaults, which are additional storage for original files and catalog information. This protection allows you to recover your Mylio library and media files in the event that one of your devices is damaged or lost.
  • Quick Actions bar: A section of Mylio that changes dynamically with icons for quick actions a user can take like cropping, export, tagging, deleting, etc. The contents of the Quick Actions bar change based on the selected view.
  • Rating: The Rating bar contains tools to visually tag your photos into different categories so they are easier to find later. The Rating bar  is in the Quick Actions Bar on the right of the Mylio interface.
    • Flags: This will put a flag icon on your photo for reference later. Add a flag by going to the Ratings  tab of the Details panel  and clicking Flag. You can also use the (.) period hotkey.
    • Labels: Labels are another way to classify different types of photos. For example, family photos could be red, travel photos good be green, food photos could be blue, etc. The keyboard shortcuts are 6 = Red, 7 = Yellow, 8 = Green, 9 = Blue, 0 = Purple.
    • Stars: Use the stars to rank 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5-star photos. This is a way to separate your great photos from your good ones. The keyboard shortcuts are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • RAW: Image files that save the data directly captured by a camera or device sensor. Users with Premium accounts can edit RAW images on any device.
  • Search bar: The search menu allows you to strategically search for photos by typing in keywords. Access it by clicking the search magnifying glass  in the top left corner of the Mylio interface.
  • Settings: Settings let you manage your Mylio account. To access the settings menu, click on the View menu  and select Settings .
  • Single Photo view: When you view one photo at a time in the Mylio interface.
  • Source folder: A source is an active folder that Mylio monitors for changes. If you add a source folder, Mylio watches it in your file system without moving it from its original location. If you add photos to a Source Folder using your filesystem, the Mylio app will automatically import the new additions.
  • Stars: Use the stars to rank 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5-star photos. This is a way to separate your great photos from your good ones. The keyboard shortcuts are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
  • Sync: Mylio keeps all your devices up-to-date with the same photos, information, and organization. Syncing ensures that new photos added to one device are available on your other devices along with edits, metadata, and organizational structure.
    • In Sync: all thumbnails, previews and originals, and all metadata changes required by this device have been synchronized and the green checkmark is shown .
    • Connected: the device is currently connected in a way that makes it reachable by Mylio.
  • Tag: “Tag” means adding information to photos in Mylio. The three main uses are:
    • Batch Tag: Adding information to multiple photos at the same time (in batches).
    • Face Tag: Identifying the faces of people in your photos. Mylio will automatically create a container for each person you tag and will help you identify that person in all future photos.
    • Geotag: Identifying where a photo was taken. Mylio will automatically include it on the Map.
  • Thumbnail: A small version of your photo (20kb to 30kb) that is ideal for mobile devices since it doesn’t take up much storage space. Does not allow editing. 
  • Undated: A photo without a date. Mylio places this photo at the beginning of your calendar in a container called “Undated.” To add a date, click on that container and open the Details panel  to the Info tab. Click on the word “undated” to add a date or date range.
  • Undo: While editing, you may sometimes want to “undo” a change. To undo a change, use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+z. To compare before-and-after, click the  icon in the Edit tab. To reset edits, click the “Reset all edits” button. 
  • Unprotected media: In some circumstances, Mylio may display images as unprotected in the Dashboard or Sync tab. This means the images are not on all devices that have a sync policy to want them. If that is the case, follow these instructions.
  • Unsupported media: Mylio supports a wide range of file types including photos, documents, PDFs, videos, and more. We’re constantly working to expand the types of files that can be imported to Mylio. For information on unsupported file types and RAW camera support list, see this article.
  • Vault: A Vault is Mylio’s term for a device that holds all your originals. Common Vaults include computers, external drives, NAS devices, and online services like Amazon or Google Drive. Click here to add a NAS or USB vault, or here to add Amazon and Google Drive.
  • View menu: The View menu allows you to adjust how your photos look in Mylio. To access it, click the View menu icon  in the top right corner of the Mylio interface.
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