What is the Difference Between Folders, Albums, and Events?

Folders are Mylio’s primary means of organizing your images. Folders in Mylio are representations of the folders on your actual computer, so any change made in Mylio will be reflected in your images and files system. This is valuable as it means your organization changes are not reliant on the Mylio application, the changes you are making are able to be accessed in macOS Finder and/or Windows Explorer.
Albums are Mylio specific organization of your images and only seen in the application. While every image must be in a folder, albums allow you to have a secondary organization. Adding a photo to an album does not duplicate the image, but simply makes a reference to the image in its folder.
Events are another Mylio specific organization of your images in the Calendar view. These are groups of images that were taken in the same set time parameters. Events can be created in the calendar view manually or automatically populated by importing your calendar from the Apple Calendar or Outlook applications.
For example, you have a birthday party every year. Each of these birthdays is in their own folder, called “37th Birthday”, “38th Birthday”, “39th Birthday”, etc. These include all of your images from each of your birthdays. However, for your 40th Birthday, you want to make a collection of all of your favorite images from your past birthdays. You can then create an album called “Birthday Favorites” and choose the best images from the folders to populate the album. Your birthdays are still organized by year, but your album contains choice photos from each folder. Additionally, you can turn the folders from each birthday into events with the flip or a toggle in the Info panel.
More information on Folders can be found here.
More information on Albums can be found here.
Category: Organizing