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Mylio | Aiming To Make Managing Your Images Easier

By Chris Nachtwey on October 31st 2014

As I walked around PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) yesterday, the trade show floor was abuzz about a new software company called Mylio. Personally, I had never heard of them before, but with all the buzz I just had to check out what all the hype was about.

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What Is Mylio?

Mylio is a new photo management software allowing you to manage and protect all your photos across all your devices, from desktop to mobile using a clean and elegant user interface.

Initial Thoughts

I had the opportunity to chat with the Mylio team Friday at PPE and I have to say I’m impressed with what Mylio is capable of doing. The user interface was pleasantly simple to use, and you can easily go from managing your photos on your desktop to your iPad with ease. I want to point out that Mylio should not be viewed as an alternative to Lightroom, but as a software to compliment Lightroom, allowing you to have access to all your images on all your devices. The editing features of Mylio are basic, which is great for quick edits, but if you’re a working pro who needs all the editing tools you’re use to having at your disposal, you will still need to rely on the likes of Lightroom and Photoshop. The feature that intrigued me the most is Mylio’s ability to set up its own wi-fi network and upload and back up all your images in a remote location on all your devices.

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Key Features

Camera Roll Import: Mylio allows you to import images directly from your camera and memory cards, and automatically import images from your phone or tablet. Mylio also allows you to import images from your existing photo and editing management software such as Lightroom and iPhoto Library.

Organization: Mylio gives you the power to create multiple albums to import into and organize your photos and view those albums on all your devices.

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RAW Support: Mylio supports RAW images files and will also automatically select the best image format RAW, JPEG, etc. for each device you would like your Mylio account to be linked to. No word on what manufacturers RAW files are supported, but I’m assuming Canon and Nikon are supported at the least.

Editing and Enhancing Tools: Mylio gives you a fairly simple set of editing tools to enhance your images. In the editing module, you can make adjustments to your images such as white balance, exposure, sharpening, and cropping. It’s not as robust as Lightroom, but it’s a nice feature to have.

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Curating Images: Mylio has a lot of the same features Lightroom users will recognize, such as stars, colors, and flags when curating the images in your Mylio albums.

Cloud Based Storage: Mylio gives you the option of using the space you have on your devices to save your images or you can use Mylio’s cloud storage.

Mylio Device Network: If you have limited or no internet access, Mylio can create a wi-fi network for your devices to access and protect your images when you’re traveling.

Lightroom Integration: Lightroom and Mylio play well together. You can use Mylio to extend your Lightroom libraries and send your images to all your devices. Mylio will also recognize if you have made changes to a image in Lightroom and automatically update those changes across your device.

Pricing

Mylio offers three pricing plans with the advanced plan giving you all the features Mylio is capable of. Below is a screen shot of all the plans and what they include.

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A quick note on pricing, the reps at PPE for Mylio told me that the free plan does not expire.

Conclusion

The Mylio rep at PPE told me they are not trying to compete with Adobe and their Lightroom mobile options, but merely trying to compliment Lightroom. The software is impressive and if you would like to know more about them or sign up for the free trial, you can check out Mylio’s website or drop by their booth while you’re at PPE.

Big shout out to B and H for sponsoring SLR Lounge’s coverage of PPE this year.

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Chris Nachtwey is a full-time wedding and portrait photographer based in Connecticut. He is the founder and creator of 35to220 a website dedicated to showcasing the best film photography in the world. Chris loves to hear from readers, feel free to drop him a line via the contact page on his website! You can see his work here: Chris Nachtwey Photography

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Dave Smith

    A $100 a year. Yet another company going to the rent my software model. I’m sorry If I can’t own the software, I’m not renting it.

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  2. Greg Silver

    Booo…no Android support. Almost had me with the idea to be able to curate with my Andoid Smartphone/tablet while out in the field. Really looking for this feature now.

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  3. Ian Moss

    Or, perhaps use Lightroom, as you’re going to have to use it for editing anyway.

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