I’m not much of a computer person. I can use one, and get myself around, but the nuances, controls and finessing of these machines, which is second nature to some, elude me. Organization and knowledge of where things are is important though, as I generate a lot of pictures.
So when the folks at Mylio asked me to beta test this new program (the name Mylio stands for “my life is organized”) I jumped at the chance. I was most recently set adrift by Aperture, and for me, PhotoShop and Lightroom are the deep end of the pool. This seemed, dare I say it, simple. In the sense that even I could use it.
The above snap is my desk at a Marriott Courtyard in Florida. I have just ingested yesterday’s take, and presto, via the miracle of Mylio, it has propagated to my Ipad air and mini, and my phone, simultaneously. I didn’t ship in the whole take, just selects, and the program sorts out what type of deliverable (thumbnail, preview, orig) goes to what machine, based on that machine’s storage capability. When I go home and open Mylio, it will automatically recognize one of my home based storage drives and populate it with this take, as well. Presumably I will be doing something else, like running a wash of my clothes brought home from this, the last trip of the year. It’s wild. It’s not a heckuva lot of work.
And, when I edit on my laptop, and convert something to say, black and white, it updates across the devices, including my Iphone.
Which is cool. There’s yards more for me to go, of course, but the learning curve with this seems like a curve, a relatively gentle hilltop summit, and not an assault on Everest. And the best part is that I’m having fun. I have now got my entire Iphone library, some 3,000 or more images I snapped with the darn thing that were just rambling around on my phone, with no backup at all, backed up, edited and dispersed across several devices.
I’ve lost a fierce number of pictures over the years, from changing agents, to lost slides, to crashed hard drives. This offers the beauty of nearly instant duplication, across the board. Which means memories saved.
Kathy Porupski says
Thanks Joe… sounds like something easy enough that even this technologically challenged person might be able to use. Have to check it out and thanks for posting! 🙂
Chris Davis Cina says
I just met the guys from Mylio at Precision last week and was taken by their presentation. Was wondering if it would work for me. I really appreciate your doing the test drive for us. Thanks for the review. I need organization, too (and a house cleaner, and…. too many things to mention)
I always love your blogs, Joe!
The downside for me, as I’ve shared with Mylio, is that it doesn’t recognize .psd files. These are what results from post processing in Photoshop and the ones I would want most in this program. They say they’re going to add that, but until they do Mylio doesn’t work for me.
Computers are much like camera’s. If you set the right settings and push the correct buttons, the results can be amazing.
Martin Hurley says
Hi Joe, right now I too am looking at the ‘best’ way to back up everything… there’s a few options out there (for Apple users) … CrashPlan, Dropbox, iCloud, Google (?), so got to make a decision soon before I have another million photos shot. :o) m
Sounds pretty good! The idea is pretty awesome. The idea of distributing and syncing images across multiple devices isn’t that new, but this must be the best system I’ve ever heard of! Thumbs up!
Joe McNally says
True….that’s gotta be in the future, as the program grows. I found that as well, as it does not currently load a PSD. Joe
Karen Grau says
I also love Aperture! Do you know if their new Photo program will be an upgrade or downgrade to Aperture. Are there any other programs you are looking at?
Varija tripathi says
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Thank you so much for this nice post!
Have a nice day!
Webb Deneys says
Just remember that just like with iCloud… Deletes probably sync just fine too. Gone from all devices. Remember to keep backup in mind.
Joe McNally says
All Best, thanks for reading…Joe
Joe McNally says
Working with Mylio, and have no idea what Apple might come up with, if anything, in lieu of Aperture…all best, joe
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Alvin Charles says
I like your computer setup.
Thanks for the great article.