One of the things I personally love about Mylio is how it helps me find a photo in many different ways. Some of it is automatic, and some of it requires more manual organization and planning, I use this little guide to help me find what I’m looking for in my ever growing library:
When - use the calendar and event features to find photos based on when they were taken. If you remember the day, month, year or even the decade a photo was taken you can often navigate to it through the calendar. Linking an online calendar is helpful here if you mark important events like birthdays, anniversaries or trips in your calendar, as Mylio will automatically create and highlight those events for you. You can also manually add events.
Who - Face recognition is one of the features of Mylio I personally find very addictive. The more faces you confirm, the better it gets at finding more photos. Go to the People View and alphabetically search for the person who’s photo you’re trying to find, or use a filter to show only photos with that person in any view.
Where - Sometimes we don’t remember when a photo was taken, but we remember where it was taken. This is where the Map view comes in handy. You can even type an address or landmark and have the Map zoomed into that area. Of course, only photos that are geotagged will show on the Map. I’ve gotten into the habit of adding geotags to all my photos using Mylio. For example, when I go diving to take underwater photos, I take a photo from shore or from the boat using my phone, then I simply copy and paste the coordinates from that photo to all photos taken during that dive using Mylio.
How - This one is less obvious, but you can use Mylio to help you find photos based on How they were taken. Specifically, what camera, lens or combination you used. You can access this readily from the Dashboard or use Search Modifiers to look for specific camera models. For those of you that remember using a Blackberry phone, see what photos taken with those devices are in your library .
What - Searching based on “what” often requires that photos have been tagged with keywords or organized into categories. In my case, I tend to add keywords for specific marine life I photograph, so I can easily search for “turtle” or “shark” and Mylio returns all photos with that keyword. If you don’t use a modifier in your search, Mylio will also return folders, albums or photos names, - or any other metadata - containing that search term. So even if you haven’t specifically tagged your photos with keywords, it is worth trying to search for them. You’ll often be surprised at what Mylio finds for you. What is also handy if you have categories or events. If I’m looking for “Travel” for or “Underwater” photos, I often start with a Category filter to narrow down my search.
Hope this is helpful - feel free to message me if you have questions about how to find your photos in your Mylio library.