Mylio Memory Evangelist Kevin Gilbert on TheGrid
Mylio Memory Evangelist Kevin Gilbert on TheGrid. A few weeks ago I heard from a friend of mine, Kevin Gilbert, about a new project he’s working on called Mylio. What is Mylio and why should you care? Mylio stands for My Life Organized and it’s a new photography program to keep track of all your images, on every device such as iPhone, iPad, all types of computers, both Mac and PC, and soon all Android devices. Sound too good to be true? I’m not quite sure myself since I’m just beginning to give it a try but TODAY Kevin is going to be joining Scot Kelby’s TheGrid at 4:00pm to talk all things photography and Mylio.
Mylio has a wonderful interface and integrates well with Lightroom. One of it’s biggest claims to fame is its ability for you to change an image in any way and those changes nearly instantaneously show up on all your devices. Make a crop, change the WB, add captions, keywords, whatever you choose and those new settings automatically transfer over to all devices in the blink of an eye.
I saw the magic for myself at my recent gig at the LA Zoo Photo Day where Kevin was introducing the new program. It’s quite impressive and is backed by some of the biggest names in software, specifically David Vaskevitch, a former Grand Pooba for Microsoft.
Kevin’s advice is to not necessarily to keep every image you’ve ever shot, on every device, although you possibly could; but rather pick just your portfolio images, family pictures and whatever else you want to access quickly. From the little I’ve worked with it, it seems to be a solid and easy to use program and I’m hopeful it gains traction. We need more competition for Lightroom. Currently it’s not the editing program Lightroom is but I can see it has the potential to go that direction. That would be a good thing since we need more options. Try it for yourself by downloading their free trial version and stop back to let me know what you think.
One last note. Mylio is a subscription service and many photographers aren’t happy with that sort of pricing model. However, I think we’re all going to have to get used to it since I’m convinced that’s the way of the future. All good software will be subscription at some point. The prices for Mylio are listed in the graphic below.