A new software company founded by former Microsoft executives is taking aim at what it views as a signature problem plaguing modern photography–images spread across multiple platforms, often disorganized and frequently unprotected.
Their solution, Mylio, is a mobile and desktop software solution that can monitor and replicate images across a user’s devices including external drives and cloud services. Once your device is loaded with the software, your entire image library is accessible, even if you’re offline. Using its software, Mylio says it can compress a RAW files as large as 100MB down to just a 1MB editable image for viewing and accessing on mobile devices. Your original RAW files will remain unchanged on your hard drive. You can make non-destructive edits to images in Mylio and those changes will propagate instantly across your entire collection on every device.
Mylio presents you with a photo-driven view of your entire image collection. From this unified view you can also tag, organize and make non-destructive edits that will instantly propagate across all of your devices. If you need to do more serious editing work, you can open images into your photo-editor of choice.
Given this bird’s-eye-view of your photo collection, Mylio can also judge which photos are unprotected according to its 3:2 principle (an image is protected when there are three copies made in two separate locations). Armed with this knowledge, you can quickly identify which photos need a little extra security.
The service is billing itself as cloud and device agnostic though at launch will only support iOS mobile devices and Mac and PC desktops. Android support is coming soon. It will use a tiered pricing structure based on the number and type of images in your collection as well as the number of devices you want to link with the software.
Plans start at $50/year for a library of 25,000 JPEG photos stored across three devices and span up to $100/year for 50,000 RAW and JPEG photos on five devices or $250/year for libraries as large as 500,000 RAW and JPEG images across 10 devices. You can kick the tires for free with a plan that unites three devices and monitors 1,000 images.