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.