Release Notes for Synology Photos

Synology Photos provides a series of smart and flexible features, allowing both photography lovers and home users to manage photos with ease.

Version: 1.2.0-0263


(2022-04-06)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions 2.0 to display HEIC files and Live Photos. Learn more

What's New

  1. Supports changing folder covers.
  2. Supports searching for folders.
  3. Supports showing the albums shared by others in search results.
  4. Allows users to select albums shared by others to which they have Provider permissions when adding photos to albums.
  5. Enhanced the accuracy of facial recognition.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to scroll down or view the Access Permission page of Shared Space.
  2. Fixed an issue where the migration of facial recognition results might stop during the process.
  3. Fixed an issue where guests might not be able to view the folder tree in the left panel.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.1.0-0224


(2021-11-09)

Important Note

  1. We modified the permission setting rules for Shared Space folders. Please refer to this article for the details.

What's New

  1. Optimized the browsing experience for opening share links from mobile devices.
  2. Supports rating photos.
  3. Supports sorting albums.
  4. Supports setting users' access permissions of Share Space folders in batch.
  5. Supports applying privacy-related settings to subfolders.
  6. Supports limiting the sharing ability of non-admin users.
  7. Enhanced the searching mechanism to find more results that match the keywords.

Bug Fixed

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.1-0194


(2021-09-14)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where running the package might cause high system resource usage.
  2. Fixed an issue where facial recognition might stop unexpectedly or show incorrect results.
  3. Fixed an issue where the package migration might stop or be incomplete.
  4. Fixed an issue where photos cannot be uploaded normally when the People album is enabled.
  5. Fixed an issue where video thumbnails might not be displayed properly.

Version: 1.0.0-0190


(2021-07-20)

Important note

Synology Photos 1.0.0-0190 is updated on July 20 to fix issues including the migration of facial recognition results might not be completed successfully.

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. If Node.js v12, Synology Application Service, and Advanced Media Extensions were not installed, the system will automatically install them after the update to ensure package functionality.
  3. The mobile apps DS photo and Moments are not compatible with Synology Photos. If you would like to use Synology Photos on your mobile devices, please install the iOS/Android apps.

What's New

  1. Synology Photos is a next-generation photo management package with rich organizing features and a fresh interface.
  2. Supports displaying photos and videos in chronological order or by folder structure.
  3. Supports the Quick Filter feature that searches for specific photos according to set conditions.
  4. Supports automatically creating albums based on facial recognition results, geolocations, tags, videos, and recently added photos.
  5. Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos according to set conditions.
  6. Supports customizable album sharing features, including public sharing options and permissions that allow selected users to view, download, or add photos.
  7. Supports protecting public share links with passwords and expiration dates.
  8. Supports generating thumbnails via web browsers to reduce server load during photo uploads.
  9. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos.
  10. Supports customizable permission settings of Shared Space folders.
  11. Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions.
  12. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  13. Enhanced the overall photo index and display performance of Photo Station and Synology Moments.
  14. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where the migration of facial recognition results might not be completed successfully.
  2. Fixed an issue where Live Photos cannot be moved from Personal Space to Shared Space.
  3. Fixed an issue where photos containing merged people cannot be moved from Personal Space to Shared Space.
  4. Fixed an issue where certain facial recognition results might not be displayed.
  5. Fixed an issue where certain H.264 videos cannot be played.
  6. Enhanced the performance of removing photos in the People album.
  7. Fixed an issue where the recognition of certain locations in Denmark might be slightly offset.

Known Issues and Limitations

  1. Please refer to this article for the differences between Synology Photos, Photo Station, and Synology Moments.
  2. Facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Please refer to this article for the full list.
  3. Synology Photos does not support Synology Photo Station Uploader.
  4. Synology Photos does not support the DAT video format.
  5. After updating to DSM 7.0, Hyper Backup tasks that include Synology Moments and Photo Station will no longer back up the two packages. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead.

Version: 1.0.0-0186


(2021-06-29)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. If Node.js v12, Synology Application Service, and Advanced Media Extensions were not installed, the system will automatically install them after the update to ensure package functionality.
  3. The mobile apps DS photo and Moments are not compatible with Synology Photos. If you would like to use Synology Photos on your mobile devices, please install the iOS/Android apps.

What's New

  1. Synology Photos is a next-generation photo management package with rich organizing features and a fresh interface.
  2. Supports displaying photos and videos in chronological order or by folder structure.
  3. Supports the Quick Filter feature that searches for specific photos according to set conditions.
  4. Supports automatically creating albums based on facial recognition results, geolocations, tags, videos, and recently added photos.
  5. Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos according to set conditions.
  6. Supports customizable album sharing features, including public sharing options and permissions that allow selected users to view, download, or add photos.
  7. Supports protecting public share links with passwords and expiration dates.
  8. Supports generating thumbnails via web browsers to reduce server load during photo uploads.
  9. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos.
  10. Supports customizable permission settings of Shared Space folders.
  11. Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions.
  12. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  13. Enhanced the overall photo index and display performance of Photo Station and Synology Moments.
  14. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where certain newly uploaded photos might not display properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where the migration of facial recognition results might not complete successfully.
  3. Fixed an issue where the photos shown in conditional albums might not match the set conditions.
  4. Fixed an issue where videos might not be uploaded or backed up successfully via Synology Photos mobile app.
  5. Fixed an issue where photos might not display properly in Timeline View under certain conditions.
  6. Fixed an issue where the download function might not work properly when users browse albums via share links.
  7. Fixed an issue where album sharing settings might not display properly when certain ad-blocking browser extensions (e.g., AdGuard) are enabled.
  8. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to reassign a person's photo to another person when the photo is the only one left in the original people album.

Known Issues and Limitations

  1. Please refer to this article for the differences between Synology Photos, Photo Station, and Synology Moments.
  2. Facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Please refer to this article for the full list.
  3. Synology Photos does not support Synology Photo Station Uploader.
  4. Synology Photos does not support the DAT video format.
  5. After updating to DSM 7.0, Hyper Backup tasks that include Synology Moments and Photo Station will no longer back up the two packages. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead.

Version: 1.0.0-0182


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. If Node.js v12, Synology Application Service, and Advanced Media Extensions were not installed, the system will automatically install them after the update to ensure package functionality.
  3. The mobile apps DS photo and Moments are not compatible with Synology Photos. If you would like to use Synology Photos on your mobile devices, please install the iOS/Android apps.

What's New

  1. Synology Photos is a next-generation photo management package with rich organizing features and a fresh interface.
  2. Supports displaying photos and videos in chronological order or by folder structure.
  3. Supports the Quick Filter feature that searches for specific photos according to set conditions.
  4. Supports automatically creating albums based on facial recognition results, geolocations, tags, videos, and recently added photos.
  5. Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos according to set conditions.
  6. Supports customizable album sharing features, including public sharing options and permissions that allow selected users to view, download, or add photos.
  7. Supports protecting public share links with passwords and expiration dates.
  8. Supports generating thumbnails via web browsers to reduce server load during photo uploads.
  9. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos.
  10. Supports customizable permission settings of Shared Space folders.
  11. Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions.
  12. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  13. Enhanced the overall photo index and display performance of Photo Station and Synology Moments.
  14. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Known Issues and Limitations

  1. Please refer to this article for the differences between Synology Photos, Photo Station, and Synology Moments.
  2. Facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Please refer to this article for the full list.
  3. Synology Photos does not support Synology Photo Station Uploader.
  4. Synology Photos does not support the DAT video format.
  5. After updating to DSM 7.0, Hyper Backup tasks that include Synology Moments and Photo Station will no longer back up the two packages. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead.

Version: 1.2.0-0263


(2022-04-06)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions 2.0 to display HEIC files and Live Photos. Learn more

What's New

  1. Supports changing folder covers.
  2. Supports searching for folders.
  3. Supports showing the albums shared by others in search results.
  4. Allows users to select albums shared by others to which they have Provider permissions when adding photos to albums.
  5. Enhanced the accuracy of facial recognition.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to scroll down or view the Access Permission page of Shared Space.
  2. Fixed an issue where the migration of facial recognition results might stop during the process.
  3. Fixed an issue where guests might not be able to view the folder tree in the left panel.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.1.0-0224


(2021-11-09)

Important Note

  1. We modified the permission setting rules for Shared Space folders. Please refer to this article for the details.

What's New

  1. Optimized the browsing experience for opening share links from mobile devices.
  2. Supports rating photos.
  3. Supports sorting albums.
  4. Supports setting users' access permissions of Share Space folders in batch.
  5. Supports applying privacy-related settings to subfolders.
  6. Supports limiting the sharing ability of non-admin users.
  7. Enhanced the searching mechanism to find more results that match the keywords.

Bug Fixed

  1. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.1-0194


(2021-09-14)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where running the package might cause high system resource usage.
  2. Fixed an issue where facial recognition might stop unexpectedly or show incorrect results.
  3. Fixed an issue where the package migration might stop or be incomplete.
  4. Fixed an issue where photos cannot be uploaded normally when the People album is enabled.
  5. Fixed an issue where video thumbnails might not be displayed properly.

Version: 1.0.0-0190


(2021-07-20)

Important note

Synology Photos 1.0.0-0190 is updated on July 20 to fix issues including the migration of facial recognition results might not be completed successfully.

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. If Node.js v12, Synology Application Service, and Advanced Media Extensions were not installed, the system will automatically install them after the update to ensure package functionality.
  3. The mobile apps DS photo and Moments are not compatible with Synology Photos. If you would like to use Synology Photos on your mobile devices, please install the iOS/Android apps.

What's New

  1. Synology Photos is a next-generation photo management package with rich organizing features and a fresh interface.
  2. Supports displaying photos and videos in chronological order or by folder structure.
  3. Supports the Quick Filter feature that searches for specific photos according to set conditions.
  4. Supports automatically creating albums based on facial recognition results, geolocations, tags, videos, and recently added photos.
  5. Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos according to set conditions.
  6. Supports customizable album sharing features, including public sharing options and permissions that allow selected users to view, download, or add photos.
  7. Supports protecting public share links with passwords and expiration dates.
  8. Supports generating thumbnails via web browsers to reduce server load during photo uploads.
  9. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos.
  10. Supports customizable permission settings of Shared Space folders.
  11. Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions.
  12. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  13. Enhanced the overall photo index and display performance of Photo Station and Synology Moments.
  14. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where the migration of facial recognition results might not be completed successfully.
  2. Fixed an issue where Live Photos cannot be moved from Personal Space to Shared Space.
  3. Fixed an issue where photos containing merged people cannot be moved from Personal Space to Shared Space.
  4. Fixed an issue where certain facial recognition results might not be displayed.
  5. Fixed an issue where certain H.264 videos cannot be played.
  6. Enhanced the performance of removing photos in the People album.
  7. Fixed an issue where the recognition of certain locations in Denmark might be slightly offset.

Known Issues and Limitations

  1. Please refer to this article for the differences between Synology Photos, Photo Station, and Synology Moments.
  2. Facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Please refer to this article for the full list.
  3. Synology Photos does not support Synology Photo Station Uploader.
  4. Synology Photos does not support the DAT video format.
  5. After updating to DSM 7.0, Hyper Backup tasks that include Synology Moments and Photo Station will no longer back up the two packages. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead.

Version: 1.0.0-0186


(2021-06-29)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. If Node.js v12, Synology Application Service, and Advanced Media Extensions were not installed, the system will automatically install them after the update to ensure package functionality.
  3. The mobile apps DS photo and Moments are not compatible with Synology Photos. If you would like to use Synology Photos on your mobile devices, please install the iOS/Android apps.

What's New

  1. Synology Photos is a next-generation photo management package with rich organizing features and a fresh interface.
  2. Supports displaying photos and videos in chronological order or by folder structure.
  3. Supports the Quick Filter feature that searches for specific photos according to set conditions.
  4. Supports automatically creating albums based on facial recognition results, geolocations, tags, videos, and recently added photos.
  5. Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos according to set conditions.
  6. Supports customizable album sharing features, including public sharing options and permissions that allow selected users to view, download, or add photos.
  7. Supports protecting public share links with passwords and expiration dates.
  8. Supports generating thumbnails via web browsers to reduce server load during photo uploads.
  9. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos.
  10. Supports customizable permission settings of Shared Space folders.
  11. Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions.
  12. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  13. Enhanced the overall photo index and display performance of Photo Station and Synology Moments.
  14. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where certain newly uploaded photos might not display properly.
  2. Fixed an issue where the migration of facial recognition results might not complete successfully.
  3. Fixed an issue where the photos shown in conditional albums might not match the set conditions.
  4. Fixed an issue where videos might not be uploaded or backed up successfully via Synology Photos mobile app.
  5. Fixed an issue where photos might not display properly in Timeline View under certain conditions.
  6. Fixed an issue where the download function might not work properly when users browse albums via share links.
  7. Fixed an issue where album sharing settings might not display properly when certain ad-blocking browser extensions (e.g., AdGuard) are enabled.
  8. Fixed an issue where users might not be able to reassign a person's photo to another person when the photo is the only one left in the original people album.

Known Issues and Limitations

  1. Please refer to this article for the differences between Synology Photos, Photo Station, and Synology Moments.
  2. Facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Please refer to this article for the full list.
  3. Synology Photos does not support Synology Photo Station Uploader.
  4. Synology Photos does not support the DAT video format.
  5. After updating to DSM 7.0, Hyper Backup tasks that include Synology Moments and Photo Station will no longer back up the two packages. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead.

Version: 1.0.0-0182


(2021-06-01)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Synology Photos is compatible with DSM 7.0 and above.
  2. If Node.js v12, Synology Application Service, and Advanced Media Extensions were not installed, the system will automatically install them after the update to ensure package functionality.
  3. The mobile apps DS photo and Moments are not compatible with Synology Photos. If you would like to use Synology Photos on your mobile devices, please install the iOS/Android apps.

What's New

  1. Synology Photos is a next-generation photo management package with rich organizing features and a fresh interface.
  2. Supports displaying photos and videos in chronological order or by folder structure.
  3. Supports the Quick Filter feature that searches for specific photos according to set conditions.
  4. Supports automatically creating albums based on facial recognition results, geolocations, tags, videos, and recently added photos.
  5. Supports conditional albums that automatically add matching photos according to set conditions.
  6. Supports customizable album sharing features, including public sharing options and permissions that allow selected users to view, download, or add photos.
  7. Supports protecting public share links with passwords and expiration dates.
  8. Supports generating thumbnails via web browsers to reduce server load during photo uploads.
  9. Supports editing the date, time, description, and tags of photos.
  10. Supports customizable permission settings of Shared Space folders.
  11. Supports the exclusion of uploading and displaying specified file extensions.
  12. Supports backing up and restoring the package via Hyper Backup.
  13. Enhanced the overall photo index and display performance of Photo Station and Synology Moments.
  14. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Known Issues and Limitations

  1. Please refer to this article for the differences between Synology Photos, Photo Station, and Synology Moments.
  2. Facial recognition is only supported on certain models. Please refer to this article for the full list.
  3. Synology Photos does not support Synology Photo Station Uploader.
  4. Synology Photos does not support the DAT video format.
  5. After updating to DSM 7.0, Hyper Backup tasks that include Synology Moments and Photo Station will no longer back up the two packages. Please set the original tasks to back up Synology Photos instead.