Release Notes for Synology Photos

Synology Photos is a flexible and comprehensive management tool that allows photo backup and browsing by chronological order or folder structure. Explore photos of loved ones or favorite vacation spots through automatically created albums. Group photos by themes or topics of your choice. Enjoy cherished memories in the palm of your hand.

Version: 1.3.1-261


(2022-09-27)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the location information of photos might be lost during the upload.
  2. Fixed an issue where some photos might not be uploaded when users select a large number of files to upload via third-party file browsers.

Version: 1.3.0-259


(2022-07-19)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. For the complete features, please install Synology Photos 1.3 or above on your Synology NAS. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few weeks. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.

What's New

  1. Supports creating Photo Request links to collect photos from other users and guests.
  2. Added a toolbar in the Photos page for users to quickly switch between folder view and timeline view.

Bug Fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where the share link icon might not respond.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.3-236


(2022-06-21)

Bug Fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where the app might quit unexpectedly when uploading files from third-party apps.
  2. Fixed multiple issues regarding share link settings.

Version: 1.2.2-223


(2022-05-03)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with Advanced Media Extensions (AME) 2.0. 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 photo upload stability.

Bug Fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where videos cannot be played on certain devices.
  2. Fixed an issue where the date and time in the photo information page might not follow the formats specified in the device settings.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.1-198


(2022-03-03)

What's New

  1. Supports Sleep Time Backup to quickly back up a large number of photos on your device.
  2. Supports browsing in Dark Mode (enabled by device settings).
  3. Supports selecting the destination folder when uploading photos from other apps.
  4. Supports automatically renaming photos by the time taken when uploading.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where people might not be named correctly when their albums are merged.
  2. Fixed an issue where the app might stop unexpectedly when it detects new folders to back up.
  3. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.2.0-197


(2022-03-01)

Important Note

  1. This update has been recalled on Mar.3 on Google Play Store, since the application might stop unexpectedly when it detects new folders to back up.
  2. This update was re-released on Mar.3, and the aforementioned issue has been fixed in 1.2.1.

What's New

  1. Supports Sleep Time Backup to quickly back up a large number of photos on your device.
  2. Supports browsing in Dark Mode (enabled by device settings).
  3. Supports selecting the destination folder when uploading photos from other apps.
  4. Supports automatically renaming photos by the time taken when uploading.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where people might not be named correctly when their albums are merged.
  2. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.1.0-170


(2021-11-09)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. For the complete features, please install Synology Photos 1.1 or above on your Synology NAS. The update is expected to be available in all regions within the next few weeks. The actual time of release may vary slightly depending on the region.
  2. This update is only available on Android 8.0 and above.

What's New

  1. Supports displaying photos in map view in the Places album.
  2. Supports passcode lock.
  3. Supports rating photos.
  4. Supports sorting albums.
  5. Supports applying privacy-related settings to subfolders.
  6. Supports an option to back up either all photos or only new photos when a new source folder is detected.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where users might be signed out of the app if their Synology NAS or mobile device was restarted.
  2. Fixed an issue where People albums might not be merged correctly.
  3. Fixed an issue where certain operations might consume excessive system memory.
  4. Minor bug fixes.

Version: 1.0.2-128


(2021-06-08)

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What's New

  1. Supports customizing backup destinations.
  2. Supports viewing photos in slideshow mode.

Bug fixed

  1. Fixed an issue where the application might stop unexpectedly when backing up photos if it is connected by an untrusted certificate.

Version: 1.0.1-127


(2021-06-01)

Important Note

  1. This update has been recalled on Jun.4 on Google Play Store, since the application might stop unexpectedly when backing up photos if it is connected by an untrusted certificate.
  2. This update was re-released on Jun. 8, and the aforementioned issue has been fixed in 1.0.2.

Compatibility and Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.0.

What's New

  1. Supports customizing backup destinations.
  2. Supports viewing photos in slideshow mode.

Version: 1.0.0-093


(2020-12-08)

What's New

  1. This is the initial version of the Synology Photos app.
  2. The app is now available in app stores. To avoid possible compatibility issues, users who installed these applications during DSM 7.0 Preview program should update them after the DSM update.
  3. To learn more, please refer to the technical specifications.

Version: 1.0.0-070


(2020-09-07)

This is the preview version of Synology Photos for Android mobile devices.