Panstoria is now Forever. Well, nothing lasts forever, but it is as close as it can get since Forever has now acquired Panstoria.
Forever has an interesting business model in that they purport to store your photos forever (actually your lifetime plus 100 years), including migrating them to new file formats as necessary. Forever isn’t cheap, but if it really does what it says is is going to do, it may be a good deal since it eliminates any worry about how to preserve digital photos, at least for the next 100+ years.
See Meakem’s Forever acquires Panstoria for more details.
About Mark Mizen
I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
So, how will we know if it does what it says it is going to do. With all of the closures recently I’m a little gun shy at this point.
With all the hackers out there how secure is the cloud? Definitely interested in seeing what they do with Panstoria. Hopefully, they’ll offer the quality products we loved with Creative Memories.
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