Picturelife is no more

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It is with great sorrow that I report the death of the internet photo storage site, Picturelife. Picturelife, whose tag line was “protect your photos,” relied on charging $5-$15 per month or $50-$150 per year for online photo and video storage, a business model that is proving increasing less viable as more and more vendors offer low-cost or even free photo storage.

Fortunately, the 200 million photos stored on Picturelife have a second chance on life since they are being stored on SmugMug as part of SmugMug’s attempt to increase its own customer base. This resurrection will benefit Picturelife’s customers who otherwise might have lost their photos.

For more on the demise of Picturelife, see Photo-storage service Picturelife shuts down 18 months after being acquired.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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2 Responses to Picturelife is no more

  1. Heather says:

    What do you think about smug mug?

  2. Mark Mizen says:

    I have not personally used SmugMug; however online reviews look relatively good. See http://www.stuckincustoms.com/smugmug-review/ and https://photographylife.com/reviews/smugmug. My personal preference is http://www.forever.com because of the availability of Permanent Storage.

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