January 14, 2014

Picturelife – Centralized & Secured Photos

You’ve taken the photos, edited them, and shared them with friends. Now it’s time to hand over the reigns to Picturelife, a web-based platform that keeps its users’ photos safe and secure. Picturelife backs up and organizes photos in the cloud, ensuring that they remain protected even if your laptop gets stolen or your hard drive unexpectedly crashes.

Get a better handle on your photo storage situation by creating a Picturelife account and installing the “Syncer” tool on your computer. Picturelife’s Syncer searches your hard drive for photos and videos and then quietly uploads those files into the Picturelife platform. Download Picturelife’s mobile app to seamlessly upload photos from your smartphone or tablet into the cloud, and connect the platform to apps like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram to create backups of the images you’ve posted on social media. All of the photos you’ve taken across multiple devices will be centrally saved and secured in the cloud. Photos are then accessible from any web browser, and they can be sorted in dozens of different ways.

Picturelife supports iPhoto’s library and album structure. The platform also offers RAW support and video uploads. Duplicate content is detected automatically, and Picturelife shows only the best version of any file. Picturelife is the perfect solution for people who are looking for more secure ways to store their priceless photos online.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep a secure backup of all your family photos and videos
  • Back up the photos you’ve posted on Facebook and Twitter
  • Access your entire digital library from any computer with an internet connection
  • Upload photos from mobile devices into a central repository

Insider Tips:

  • Picturelife connects to social apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Picturelife supports Aperture and iPhoto library organizational patterns
  • Photos are uploaded securely using SSL
  • RAW files are supported by Picturelife

What we liked:

  • Automatic syncing happens in the background, without users having to manually update their accounts
  • Privacy controls are easy to manage
  • Duplicate detection ensures that only the best version of a file is shown
  • Picturelife will back up any photo or video file size or resolution

What we didn’t like:

  • Users with free accounts can only upload a maximum of 1,700 photos


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
  • Founded by: Nate Westheimer and Jacob DeHart
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Premium plan is $7 per month
  • Premium Plus plan is $15 per month

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