SmugVault – Store everything for next to nothing.
SmugMug has always allowed everyone to upload an unlimited number of web-displayable files – JPEG, GIF, PNG, and MP4 – but to date we haven’t been able to accept the RAW files generated by modern digital cameras. For years our customers have been asking, begging, and pleading for us to let them upload their priceless archives. I’m happy to announce that day has come!
SmugVault is a new SmugMug product that lets you upload all the RAW, PSD, BMP, and TIFF files you’d like. And not just those – we’ll accept XMP sidecars, PDF files, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, video archives, and anything else you might want to store with your photos. What’s more, we’ll bundle your files together for easy, intuitive browsing and safe retrieval.
Thanks to an innovative new product from Amazon Web Services, DevPay, you only pay pennies per GB for the storage you actually use each month. There’s no huge fee with a maximum storage amount – it’s truly unlimited and pay-by-the-drink. Store one megabyte or one billion megabytes – we don’t care. Whatever works best for your workflow and archival needs, SmugVault can handle it.
photo by: Andy Williams
Compose a beautiful panorama out of 20 RAW files? No problem – upload your final JPEG and bundle all 20 RAW files with it, along with your Photoshop PSD containing all your layers and edits and the XMP sidecar detailing the Adobe Lightroom changes you made during the editing process. You’ll see just the single perfect photo on your SmugMug site, but with a single click, you have access to every component you’ve associated with it.
Don’t want to upload final corrected JPEGs for all the RAWs you shot at that huge event, but still want them stored somewhere safe and sound? No problem. Just upload the RAWs straight off your camera and we’ll store them for safe retrieval. Want us to generate JPEG previews of those uncorrected RAW files so you can browse your SmugVault visually to find that perfect shot? We’ll do that too.
Loving SmugMug’s new HD video features, but wishing you had somewhere safe to archive the original footage rather than the web-friendly lower bitrate copies? Not a problem. Just add them to your SmugVault.
Unfortunately, we hear about people losing their priceless memories to hurricanes, fire, and computer failure almost every day. We’ve always been glad we can simply help them get the JPEGs back – remember, your photos are yours, not ours – and I’m even more excited that we can now help everyone recover their priceless archives too!