Picturelife: A Simple Tool To Backup Your Photos

We all capture thousands of photos every day and share them on different online services. The problem arises when you have to save those images on a single platform. It may not be the best idea to upload photos from every device you own and then save it on your computer or on any other cloud storage service. If you are looking for a place to upload more photos, you should give Picturelife a try.

Picturelife is a new startup founded by OMGPOP’s founder Charles Forman. It permits users to backup their photos from different devices. Currently, the service works with iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac. Once installed, it automatically creates a backup of all your photos online so that you can access them online.

Packages and Pricing

Picturelife offers users with 5 GB free space that can upload almost 1700 pictures. The service offers users with two pricing plans; Premium and Premium Plus. The Premium Plan costs $7 per month and allows users to host up to 34000 pictures or 100 GB, while the Premium Plus Plan costs $15 per month with the storage space of 300 GB.


Getting Started

At the onset, it requires you to get registered by signing up for an account on Picturelife. After registration, you will be redirected to your Picturelife dashboard from where you can access all your uploaded photos. If you have trouble organizing your photos, let Picturelife handle it for you. From the sidebar, you can view your photo based on categories including timeline feature that shows all the photos sorted by date, all pictures, albums and places.


Using Picturelife

If you want, you can even import images from multiple image hosting websites including Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Smugmug, Tumblr, Twitter, Google and Foursquare. You just need to select the service you want to import images from and login with your credentials. It will automatically import all the photos from that service and will save it in a new album. In case of Facebook, it even imports photos in which you are tagged in by your friends.


If you have not installed the PictureLife’s desktop application, you can also manually upload photos from your computer. To upload pictures, click on the upload button in the bottom left corner and browse all the files you want to save.


To get more details about any photo, click on it and select Info. It will show you all the details about the photo such as upload date, sharing options, people who can view the image, download options and more. By default, all the photos that are uploaded on your Picturelife account are private, unless you want to make them public. You can also move the photos from one album to another or download it to your computer.


From Picturelife dashboard, you can also post the photos on different image hosting sites. Click on “Post to” button and it will show you all the supported services. You just need to enter the details about the image and share it with your friends. If you want, you can even email the photos to anyone you like.


It also permits users to hide images from the timeline. From the picture information window, just click on Hide button and it will remove the image from your library. It will not delete the image, if you want to view the hidden image, just click on the wheel icon and select “Show Hidden Photos”. You can unhide the images from the same picture information window.


From the settings, you can view all the sessions. Just click on the wheel icon from the sidebar and go to the Advanced tab. From there, you can manage all the devices you are logged in. If you want, you can even connect Picturelife to your Amazon S3 account.


Things that  I dislike about Picturelife

I did install Picturelife on my iPhone and uploaded a few photos. One thing which I really don’t like about this service is that after giving it a permission to access the camera roll, it  automatically uploads any new photos you take with your phone.

In case of desktop application, when you install Picturelife, you have to select a default photo and video folder, any image in that folder will be automatically uploaded on Picturelife. It will not show you any popup message or ask you before uploading anything from your computer.

Final Words

Picturelife can be a useful photo backup solution, but they still have to work on some issues and bugs. One bug which I came across was that the image did not appear in my gallery right away after it was uploaded. I had to refresh the page multiple times before the image appeared in All Pictures folder.

Despite these few downsides, it can be a useful service for photo savvy users. I really like the way it displays the image and its interface. It’s simple and user-friendly and allows users to import photos from popular image hosting sites.

We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below if you have tried Picturelife.


Picturelife helps users backup there photos from multiple devices and view them in a single dashboard.