Photography, Services, Websites by Chris Hathaway

Yes, they’ve been around a while, and yes, you’ve probably heard of them, but if you haven’t given this service serious consideration by now, this is the time to do so. I’ve been a member of Smugmug for almost a year now, and have continually been impressed with their genuine concern for the care and storage of my digital photography. While the feature list could go on for pages, my favorites are that storage and bandwidth is completely unlimited, and that the photos are much more secure than I could ever hope to achieve with my own backup process (which doesn’t really exist). They store each photo in 4 different places and 3 different states, so even if California drops into the ocean, my photos are still safe.

But I digress. The big news is that this week they have added support for unlimited video uploads, for the two higher subscription models. The $60/year level gets you up to 2.5 minute clips, and the $150/year level gets you up to 5 minutes per video. And they keep your video just as high quality as the original, up to HD quality 1280x720x24p, converting it into the h.264 format. Playback (either on-site, or embedded elsewhere) currently uses Quicktime, but a Flash player is in the works. This is perfect for me. I’ve never been a fan of uploading clips of my 1-year old to YouTube, and their compression is dismal, so I could never count on it as a backup source. I guess I’m just not used to being cared about so much by a web service.

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