Managing Multiple Photo Collections Made Easy.

Welcome photo managers & organizers.

We're excited to offer 10 GB of free permanent storage when you sign up through this page.

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A Comprehensive Digital Preservation Platform

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Share without oversharing.

Our permission controls provide different levels of access for the people you share with, designated by you. All uploaded files are private by default. Share selected files with only the people of your choosing. Make selected files public without risking your copyright. Easily create links to privately shared content with options to restrict how many people can access the content and for how long. Delete it all, completely, at any time.
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Infinite archives, one account.

Multiple archive management allows you to easily switch between archives and collaborate with others. Create, collaborate and then transfer ownership of an archive for a family member, friend or client from a single account. Every archive has a single owner and ownership can be transferred as needed. Archives can have multiple members with unique roles you can control to manage access and permissions.

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Digital archives not backups

Our mission is to preserve and provide perpetual access to the digital legacy of all people for the historical and educational benefit of future generations. We maintain multi-layer, multi-region, multi-provider backups with trusted storage partners. With, you can store all file types and rest assured that we will preserve all embedded file metadata and never destroy or degrade your originals.

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Tell the story of your files.

We’re committed to giving you all the tools you need to create detailed archives for you or your clients, allowing you to tell a unique story on a case-by-case basis. 

Retain control of your work during your lifetime and beyond.

Permanent is the most comprehensive digital preservation platform available, period.

We know you've heard a lot of promises that turned out to be gimmicks. Archival cloud storage with strings attached. People who think they know how to do your job better than you. That's not us.

We understand that your work is your passion and we take it as seriously as you do. We want to make sure you're able to pass that work on to your colleagues, your clients, or your loved ones when you are gone.

We’re a mission-driven, cultural heritage organization dedicated to serving the public good.

The Digital Storage Platform You’ve Been Waiting For

No subscriptions. Just $10 per GB.

Monthly subscriptions expire. On, storage fees are only charged once - $10 per gigabyte of storage, as you need it. We invest your contributions into a nonprofit endowment that covers the perpetual cost of storage and supports a nonprofit organization committed to protecting, migrating and maintaining access to your precious digital content.

Your files are insured for the future.
What's the best way to keep something around for all time? Make multiple copies of it and store those copies in different places. We use multiple cloud storage providers, located in multiple different regions, and store on multiple cloud tiers. We run regular checks on your files and, if one appears to be damaged or corrupted, we use its copies to repair it.
Collaborate with control.
Half the fun of preserving your things is doing it together. Add your family members, friends or teammates as Members of your Permanent Archives so that they can build it with you. You choose a Member’s access level and you can add and change permissions or transfer ownership at any time.
Your memories are always accessible.
In order for generations of the future to enjoy your files, they have to be able to open them. We have no idea how file formats will change as time goes on, so we’re planning for it now. We convert your files on upload to a universally standard format so that they can continue to be converted for new technology as time goes on.

Who is Permanent for?

Permanent is used by professional and burgeoning archivists, professional and hobbyist genealogists, photo organizers, professional photographers and videographers, illustrators and artists, parents and grandparents, nonprofit organizations, and conscious consumers who are looking for a better way to preserve their digital memories. Permanent was built for everyone. People of any interest, profession or technical background. Permanent is a platform built by the people, for the people.
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Our promise to you.

We will preserve, protect and secure any private data entrusted to us and make any data shared with others or released to the public accessible for all time by migrating it through future technological advances.

We will never mine private data for our benefit, we will never exchange copyright as a condition of using our service, and we will never invade individual privacy with unsolicited advertisements.

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