Everpix, a cloud-based photo storage service that automatically synchronizes with most photo-sharing applications, launched a private alpha today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Everpix is a desktop client that browses your computer for photos and uploads everything to a remote server run by Everpix. If you add photos to the computer, Everpix automatically sends them to those remote servers. Everpix also connects to Facebook accounts and imports photos from those accounts, as well as Picasa and Instagram and other online photo applications.
“Your photos are absolutely all over the place, on iPhoto and Facebook, Picasa and so on, and you’ll have a bunch of photos on apps and on the phone,” Everpix co-founder Pierre-Olivier Latour said.
The service also crawls e-mail services like Google’s Gmail and imports any photos connected to that email account to the Everpix account. Any incoming email messages that include photos also automatically synchronize with Everpix’s remote servers. Everpix organizes the photos into “moment” that curates photo packages by capture time and other contextual cues.
Everpix also hides “bad” photos that are blurry or are poorly shot, or are blown out with too much light from a flash. Users can also hide photos manually and then share moments and albums with their friends. When a user makes an album public, they get a link they can send to their friends to view the albums.
You can view the photos from mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. Everpix was founded earlier this year in June and is based in Redondo Beach, Calif. The company hasn’t raised any money yet.