Everpix users can now achieve some emotional closure to help with the stress caused by the shutdown of everyone’s favorite online photo-wrangling service. You’ll be getting an e-mail soon (or already) with a link to let you get a raw (but not RAW) dump of your stored images.
When Everpix shut down, it sold off its underlying technology to get together the cash to let the likes of you and me download our archives. That’s not to say you should just go request your archive if you don’t need it. As you can imagine, serving tens of thousands of archives with tens or hundreds of gigabytes of pictures is a slow operation, so the folks at Everpix request that you only do it if you have no other copies of those pictures:
If you have a large number of photos only on Everpix, with no other copies, we can prepare an archive of your account for download. This process takes several days, and should only be used as a last resort.
Paid users will get bumped to the head of the queue, and you can also browse and download individual photos. I don’t think I’ll bother: When I started with Everpix I pointed it at my iPhoto library, and later I exported all the photos in my Lightroom library as 70% JPGs and saved them to an external drive, which I then linked to Everpix. Which is to say that I have all my photos stored locally already (in an easily backup-up way, too).
So, that’s it for Everpix. It’s a shame it went away, but it’s pretty great the folks there are doing the right thing and making sure nobody loses any of their photographs.