Prevue is a design presentation and feedback tool for agencies and their clients. It’s the best way to present work in the browser, and get fast feedback.
Prevue (pronounced pre·view) is a cloud-based image sharing tool that enables agencies and designers to present work to their clients in private. With security, simplicity and custom branding at its core — Prevue allows public and private conversation on work in progress, and presents designs in their best light. Whether you’re a photographer, UX or UI designer, iconographer or illustrator — each image you upload can be edited and fine-tuned to look their best in any browser.
Privately owned and operated since 2008, Prevue is a secure and reliable platform trusted by over 20,000 design agencies worldwide. Prevue operates on dedicated servers based in Virginia USA, and utilises the best available cloud technology to ensure the highest level of performance and privacy.
The first version of Prevue (then called “Previews”) was created in January 2008 by digital designer, Buzz Usborne. Whilst working as a freelance designer for a number of digital agencies, Buzz wasn't satisfied with the existing tools available to present his design work online… so he built a solution of his own.
In mid-2009, work began to make Prevue a web-based service, rather than the downloadable app that existed until then. In November 2009 the Prevue.it domain was officially registered alongside the backup domain, GetPrevue.com (which you can also use) and URL shortening service, Prevue.link
Prevue was launched as an invite-only beta to 300 designers, and the first image was uploaded on 10th May 2010. Several long years of testing, rebuilding and launching new features followed, until October 2012 when Prevue was finally opened to the public. By the end of 2012, Prevue had over 7,000 users.
Unfortunately it wasn’t all smooth sailing — in November 2013 the service experienced several days of interrupted service as a result of a DDoS attack. Whilst no information was lost, nor any data breached, this marked the start of some significant improvements to Prevue’s underlying architecture, security and performance. And in December the entire service saw major upgrades to newer, faster and more secure servers.
Shortly after launching a brand new drag-and-drop library, a whole host of new improvements were added in April 2014. This included Google Analytics integration, a new way to manage feedback, and a timeline view for teams! See the release notes
To allow for continued updates and improvements to Prevue, monthly pricing was released in January 2015 in exchange for unlimited space and team features. Proving to be a great success, revenue from monthly plans was able to support continued development to infrastructure, with noticeable improvements to the app’s speed.
After 17 years of constant iteration and improvement (and a lot of love), Prevue today serves as the creative platform to over 20,000 designers and agencies — and is responsible for sharing and gathering feedback on millions of images to clients in over 120 countries.