My girlfriend wants to use git to track progress on her artpieces, and doesn't want that to go into a public repo. Are there any remotes that explicitly support this, or should I just point her to BitBucket?

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    – Ky -
    Apr 27, 2017 at 20:26
  • I would suggest not to use Git because it's bad at handling binary files. PlasticSCM for example has better support for artistic files (it's one of their main features) Apr 29, 2017 at 16:33
  • @AdriánArroyoCalle interesting! She uses SVGs, though, which is how I got the idea in the first place
    – Ky -
    Apr 29, 2017 at 17:27

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It's not always necessary that you store only source code in your git repositories; you can store anything, like PDFs, docs, images, etc.

As far as her artwork is concerned, I know it is important to keep them private. There are many other git providers out there offering free private repositories. Some of them are:

  1. Gitlab
  2. Gitorious
  3. ChiliProject
  4. Coding.net
  5. Kiln
  6. Codeplane
  7. Bitbucket

All of them provide free repositories. I would recommend (if not going for Bitbucket) Gitlab is also worth a try.

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