January 22, 2013
TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of a new image sharing and storage space, "NIKON IMAGE SPACE". The service will be available from January 28th, 2013.
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is a free online service for sharing images, available not only to Nikon digital camera users, but anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies. This service makes it easy for camera enthusiasts to upload, view, organize, and share their photos and movies of once-in-a-lifetime moments with greater convenience.
Nikon has offered its image sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, since August 2007. my Picturetown has been used by many people around the world. However, with a complete overhaul of the service, we are taking this opportunity to change the name from my Picturetown to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE."*
Nikon will continue to offer users ways to enjoy their digital images through "NIKON IMAGE SPACE".
"NIKON IMAGE SERVICE": nikonimagespace.com
Further information about "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" will be presented at the Nikon Imaging Japan booth at the CP+ 2013 camera and photo imaging show from January 31 - February 3, 2013 at the Pacifico Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan).
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" primary features
Two types of free accounts
"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" offers users a choice between two types of free accounts. Basic accounts are available to anyone. Users of Nikon digital cameras have the additional option of upgrading to a Special account using a dedicated application to verify Nikon digital cameras. While both types of accounts are free of charge, the maximum storage space is 2 GB for Basic accounts and 20 GB for Special accounts. Special accounts also offer more advanced functions, including the ability to apply a password when sharing images, and restrict image downloads.
Significant changes in window design make sequential image operations such as uploading, viewing, organizing and sharing smoother. In addition, a relaxing background colour has been adopted for a more pleasing image display, and image layout has been adjusted for ease of use.
Greater performance as a Web system
Operation has been improved with faster system processing capabilities. "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" offers smoother, more natural operation with faster image upload and download, as well as faster response when images are manipulated.
Greater collaboration with social networking sites
Greater collaboration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter expand the possibilities of sharing photos and posting images from "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" easier than ever.
*my Picturetown user account information and images will be automatically transferred to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE".
*The site will be available on January 28, 2013 at 20:00 Japan time.
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The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.