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26-02-2015

“Nikon Image Space” app renewed for release

Nikon’s smart device app for online photo sharing, compatible for both iOS and Android devices, is renewed with optimized operations for both operating systems

SINGAPORE – The “Nikon Image Space” smart device app, Nikon’s online photo sharing service, is now renewed as announced by Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd today.

With this renewal, the flat design has been incorporated for iOS (including iPad) and Android™ apps, alongside an optimization to the operability of each operating system. Images can also be viewed in larger size with a newly introduced design, and exclusion of superfluous decorations or embellishments.

In addition to Grid and Map views, both of which makes for easy image viewing, a new Flow view that displays images in larger size, and enables browsing with smooth vertical scrolling has been adopted for more intuitive operation with a smart device. This improved browser function can also be used to browse images stored on the smart device by simply installing the app.

Further responding to the users’ suggestions, the renewed app comes with improved utility and operability, including background downloading and uploading. For iPad users, an exclusive function made available only for the device is the image comparison feature.

Launched in January 2013, “Nikon Image Space”, termed to refer to a hub for image-sharing, is a free photo sharing service primarily intended for users of Nikon digital cameras, but open to anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies. The service will continuously be updated with new functions, offering innovative means to enjoying digital photos and movies.

Nikon Image Space app renewal overview

Scheduled release: 25 February, 2015

Supported devices: iOS devices (including iPads), Android™ devices

Supported operating systems: iOS 8 or later, Android™ 4.0 or later

Primary modifications adopted with Nikon Image Space app renewal

1. Adoption of a flat design and optimization for each OS

2. An improved image-browsing function that allows users to browse images stored on their smart device

In addition to Grid and Map views, with which images are displayed larger for easier viewing, a new Flow view that enables smooth image browsing by flicking up or down has been added. This browser function allows users to view images stored on their smart device as soon as the app is installed. In addition, the app supports display of a list of albums that have been shared, as well as browsing of images in the albums. It also allows users to "unshare", or cancel sharing of, albums.

Grid, Map and Flow screen views (simulated image)

 

3. New function made exclusively for iPads

App operation has been improved with new features designed exclusively for iPads. In addition to the new function that displays two images at a time for comparison, a new two-pane structure has been adopted for some screen layouts.

4. Support for uploading/downloading in the background

The app can now be used while images are being uploaded or downloaded. In addition, multiple uploads and downloads can be scheduled beforehand, and then performed one after the other.

* iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.

* Android™ is a trademark or registered trademark of Google Inc.

 

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

About Nikon

Nikon. At the Heart of the Image. Nikon is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Singapore Pte Ltd distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras; Nikon sports optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lens system in over 50 countries. For more information, visit http://www.nikon-asia.com. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NikonAsia and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonAsia.