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2016-02-23

Revitalised “NIKON IMAGE SPACE” with upgraded features to share and store images

The photo sharing service provides enhanced expediency in functions for its users

Middle East and AFrica – The revamped online photo sharing service of “NIKON IMAGE SPACE” (http://nikonimagespace.com) has been proudly announced by Nikon Middle East FZE. today. The latest version, updated for a user-friendly storage and share functionality, was launched in February 22, 2016.

Originally launched in January 2013, “NIKON IMAGE SPACE”, a name which expresses the fact that it is a space for sharing and appreciating images, is a free online image sharing and storage service open to anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.

“NIKON IMAGE SPACE” is equipped with three new modes that allow users to enjoy photos from a variety of angles. “View” mode supports intuitive browsing of photos, while the new “Report” mode enables analysis of aspects such as photographic tendencies from shooting information for uploaded photos, and feedback on shared photos. The “Organize” mode, for the version on computers only, also available prior to the renewal, has been improved to enable easier and more natural photo organization with a left-and-right pane layout.

Photo sharing functions have also been improved whereby users can specify a period of time for which images to be shared via the share duration, and also to receive praise from those with whom the images are shared with. For those with preferences for privacy, images can be password protected. A browsing function that enables automatic display of photos to which the same tags have been attached, much like an album, has also been added.

A collaboration with SnapBridge, the new Nikon app announced in January 2016 that enables constant connection between a Nikon digital camera and a smart device using Bluetooth® low energy*1, is also in the plans. This will enable automatic uploads of an unlimited number of 2-MP images to “NIKON IMAGE SPACE” from SnapBridge with a registered Nikon ID*2.

Primary modifications adopted in “NIKON IMAGE SPACE”

  • “View”, “Report”, and “Organize” modes expand the ways in which photos are used and enjoyed: “View” mode with its simple user interface enables intuitive viewing of photos, while the new “Report” mode function can be used to check the number of times an image has been viewed, the number of praises received, photographic tendencies, and acquired "badges" has also been added. Various "badges" can be acquired based on the photographic tendencies of uploaded photos. Checking these "badges" can lead to unexpected discoveries, such as users’ own photographic tendencies of which they were previously unaware. In addition, photo organization is more convenient with drag-and-drop operation in “Organize” mode.
  • Sharing functions that increase enjoyment after images are captured: Functions related to the sharing of images have been expanded in several ways, including the ability to limit the share duration to 7 or 30 days, to hide shooting data for shared images, and to add credits to shared images. These functions, including that for protecting shared images with passwords, are available for all users, regardless of membership status. Complementing the service further is the addition of a function to receive praise from those with whom images have been shared.
  • Easy operation and added convenience: In addition to being able to register with and log-on to “NIKON IMAGE SPACE” using a social media account such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, the service can be used immediately with temporary registration by simply entering an e-mail address and password. Adding to the touch of convenience, photos can be filtered by tags of shooting date or camera name, so that by simply attaching tags to images, all photos with the same tag can be viewed at once. In addition, once these tags are entered the first time, the tags will be displayed as suggested options for more efficient tagging in following images.

Nikon will continue to offer ways of enjoying digital photos and movies with the development of new functions for the “NIKON IMAGE SPACE” service, and further improvements to the service.

1 The start of the collaboration with SnapBridge will be announced once the schedule has been determined

2 "Nikon ID" refers to a new individual ID for user registration necessary to enjoy Nikon services. E-mail addresses registered with SnapBridge will serve as Nikon IDs, allowing users to receive services provided by Nikon. Registration is free. A Nikon ID registration site was launched on February 22, 2016


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* The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation and its Affiliates is under license.

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