Nikon upgrades the my Picturetown Pad application for iPads and iPhones

March 7, 2012

Expansion of Gold Account functions, as well as increased Facebook collaboration with the ability to post to or play Motion Snapshot files from Facebook and use the list of Facebook friends to send links to shared albums

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that an upgrade to its free my Picturetown Pad application for iPads and iPhones, Ver. 1.1, is available for download from Apple's App Store. The my Picturetown Pad app allows users to enjoy using my Picturetown, Nikon's online image storage and sharing service, with their iPads and iPhones.

The my Picturetown Pad Ver. 1.1 app, released in February of this year, allows users to utilize functions available on the my Picturetown website from their iPad or iPhone.
This latest version provides greater collaboration with Facebook, allowing users to post links to shared albums directly to Facebook, use their list of Facebook friends to send links to shared albums, and post to or play Motion Snapshot* files from Facebook. Motion Snapshot is a function built into Nikon's Nikon 1 J1 and V1 advanced cameras with interchangeable lenses that proposes new forms of imaging expression. In addition, new functions have been added for Gold Account members(those currently paying a fee for additional storage space), including one that allows users to password protect shared albums.

  • * In Motion Snapshot mode, simply pressing the shutter-release button records a still image and about a second of high-resolution, slow-motion movie footage beginning before and ending after the time the shutter-release button was pressed. With playback of movie footage at 0.4× normal speed, the still image, and background music, Motion Snapshot allows users to express impressive moments that show slight changes in expression, the entertaining actions of children or pets, the rustling of tree leaves, or fluctuations in nature.

Nikon will continue to improve existing my Picturetown functions and to develop new functions, striving not only to make the service more convenient for users, but also to continue to propose new ways to easily share photos anytime and anywhere, increasing the enjoyment of special times shared with family and friends.

Primary new my Picturetown Pad Ver. 1.1 features

1. Collaboration with Facebook

  • Share albums by posting them to Facebook
    Links to albums saved with my Picturetown can be posted to Facebook from the my Picturetown Pad app for sharing with a broader audience. This allows users to quickly and easily share albums containing a large number of photos with their Facebook friends without uploading the photos directly to Facebook.
  • Post and play back Motion Snapshot files
    Users can post links to Motion Snapshot files recorded with a Nikon 1 camera and uploaded to my Picturetown to Facebook. When the thumbnail for the link to a my Picturetown album containing Motion Snapshot files posted to Facebook is clicked, images are played back from the my Picturetown album. This allows users to share Motion Snapshot, a new form of imaging expression proposed by Nikon that combines a still image with movie footage, with close family and friends.
  • Utilization of Facebook friends list
    When links to my Picturetown albums are posted on Facebook, a list of Facebook friends is displayed allowing users to choose with whom the albums are shared.

2. More functions for Gold Account members

  • When sharing my Picturetown albums, users can password protect albums for greater control over who is able to view them. Features for more secure sharing of albums, including the ability to set permissions for downloading photos from shared albums and permissions for downloading photos at their original size, have also been added. These settings can also be applied when sharing images and albums via Facebook and Twitter.
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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