Nikon Image Space introduced

By Andrew Hudson Published: January 28, 2012 Updated: August 8, 2016

By Andrew Hudson Published: January 28, 2013 Updated: August 8, 2016

Nikon has launched a new image sharing and storage space called “Nikon Image Space.”

“NIKON IMAGE SPACE is a free online service for sharing images open not only to users of Nikon cameras, but anyone who enjoys taking photos or recording movies.”

“Nikon has offered my Picturetown, our original online service for storing photos, since August 2007 – and it’s been very popular. However, we recognised that the time had come to give this service a complete overhaul – to create a new service that is more intuitive, fun and easier to use, and better integrated with the social networks that most people like to use. One of the best things about NIKON IMAGE SPACE is that it’s open to anyone – regardless of the make of camera they use. And it’s completely free.”
— Zurab Kiknadze, of Nikon Europe

From the Nikon press release:

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 through sequential operation, which is achieved by high speed operation of the system, an intuitive user interface (UI), a clear window layout, and a simple operation flow.

Nikon has offered its image sharing and storage service, my Picturetown, since August 2007. my Picturetown has been used by a great many people in the world either for free of charge or for a fee with some special privileges. However, with a complete overhaul of the service, we are taking this opportunity to change the name from my Picturetown to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" (my Picturetown user account information and images will be automatically transferred to "NIKON IMAGE SPACE").

"NIKON IMAGE SPACE" primary features:

  1. 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 cameras have the additional option of upgrading to a Special account, using a dedicated application to verify Nikon 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 a function that restricts image download.
  2. Improved usabilitySignificant changes in window design make sequential image operations, from upload to viewing to organizing to sharing, smoother. In addition, a relaxing background color has been adopted for a more pleasing image display, and image layout has been adjusted for ease of use.
  3. Greater performance as a Web systemOperation 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.
  4. Greater collaboration with social networking sitesGreater collaboration with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter expands the possibilities for sharing photos of your own special moments, and posting images from "NIKON IMAGE SPACE" is easier than ever.


Sources: Nikon Rumors and Pixiq.

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