Nikon UK have been committed to adding value to their
digital range of products and aware of the need to offer the user a total
solution, for some time. Now they have just announced FotoShare, a new concept
which is available to all Nikon digital users, both new and existing.
FotoShare is an extension to FotoStation software that has been bundled with all Nikon digital products, including film scanners for the last 12 months. FotoStation allows users to caption, organise and edit their images into albums for easy retrieval and viewing on their PCs. FotoShare takes this concept to the next stage by giving Nikon digital customers 50mb of free space on the Nikon server, with their own user name and password, so that they can upload images and have them on-line.
Once they have uploaded images to the site, they can then invite family and friends to view specific albums.
'On-line storage in itself is nothing new' , Chris Hoare, Nikon UK's Services Marketing Manager explains. 'But the unique element to Nikon's solution is the relationship between the off-line function of FotoStation and the on-line possibilities of FotoShare.
'All the functions within FotoStation, such as organising images into albums and editing, are carried out off-line quickly and cheaply, before the images to be shared with family and friends are uploaded to the site.'
FotoShare is a unique service for Nikon digital owners and far from being a commercial site, Nikon's vision for FotoShare, is that it will evolve into a community for Nikon customers. As it evolves, more services will be added to the site that will further enhance the customer experience.