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Nikon PictureProject Press Release below.
-- An intuitive new interface for easy access to powerful features and
built-in expandability for add-on versatility mark Nikon's move toward
a new software strategy
2004. Press Release: TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to
announce PictureProject, the first entry of a new software strategy aimed
at earning the same accolades for Nikon software as received for its world-famous
lineup of cameras.
Software is a key component
of the digital photography experience, and a key component of Nikon's
Total Imaging System. Determined to deliver the best tools and best user
interface for digital camera users, Nikon conducted a worldwide survey
of customer expectations, requirements and work habits before beginning
development of PictureProject. Building an entirely new software architecture
that empowers all customers to get the most out of their digital cameras
demanded powerful features be wrapped into an interface that is easy to
master. It also called for advanced programming that will allow for the
addition of new features as the market evolves.
PictureProject is now
ready to deliver the fruits of the intensive development and usability
testing that mark Nikon's new software path for the future. The intuitive
interface is designed to make users feel comfortable with all features
within minutes, and to provide instant access to all stored images without
having to search through hard disk directories.
Major features of
PictureProject include the following:
- Image files are automatically
imported when a camera is connected to the user's computer, and thumbnail
images make it easy to confirm the memory card's contents.
- A single main window
divided into three sections serves as the center of all operations.
- Only the window's
center section changes when switching modes for an integrated and intuitive
interface that minimizes the steps needed to accomplish all tasks.
- Buttons permanently
placed along the top of the main window assure quick access to oft-used
functions, such as Mail, Slideshow, Auto Enhance, etc.
- Drag-and-drop images
to organize them into "collections" that can be easily accessed.
- View all stored images,
only those from the last batch imported, or from individual collections.
- Locate any file quickly
by name, keyword, captured or modified date, etc.
editing tools help achieve the desired effect or finish quickly.
- Any and all changes
made to images can be reset or modified as many times as desired without
affecting the original image file.
- Slideshows can include
background music for added ambience.
- Handy design templates
make it easy to attach images to email, or make beautiful prints.
- New pop-up messaging
service delivers software update notifications, and provides access
for technical tips and other information.
software architecture is built to include robust future expandability.
Plans include offering users the option to purchase plug-in software that
adds darkroom, filter and other effects, and that all operate within the
familiar PictureProject interface.
appeal to users of any digital camera, although initial plans are to offer
it exclusively to Nikon digital camera users. Beginning this spring, it
will be included with newly released Nikon digital cameras, not merely
as a complimentary offering, but as a powerful tool that adds value and
enjoyment to digital photography. Signaling Nikon's intention to expand
and further strengthen its software portfolio with add-on tools and higher-function
products to come, PictureProject is about to change the digital photography