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Nikon Updates
Picture Project Software
to Version 1.6.4


October 10th, 2006
- Nikon has today posted an update to their Nikon PictureProject Software package. Nikon PictureProject comes bundled with current Nikon Coolpix digital cameras and Nikon digital SLR's including the Nikon D50, D70s, D80, D200, D2Hs and the Nikon D2Xs.


Improvements in Nikon Picture Project Version 1.6.4

  • Naming of the “muvee” function has been changed to “Pictmotion”

  • Support for the Coolpix P4 / Coolpix S5 and support for Pictmotion feature

  • Support for the Nikon Coolpix P3 / Coolpix S6 wireless transfer function.

  • Support for RAW images captured with the Nikon D2XS and Camera Control Pro

  • Camera Control Pro can now be started from a PictureProject menu when it is installed on the same computer

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D2XS has been added.

  • Support for the Coolpix P3/Coolpix S6 wireless transfer feature has been added.


  • PTP connection support for the Coolpix P4 / Coolpix S5 has been added
 

 

 

 


 

  • A feature that allows you to add music files (.mp3, .m4a, .wma, .wav) saved on a computer to a memory card inserted in the Coolpix S5 has been added

  • Support for PTP connection of the Nikon Coolpix P3 / Coolpix S6 has been added

  • Support for the wireless transfer of Pictmotion movies from the Nikon Coolpix S6 has been added.

  • Support for the Coolpix S5 Pictmotion feature has been added.

Nikon Picture Project V 1.6.4 Fixes

  • An issue that caused crossed white lines to appear in printed photos with certain systems has been resolved.

  • An issue that caused a transfer timeout when large music files were transferred to the Coolpix S5 and S6 has been resolved.

  • Pictmotion thumbnails are now properly displayed in PictureProject Transfer.

To download Nikon PictureProject Version 1.6.4 for Canadian customers see here for WIN or MAC, and here if you are from the US.


 
 


Nikon Picture Project Original Press Release


PMA 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 Nikon 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 Nikon Picture Project


  • 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.


  • Easy-to-understand 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.

Nikon PictureProject's new 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.

Nikon PictureProject will 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 experience.




 

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