Nikon will be launching Nikon Image Space later this month, offering free cloud storage for all photographers.

Nikon has announced an overhaul of their image hosting service, titled Nikon Image Space.

The newly developed site will be launching on 28 January and will offer free cloud storage for photographers – even if you don’t own or use Nikon cameras. However, Nikon shooters will be able to upgrade their basic 2GB account to a 20GB special account.

As part of the overhaul, social sharing through Facebook and Twitter will be built into the service, allowing users to easily share their uploads with friends and family.

Keep an eye out for the launch of the service later this month, and read the press release below for more information.

Press Release

Johannesburg, South Africa, 22nd January 2013 – Nikon in South Africa today announces the launch of its new, free image sharing and storage service, NIKON IMAGE SPACE (, available online from January 28. NIKON IMAGE SPACE replaces Nikon’s previous image storage service, my Picturetown.

NIKON IMAGE SPACE is open to anyone – regardless of the camera make they use – who enjoy taking photos or recording movies.

This service makes it easy to upload, view, organize, and share photos and movies with greater convenience through sequential operation, which is achieved by a high speed system, an intuitive user interface (UI), a clear window layout, and a simple operation flow.

Romi Jacobs, Chief Operating Officer for Nikon in South Africa, comments: “Nikon has offered my Picturetown[1], 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.”

Here are just some of the key features of NIKON IMAGE SPACE:

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 digital cameras have the additional option of upgrading to a Special account, using a dedicated application to verify Nikon digital 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.

Improved usability
Significant changes in window design make sequential image operations, from upload to viewing to organizing to sharing, smoother. In addition, a relaxing background colour has been chosen to be easier on the eye, and image layout has been adjusted for ease of use.

Greater performance as a Web system
Operation 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.

Greater collaboration with social networking sites
Greater 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.

*Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
*Products, brand names and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.