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In addition to your own personal photo gallery, My Nikon World's social sharing includes access to other galleries, where you can search by various parameters.

After company president Makoto Kimura made it clear that Nikon really is forward-thinking in an interview earlier this week, the camera manufacturer has launched its My Nikon World Facebook application and community. My Nikon World is designed for photographers to display and share images, compete in challenges and learn from pros and peers. Galleries are divided into categories for easier searching and viewing and badges and awards are given to active participants. 

When you register, you have to give My Nikon World access to your Facebook account (profile, relationships, friends, etc.). After that you can fill out your profile page and view, upload and share images.

My Nikon World encourages users to participate in challenges and earn awards and badges.

And if you'd like to link up with Nikon via Facebook, you might also be interested in staying connected through your mobile device. Nikon offers two free iOS apps that offer interactive learning from your iPhone and iPad. In addition to the latest Nikon news, you'll find photo tips and other information and educational content to help improve your photography knowledge and skills. In addition to its Learn & Explore app (available in the U.S. app store), Nikon also offers the  Nikon Asia Image Guide. The latter is available for download from the Asia App Store in English and traditional Chinese.  

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Total comments: 19
Spectro
By Spectro (Jul 14, 2013)

ok, nice to know..

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cknapp61
By cknapp61 (Jul 13, 2013)

FaceNook? Really? Except for a few who actually use it as a collaborative tool, I find that most of the "mouth breathers" out there use it as a way to publish how many times their kids blew their nose today and other minutiae of their life. I consider FaceNook to be the biggest productivity waster ever created and they cannot go bankrupt fast enough in my book.

I am confused by camera manufacturer's misunderstanding that photographers want to post images directly to Social Media sites directly from their DSLR cameras. Except for a some photojournalists and the fact that there are wi-fi cards out there which can communicate with your smart phone.....(exactly how many 10MP or larger photos do you intend to post via 3-4G means?) how many images do you let people see without SOME post-processing? (though I do get frustrated sometimes that my HTC ONE-X Quadcore's 8MP camera seems to get better exposure and COLOR right "out of the box" sometimes than I get with my Nikon D700).

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Jul 13, 2013)

Of course they have that in the terms. Otherwise they would have to get reproduction rights from every single up loader individually before displaying the the photos on the site. As long as you realize the terms and only upload photos you dont' mind them having access to there is no problem. The same goes for facebook.

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timoteotresgatos
By timoteotresgatos (Jul 12, 2013)

Have you read the terms and conditions on the page?
I'm not signing up for this!

"..., I (hereinafter "Participant”) hereby grant to Nikon Inc., its parents and affiliates, and the representatives, employees, directors, officers, agents, licensees, successors and assigns of each of the foregoing (collectively, "Nikon”) the absolute, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual right, license and permission to publish, copy, post, distribute, reproduce, display and/or otherwise use the images and/or photographs uploaded by Participant..."

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Octane
By Octane (Jul 13, 2013)

Facebooks terms of use are almost identical.

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Josh152
By Josh152 (Jul 13, 2013)

Of course they have that in the terms. Otherwise they would have to get reproduction rights from every single up loader individually before displaying the the photos on the site. As long as you realize the terms and only upload photos you dont' mind them having access to there is no problem. The same goes for facebook.

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Jul 14, 2013)

So much about services for I.Q.Ltd people who never ever read the fine print.
Soon to be the regular part of every automatic free uploading cloud-based image-hosting service, without the authors even being aware of it.
I think I'll stick to the classic, boring, and time-consuming camera--> USB--> computer--> PP --> manual upload of my choice when I feel like it.
Call me conservative, but I can't see any reason to donate my work made in my own time by the camera I have bought for my own money to any company, its parents and affiliates, and the representatives, employees, directors, officers, agents, licensees, successors etc. because... what was it exactly for?

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ryanshoots
By ryanshoots (Jul 12, 2013)

From the same folks that brought us the "a photographer is only as good as his camera" campaign. Should be interesting to see if they get a little more realism and can actually connect with real people.

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Mach Schnell
By Mach Schnell (Jul 12, 2013)

Hey Nikon, the world does not evolve around Apple gadgets (or NYC for that matter). When are you and others going to wake up and realize that Android smartphones have double the market share as iPhone?

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attomole
By attomole (Jul 12, 2013)

That have Canon executives running screaming and on fire into oncoming traffic. Ha! beat that!

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instamatic
By instamatic (Jul 12, 2013)

So Nikon only now realizes that FB is the most people's online picture album? Can they be any more late to the game than this?

And how about they introduce a zoom lens attachment for the iPhone? My iPhone takes better pictures in terms of exposure and color than a recent Nikon compact camera that I purchased about 6 months ago. Not to mention, I can easily edit them and publish directly from the iPhone. The one thing that I'm really missing on the iPhone is a zoom lens.

Apple, are you reading this?

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Deleted pending purge
By Deleted pending purge (Jul 12, 2013)

Nice going, a straight eff off to anyone who does not appreciate being part of the FB imperium. How long yet before Facebook becomes a nation and buys itself a country? :-P

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Jul 12, 2013)

I see a Nikon I Am Phone on the artificial horizon...

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madeinlisboa
By madeinlisboa (Jul 12, 2013)

Go away Canon freaks ;)

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NDaniel
By NDaniel (Jul 12, 2013)

Guess what, I think the next step will be upload directly from camera to Facebook, it's matter of marketing, I thin what Nikon did is good in term of marketing purpose

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tobaccos
By tobaccos (Jul 12, 2013)

such 'challenge' concept already shown in EyeEm, I think consumers are more expecting how #nikon 'change the concept of cameras' rather than build up sharing communities... i'd rather expect how nikon able to change the capturing experiences..

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Rob Sims
By Rob Sims (Jul 12, 2013)

What would you rather photograph... Tennis or Water Polo?

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Boerseuntjie
By Boerseuntjie (Jul 12, 2013)

Hahaha... and classics like "a photographer is only as good as his equipment", what does that say about Nikon shooters, are they covered in dust and spewing oil, as their left eye keeps on focusing to the right...LOL

1 upvote
techmine
By techmine (Jul 12, 2013)

Hope it does not get hijacked by professionals and/or PS pros.

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