E-P5 OIShare

Olympus makes image sharing easier

June 28 , 2013 by: Daniela Bowker Newsflash!

Being able to share your images on the fly, usually through a combination of a camera’s internal wi-fi and a smartphone or tablet app, has been a focus of camera manufacturers’ attention for a little while now. (Why wouldn’t it be, first because you can, and second because of smartphone creep?) Olympus’ IO.Share app allowed that to a degree, but an upgrade today has just widened the circle, bringing Android smartphone and tablet owners to the sharing party.

The app’s free, but you will need to be using a compatible camera and a FlashAir memory card to make the most of it so that you can share images wirelessly via a smartphone or tablet. If you fancy adding any of Olympus’ filters stored on a tablet, you can do that using the app, too.

Aside from the sharing element, the upgrade will enable anyone who’s lined up for a new E-P5 to control it wirelessly. Even if you’re not bothered by being able to upload an image to Facebook within seconds of shooting it, remote shutter release is definitely a useful addition.

You can access the app from Olympus’ wwebsite.

About Daniela

This post was written by Daniela Bowker, who has written 1382 articles for Photocritic

Daniela has written three books on photography, contributed to several others, and acted as the editorial consultant on many more.

Her newest book, Social Photography, is currently available as a digital download as well as in bookshops in the UK and US.

You might also want to check out her exploration of other-worldly photographic creations, Surreal Photography: Creating the Impossible, and Photo School Fundamentals, for which she contributed the section on composition.

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