Tokyo, Japan—Sony announced it is releasing new photo-editing software for the PlayStation 3, as it prepares to launch its cloud-based photo service, PlayMemories Online.
Sony’s PlayMemories Studio software will enable game console users to edit and view photos or video uploaded from Cyber-shot cameras and Sony camcorders. Consumers can simulate stop-motion videos, add sound and video effects, such as subtitles and color themes, and upload images to Facebook. Files stored on a PlayStation can also be viewed and edited using Sony’s handheld Vita and PlayStation Portable consoles.
The software will also link into Sony’s soon-to-be launched PlayMemories Online cloud service, which is part of Sony’s initiative to link its various devices through online services, similar to the way Apple’s iCloud service allows users to share content across Apple phones, tablets and computers.
The new PlayStation 3 Photo Suite is now available in the online PlayStation Store. A free version of the PlayMemories software is available to purchasers of new Sony camera models. With 5GB of storage, the cloud-based service allows consumers to upload videos and photos captured with digital cameras or camcorders and enjoy them anytime, anywhere on multiple devices, including compatible Sony Bravia TVs, PCs, tablets, digital photo frames and smartphones. With a single account, users can enjoy this service as well as other music and video services offered on the Sony Entertainment Network platform. sony.com