Nikon Im­age Space

Free to Nikon users – 20GB

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Nikon’s Im­age Space is rel­a­tively new to the mar­ket, and un­like any of the other cloud ser­vices it’s de­signed solely for Nikon users. It’s free to sign up to and the ba­sic ac­count gives you 2GB of stor­age – not a great deal, but it’s enough to give you an idea of how the sys­tem works.

Im­age Space only sup­ports Nikon’s own RAW files, which is fair enough, but it does also sup­port JPEG im­ages from any sys­tem. The 2GB isn’t a great deal when it comes to im­age stor­age, but if you own a Nikon cam­era then you’re en­ti­tled to a Nikon ID plan, which ex­tends the stor­age to 20GB – though this is still a lit­tle lim­it­ing in the long run.

Nikon Im­age Space is only ac­ces­si­ble through a browser in­ter­face, and when test­ing on a Mac and PC, us­ing a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent browsers, we found the plat­form quite slow for up­loads – es­pe­cially when com­pared to the com­pe­ti­tion. Once im­ages have up­loaded, how­ever, the in­ter­face and op­tions are clear and easy to nav­i­gate. As a cloud stor­age sys­tem, the tag­ging and nav­i­ga­tion are also well thought out. Un­for­tu­nately, at present the upload speed and sta­bil­ity make Im­age Space a lit­tle frus­trat­ing to use.

Pros Looks great and of­fers full sup­port for all Nikon im­age files

Cons Slow up­loads and gen­eral sta­bil­ity is­sues let it down

We say Good for Nikon users, but plenty of room for im­prove­ment

Free for Nikon users, but Im­age Space’s speed and stor­age need im­prove­ment

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