Western Digital has just announced their latest WD Photos photo viewer which enables Android-powered smartphone users to view all the photos that are stashed away on their WD home network drive, where among them include My Book Live, My Book World Edition and WD ShareSpace models, as long as an Internet connection is present. Not only that, iPad owners can also carve a smile on their faces as the WD Photos app also is available for the iPad. iPhone, iPhone 4 and iPod touch owners will also be able to take advantage of the WD Photos photo viewer, but as of right now, Android users too can jump in on the action.
Specially meant for the Android platform, the WD Photos app will play nice with the most popular Android OS-based smartphones, bringing native resolution and including, but not limited to, the Droid by Motorola, DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC, Nexus One, and HTC EVO 4G. Once you have copied your favorite digital photos into the Shared Pictures folder on the WD network drive, the WD Photos app will offer you access to your photo library when connected to the home network, either that or from anywhere you can access the Internet thanks to compatible mobile devices.
Your photos will obviously remain private, safe and secure on your network drive, doing away with the need for time-consuming uploads to costly online photo services, not to mention the need to choose which pictures to sync to your Android smartphone. Using just your Android device, you can search for your specific photos by name or the date the photo was taken, going through thumbnail previews while sharing all of your memories with friends and family. Among the features of the WD Photos Photo Viewer App include automatic resizing for photos on Android devices without resizing the originals on the network drives, smart filtering for quick and easy photo location, access to previously viewed photos offline, sharing of photos, assigning a photo to a particular contact as well as viewing photos in a slideshow.
The WD Photos photo viewer app works great with Android OS 2.1 or later, and is compatible with WD’s My Book Live and My Book World Edition network drives and WD ShareSpace network storage systems. You must first register with WD’s free remote access service though in order to use the app.