Have more pictures than a professional photographer? WD Photos may be for you!

November 3, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

For all of you addicts out there that are the reason that our cameras keep getting better and better…I thank you, and this article is for you.  We all know that professional photographers can’t even hold a candle to your ability to take pictures in bulk, but internal and expandable memory combined can only carry you so far.  Who better to fix this conundrum than Western Digital themselves?

Western Digital is a company that has been around since 1970 designing and producing high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that help to both protect your’ data and now make it accessible to you from virtually anywhere.

WD Photos is a free application on the android market as well as the iOS markets.  The application works in conjunction with 3 possible products from Western Digital, My Book Live, My Book World Edition, and ShareSpace.  If you have any of these already then you need not do much more than simply download the application and follow the instructions!  If you do not yet own one of these devices that will be the first step, you can find more information on them here.  With the WD Photos application you have the ability to connect to your’ own home(or office) server on your cell phone from anywhere that has an internet connection!

Here are some of the benefits of the WD Photos application!

  • Photos are automatically resized for perfect viewing on Android devices, leaving originals on the network drives in full resolution;
  • Smart filtering to find the photos you want — view photos by album, folder or all images and search by date, folder name or file name;
  • Access previously viewed photos offline;
  • Share photos via email, Facebook, Twitter, Picasaâ„¢ and other methods;
  • Assign a photo to a contact;
  • Add a photo to the gallery; and,
  • View photos in a slideshow.

Stay tuned after the break for some images of the application in action!

If you have used this or are going to use this throw us a comment, we would all love to hear your’ opinion!

Want to see Western Digital’s official announcement of the android app?  Here it is.