Sony will release a new photo editing software for the
PlayStation 3 this week, which will help PS3 owners to
connect take advantage of a cloud-based photo service.
The "PlayMemories Studio" software lets owners of the
game console use it to edit and view photos or video
uploaded from cameras or camcorders. The PS3 will have
access to Sony's "PlayMemories Online" cloud service
coming this Spring, which will offer Sony users 5GB of
free cloud space.
With the new software, PS3 users can simulate stop-motion
videos, add sound and video effects including subtitles
and color schemes, and upload files to Facebook. Files
stored on a PlayStation can also be viewed and edited
using Sony's handheld Vita and PlayStation Portable
Sony's other devices such as phones, tablets of cameras
will also have access to the new cloud service, allowing
users to upload images and videos and view them across
The new software will go on sale in the online
PlayStation Store Tuesday in the U.S., Wednesday in
Europe, and Thursday in Japan. In Japan the software will
cost JYEN 1,500 (US$18), with a free 30-day trial version
available. A free version of the PlayMemories software is
available to purchasers of new Sony camera models.