From/De: Al de León – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)
PS3 Firmware Update 2.60 Adds Photo Gallery Application
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced details of the next system software update (v. 2.60) for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), which includes several new features designed to enhance the PS3 system’s entertainment functionality. The system software update 2.60 will become available on January 21and deliver a new Photo Gallery application, enabling consumers to better organize and view their photos stored on PS3 system. Other new features include DivX 3.11 video support and PlayStation®Store guest browsing.
Through the Photo Gallery application, it will be easier than ever for users to sort through and enjoy their photo collections stored on their PS3 systems. Digital photos can be organized in groups according to various criteria, including the camera used to take the photos, the event date and time, colors in the photos, as well as the number, ages, or facial expressions of the people pictured. Once their photos are grouped, consumers can then search and view them using the grouping categories and create slideshows set to music, displaying specific photo playlists or photos pulled from grouped categories.
In addition to the Photo Gallery, firmware 2.60 provides guest access to PlayStation Store, enabling non-PlayStation®Network members to browse the storefront’s downloadable content, including games, game trailers, and demos, along with more than 4,200 movies and TV shows.
The system software update 2.60 will also upgrade PS3 system’s video capability to support DivX 3.11 media files. Videos in DivX format continue to be popular due to the ability to compress large video files, while maintaining relatively high visual quality.
To check out a video of the Photo Gallery application, visit the PlayStation.blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/01/16/upcoming-ps3-system-software-update/).
Further details and instructions on how to update the PS3 system software are available at http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/Features/SystemUpdate. Please let us know if you have any questions.