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Transfert Protocol for Pictures

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 08:20:34 +0900
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I have read an interesting article about a (another) initiative in  
defining a protocol for Pictures Transfert. This time it's a work done  
by Nikon, Microsoft and FotoNation. The protocol will be done over IP.  
As in the line of the architecture document, do not create things which  
could be done already by existing protocols on the Web, like HTTP, I  
thought that could be interesting for you.

	There's an extract of the article about the new protocol
	and a list of many similar protocols
	and something developed at W3C too!

Nikon today announced a new image data transfer protocol named PTP/IP  
(Picture Transfer Protocol over Internet Protocol). This new protocol  
is designed to work in a very similar way to PTP (that is the operating  
system will recognize a connected imaging device and offer transfer  
features) but that it works over the IP protocol. Nikon's press release  
hints that this would be useful for transferring images over a wireless  
LAN, their current WT-1 only supports FTP protocol which can be a  
little complicated to set up. This development was made in  
collaboration with FotoNation and Microsoft. The press release also  
tells us that Nikon are to announce a new wireless transmistter for  
professional D-SLR's which will support PTP/IP.

There are already things like:

- Direct Print Standard (DPS)
- PictBridge
- Picture Transfert Protocol (PTP)
	http://www.pima.net/ (the site has disappeared *sigh*)
- Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)

And a initiative at W3C

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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