Picture Porter Digital Photo Album Securely Saves Photos on the Road on 20GB & 40GB Portable Hard Drives without Heavy Laptop

Los Angeles, California, September 23, 2005 – Digital Foci, Inc. (<> introduced today Picture Porter portable digital photo album with hard drive and card reader that lets you instantly and securely save and view digital photos and video on a hard drive wherever you go, so you can keep snapping away and not worry about running out of memory card space.

Especially valuable for vacations, trade shows, special events, parties, and for pro photographers who take and show a large number of photos, Picture Porter saves photos on its compact portable hard drive, so you don’t have to bring heavy laptops on the road. Picture Porter takes the worry out of losing precious photos stored on easily damaged memory cards.  Its built-in memory card slots let you copy and archive photos directly from any digital camera card, without the need of cumbersome cabling. With Picture Porters’ compact 20GB and 40GB hard drive versions, you’ll virtually never run out of memory card space on the road again.

Portable Digital Photo Album

With its high-capacity hard drive, you can now carry your collection of digital photos and video with you all the time right in your pocket and view them anywhere you go on Picture Porter’s bright 2” color LCD screen. With Picture Porter, you can rotate, zoom, pan your pictures, view EXIF information, and play picture slideshows for friends. You can even connect Picture Porter to a TV and share your photos and music with family and friends on a big screen in the comfort of your living room.

Works with All Media Formats

Picture Porter works with all media card formats, including CF I/II, MD, SM, MMC, SD Card, miniSD, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, and MS PRO Duo, so you can copy and save your precious pictures directly from any digital camera memory card.  You can also make yourself copies of photos taken from friend’s and family member’s digital cameras by quickly inserting their cards into Picture Porter for instant archival of special picture moments.

MP3 Player & Data Bridge
Picture Porter is also perfect as a portable MP3 and video player -- keep your entire content collection in one place for easy access.  Bi-directional data transfer lets you copy files directly from any memory card to the Picture Porter hard drive and vice versa.  In addition, you can easily transfer files to and from your computer and between computers with different operating systems through its high-speed USB 2 connection.

Picture Porter Features:

1. Photo and video player
2. MP3 music player
3. Archives files
4. Color LCD screen for viewing pictures and videos
5. Bi-directional data transfer that allows direct transfer to and from memory cards
6. Output to TV
7. Directly reads & writes from memory cards
8. Memory card format support of CF I/II, MD, SM, MMC, SD Card, miniSD, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, and MS PRO Duo
9. Image format support of JPEG, Tiff, BMP, RAW
10. Music format support of MP3, WMA, ACC, WAV
11. Video format support of MPEG1, MPEG4, and DivX 5.x
12. Includes Ulead Video Toolbox 2 to edit video clips, create slideshows and convert video files
13. Transfers files between multiple computers running different operating systems

Compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, Picture Porter is compact and light-weight weighing only 8.6 oz (with hard drive and battery included) with dimensions of 5.2” (L) x 2.8” (W) x 1.2” (H). It comes in 2 stylish colors: frosted white and graphite and 2 storage capacities: 20GB and 40GB.  Picture Porter comes complete with Ulead management software (normally a $70 value), USB cable, video/audio cable, earphones, AC adapter, Lithium-Ion battery for 3.5 hours of video and 7.5 hours of music, remote control, carrying case, and user’s guide. It is available immediately at Digital Foci’s online store at <> starting at $399.

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About Digital Foci

Digital Foci helps consumers manage and enjoy their digital content collection easily. The company enhances people’s lives by allowing them to seamlessly move digital photos, video, and music from one place to another. With Digital Foci products, consumers are able to enjoy any of their digital content on any device without ever worrying about format compatibility. Digital Foci products include digital picture frames, photo displays, storage devices, and card readers for transfer, storage, and management optimized for any setting where you choose to enjoy your digital content.

Digital Foci (pronounced “foe-sigh”) is the plural form of the word “focus” and symbolizes the many distinct points where light and sound converge and diverge. It is at these digital focus points, or foci, where you view and share your digital pictures, watch your digital video, listen to your digital music, and access your digital files.

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Model no.


Memory card supported

CompactFlash I & II, MicroDrive, SmartMedia, MultiMedia Card, SD Card, Memory Stick, MS PRO, MS Duo, MS PRO Duo

Hard drive

1.8" hard drive

LCD screen

2" color TFT LCD screen with backlight
Resolution: 558 x 234 pixels

Computer interface

USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 1.1)

Transfer rate

Up to 480 Mbps

Image format support


Video format support

MPEG1 (352x240 @30fps; bitrate:1.5Mbps)
MPEG4 (720x480@25fps / 640x480@30fps; bitrate: 4Mbps)
MJPEG (320x240@30fps)
DivX 5.x(720x480@25fps / 640x480@30fps, bitrate: 4Mbps)

Music format support

MP3 (16 to 384 Kbps), WMA 7, 8, 9 (32 to 192 Kbps)
AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), WAV

Bundled software

Ulead Photo Explorer 8.5 SE (Image editing software)
Ulead Video Toolbox 2 (Video editing software)

External power

AC 100-240V, DC 5V/2.5A power adapter

Battery power

Built-in 3.7V 1800mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery

Battery life

3.5 hours of continuous video playback
7.5 hours of continuous audio playback

OS compatibility

Windows XP Home/Pro, ME, 2000, 98/SE
Macintosh OS 8.6 and later
Linux OS kernel versions 2.4.x and later

File system support

Standard FAT 12/16/32


5.2" (L) x 2.8" (W) x 1.2" (H)


8.6 oz. (with hard drive and battery)

* RAW Image Formats Supported :  

Canon: 1Ds Mark-II, 1Ds, 1D-II, 1D, 20D, 10D, 300D (Digital Rebel, Kiss Digital), D30, Power Shot G1/G2/G3/G5

Nikon: D100, D70, D1X, D1H, D1

Kodak: DSC Pro SLR/c, DSC Pro SLR/n, DSC Pro 14n

Fujifilm: S2 Pro

Olympus: E-1

Minolta: A1, A2, DYNAX D7

Pentax: istDS

Posted: Fri - September 23, 2005 at 02:47 PM