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* Android 6.0 / 7.0 Support for Olympus Smartphone Application (OI.Share, OI.Track)
* iOS9 Support for Olympus Smartphone Application (OI.Share, OI.Track, OA. application)


What is OI.Share ( OLYMPUS Image Share )?

Paired with a compatible Olympus camera, OI.Share ( OLYMPUS Image Share ) smartphone application makes shooting more enjoyable than ever.
With this application, images captured with an Olympus camera can easily be imported to a smartphone, and shared with your family and friends. You can also add Art Filters to the imported photos, which is a popular function in PEN series cameras, use your smartphone as a remote control to a compatible Olympus camera, and add GPS tags to the photos.

Note:
  • The latest OI.Share version is 3.0.0 for Android, and 3.0.1 for iOS. (as of September 2016)
    It is recommended that you update the firmware of your smartphone application to the latest version.
  • The available OI.Share functions varies depending on the camera model and smartphone being used.
Questions regarding the OI.Share ( OLYMPUS Image Share ) :

Question :
What can I do with the OI.Share?

Answer:
You can use the application with built-in Wi-Fi cameras and FlashAir™ compatible cameras.
OI.Share lets you import images from cameras to smartphones, apply Art filters on the smartphone, share your pictures using the SNS application, and share pictures with your friends and families by connecting simultaneously to several smartphones.

With the built-in Wi-Fi camera, you can also use your smartphone as a remote control to a compatible Olympus camera and add GPS tags to the photos.

For more information, refer to the following web page:
OI.Share (OLYMPUS Image Share)

Question :
Which operating systems support the OI.Share application?

Answer:
OI.Share is supported by the following operating systems:
iOS: iOS 8.0 - 10.0
Android: Android 4.0 - 7.0


Question :
Where can I download the OI.Share application?

Answer:
You can find the link for App Store ( iOS ) and Google Play ( Android OS ) download page on the OI.Share page.

App Store  Google Play

You can also download the application by directly accessing "App Store" or "Google Play" on your smartphone to search "OI.Share" or "OLYMPUS Image Share".


Question :
Can I use the OI.Share on the iPad or Android tablets?

Answer:
Yes, you can use the OI.Share if the operating system is supported. Please see Question 2 for the supported operating systems.


Question :
Which camera models are compatible with each functions in OI.Share?

Answer:
In OI.Share, there are functions such as Remote Control, Import Photos, Edit Photo and Add Geotag. Available functions differ depending on the camera model.

For more information, refer to the following web page:
* Which type of camera models can use the Remote Control or Easy Setup functions in OI.Share?


Question :
Can I transfer still images to the computer using the Wi-Fi function of the camera?

Answer:
No, you cannot transfer still images to a computer using the Wi-Fi function of the camera.
The built-in Wi-Fi function of the camera can be used to transfer still images to smartphones or tablets (iOS / Android) that are installed with OI.Share or OI.Track application. The Wi-Fi function can also be used for remote shooting using the OI.Share.
Transfer and save the still images or videos to a computer using the USB cable which is bundled with your camera.


Question :
I would like to watch video files on a smartphone. Can I transfer video files to a smartphone using the OI.Share?

Answer:
Yes, you can transfer MOV format video files to your smartphone.

Note:
  • AVI format video files cannot be transferred to smartphones. (AVI files are not displayed on the OI.Share.)
    In some cameras, the time lapse and high-speed videos are recorded in AVI format.
  • It may take a longer amount of time to transfer videos because video files tend to be larger in size. We recommend you to transfer small files to the smartphone.
  • In iOS, the following models cannot play video files on the smartphone because these models do not support full HD videos: iPhone4, iPad2, iPod touch (third-generation) or former models
  • In Android, the application to play video files should support the MOV movie file format.

Question :
I cannot transfer some photos using the OI.Share. What should I do?

Answer:
RAW data (file extension .orf), which can be taken with DSLR cameras or some compact cameras, are not displayed on the list of images in the Import Photos menu of OI.Share.

If the camera is equipped with the RAW Data Edit function, convert the RAW files to a smartphone readable JPEG file using this function.


Question :
In which image file format can I apply art filters using the OI.Share?

Answer:
You can apply art filters to JPEG and PNG files.


Question :
Are there any limitation when saving images that have applied art filters using the OI.Share?

Answer:
The image size you can save is up to 2048 x 1536 pixels.


Question :
How do I launch OLYMPUS Image Palette from OI.Share?

Answer:
You can use the OLYMPUS Image Palette (OI.Palette) to edit your photos, which is a free photo editing application that creates impressive photos.

After installing OI.Palette, select Edit Photo in the OI.Share settings and activate Launch Olympus Image Palette. OI.Palette starts when you tap Edit Photo in OI.Share.

  • * Update the firmware of the OI.Share to the latest version to use this function.

Olympus Image Palette (OI. Palette)

For more information regarding the OI.Palette, refer to the following web page:
* What is OI. Palette (OLYMPUS Image Palette)?
* What items are displayed on the Settings menu in OI.Share?

Question :
Can I display the RAW data, that I took with my digital camera, on the OI.Share?

Answer:
No, you cannot.
Using the RAW development function in the camera, convert the RAW data to JPEG files to enable smartphone display.


Question :
I would like to watch movie files on a smartphone. Can I transfer movie files to a smartphone using the OI.Share?

Answer:
Yes, you can transfer movie files to your smartphone.
However, it may take a longer amount of time to transfer movies because movie files tend to be larger in size. We recommend you transfer small movie files to a smartphone.

In iOS, iPhone4 / iPad2 / iPod touch ( third-generation ) or former models cannot play movie files on the smartphone because these models do not support full HD movies.
In Android, the application to play movie files should support the same movie file format as the one for the files on your digital camera.


Question :
Which type of camera models can use the Remote Control or Easy Setup functions in OI.Share?

Answer:
The available functions in the latest version of the smartphone application OI.Share differ depending on whether you use a built-in Wi-Fi camera or a camera compatible with FlashAir™ cards, the SDHC card with internal wireless LAN.

  • *1 Photo Story Photo Story+ in Edit Photo can be applied to the image files that are shot with Photo Story function.

✓: Available    -: Not available
Camera OI.Share function
Remote Control (*2) Import Photos Edit Photo Add Geotag Easy Setup
<Built-in Wi-Fi Camera>
E-M1 (*1), E-M5 Mark II ,
E-M10 Mark II, E-M10,
PEN-F, E-PL7, E-P5 (*1),
STYLUS 1s, STYLUS 1 (*1),
TG-4, TG-3, TG-870, TG-860,
TG-Tracker, SH-3, SH-2, SH-1
<FlashAir™ Compatible Camera>
E-PL6, E-PL5, E-PM2,
XZ-2, XZ-10,
TG-2, TG-850, TG-835,
TG-830, TG-630,
SH-60, SH-50, SZ-16, SP-100EE
- - -
  • *1 The available OI.Share functions are added if you update the firmware of your camera.
    For more information, refer to the following web page:
    * Firmware update for E-M1 and E-P5
    * Firmware update for STYLUS1
  • *2 Live View and Remote Shutter mode is available.
    E-M1, E-P5 and STYLUS1 camera can use the Remote Shutter if the firmware of the camera is updated.

Question :
What items are displayed on the Settings menu in OI.Share?

Answer:
You can display the Settings menu of the OI.Share by tapping the upper right mark.

The following describes the Settings menu of OI.Share (ver. 3.0) on Android devices:
It is recommended to update the OI.Share to the latest version.
Some settings are not available depending on the smartphone (tablet).

Wi-Fi Setting (available only in Android)
  The Wi-Fi setting for Android is displayed.

Remote Control *1
When Live View mode is selected:
  • * You can select Live View or Remote Shutter in Mode.
  • Rec View
    The preview time of an image after shot can be set.
  • Live View Quality
    Speed Priority or Image Quality Priority can be selected.
Timer
  • Display Count Indicator for Self-timer
    Self-timer in image shooting can be set to ON or OFF.
  • Voice of Self-timer
    Three patterns of sounds can be created for self-timer shooting.
  • Sequential Shooting Time
    Sequential shooting time can be set from 1sec to 4sec.
  • Movie Recording Time
    Movie recording time can be set from 1sec to 16sec.

Supported camera:
E-M1*, E-M10 Mark II, E-M5 Mark II,
PEN-F, E-PL7,
SH-3, SH-2, TG-4, TG-870, TG-860,
TG-Tracker

  • * If the firmware of the camera is 1.3 or a previous version, update the firmware to the latest version.
Interval Shooting
  • Number of Times
    The number of shots can be set from 1 to 10 times.
  • Interval Time
    Interval time for Single shots can be set from 0.5sec to 3sec.


When Remote Shutter is selected:
  • Half Way Release
    Half Way Release can be set to ON or OFF.
  • Sound
    Sound can be set to ON or OFF.
  • Vibrate
    Vibration occurs when the shutter releases.
    (Vibration is not displayed depending on the device.)
Import Photos


  • Resize
    The size of an photo when imported from a camera can be set.
  • Thumbnail Size
    Large (2 rows) /Medium (3 rows) / Small (4 rows)
  • Maintain Thumbnail Aspect Ratio
    The image is displayed in a fixed aspect ratio.
  • Display the movie
    Videos are displayed.
  • Display today's image
    The images taken today are displayed.
  • Share a photo without saving to your device (*)
    Saving ON or OFF can be selected.
    (*available only in Android)
Edit Photo


  • Launch Olympus Image Palette
    (This setting is displayed when OI.Palette is installed.)
    Olympus Image Palette (OI.Palette) is used to edit images instead of OI.Share if you select ON.
  • Save Size
    Save size for art filter applied images.
Add Geotag


  • Recording Interval (*available only in Android)
    Recording interval for Geotag can be set.
  • Share a Photo Without Geotag
    Display of geotag can be set to ON or OFF.
  • Set Don't Log area
    Areas without geotag can be set.
  • Logging Notification
    Notification Count and Notification Interval can be set.

Question :
How do I display the images by selecting a folder in the FlashAir™ or SD card on my camera?

Answer:
If there are several image folders in the FlashAir™ or SD card, the folder selection window is displayed when you tap the [ Folder ( Folder ) ] button on the upper-right.
If you tap the folder you would like to select, the list of image files in thumbnail is displayed.

iOS
iOS

Android
Android

Note:
- The [ Folder ( Folder ) ] button in iOS is not displayed if there is only one image folder in the media card ( FlashAir™ / SD card ) on your camera.
- OI.Share can display only the folders and image files having the folder and file name that can be displayed on digital cameras.

Question :
I cannot transfer pictures from the FlashAir™ W-02 [ SD-WC016G ( 16GB ) ] card to my smartphone using OI.Share. What should I do?

Answer:
When using the Import Photos function of OI.Share application with a FlashAir™ W-02 [ SD-WC016G ( 16GB ) ] Toshiba card, you must disable the redirect function of the FlashAir™ W-02 card, using the Redirect OFF Tool. You can download the Redirect OFF Tool from the Toshiba web site.

Visit the following Toshiba web page for more information:
FlashAir™ W-02 Class10 is not recognized with smartphone app "OI. Share" provided by OLYMPUS. ( Toshiba web side )

Note:
Regarding the FlashAir™ [ SD-WL008G ( 8GB ) ] card, you can transfer and save pictures to your smartphone using the Import Photos function of OI.Share without using the Redirect OFF Tool.

Question :
I scanned the QR code that is displayed on the monitor of the camera using the Easy Setup, but couldn't obtain a Wi-Fi connection. What should I do?

Answer:
If the Wi-Fi connection does not work after scanning the QR code on the camera monitor with a Smartphone using the OI.Share Easy Setup, confirm the Wi-Fi setting on your Smartphone.

Your Smartphone may already be connected to a different Wi-Fi network (e.g. home LAN ) or Wi-Fi device. In the Wi-Fi setting of your Smartphone, switch the network connection to the SSID (network name) that begins with the model name of your camer

When the network connection is completed, you will see a check mark before the SSID in iOS or, in Android OS, you will see "Connected" below the SSID.


Note:
  • Easy Setup is not available on some camera models.
  • For more information on how to set the Wi-Fi setting, refer to the Smartphone instruction manual.

Question :
I am using OI.Share, but the QR code reading display in Easy Setup is not displayed. What should I do?

Answer:
When your Smartphone or tablet computer (hereafter Smartphone) is not equipped with a back camera, the QR code reading display of the Easy Setup is not displayed on the OI.Share.

In this case, connect the Smartphone with your camera in Wi-Fi setting using the SSID and the password information. You can find the information near the QR code that is displayed on the monitor of the camera.




How to set Wi-Fi connection when the QR code reading display is not available:

  1. Tap Connection Guide. In Wi-Fi Setup, tap Wi-Fi Setting.
  2. A list of Wi-Fi network is displayed.
    Make sure that the Wi-Fi is ON and tap the SSID (network name) with the same name as the one displayed on the camera monitor. Enter the password to the Password field and tap Connect.
    The Wi-Fi setting is completed when Connected is displayed under the SSID.
    Try to transfer images to the OI.Share from Import Photos.
Note:
  • Easy Setup is not available on some camera models.
  • Refer to the instruction manual of your Smartphone for detailed information on the Wi-Fi connection setting.

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