RealNetworks (remember them?) has announced a new cloud photo and video storage service, RealTimes, which provides an online backup for storing and organizing your favorite memories. The service will be available starting today for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC owners. As with most other services, RealTimes comes in a collection of different flavors depending on how much you are willing to pay.
RealTimes allows you to upload your media to the cloud where it will then be sorted based on timestamps and geolocation. The service even includes an algorithm that helps users to determine the best photographs, while ignoring duplicated and blurry snapshots. Once all is sorted, you can view “stories”, which are essentially slideshows, of your favorite moments.
One of the most interesting features is the ability to control and work with photographs that you have uploaded to the RealTimes cloud. Users can quickly shuffle photos or arrange them in a particular order. Minor editing, such as cropping and adding filters, can also be applied.
Looking at the application side of the equation, the design is quite minimal and dare we say quite sexy. A company that was once known for having a bloated media player is delivering an elegant media cloud storage solution for the 21st century.
Users can start uploading to RealTimes for free with either 2GB of storage or if you opt to enable auto-backup, 7GB of storage. Free users have the option to produce the aforementioned “stories”, but they are outputted with a RealTime watermark. If you are looking to pay for storage, you can either pay $5 per month (or $50 per year) for 25GB, or $10 per month (or $100 per year) for unlimited storage.
For more information, and to download the applications yourself, head over to the RealTimes website by clicking here.