DSM Version

Photo Station

Features

  • View photos in various display modes: Photo Wall, Timeline View, Map View, and Detail View
  • Organize albums and set privacy controls to manage photos with other DSM accounts
  • Share photos via social networking sites or show root folders to the pubic directly
  • Display photos with Apple TV and Android TV

Specifications

  • Supported file formats
    • Image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, raw, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f), TIFF, PNG
    • Video playback formats: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, M2TS, M2T, QT, WMV, XviD, f4v
    • Video formats for download only: RM, RMVB, VOB
  • Flexible managing functions
    • Personal Photo Station sites for each DSM user
    • Drag-and-drop to move and copy files
    • Pin albums to user-defined categories to create different portfolios
    • Specify which file extensions (e.g. RAW, NEF) to hide/stop the thumbnail generation
  • Share and show photos your way
    • Directly access albums through shared links with privacy settings
    • Connect and share photos to Facebook, Flickr, Plurk, Twitter, Qzone, or Sina Weibo
    • Utilize collaborative functions in shared albums, including color labels, area highlight tools, and comments
    • Create your personal blog: integrate with WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
    • Adjust the speed and add transition effects during slideshows
  • Search and find your photos
    • Search for photos using keywords, time slots, or tags
    • Create smart albums to filter photos and videos by specific search criteria
  • Tags and personalized editing
    • IPTC tag support
    • Tag photos by facial recognition (Optional)
    • Add watermarks to protect your copyright
    • Edit the Geolocation of photos
  • Mobile accessibility
    • Browse your photos on iOS and Android devices
    • TV apps available via Apple TV and Android TV

Limitations

  • Privacy controls can only be set for top and second level albums

Affiliated Utility

Photo Station Uploader

Features

  • A desktop application for batch-uploading photos from computers
  • Thumbnail generation uses computer resources to reduce Synology NAS server loads

Limitations

  • System requirements
    • Windows 7 or above (excluding Windows 10 on ARM and Windows Server)
    • macOS 10.13 or above (64-bit)
  • Supports appointing multiple Synology NAS as upload destinations by creating and editing their profiles
  • Supports uploading items by right-clicking on them in Windows File Explorer and Mac Finder
  • Supports skipping files that have already been uploaded
  • Supports renaming uploaded files by the creation date and time
  • Supports keeping the original folder structure upon upload

DS photo (Mobile)

Features

  • A mobile application for managing, browsing, and sharing Photo Station photos and videos on iOS and Android devices

Specifications

  • System requirements
    • iOS: 12.0 or above
    • Android: 7.0 or above
  • Supports browsing photos in List, Map, and Timeline modes
  • Supports editing ratings, tags, and geolocations of photos
  • Supports creating shared albums to share with the public
  • Supports backing up photos saved on devices
  • Supports downloading albums for offline viewing
  • Supports playing slideshows
  • Supports casting photos and videos via AirPlay (only available on iOS devices) and Chromecast
  • Supports switching the video playback quality between auto, high, and standard quality

Limitations

  • HEIC photos uploaded from devices running iOS 11 or above will be converted to JPEG format

DS photo (TV app)

Features

  • Displays Photo Station photos and videos via TV boxes (Apple TV and Android TV)

Specifications

  • System requirements
    • iOS: 9.0 or above
    • Android: 5.0 or above
  • Supports browsing photos in Thumbnail and Timeline modes
  • Supports browsing People, Geolocation, and General tag albums and created smart albums
  • Supports displaying the details of photos and videos
  • Supports playing slideshows
  • Supports switching the video playback quality between high and standard quality

Limitations

  • Videos converted to FLV format by DSM cannot be played back on Apple TV
  • The supported video playback formats and available operations on Android TV depend on the specifications of the player in use