Nokia PhotoBeamer Makes Big-Screen Slideshows Crazy Easy (Video)

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Nokia recently released a new app for their Windows Phones that does something surprisingly innovative. Load up Photobeamer on your phone and select a photo in one of your albums stored on your phone. It doesn’t work with cloud-based photo albums, but that’s okay. After you select a photo, it will switch to QR code scanning mode using the phone’s camera. On the screen that you want to display your photos, all you have to do is load www.photobeamer.com. That web site will generate a QR code image on the screen. Point the QR code scanner at the QR code on the screen you want to display your photos on, and all of a sudden there it is!

There’s no wires involved, no pairing, no NFC baloney… just point your phone at the QR code.  Of course, this only works with screens that have a web browser and are connected to the internet, but those are pretty common these days.  I imagine the website creates a QR code that identifies whichever web browser you’re using and then when the phone scans that QR code it creates a link that allows the photos to stream directly to that remote web browser.

You can also swipe the images on your phone to scroll through them on the remote screen and it’s easy to go back and choose a different photo to display from your phone.  If you wanted to show PowerPoint slides this way, all you’d have to do is export the slide deck as individual JPGs and copy them to a folder within your pictures folder on your phone.

If you’ve got a Nokia Windows Phone 8 and you’ve ever wanted to show a slideshow on a friend’s TV or computer screen, download this app now.  We are very impressed.

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Adam Z. Lein
Adam has had interests in combining technology with art since his first use of a Koala pad on an Apple computer. He currently has a day job as a graphic designer, photographer, systems administrator and web developer at a small design firm in Westchester, NY. His love of technology extends to software development companies who have often implemented his ideas for usability and feature enhancements. Mobile computing has become a necessity for Adam since his first Uniden UniPro PC100 in 1998. He has been reviewing and writing about smartphones for Pocketnow.com since they first appeared on the market in 2002.Read more about Adam Lein!