September 24, 2013 11:05 ET

500px Gives Photography Community Access to a Bigger Global Audience with Launch of App for Windows 8

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) -

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Starting today, 500px, one of the world's premier photo-sharing platforms, opens a new window on photography with the release of the 500px app for Windows 8.

The app lets Windows 8 users view, enjoy and share inspiring photos right from their Surface tablets or other Windows 8 devices. And it provides 500px photographers access to an even larger global audience for their images. This is an important part of the 500px vision: ensuring the outstanding work its photographer community produces reaches people around the world on whatever device they happen to use.

"We've taken the signature 500px photo-sharing experience that was so popular on other tablets and built that same functionality into the Windows Store app design," says 500px chief product officer and co-founder Evgeny Tchebotarev. "Microsoft has made design a priority across its businesses. That's why we're working with them to showcase our photographers on the Bing homepage. Now people can enjoy our photos directly on the new 500px app for Windows 8."

"500px features an immersive, full-screen experience ideal for viewing beautiful photos from some of the most talented photographers in the world," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "This new Windows Store app will give our users access to the rich 500px platform on any Windows 8 device."

A hub for the world's best photos

The talented 500px design team used the Windows 8 hub model as inspiration for the responsive app to ensure the design provides an easy to navigate, intuitive experience for anyone familiar with the Surface tablet or any other Windows 8 device.

Features include:

  • Left to right navigation that follows the Windows 8 grid and offers users infinite scrolling
  • Click on photos for lush, full-screen images you can like, comment on or share with pixel-perfect resolution on Windows 8 devices and even the largest screens
  • When you're logged into your 500px account, you'll get notifications and have access to all your 500px streams, like Flow, Following, Favorites and Popular, Editor's Choice and Upcoming
  • If you're not logged in, you'll see Editor's choice, Upcoming and Popular feeds
  • There's larger in-line information on Flow including the ability to like or favorite photos
  • Top level navigation lets you tap on Flow header to get more info
  • Set up a slideshow from any view

The 500px app for Windows 8 is available in the Windows Store.

About 500px

500px is a premium photo-sharing platform for aspiring and professional photographers. It is powered by creative people worldwide and lets you discover, share, buy and sell inspiring photos. 500px was founded in late 2009 by two acclaimed photographers and entrepreneurs, Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev. With over 2.5 million users and over a billion page views each month, it has grown to become the premier platform with the highest quality photography worldwide. In 2013, the company received $8.8 million in Series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Harrison Metal. For more information, please visit the 500px newsroom.

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