Sony Playmemories Software: what is it good for?

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Sony Playmemories Software: what is it good for?
Jan 18, 2013

I am wondering what does this software really do?

Well, I know one thing for sure: in order to import images from camera to the computer through wi-fi, I need this software.I also know it is a image viewer.

Is this software necessary for whoever wants to buy applications for their cameras from Sony store?

Well, but there is something I don't understand.  I only need this software for wi-fi and I checked its related folder in programs folder measure 420MB. As a comparison, the full fledged Photoshop CS6 measures about 510MB . I find Playmemrioes is too big for what it does and moreover, is is excessive to force users to use such a large software for only a small driver/utility they need for wirelessly moving files from camera to their computers. I don't need any other functionality of this software whatever it is (media browser, etc.).

As a comparison, the Sony's  Wireless Auto Import under Mac which is used for importing files through wi-fi is only a few MB in size. Why isn't it available under Windows?

On my desktop I have plenty of space so it may not be an issue giving some space to a software for which I have no use. But, on my laptop, I have only a small size SSD and I would rather not waste the space for anything I don't need.

It looks like Sony is trying to walk on the Apple's footprint which pushes everybody to install and use iTunes for their iPhones. iTunes is one software I am not interested in at all (and so much I dislike syncing the way Apple has implemented it). For all the years I was a Mac user, I only used it when I had to (syncing my iPhone with  my computer). Now I no longer have an iphone or a Mac and there is absolutely no reason for iTunes.

I think Sony should provide a small utility/driver for those who only need the wi-fi function of their camera.

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