Canto provides digital asset management solutions for companies of all sizes and across all industries that rely on visual communications. Canto gives marketing teams a simple, visual way to centralize, organize and share all their digital brand assets, empowering them to save valuable time and gain a competitive edge.
|Support||Business Hours Online||Customer Type||Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business|
|API||Contact||California, United States / +1 (415) 495-6545|
|Deployment||SaaS/Web/Cloud Mobile - iOS Installed - Windows Installed - Mac||Category||Digital Asset Management Software|
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Canto has made sharing various assets such as images, videos, and designs easier than our previous solutions.
The initial onboarding and setup did take some time. However, maintaining our assets is very easy compared to previous solutions where we had assets scattered across multiple platforms such as dropbox, email, messenger, etc.
Definitely worth trying out to see if it fits your needs.
We previously did not have a good way of sharing assets of individual skus with various vendors and customers. Canto makes it easy to customize what each of these people see, rather than forcing them to dig through files they do not need.
The Canto platform has been a huge help for us! It has made organizing, tagging, and sharing of images incredibly easy. The site is easy to work on as well. The Portal function is also amazing. I was tasked with creating a Portal and found a very helpful tutorial on the creating one that made it very easy. Highly recommended platform with very reasonable pricing options.
I would say the only thing that is a bit buggy is when creating new folders and albums in the folder structure.
Easily sharing images to external partners.
It immensely aids with pain points like organizing and searching for specific images, and is easy enough for someone with little to no photo editing experience. It loads way more quickly than you'd expect something so robust to.
I wish it had "related images" automatically populated somehow! It would be great if more than just the person who uploaded the image could add keywords and other kinds of notes. Creating custom folders would be great instead of having to default to what the original uploader chose.
Organization that works for everyone! Ease of accessibility whether you're in the office or not. We don't have to reply on shared servers that may or not be reachable depending on location. Workflow is not interrupted and product activation is seamless.
I like that we aren't emailing photos to each other and it can all be in one place. It also makes it a lot easier to work with photographers in different places, because they can just upload the photos directly.
It would be nice if the system was a little faster. It can be a bit clunky at times, which can be stressful if you're trying to get something done quickly.
Compare the ways you are organizing photos now to the way you would like to be doing it. Then look and see if Canto solves those problems.
It eliminates emails going back and forth with huge files. It used to be a complete mess.
Canto has made managing our digital assets and sharing across our design team and enterprise far easier than with our previous tools. It automatically makes metadata searchable, and it's pretty easy to import assets from old systems.
I'd like more integration with Adobe Creative Cloud software. There is an InDesign plugin, but similar tools for other programs would be helpful. The organizational structure can be a little clunky and limiting, due to this being a web-based tool.
The better organized your assets are prior to import, the better off you'll be. Migration will be time-consuming, but preparing ahead of time will help with that.
We struggled with finding digital assets before Canto, and our previous tools didn't allow for shared access. Now our whole team has access to all our assets, and sharing outside the team is easy.
The simple design and intuitive interface of Canto makes archiving and retrieving images or other documents quick and easy. When onboarding images, take the time to properly tag everything so finding specific photos later on will be easy. Once you begin typing a tag into the search filter, images will begin to quickly populate the desktop are of Canto's user interface. Despite being an online archive, thumbnails appear faster than if I were simply browsing my PC using Windows Explorer!
It can be a little slow to upload or file away images when onboarding. Also, when organizing folders or albums the software occasionally gets hung up and displays an error message which tells you files are still moving in the background but you may continue to work. If you go back later to check on things, all data eventually gets placed exactly where you intended so it's just a matter of waiting for them to appear where they're supposed to be.
Having your photos relatively organized ahead of time will make onboarding images easier to file away.
Having a centralized image gallery for our organization is an excellent way to share images across the organization. Various departments can now collaborate much more easily when sharing large amounts of data such as high res photos which can be cumbersome to email back and forth and the amount of time saved can hardly be understated!
Many of the features of this product I like, but one that stands out is the ability to establish Portals and create client-facing asset libraries.
Some of the terminology within the platform is strange. For example, knowing when it makes sense to use folders vs. albums is a little diluted. But overall, it is apparent that many of the seemingly ancillary features for my team are there to solve problems that we either don't need solved, or haven't yet figured out how to best implement.
Be sure to ask questions about how other organizations are using some of the functions.
This tool is used primarily to allow assets to be available organization-wide without having to redundantly export multiple file-types for every use-case.
I like how easy it is to tag photos, create new folders and albums. It's also easy to add your own fields to fill in on each image. I love how you can also apply tags in bulk before you upload photos.
i wish it was easier to rearrange folders and portals. We wanted to remove folders and albums from portals as people we wanted to remove access to assets but wasn't able to do that. We had to create all new folders instead of just rearranging them. I also don't love how you have to create albums within folders.
We use Canto to manage all of our product photography. We are also able to share our photos via portal to our wholesale partners easily with this.
the tagging and search functions have helped us to use canto to entirely replace our marketing photo archive. Sharing select groups of photos with other people outside the organization is also very easy. This product has saved us hours of work and has been worth the expense.
I wish there were lower priced options of this product for personal or smaller business use. it makes sense for my company but that price point is not accessible to everyone.
Worth it if you can justify the price tag. truly saves hours in photo management.
Saved time and effort in sorting and management of marekting photo archives. any time we need a photo for press, website, etc we can find it quickly and share it easily. much better than our old mazes of files.
Easily organize all digital assets with folders and albums. Search ability is great and the tagging system is very easy to understand and customize. You can easily find what you're looking for even if you have thousands of photos to sort through.
The software can run slow sometimes. It is also difficult to change tags and it doesn't always work to mass-select and try to change that way. I don't like how you can no longer use commas in tagging. For example, we use to tag a person by writing "Last Name, First Name." Now, it splits up the persons name when you use a comma and you can no longer have both names in the tag.
Make sure to utilize the mass-upload feature to save time on tagging and organizing your assets.
We can easily manage our photos and share organization-wide only the photos we want to share. We can also share photos with people outside the organization and easily edit their download ability, which is great for when we only want them to view photos versus download and share. This has been a great tool to manage where our photos are being used. We use the commenting feature to note whenever we use a photo so it is easy to track where photos are used and when we need to update print materials if a photo ever needs to be taken down and not sued anymore.