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Attribute Ratings

  • Cloudinary is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Canto

90%
203 Ratings
10.0

Cloudinary

100%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Canto

88%
6 Ratings

Cloudinary

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.5

Canto

85%
82 Ratings
10.0

Cloudinary

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Canto

84%
111 Ratings
9.0

Cloudinary

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.9

Canto

79%
4 Ratings

Cloudinary

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Canto

Canto is ideal for companies that have a lot of items to keep tabs on, such as sales collateral or other materials needed internally. Canto is great for corporate use because everyone can access it easily via a simple link. However, there are times when finding items in Canto was difficult, but honestly, that is probably more user error than anything (such as naming conventions and whatnot). All in all, Canto is a very good product.
David Sanderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

Cloudinary handles pretty much anything you have related to images. From serving them up efficiently to adding transformations on the fly, there's really little this service doesn't do. Their pricing plans allow you to grow into the right levels and their website dashboards are very helpful. I would easily recommend this for all but the simplest of use cases.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Canto

  • Facial recognition technology helps us tag key staff automatically.
  • The in-tool search and tagging features are very robust, allowing us to find the specific assets we need fast.
  • The AI driven auto tagging is a nice addition and helps broaden what we can look for.
  • The ability for outside vendors to seamlessly upload content straight into the tool saves a lot of work for us.
  • The ability to selectively share out specific assets or folders with other departments or principals is a great way to really capitalize on our assets without creating extra work for my team.
Daniel Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

  • Cloudinary is the best in the market for photo and video transformations.
  • Cloudinary takes customer's requests for special features and implements them very quickly.
Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Canto

  • The download button is hard to find, a little obscure and I'm finding that employees are having a hard time figuring out how to download images without help/instructions.
  • I had to write up detailed instructions for employees on how to use Canto. It's not exactly user-friendly and self-explanatory upon first use. You have to use it a while to fully understand all capabilities.
  • When you do a search, there's the option where if you mouse over the search icon, a tool pops up allowing you to "search within" and the option to select other search filters. This is not easily findable. I have to tell people about it to narrow their search.
Luci Fortune | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

  • Their API does require URLs that can get quite lengthy and not always easy to parse on sight.
  • Documentation on how transformations work and what they actually do to your image could be clearer (what does force_strip actually mean?).
  • Although a free tier exists and is quite generous, should you need to acquire a premium plan for your needs the pricing at scale can climb quickly.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Canto

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Canto Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Cloudinary

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$49 per month

Cloudinary Editions & Modules

Edition
Programmable Media - Plus$991
Programmable Media - Advanced$2491
Media Optimizer - Scale$491
Programmable Media - EnterpriseCustom Pricing
Digital Asset ManagementCustom Pricing
  1. per month
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Canto

Canto 8.8
Based on 6 answers
We are very likely to renew our service with Canto. This is because of the support we have received and what we have seen Canto do so far for our company. We are finally able to organize our assets well and maintain governance over all of our digital assets. It has eliminated time difference issues and is equipping people within our company with a lot of content for them to use and push.
Nicole Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Canto

Canto 8.5
Based on 82 answers
Canto is about as easy to use as it gets. I have personally trained a handful of employees who are unfamiliar with DAM/marketing SaaS technology on how to use the platform for their needs. These trainings only take about half an hour (given they are using a very limited set of Canto's features), and afterward, they are pretty well-equipped to use the platform.
Brady Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

Cloudinary 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Cloudinary is very easy to use and offers fast way to upload your images, files and videos to their servers. Then they give you quick ways t implement those files or images onto your website using their API or just a normal URL. They also give you very fast ways to make edits to those files and include them in the url.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Canto

Canto 8.4
Based on 111 answers
The customer service at Canto is great. If I ever had a question, someone from the team would get back to me in a day. They always make time to schedule a call to address all your issues and concerns. I have enjoyed working with the staff at Canto for their professionalism and flexibility!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

Cloudinary 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We rarely use their support. But when we need it they are always there. They provide great consultation and suggestions to help us manage our costs and resources better. In the last 8 years perhaps we have contacted them 3 or 4 times - which is really really great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Canto

Canto 7.9
Based on 4 answers
We should have planned and identified ingest and content librarian during transfer and launch. Our admins wear other hats and accountability and getting to planned milestones lagged a bit due to this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Canto

I have done demos with A LOT of other digital asset managers and chose Canto out of all of them. Most of the Digital Asset Managers I used all do similar things. They all hold photos, they all have some kind of folder organization, and some have searchability and tagging. But overall Canto was the one for our team. It had an unbeatable price for the amount of storage. It had amazing searchability. The onboarding experience was very quick and painless. They helped us make the transition from all other platforms onto Canto. Canto was also the only service that third parties could leave comments on our content without having to pay for a seat on our platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

Cloudinary seemed to be the most sophisticated with the most documentation and platform support. Other solutions seemed to be a lot harder to implement, however, due to the good documentation and API samples on their GitHub we were able to implement it nicely. Additionally, they have a lot of really well-known brands using them like Wired, Sky News, and eBay which gave us a lot of confidence that this was a good robust solution to use and to help others with
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Canto

  • As of right now, we are still in the process of transitioning so I do not know any details on overall business effectiveness or any hard numbers. But as of now it seems very capable of handling the amount of information my company holds.
  • I think it is an amazing perk that you can literally upload any type of file on Canto, and then you can open any type of file on Canto as well. It is amazing to find a product that lets you open and view CAD or DWG files without having the actual program!
  • The idea behind having our information more at everyone's fingertips and helping productivity has boosted moral and people are optimistic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cloudinary

  • Images are essential to our product and using Cloudinary has allowed us to serve them up in a cost-effective and efficient way. Not having to worry about your images frees you up to tackle the real challenges for your product.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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