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Canto

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What is Canto?

Canto is a digital asset management (DAM) software. Per the vendor, this simple yet intuitive solution gives organizations a visual way to centralize, organize and share all their digital brand assets, empowering them to save valuable time and gain a...
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7 out of 10
October 03, 2022
We use Canto to search and find pictures to make our reporting more lively and bring feeling to our recommendations. It is easy to use …
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How Canto Differs From Its Competitors

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Canto has allowed us to keep all media assets in a central location to make it easy for others to view and get the assets needed for their specific project.
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Having all of our assets in one place is a time saver alone. We used to store them on a drive and have an incredible number of folders to sort through or try and search, which would take so much extra time. Once we had uploaded all our existing assets into Canto, the process to upload new assets …
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Canto has helped us to ensure that our brand has original images that we know will resonate with clients. I feel the tradeoff there is that we actually experience more difficulty finding images that were provided by our previous stock photo provider.
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Before we had images in several different locations; now, we are able to promote collaboration by keeping images in a centrally managed system. We can stay connected with external audiences and donors by using the portals to share images and branded assets after events. Canto has had a positive …
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Brand consistency? Please! I believe that the brand guideline feature is a joke! It feels like an afterthought because the competitor had a good idea and it got replicated. Asset management and legal compliance features are fine though.
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Internal request for images or presentations are sent and we use the "notify when accessed" so we know they've picked it up. We no longer have to email huge files or upload files to another platform. It takes less than 5 min to send someone a link to file. Reducing chaos: For sure it's a huge …
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We don't really use it for that and are not the sort of organisation that has a team to manage document lifecycle and legal needs. It allows us to have one location to share assets and it ticks that box.
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Canto has massively reduced our organizational risk in terms of shared content and assets while also reducing staff time in communicating what can be used where and trying to find images and graphics.
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The style guide has been very useful, and we use it almost daily. It would be nice if there were more customization with it, however, in terms of what to name it. Canto has helped a lot in helping with easy searching and storing our files without having to worry about losing them on a hard drive. …
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We moved from Dropbox storage to Canto and while there were improvements, it continues to be a mess because of data entry and tagging issues. That needs to be locked down by the internal team, and since we have so many content contributors, it's gone a little haywire. We are considering bringing …
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"We are finally able to find stuff," sums it up quite nicely. Frequent feedback from our users contains: "it is easier now to know how old a photo is and where it has been used already," "Publication planning is easier because we can filter for specific types of stories, countries, mandate areas, …
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All of our assets are now in a single place, available online from anywhere in the world. We can incorporate digital rights information, and make sure that only the best version of a digital asset is used. Considering our networks drives would often fill up with multiple instances of the same …
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Canto's DAM helps us streamline the saving of our creative assets; it then helps us find our historical creative assets much faster, and in doing all of this, it lets us maintain better brand consistency across all our company's creative elements since we can use historical pieces as the …
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Canto helped ensure brand consistency for a University with a very set/traditional brand identity. We focus on student driven images and need to locate very specific photos for our marketing materials. Many teams come together to produce an array of material but there are only 2 graphics designer …
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For us was a game changer, as before Canto, we didn't count on a DAM system for videos. It saves us a lot of time when searching for assets and also for sharing the content or creating upload links asking colleagues to submit content.
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We are able to ensure brand consistency through Canto with portals to our website, which hold our approved logo, which makes them easy to use. Images needed for all manner of activities are easy to find with different ratios available on download.
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We do not utilize Canto as robustly as some companies do. But it does work very well as a DAM platform. We have very few content providers, and the platform helps one or two people do what a job of a much larger team was.
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Our Canto database holds more than 30k images, all with custom metadata and following the same naming convention. Imagine having 10k folders saved on a cloud drive with the same amount of files you could only locate by typing a word in the search bar.
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It's still early in our implementation, but Canto has already freed me from the limitations of our previous workflow, which involved the limited permissions infrastructure of Google Drive along with the locked-down internal photo server we were previously using. We are quickly transitioning to a …
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Canto's DAM platform facilitates legal compliance throughout the asset lifecycle by providing metadata fields for usage terms and copyright, but it does not provide much usage analytics in this area to help with tracking and ensuring compliance. The platform does help streamline asset delivery a …
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What is Canto?

Canto is a digital asset management (DAM) software. Per the vendor, this simple yet intuitive solution gives organizations a visual way to centralize, organize and share all their digital brand assets, empowering them to save valuable time and gain a competitive edge. Canto’s DAM solution has wide…

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Product Details

What is Canto?

Canto enables users to collect, manage and share digital content from anywhere. A digital asset management solution, Canto helps brands in all industries take control of their content libraries and get more out of their digital assets.

A CENTRAL LOCATION FOR DIGITAL ASSETS No more digging through folders and hunting down files. Canto is a hub for digital content – including photos, videos, collateral, and other digital assets are where they are needed.

FIND FILES IN SECONDS Users can organize content in any way desired, and users don’t need to dig through folders to find what is needed. With advanced features like smart tags and facial recognition, the entire library is fully searchable.

COLLECT AND SHARE DIGITAL CONTENT WITH ANYONE Manage the flow of assets in and out of an organization’s library. Upload links make it easier to add content to a library, and unlimited sharing portals allow users to deliver polished, curated collections to any audience.

COLLABORATE To share assets with other teams, external partners and collaborators anywhere in the world. Flexible permissions ensure everyone can access everything they need – and nothing they shouldn’t.

MANAGE A BRAND Approval features keep users in control of what content goes out into the world. Avoid embarrassing mix-ups with version controls and expiration dates, and mitigate business risks with digital rights management tools.

A TOOL THAT FITS ITS TEAM With its configuration options, Canto adapts to how a team works. Plus, out-of-the box integrations snap into the tools a team already uses – including Slack, Microsoft, Adobe Creative Cloud, and others.

FULL VIDEO COMPATIBILITY Canto has a whole host of features designed just for video – including full video previews, timestamped annotations and smart tags, 360° video support, and trimming features to extract just the excerpts needed.

Canto Screenshots

Screenshot of Centralize – Keep team images, video and other files in a central location.Screenshot of Customize – Customize your view and make a new home for your team assets.Screenshot of Organize – Digital assets can be labeled for themes, products, campaigns, templates or anything else.Screenshot of Share – Create visually stunning portals to share your images, videos and other assets.Screenshot of Styleguide - Manage your brand with a private or public digital style guide to easily share your brand colors, logos, typography and more.

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Canto Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesCzech, German, English, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Chinese (Simplified), Russian

Frequently Asked Questions

Canto is a digital asset management (DAM) software. Per the vendor, this simple yet intuitive solution gives organizations a visual way to centralize, organize and share all their digital brand assets, empowering them to save valuable time and gain a competitive edge. Canto’s DAM solution has wide applicability to a variety of industry verticals, including retail, manufacturing, education, transportation, hospitality, nonprofit, healthcare, food and beverage, technology and more. Canto’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco, with offices in Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany.

Widen, Brandfolder, and Bynder are common alternatives for Canto.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.

The most common users of Canto are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Other teams at our university are using PhotoShelter to store and organize their photos, and I use/access PhotoShelter to download images that have been provided to us through that system as well. When using Canto, we are entering more detailed types of information on our images than other teams using similar products for photo management.
Tom J. Cameron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Canto is more visible than Dropbox, which we were using before making the switch. We are able to share assets easier and theoretically search assets easier as well, but the open nature of Canto has led to some data integrity issues which we are working through. The tagging functionality wasn't present in Dropbox, so we used folders as our primary means of sorting. That was cumbersome. We like Canto's solution better.
September 24, 2022

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Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Extensis Portfolio required installation by an IT professional and did not offer an integrated, turnkey solution. The need to involve a separate host and IT services slowed us greatly and limited how well we could share our assets. Canto is far, far, far more expensive than Extensis Portfolio, but a far better product.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 8x8 X Series (Formerly Virtual Office)
Canto seems to be ahead of the curve in most aspects when speaking about what kind of bang you are getting for your buck! I do not think you can fairly compare these, but sadly I don't have alot of experience with many others.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Unfortunately, I can't recall the name of our previous web DAM and the names above are not ringing any bells! We only used it temporarily due to the fact that it did not meet our needs for file storage, was not easy to use and to train others on, and it was quite expensive as well!
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I entered the company after Canto had already been implemented and it's become much too large to overhaul and switch platforms, so I do not have any feedback on Canto's competition other than there has to be a better product out there that's more user friendly. I've heard good things about others.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google photos has an edge on Canto regarding photo editing and enhancement; I prefer Google Photo Album's share links. Also, Google photo album links look better on a mobile device and are easier to scroll for clients when browsing photos. I think Canto could find ways to improve its mobile sharing and scrolling features.
Eric Gangnath | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Box
Box had more usage than we needed and was more expensive of an option. The extra benefits wouldn't have been used for the added price. We didn't need as company wide implementation for workflows and so Canto fit the requirements for our intended use.
Matthew Liebergall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It wasn't coming up in the search but we also looked at Adobe DAM. It seems to have great features, but it came at a higher cost than Canto, and the features didn't seem to outweigh the price tag. The Canto team was also much more responsive and helpful to all of our inquiries, while it was harder to get a hold of the Adobe rep. Canto seemed to want our business more.
May 27, 2022

We Love Canto

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Even though they might sound alike, Canto gives better options regarding filing and using documents. And, customer service makes a big difference. They are always there to help in any situation you might have to solve ASAP. Also, the pricing adjusts to your needs; they have a plan just for you.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We evaluated a few other digital asset management systems including Dropbox, Adobe, Bynder, and Aprimo. Our checklist was to find a system that would allow us to simply keyword tag, search, share, and store - all visually with ease. Canto checked all of those boxes for us. There were aspects we liked about the other systems, but none had everything we were looking for - except Canto.
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