Canto

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Canto Can Do it Too

10
We use Canto as our storage webDAM for the final file. Our company is able to access these files as well as create portals to share files …

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10
We use Canto across our entire organization of six core staff and over 200 volunteers. In addition, we use it with our partner …

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10
Canto is utilized by our entire organization. We leverage Canto's flexibility in designating different user permissions such as …
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DAM Canto!

9
Canto has been implemented across our whole company as a digital asset manager. On a day to day usage the company uses it [to] reference …

Canto all the way!

10
We just began working with Canto. This program will be used across our global offices. So far we are highly impressed with the program and …

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What is Canto?

Flight is a cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) from Canto headquartered in San Francisco, a somewhat lighter and low cost alternative to their flagship DAM, Cumulus.

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Canto?

The vendor states marketing teams across all industries can use Canto to organize, secure and share visual brand assets with ease. Canto gives users team the ability to tag, collaborate and report on company-wide digital assets in a visual environment. Boasting over 25 years of experience in the digital asset management industry, the vendor states that thousands of brands around the world now rely on Canto to centralize their rich media libraries.

Canto Features

  • Supported: Centralize – Provide a central database for all users while avoiding file duplicates and huge email attachments.
  • Supported: Organize – Navigate your brand assets quickly and efficiently with easy-to-use tags, keywords, folders and albums.
  • Supported: Share – Create collections, download-links and even branded self-service portals for easy file sharing.
  • Supported: Brand – Ensure consistency with style guides, a customizable interface and watermarking tools.
  • Supported: Report – Access and analyze activity through detailed reports and audit trails.
  • Supported: Collaborate – Approve content, develop new ideas and communicate with outside colleagues and external agencies.
  • Supported: Secure – Determine permissions based on user role and apply digital rights information to protect your assets.

Canto Screenshots

Centralize – Keep team images, video and other files in a central location.Customize – Customize your view and make a new home for your team assets.Organize – Digital assets can be labeled for themes, products, campaigns, templates or anything else.Share – Create visually stunning portals to share your images, videos and other assets.

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Canto Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported LanguagesCzech, German, English, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified)

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What is Canto?

Flight is a cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) from Canto headquartered in San Francisco, a somewhat lighter and low cost alternative to their flagship DAM, Cumulus.

What is Canto's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.4.

Who uses Canto?

The most common users of Canto are from Mid-size Companies and the Marketing & Advertising industry.

Reviews

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November 10, 2021

Canto Can Do it Too

Score 10 out of 10
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Canto is and has been our go-to web DAM for several years now for our internal files as well as files we share with our clients via portals and we are quite pleased! I can't say it needs any improvement, other than perhaps training our internal department how to organize our files better. I highly recommend Canto. Plus, their customer service is amazing.
Brady Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Canto is a great option for creative teams who want to move their files (graphics, raw images, edited images, PDFs, documents, etc.) off of an organization's server. It can be an incredible warehouse of cloud storage for old versions of files as well as creating a one-stop-shop for all master versions of files. Canto is also helpful for IT teams who want to reduce server load on their websites. It is a great third-party option if you have the capabilities to either utilize an API connection or to train website content admins on uploading files here. You can also utilize some of their other tools for creatives to create interactive style guides for an organization's branding. It is a robust digital asset management platform, where the only exception might be housing/sharing video content.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Canto to support our campaign launches and major media stories. It allows our photographers to upload images directly from the event, sort, filter, tag, so the rest of the team can access and curate a collection very quickly. These images are then used in real-time to support comms, especially social media.
Rachel Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you have a continuous influx of imagery coming in, Canto is the perfect system to store and organise the content effectively. It allows you to not only store the media, but also share elements, add to collections, or to a shared portal space. The system works flexibly so you have multiple functions in one space.
Score 8 out of 10
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Canto is excellent as a photo library where you can organize images into groups with individual permissions, tags, and a keyword search. The cloud-based library makes it possible for our remote users to upload photos directly into the library. Canto has excellent customer support and they are quick to resolve any issues.

It cannot be used to cut and paste information into documents, as uploaded images are automatically rasterized. The upload interface is limited to a general upload space and therefore open to other users that can potentially see photos that are not their own.
Score 8 out of 10
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Canto is very functional for power users, those who are technically savvy and who use it frequently. For the general user who accesses it less, it's not completely user friendly. It requires frequent use and instructions, which I had to draft for our employees. I love that my professional photographers can upload their images directly into the system and then I, as the admin, am able to review them, add the metadata and move them into the library. It eliminates the need for the different ways our photographers were sending us their photos.
Score 10 out of 10
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I priced a number of different applications including Canto. After doing a valuations on a product they narrowed it down to three, Canto being one of the three. After reviewing the other products and Canto I found that Canto provided for more capabilities it is substantially reduced cost. Canto has helped us to improve our ability to deliver contents to a very large Group of individuals within the university. This product has helped us to broaden our ability to share a message in a very powerful way.
May 11, 2021

DAM Canto!

Herman “Aina” Kanahele | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I think [Canto] is a great service as we are using it daily. It has definitely helped increase our graphic design and sales departments communicate better with each other getting them the right assets all the time for each of their stores.
May 11, 2021

Canto all the way!

Score 10 out of 10
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We would definitely recommend Canto to a colleague. If your asset library is growing at a rapid pace and becoming unmanageable, th[e]n you need Canto. The way the program is built [...] makes it super easy to organize and have governance over. This is a must-have program if you are suffering [from] content control and organization.
Eric Gangnath | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Canto is very well suited for media and image assets. It is very visual and makes it easy to browse and find images and videos by sight. The customer-facing and b2b facing interfaces are well done and provide a lot to work with for a solid experience. I don't think Canto would be a great solution for more document-heavy uses where a visual component wasn't the primary problem that needed to be addressed. I also don't think that Canto is a great replacement for pure file storage. For instance, we use Canto on the Creative team end to store our toolkit files or final files, but we do not use Canto to house our working files. Just the final product from those working files that is approved for use or deployment to our consumers or vendor partners.
Ben Rojek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are able to share whole folders of images with our team members as well as with outside clients from one platform. We assign work to each other from here as well. Sharing with outside clients is one of my favorite points. I can share a link to the content with them without having to re-upload images to Google Drive or Dropbox or Onedrive.

I wouldn't use to work on iterations of images and documents, though. You'll just have to replace the document in full.
Score 8 out of 10
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Canto can definitely help a company efficiently store and find their assets, especially if they have a lot of them (files in the thousands). The ability to visually see and search for a file in seconds is why our company signed up. Their support staff has also been nothing short of amazing. I will say, though, if you're looking for an easy way to share assets outside of your organization without too much hassle, Canto can be a bit clunky sometimes.
Score 8 out of 10
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Canto is well suited for a team that has trouble keeping their content organized, have multiple clients they need to gather content for, have many ongoing projects, and when content is used throughout different departments. I would say it's not well suited for a company that does not particularly work with content but works with documents - It's more of a visual platform.
Sarah Arrillaga | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I will recommend this tool to all digital marketing agencies as it will help you to organize your work and provide you a better route to carry out your daily work. Further, it will help you to assist your team and provides you good collaboration. It will also provide you a notification about the folders, like when they were created and which is the folder that is still untouched.
Charlotte Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you have a large number of assets, with people requesting detailed things, it's great to be able to send them to do their own search. It's a huge time-saver for our designers and social media folks. It's also going to come in very handy with regard to historical items. Our company has been in business since 1894, and it will be a great way to store, and share, parts of our history.
Score 7 out of 10
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Canto is well suited for situations where I need to collect photos from several people outside my organization - I can create an upload link. It's also well suited for sharing a collection of photos with people outside my team or outside my organization. It's less appropriate when I need to collaborate with a large group outside my organization in a way that folks need to share photos (upload) and download photos from the same space.
Score 9 out of 10
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Canto is great solution for organisations with a large image or video library. It a great product if you have to manages multiple brands like we do. If you use Adobe products the connective between them and Canto is a real plus it has saved us so much time. The price compared to most of the competition was a big part of why we moved to Canto.
Score 10 out of 10
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Canto is a very useful digital asset management platform. From our experience, is a great tool for large global companies, with a need of centralizing assets and make them accessible in an organized, and user-friendly way. Lots of options for customization, to organize and tailor the portal for very specific needs.
Joshua Stevenson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Canto is well suited to companies with a vast digital asset bank as it lets users use multiple filters to really drill down to exactly what they want. It would be less appropriate for smaller businesses with only a handful of images that could easily be dealt with manually since a lot of filter selections would lead to no results.