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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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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 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Canto has become a crucial product for us to manage our photo and video assets. I can find what I need with the robust search tool in a few seconds versus viewing individual files in an online folder. It's saved me so much time. It's also extremely easy to share assets with others and provide them a link to upload theirs as well, if they are not users. The editing capabilities are the icing on the cake. I'd highly recommend Canto to anyone struggling with asset management.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Canto across the organization to collect, organize, and disseminate user-added pictures that can be used for our professional content. This ensures that our presentations have unique images that match our brand and memorably position ourselves with clients.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Canto to store and organize all of our image assets. Images in our library are tagged and categorized, and facial recognition is used to identify people in the images. This type of image organization will make it easier for our users to view, share, and search for photos and assets within our collections.
Alison Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We previously used a VPN and internal server to store our digital assets. They were organized by folder and pretty much unsearchable. We had many versions of the same image in different resolutions. Sharing was difficult and we had to use other third party apps like wetransfer to send images. Canto replaces all of this with cloud-based access. We only need 1 version of an image (the original high res) and we can search quickly with the meta data. We can watermark images for outside use automatically. Canto has solved many problems.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have different brands with their own asset management systems and approaches across the world. Canto was brought in to address this discrepency and make sure everyone had access to the same materials in a consistent channel, and with a consistent experience. It is used by marketing, sales, account management, training, customer service and research teams.
October 03, 2022

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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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 with the pptx add-in integration and the categorization works quite well.
Tom J. Cameron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
This is the first time we have used a DAM at Mercy College and we need one to organize our decades old archive of photos and videos so that they can be shared across departments. Prior to this, we had been storing everything internally and relying on email sends to share photos. The easy access Canto offers us allows us to collaborate across departments easily. I also appreciate the native editing tools and integrations that make social media posts very quick.
Julia Weiss | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
My organization uses CANTO to collect, structure, store, and distribute content (pictures, videos, stories, publications) and, to a lesser extent coordinate and plan content use for external and internal communication. The system is optimized for quick and easy access from nearly every country we work from (mainly Africa and Europe), and it can be worked with from computers as well as tablets and mobile phones. The interface (filters, albums, presets, ...) is highly customizable, which is great, but it also means a clear idea of the structure you want to set up before starting to work is a good idea. Users can communicate on the platform itself with comments and save their own searches and collections. The main functions the majority of our users currently use are making "best of" collections and sending links to (often large) files to internal and external contacts. CANTO also has a style guide function, which is also very handy to share e.g., with external designers. The CANTO customer support is very responsive. Even if some issues cannot be resolved right away, you always get an answer (from a real person, not a bot). I also like the tutorials library on their website. Among the few things, I would improve are the ways in which user groups can collaborate.
Graeme Nix | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Canto has provided us with an efficient means of storing, sharing, and finding relevant digital media across the company. It's really simplified the process of collecting and distributing our best photography to the teams that need it. Canto has also been very supportive of any issues we've had, and quick to respond when needed.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Canto to store our creative artwork files. Historically we used regular file folders on our shared drive and it wasn't easy to find them. When people left our team, is was REALLY hard to find their creative historical files. Canto is going to solve those problems for us going forward!
September 27, 2022

Retrieving assets is aces.

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Online database to store high resolution images for use in marketing materials and social media. Canto addressed the need for very dense files to be stored all in one place. Ease of access to multiple users across campus. As a creative professional I use Canto to download images onto my desktop to be inserted into Graphic design layouts.
September 24, 2022

Seamless.

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
To store and make accessible all the company's commercial photography. We currently haven’t got any issues with the platform, and since we launched that across the business, we have had great feedback from all users.
September 24, 2022

Canto.

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The first level of implementation for Canto was as a replacement for a previous photo management system. As we continue our deployment of Canto, we are transitioning into using it as our primary photo platform to support the work of designers and content managers, as well as to push photos and other creative assets out to public audiences.
July 11, 2022

Simple Solution

Victoria Butler, PMP, CP APMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Canto specifically in our department to manage our photo database. However, we do employ it across the organization to share images and documents as well as collect photos from our field personnel. It has also helped streamline our data sharing with a sister company that supports our design and marketing needs.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Canto is our Digital Asset Management tool. We have offices across six countries worldwide and use digital media to facilitate storytelling that advances our mission serving women and men who are experiencing poverty. Canto has made it remarkably easy for us to share, access, and sort photos and video of our projects. It is currently used by about 30 employees, from front-line workers to executives, and is accessed by countless partners.
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