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What is Canto?

Canto helps unlock your team and unleash your brand with the simplest, yet most powerful DAM system on the market. Marketing teams across all industries trust Canto to organize, secure and share visual brand assets with ease. It gives your team the power to easily tag, collaborate and report on company-wide digital assets in a visual environment. Canto has over 25 years of experience in the digital asset management industry and thousands of brands around the world rely on us to centralize their rich media libraries. Canto makes team collaboration easy with a simple-to-use visual interface and intuitive features, like automatic file organization, watermarking and copyright license management. Upload, download, store and share assets from a central branded environment. Easily search for your brand assets with the help of custom metadata fields. Ensure brand consistency and secure content with permission-based access and branded portals. Simplify and extend workflows with prebuilt connectors to Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, DropBox, Box, Slack, Facebook, Google Drive, Pinterest and Twitter. Or custom build your own integration with our Canto API. Access content in Canto from any browser or device with our highly-mobile friendly responsive UI. See more at www.canto.com/

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Product Description

Canto's digital asset management technologies enable organizations to manage digital content.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Canto is designed for marketing and creative professionals who benefit from a visual system, one that lets them easily see and collaborate on files. Compared to our competitor's software, Canto is easier to use and provides a DAM solution that can be setup and maintained by business users, immediately. No IT needed.


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Canto
Company Website
Phone
415-495-6545
Year Founded
1990
HQ Location
San Francisco, CA
Twitter
@Canto
3,936 Twitter followers
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www.linkedin.com
197 employees on LinkedIn®
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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Portals are our Client's favorite feature. It enables the Client to stop spending time responding to internal and external requests for assets. The upload links allow the Client to receive assets from external parties in one organized location. Any somewhat tech savvy employee can become an administrator. The admin panel is feature rich, yet the layout makes it very easy to use. Categorization and terms do not require a computer science degree to administer. Configuration can be completed without needing to engage technical support. For PowerUsers and end-users, it could hardly be made simpler. Canto has struck a nice balance between the familiarity of the folder structure and the efficacy of metadata. I think they found a sweet spot that accommodates the vast majority of users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The project management-related capability is not as robust in Canto as it is in some competitor products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would check whether your organization intends to rely heavily on a workflow that includes task assignment. If so, Canto may not meet your needs. For any organization that is not overly complex (fewer than 1000 employees, ballpark), and that does not intend to manage project tasks in Canto, I highly recommend this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

. The Client was able to move from a multiple on-premise drives and cloud storage services to one consolidated repository for their marketing assets. The Client was able to move from relying on multiple folder structures to a comprehensive tagging and keywording organization system. The Client was able to move from spending much of their time searching for assets, sharing them, and receiving them, to a self-serve model that enables collaboration and sharing of assets inside and outside their organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for this review, Martine! We have some new project management integrations coming out soon – keep a look out!

CoFounder and Head of Business Accelerator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Very visual

Ease of finding files

Ease of viewing files

The smart way to find the assets

Friendly to share

Integration with other platforms to export

Can choice the quality of the asset

Like / Dislike the asset

Canto is very intent, you can understand the functionality and its features the more you use it, however training with the tool team was a differential, having support in the use of platforms is essential. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Excessive steps to successfully save files

Difficulty creating my own groups in a library

No integrations to import assets

Absence of comment field in assets

Could also group creatives by recognition, like Google functionality of similar standards.

The viewing of PNG files for example could be applied on a standard background allowing recognition.

Could have a feature to already export the selected assets in presentation mode, like an album Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Canto facilitates the management of your files and empowers users to use it painlessly and very intuitively.

The platform is a major evolution in the management of creative assets for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An official creative repository, organized by group, which makes us use the correct files.

Ease way to manage our assets.

When using free platforms on the market, we run the risk of security and difficulties in viewing some assets before downloading.z

Canto is safe and ease to manage the content.

Independence in the search for references, while you are confident about the quality and officiality of the asset

In times of data the security of a logged in platform and easy to use is an excellent differential for decision-making in favor of Canto. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for the review, Camilo!

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Sr. Communications Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

After years of getting by with a server-based media drive, it's been a huge boon for efficiency to have a cloud-based digital media storage solution. The search feature alone has saved us days worth of productivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Load times are occasionally a noticeable issue, though those challenges are mild. I do wish there was a simpler way to group collections/albums. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider your storage needs and how often you share digital assets externally (with partners, consultants, etc). That latter feature has been a surprise benefit to us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a media archive (mostly photos, some video) that stretches back a decade, covering multiple geographies and of very mixed quality -- some professional-grade images, others crude point-and-shoot options. Finding quality images way always a hassle. Canto's searchable database, thumbnail interface, albums feature, and ability to share content externally, have all been a boon for our communications and marketing efforts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Studio Director
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

We use this to offer a DAM to our client. We maintain all of their assets and this allows them to have access to the resources we have organized and optimized for them. One of the features I enjoy is the custom client facing portal that is branded for the specific client, while maintaining a separate branded portal for internal use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to keep it maintained. That being said, new features like Google Drive sync is making great progress in making this a flawless system. Once all of it is completed, I will never need to upload files to it again as anything I save to the Drive will automatically load into Canto! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Client facing custom interface portals are amazing. Easy to design and allow the end user to see a specific version of their own assets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Communications and Graphic Design Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Canto is exactly what they said, it's easy to use, it's supported well, and the cost is extremely competitive. In addition to all those factors you also see the features that most of their competitors are charging additional fees for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only real limitations that I've run into Weir band with and that was more to do with the environment that users were in then the actual application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

What are the biggest issues is sharing video and high-quality images with my team members. Canto as a data asset management system allows us to do this in a very dynamic way. It also allows us to tag the contents with clean metadata it's very searchable. Both of these factors have increased our ability to rapidly deploy contents via the web and social media. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for this review, Joe! So happy to hear that Canto is helping your team work even faster than before.

Marketing Programs Specialist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ability to search for different projects by name and get a sense of what projects are able to be shared publicly and in what context. I also like that everything is in one place that is accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. I appreciate that I can brand the platform as an admin for my company so that when my colleagues interact with it they feel like they are directly engaging and interacting with our company as opposed to a third party host or another site hosted elsewhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it can get messy fast if the project owners do not upload the correct information or tag things incorrectly. For example, if the person who uploads a project defines a tag as one color when it actually is a different color, that can pose issues in marketing materials when we incorrectly identify something and the project is wrong in printed materials. It can make us look bad to clients as a result. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend this product to smaller companies because it is so nice to have all project files in one place. Especially photography of said projects. However, for larger organizations with multi-pronged products it is a little more cumbersome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's nice to have project files in one place for future references. We also have used Canto to provide a resource for our sales team when they are having conversations with potential or future clients so that they have examples at their disposal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love the search functionality. It's super quick and easy to find the assets I need. Also, the share links are awesome. Everything is very user friendly.

I love how you can create share links and toggle their settings. Now, we can share videos with clients and not worry about them downloading the videos. This is also much quicker for everyone. The client can watch the video on a web browser, instead of having to download it, and depending on the video size, this can take quite some more time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish you could quickly share "My Collections" with anyone, like create a shareable link to a collection, instead of having to select all the assets within a collection and then creating a share link.

I wish some of the tools were more readily available. For example, I have to select an asset, then the select all button will appear, so I need to make 2 clicks to select everything, when I wish it could be 1. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We created a repository with our best creative assets, tagged in many ways, so that many teams can find the assets they need quickly. We're realizing that if we can get as many videos into Canto as we can, the possibilities are limitless.

I think My Collections are very useful. Now, everyone can make their own personal selections of their favorite assets, and they can make different selections for each situation. A collection for a meeting on a certain ad placement, a selection for a client pitch, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for your review, Matt! We strive to be as user-friendly as possible and it sounds like you've experienced that. I've attached a link to our Support Center that explains how to share My Collections through one easy step!

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Several features have really simplified my photo management role. Metadata is customizable to your needs - and while it takes careful thought initially, when set up is easy to apply. 'Upload links' allow outside people to add photography directly to the system in a controlled manner - this has significantly helped with timeliness and ease of receiving photography. I love the branding portal, and the versioning capabilities. I also love the Facial Recognition feature - no more tagging the same people over and over. The company consistently improves the software and innovates - releasing frequent feature updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While it is fairly intuitive, there are aspects (of the portals for example) that need to be explained to a new user - this can be time consuming. I have been frustrated that new features are sometimes expensive paid add-ons, even when they were discussed as 'coming' during the research process (features I thought would be included with upcoming releases). As much as possible, try to envision future features you will need and consider that in your contract discussions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problem of many sources: We have photography coming in from many locations in North America - the upload links allow files to be added directly to the systems (rather than coming in a number of ways). I receive files faster, without the need to download and upload.

Problem of accessibility: Important assets are now accessible to a wider number of people internally through our branding portal. Portals in general allow the sharing of assets easily, and allow greater ease of collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for the review, Shannon. We're glad to hear that Canto is helping you solve the issues you had with multiple sources and accessibility!

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The best features (there are many!) are keyword tagging, file conversion and downsize options on download, and albums features (files can exist in more place than one).

Integration with outside contributors, contractors, and agencies is great and very simple.

Filtered searches/filter are also very handy when looking for one specific file type. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Canto can be clunky to work with, especially if you don't have the time to sit down and watch onboarding content or video tutorials on how to navigate the program. The number of features is EXTENSIVE, but they can get overwhelming to work with on the day to day.

Maintaining all the files and keeping everything up to date is also imperative for Canto to work its best, which can get time-consuming. This, however, is not much different to other asset management sites out there, though.

Multiple iterations of a design or photo file get repetitive when scrolling—A feature to identify those very similar files, then group + collapse them together would be an improvement in the scrolling experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think Canto is best for companies with extensive asset libraries with files that fall under various and different categories. For example, you might want to categorize a single image of a blue porcelain bowl under "bowls" "blue items" and "porcelain goods". If a need for vast organization does not exist, Canto might be overcomplicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main need we've solved with canto is one for extensive and complex organizational tools, especially for a very large media library. Keyword tagging lets assets "exist" under various categories, which is great. File conversion is also very useful when a specific file type is needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for the review of Canto, Janie. I'll take your suggestion to our development team – we appreciate the feedback!

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Assets are accessible by those who need to be dealing with them. Assets, which include photography, video, presentation, and branding, can be added by everyone within our organization. Being able to have contributions in an organized, secure, and fast way has allowed us to utilize that material for reaching our target audience with general ease and directness. Through having all our data assets in one place we have been able to communicate our brand in mission within our organization effectively and consistently. This has also allowed for us to reference the same file without wondering who has the most recently edited content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes difficult to navigate through out the various sections of the software. Integrating with presentation software has not been seamless. When I want to save as a asset to reopen and edit is not real easy on the go. When I first started using Canto my account was mistakenly crossed with another brand page, which made it difficult to get to the content that was relevant to me, that seems to have disappeared since. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Evaluate how important it is to be able to access and use assets in a easy manner. If having files stored in one place with access anywhere and the ability to get them added to your database from anywhere is what you want this is very useful. This will give you a good look as to whether Canto is going to be able to meet your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously asset storage was in many different places and was shared using many different platforms, but now it is shared through one software making it incredibly easy to access and use for our business material. This has meant that providing the products and material that we need for our audience is actually being met because we can access the material fast and easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for reviewing Canto, Karl! An account manager will reach out regarding the page crossing; we want to make sure this doesn't happen again.

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Very easy to use. UI is well built. Canto team is always available to help if difficulties. AI for tagging is really effective Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

API can be hard to use if you don't have an expert development team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Any companies that want to have a better organization of their files should consider using Canto. It helps in so many ways and will enhance your work. Our company had so many assets we could not use them properly. I have no bad comments about Canto except their API libraries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Canto is a great tool to manage all our assets in the company. The graphic team uses it to organize and store all our images which were a mess before Canto. Our RD department uses it to share all documentation between our different teams and our customer. Instead of having our images located to multiple locations, having it stored into a Dam is a big win for our company! On the downside, the API usage is kinda hard to make it work correctly. Unless you have a dedicated expert development team, it can be hard to use.

Overall we are very happy with the software and experience. The support team is really helpful and care about their customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for your review, Antoine! We're so glad to hear that you've had a great experience with our team!

Marketing Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The Canto interface is relatively intuitive, but does have a bit of a learning curve initially. The interface is very icon-based. All features are represented as icons and require hovering over to understand what the icon actually represents. One fantastic aspect of Canto is that it allows for locking down content very easily. The sharing settings are particularly robust and offer a variety of custom fields, expiration being a key field. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Certain aspects of the user experience are not great. There are a ton of icons and some of them that you think would mean one thing actually mean something else entirely. It is also not clear which folders or assets can be shared and how. I often find myself looking for where the share icon lives and find that I can't share certain folders or that I need to make certain selections before sharing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The folder structure is useful. However, if that isn't necessary and it works out not to have such a clear delineation, I think Dropbox is just as useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We as an organization have a wealth of content in every format you can think of. We use Canto to try to address how scattered our assets currently are across different storage applications like Dropbox, Sharepoint, our local network drive, hard drives, etc. Also, we're hoping to more easily be able to share the content with external partners as necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

How easy it is to manage and share files uploaded onto the platform to different users, as well as controlling visibility of said files thorough different user specific portals. It is unbelievably easy to manage users as well, with registration to it being able to be set up as a self-registration process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Excel Exports could be more robust, in terms of being able to filter or pull specific groups of files (Such as duplicates) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a platform for Marketing Assets of the like with a fantastic support team, amazing control over visibility of said assets, and streamlined and easy user management, Canto is right for you! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing Marketing assets to our Franchisees is incredibly easy, with direct links also having the option to set an expiration. Furthermore, user registration is handled through a single link gone through by our franchisees, with Admins only ever really needing to create user accounts for vendors of fellow employees. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

We have a lot of creative, spanning from raw image files to full-on ad campaigns. Being able to use tags, which are easily searchable, has been a HUGE time saver. Being able to crop, resize and compress images before downloading make our life a lot easier. I personally really like the Branding Guidelines feature; we can share it with our partners and it's a very clean and simple experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning. There are a LOT of customization options in the backend and it takes practice and diligence to become proficient at it. But it's worth it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Things are much better organized now. We have a proper system in place and we know everything is filed and stored where it should. Most importantly we know we can find everything quickly and efficiently. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Cecilia – thank you for sharing your experience of creativity with Canto!

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Canto has great albums and folders to organize everything you need by photo shoot, photographer, keywords, etc. Creating outward facing albums is a little complicated, but makes it very easy to send files/links to outward facing clients. Their templating system is also extremely helpful to keep us on brand. It's a little non-intuitive to create and upload the templates, but easy once you learn the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Their templating system is through a third party vendor, so when my team had issues with this system earlier this year, there were extra steps required to get the issues addressed. Canto was very helpful and apologetic, but it did take extra time while we were on a deadline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our most difficult problem is getting new and great photos to outward facing clients in a timely fashion. We currently have a private server we keep all of our images from photo shoots on, but we need to be able to share those easily and quickly. Canto helps us store, organize, and share these images much more efficiently. It makes sharing images across teams quicker as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Airlines/Aviation
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like Canto's search feature. The facial recognition makes it easy to find photos of specific people. I also like that I can start typing in a key word/photo tag and the search provides a list of suggested words to search for. I can also change the size of the thumbnails and apply filters while I'm looking through photos. The search feature makes it quick and easy to find what I'm looking for and keeps me from having to scroll through galleries to find what I'm looking for Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When I'm looking through photo galleries, it takes a while for the photos to load. I also found that when I'm waiting for the photos to load, the page will jump back up to the beginning of the gallery and I have to scroll through all the photos again. The interface also seems a little dated and clunky. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend Canto. It is a lot cheaper than other photo management systems and it is very easy to use. I use Canto at least once a week and it save me and our photographer a lot of time. I am able to find what I need, or freely look through our photo archives without needing to contact our photographer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Canto allows me to find the photos I'm looking for instead of always needing to rely on our photographer to send photos. I can find exactly what I'm looking for or find new photos I hadn't seen yet. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Beautifully visual and easy to use platform, which was vital to serve our internal sales team who are not super technically savvy. Love that you can organize photos into Portals, Albums, and Collections, as well as tag them with important keywords. It gives you multiple ways to browse and search for photos. I also like the ability to choose the file type and size of your image prior to download, so you don't have to edit the size down later in photo editing software. This platform gave us a solution to having a one-touch access point to all of our marketing approved imagery, and had the ability to keep things gated, so that certain images were available to certain teams. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There are some technical glitches every now and then. Photos sometimes default as CMYK instead of RGB, causing people who are not aware, to download a CMYK image and the coloring is way off. Another glitch is when you bulk upload, sometimes the prior settings get transferred over to your new batch of downloads, which is inaccurate. I wish there was more capability in sharing or that their account tiers were more flexible on the amount of portals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking for an easy to use/intuitive one-stop-shop for housing your photography resources, I'd highly recommend it. Specifically, if you need multiple levels of organization and permissions to different assets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having all of our imagery in one place, that is up to date, and easy to see. Keeping images in gated silos that ensure only the right people have access to them. The ability to add legal terms and conditions to outside customers downloading images, which keeps us from being liable from any legal repurcussions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Canto has been easy to use and easy to get up and running. The simplicity of having all of our images in one place have been astronomical. The amount of time spent wasted looking for marketing images has been eliminated completely. That was our main purpose for selecting a DAM platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only bad thing I can say was our onboarding tech wasn't really the greatest. She just wasn't very with it on the training. She would retell us things that we just spoke about so it was wasting a bit of time during user training. She was good at follow up, but the training was meh. I would say have people other than the onboarding specialist reach out to make sure everything is going well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a look at all the options out there and really focus on what is most important for your use case. Then create a comparison guide and see for yourself. I did that and evaluated 6 different companies to narrow it down to two. It was easy as some fell off naturally. Canto offers a lot of benefits for the price, so I highly recommend you start there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think the amount of uses that we have found beyond our standard need case of storing and easily searching our large photos has been numerous. Easily sharing documents and links have been invaluable. Our training department is now using it to provide ongoing training to our teams, we have several portals for different use cases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for the feedback, Michelle! We're happy to hear that Canto has exceeded your expectations and that you're able to utilize it for uses outside of storing and searching.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love that we're able to customize the platform to what we need so easily. We mainly use it to organize, store, and manage our extensive collection of in-house photos and marketing collateral, and it has been a great resource for that! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really - the legwork of setting it up was extensive, but totally worth it to have a system that works perfectly for us! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we need a photo of an inventory item in use, we no longer are digging through files and files to find the perfect one. Instead, we're easily able to search by item or photographer or location and save SO MUCH TIME! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Canto's administration tools are awesome and allow users to easily be managed with regards to rights/privileges. User sign ups are quite easy as the user can self register. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's a bit of a learning curve with regards to mass tagging. But, with that being said, once you understand the concept behind meta-tagging in bulk, it makes for a very powerful tool. If you're a decent excel user, you should be fine when it comes to this task. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal storage confusion has complete gone away. Now, our small team has a single source for digital assets with numerous ways to finding the resource in need. Time isnt being wasted and frustration levels are greatly reduced. Plus, our external stakeholders are becoming more and more self-reliant when harvesting digital properties. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Michael – thanks for the review! We always want to help improve not just internal communication and sharing, but external as well.

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