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Canon announces image.canon

Canon Europe announces image.canon, a free service for the seamless transfer of images and movies direct to devices and web services. From early April 2020, this revolution in connected imagery will also feature free cloud storage, automatically from Canon cameras.


This is the replacement service for Canon iMAGE GATEWAY announced by Canon last month.

Connected images
Image.canon goes beyond storage, providing users with the simplest service for managing everything from their family photos to their professional workflow. The free service places users’ images and videos sent automatically or manually in their original quality from a Wi-Fi-enabled Canon camera in a central hub for seamless onward delivery to devices and web services including Google Drive, Flickr, and YouTube. Adobe and Google compatibility are planned to launch in June 2020.

Giving photographers the tools they need to keep up in a 5G and AI-enabled world, the latest Wi-Fi-enabled Canon cameras (released from 2020) will allow users to enjoy automatic background transfer direct to image.canon when connected to the internet.

Free storage
For fail-safe image back-up that is completely card-free, photographers can simply connect their Canon camera and enjoy free cloud storage for all their media, including RAW images and 4K movies, for 30 days. Perfect for snap-happy photographers, this gives them ample time to download to devices and transfer to their favourite services. Social media-sized copies of all images are created and stored in a personal library, while users can enjoy 10GB of long term storage for their most important images and movies.

Fuss-free file management
Simple and intuitive, convenience lies at the heart of image.canon. By installing the dedicated PC software for image.canon, photographers can quickly download images from their Canon camera direct from this hub. This process will be automated for the latest Wi-Fi-enabled Canon cameras (2020 releases) for even simpler file management.

Following its launch in early April, image.canon will make the automatic transfer of images to users’ accounts on services such as Google Drive possible. From June 2020, image.canon will expand both its partnership with Google to include original quality back-up with Google Photos via Google One, a membership plan for extended storage, and its partnership with Adobe Creative Cloud (membership plan). In addition to automatic transfer of images and the ability to edit images in their original quality on partnered services and applications, image.canon will make it easier for users to store and share their images.

image.canon promises a revolution in connected images and movies. Giving photographers the best start for their images, this free service will transform how they store, process and share photos, with exciting plans for regular upgrades to support their creativity.

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