Canto Features

Canto

A smarter way to manage your brand assets

4.52/5 (608 reviews)

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Digital Asset Management
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File Conversion
File Transfer
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Artwork Management
Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Management
Asset Sharing
Brand Guidelines
CMS Integration
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Customizable Branding
Data Storage Management
Digital Asset Management
Document Management
Document Storage
File Conversion
File Transfer
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User Management
Version Control
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Artwork Management
Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Management
Asset Sharing
Brand Guidelines
CMS Integration
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Customizable Branding
Data Storage Management
Digital Asset Management
Document Management
Document Storage
File Conversion
File Transfer
Image Editing
Metadata Management
Mobile App
Project Management
Reporting/Analytics
Role-Based Permissions
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
User Management
Version Control
Video Management
Video Support
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Canto Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Canto's features:

Travis K.

Organize, Tag and Share Marketing assets publicly or privately

2020-07-23

The software is a time saver and creates a valuable resource for marketing teams and vendors

Pros

The tagging and search features are the most helpful

Cons

The facial recognition and importing and portal management could be easier

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Thanks for reviewing Canto, Travis!

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Gilberto M.

Canto as business DAM integrable solution.

2020-04-05

The experience is very good in a general point of view, the service is very stable and we had zero problems during all the time that we has been used it.

Pros

The solution is very easy to use without losing their powerful functionality and features. Integrate Canto with other business solutions was very easy too, a task of only one day to get it working in production.

Cons

The lack of granular profiles and access management as an standard feature, the solution offers a detailed management of groups, privileges and content but is paid feature

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Thank you for your review, Gilberto. We're glad to hear that you've had a positive experience. Your account manger will be emailing you soon to address the access management features.

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Mark S.

It was very easy to get up an running quickly and the user interface is intuitive and simple.

2017-11-27

We provided our channel partners with access to a wealth of our corporate marketing and sales assets very quickly and easily.

Pros

I like the ability to easily create branded, multiple portals where the user experience is best.

Cons

Also the Intro email is not very customizable. So the user may get confused where it is coming from.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Hannah J.

Great for all of your DAM needs

2018-11-15

I use Canto's Flight for digital asset management. We've used Flight for a couple of years now at my company.

Pros

You can also customize the UI so it fits your needs and your branding.

Cons

This software is overall competent for your DAM needs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Heather A.

Cumulus is easy to use and works well for our purposes, we use primarily for catalog asset managemen

2017-10-25

Pros

We use for catalog image management but often share those assets across other channels so someone working on an email campaign can quickly find all images in a particular furniture collection.

Cons

Integration with Indesign, really touchy sometimes, that I can't set to overwrite files if someone uploads an image that is already there it saves a s a new version versus overwriting, should have option.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 201-500 employees)

Great tool for archiving and collaborating on content

2017-10-20

We also use it as a collaboration tool, to share content between teams.

Pros

It has great options for meta data which make the search feature very useful.

Cons

I would like for it to have more integration with other marketing software and things like wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Phillip H.

Support Customization and deployment was amazing. The level of detail and workflow, amazing!

2017-09-11

Time and cost saving for any large scale corporation.

Pros

The ease of use, the ability to manage, share and organize media and content.

Cons

Needs more Brand landing page control, to make it more weblike in terms of making a front end landing page for each product category to brand page.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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judy g.

Gotten Review

2020-11-10

We are just starting, but so far so good with our awesome CR Manager [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN].

Pros

The customer service, templates, integration with 3rd party software, meta data, organized.

Cons

They could integrate other software, but i don't have any recommendations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Hi Judy, thanks for the review. Our account managers love supporting customers so they can learn how to get the most out of Canto!

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Janie S.

Can be a file management blessing, if maintained properly.

2020-09-17

Asset management with so many powerful features, they can become a burden: the learning curve is steep, even if you're doing simple tasks with the program.

Pros

Keyword tagging and album features are great and make organization so much more manageable for very large media libraries.

Cons

– 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

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Raffaele V.

CANTO DAMS

2020-11-13

Pros

- User experience - Functionalities - Easy to use - Integration

Cons

3D Asset management, it's very limited in dedicated functionalities.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David N.

Canto digital asset management tool makes my life so much easier.

2018-11-15

Digital asset management and distribution.

Pros

Easy categorization and tagging of media. Powerful search capabilities.

Cons

I wish that information was better presented to the end user so certain asset data points (photographer, credit info, etc.) are more prominent and unmissable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cathy C.

Canto is a great mid-range enterprise DAM solution straight out of the box and easy to use.

2017-09-11

Pros

It supports a wide range of file formats and is simple to configure for automated tasks, metadata templates and user permissions.

Cons

Their end-user interface has changed quite a bit in recent iterations and eliminated key functionalities.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Kristen M.

Canto Photo Asset Management

2020-11-11

The search feature saves me a lot of time and makes it easier for me to find what I'm looking for.

Pros

The search feature makes it quick and easy to find photos.

Cons

The interface is a little dated and clunky.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Civil Engineering company, 201-500 employees)

Canto - Valuable tool for your team!

2018-09-18

It's so much easier than running a search for information!

Pros

- Tagging photos & search options - InDesign Integration - Easy to use - All photo assets in one convenient location and can be viewed easily

Cons

- Wish we could store our InDesign files / templates in the software

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashish T.

The best bang for your buck if starting out

2020-03-26

This caused issues because - a) Simple folders = no tagging = very hard to search for assets; b) No version control, approval history, and random nomenclature made it hard to identify which asset to use even if found c) No access outside the organization, so could not be used remotely or shared with 3rd party partners and agencies; people would use wetransfer each time. d) Significant duplication of content, obsolescence, and storage consumption With Canto, all of the above get solved.

Pros

Ease of single uploads, tagging to enable search, multi-folder assignment, deduplication, portal creation

Cons

Difficulty in bulk upload, downloading buggy, no mobile app version

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Hi Ashish! Thank you for reviewing Canto. We have a mobile app coming soon, and your account manager will be in contact regarding the bulk upload issues you are having.

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Haley N.

Canto Creates Efficiencies with Team

2020-04-03

Canto was an easy choice for our DAM software considering its intuitive interface, customizability, and excellent customer service.

Pros

It's ease of use to upload as a content creator and to search for and use content as a brand manager.

Cons

I wouldn't mind a quick download option of the file as is.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Thank you for your review, Haley! Your account manager will be contacting you soon to discuss downloading options in Canto.

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Laura K.

Excellent Product

2017-06-07

robust digital asset management and visibility.

Pros

General user interface is mostly intuitive for people who don't have experience with DAM systems.

Cons

Its expensive and the lack of custom reporting features really poses challenges for business management. There seems to be a high amount of turnover at Canto that can pose difficulties providing a seamless customer service experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Haley G.

Intuitive & Visual Content Management Experience

2017-04-13

We require an intuitive content management system that our creative and analytical partners can operate efficiently, and Canto Flight has done just that.

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Ease of use
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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Trevor M.

Great Product for Large Teams

2017-11-17

Canto also gave users without design software the ability to crop and edit photos and videos for the first time.

Pros

- easy, reliable mass uploading tools - auto-tags and sorts files into usable groups - ability to pull in meta-data from photo files - ability for all users to edit and crop photos and videos

Cons

- a web application so it is dependent on internet speed - requires a little management time to review and assist a large number of users

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Martine E.

Client able to focus on core value-added work with Canto

2020-11-19

Because our Client had 5TB of data and wanted to set up some complex features for launch in a short time, we had an internal project manager.

Pros

Portals are the feature that has transformed the way our Client collaborates with external partners.

Cons

There are fewer project management-related features in Canto than in some other products.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Thanks for the review, Martine! Great news that Canto Portals have 'transformed' the way that your client collaborates.

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Mehgan O.

Great Asset Management Solution

2019-12-19

Using Canto is like being upgraded to the "adult" table at family meals - more sophistication, much more pleasant, and everything just looks better. Our institution migrated from a proprietary, home-grown solution that made searching for assets a huge chore. We are super pleased with Canto and the added functionality they've rolled out in just the six months since we became customers.

Pros

Keyword search User interface Plug-in to Creative Suite Brand template manager option

Cons

Non-admins can only suggest file location.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Angel G.

Canto DAM

2019-12-16

We use canto to house all of our brand assets, collateral, graphics, videos, etc.

Pros

It has great search and filter features.

Cons

You can upload a separate cover image; you have to use one that is already in your library; it has to be an actual asset. This is difficult if your fold of assets only contains font or color libraries, the thumbnails have no visual.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Canto


Thanks for the feedback! We are glad Canto provides a simpler way for teams to collaborate!

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Ryan M.

Great Working Software!

2018-11-15

Pros

We are better organized and able to find and reuse brand assets!

Cons

It is the best digital asset management software out there for what you spend!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anna R.

Canto is an easy to use, powerful organizational tool.

2017-09-11

Pros

The customizable catalog settings is my favorite part of Canto.

Cons

The reporting tools with Canto could use improvement.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom C.

The Right Fit

2021-05-19

Pros

The social media integration and native photo editing tools are also helpful for social posts.

Cons

This is eminently customizable, so you need to have strong governance or else you will run into organizational issues.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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