Imaging and optical products manufacturer Canon has unveiled a new free service dubbed image.canon, that allows for seamless transfer of images and movies direct to devices and web services.
From early April 2020, the service will also feature free cloud storage, automatically from Canon cameras. From professionals to enthusiasts, and those who are just getting started, this cutting-edge connectivity solution will help photographers of every level capture, connect and share images with ease.
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 compatability are planned to launch in June 2020.
Giving photographers the tools they need to keep up in a 5G and AI enabled world, 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. 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.
“Simple and intuitive, convenience lies at the heart of image.canon. By installing the dedicated PC software downloader for image.canon, photographers can quickly download images from their Canon camera direct from this hub. This process will be automated for Wi-Fi enabled Canon cameras released from 2020, for even simpler file management. Canon users can also easily sort images and enjoy hassle-free sharing direct to their favourite social media channels or email contacts,” Canon said in a statement.
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.