About Canto

Canto is a content management solution that allows users to create, share and collaborate using digital media files. The product is available both in cloud-based and on-premise deployment options and caters to businesses of all sizes.

The system’s workflow management functionality allows users to manage document versions, approvals, comments and notifications. Users can also define sharing rules for both internal as well as external parties.

Canto features document search, which allows users to manage metadata for multiple documents and search files based on keywords and conditions. The product also offers digital rights management, which allows users to manage document licensing, copyright information and workflow management.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

472 Reviews of Canto

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.50 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(259)

259

4 stars

(192)

192

3 stars

(19)

19

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(1)

1

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Showing 1 - 5 of 472 results

July 2020

Jared from Fresno Pacific University

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

Canto is a great value for the product

My experience has been a positive one. Implementation was easy and I haven't had the need to contact tech support.

Pros

Favorite features are facial recognition, ability to limit permissions on albums and folders, and assign metadata to batch uploaded photos.

Cons

Their Adobe Connect could be improved upon. The feature is nice, but I still have to download the photo if I want to make it CMYK or edit it.

Reasons for Choosing Canto

The ability to upload a large amount of file types and Adobe integration.

Response from Canto

Replied August 2020

Thanks so much for the review, Jared!

July 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

Stay Organized In Style - Great for Multiple Users

Overall the experience has been good - customer service is prompt and helpful and they respond quickly to issues. Overall it serve the purpose of organizing, tagging, filtering, searching, downloading and sharing. The feedback has been positive from other users, so long as they can find what they are looking for (and this is due to whomever is in charge, tagging, and doing the organizing). This is not a product that will take care of itself, you need an administrator that is working in the product on a regular basis to make it work.

Pros

We decided to use Canto because of many features including the design, customizability, customer service, large thumbnails, organizational structure, tagging feature, and portal for outside consumers.

Cons

You really need an organized person to keep this DAM working for everyone in your company/business so that the organizational structure makes sense. The less cooks in the kitchen, the better - one person should really spearhead the overall design, tags and org. Overall it works for High-Ed. Must pay attention to the little things (like expiring links to photos or albums) - can get tedious and redundant where you need to fix links if you don't pay attention to these things in the beginning.

Reasons for Choosing Canto

price point was great for the features offered

Response from Canto

Replied July 2020

Thank you for sharing your experience with using Canto!

September 2017

Felix from HUGO BOSS AG

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

2.0

September 2017

Practical tool but barely innovative.

Canto enables me to grant file access to many of our departments world wide.

Pros

Canto seems to be simple enough for even unexperienced users. It is clearly structured and all functions are easy to spot and use.

Cons

For a software that was recently developed it seems rather simple in style and function: we only received what we specifically asked for and there is nothing wrong with it but a bit of innovation goes a long way. Why not connect it with actual folders on our operating system Microsoft Windows like Dropbox: At some point, we will need to store all files somewhere anyway to upload them to Canto, why not allow a direct uplad from a designated folder windows without having to open the browser? Make that folder accessable via FTP connection, too to have backup access when Canto is down or when there is a browser problem. Image previews and navigating through Canto should easier: navigating through it takes time, sometimes you might select a wrong image due to bad visibility of small thumbnails and even going back one step wastes precious time due to loading time and selecting a new image. I would suggest a slide show feature like the standard picture viewer in Microsoft Windows. Same goes for Video previews. I like working with Canto but it always feels like we are working with a beta version, waiting for the shiny real thing to arrive.

April 2020

Stephenie from Graphic Design

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Graphic Design

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

Working smarter not harder!

We are just getting started with Canto but LOVE it! We have over 15,000 assets uploaded to our system to-date and have only been using the product since March 1, 2020. Every day we are learning some new functions of Canto and how to better organize and tag our assets to make magic happen! Canto is worth the cost and I'm excited to keep exploring all the functions it has to offer to us and our clients!

Pros

I love Canto's Facial recognition feature! We have a lot of assets where we need to identify people and facial recognition has changed everything! now we can search for people by name and access every photo asset we have of that person! Game changer! I also love being able to relate files and add custom fields to assets. This has come in so handy when we need to connect people's images to their stories and FOIP information. Canto has really helped us work smarter and not harder to find all of the assets we have in a more dynamic way!

Cons

We have found the uploading of assets to be a little more work than anticipated. The Canto Connect desktop application is helpful but when initially setting up out canto product it is a lot of work. When you have over 20,000 assets to upload it takes a team of people to make that happen and a good amount of time to get everything uploaded.

Reasons for Choosing Canto

The cost was much more financially accessible and Canto offered the facial recognition feature which the others currently did not. Also, Canto was able to connect to our Drupal websites and Adobe creative suite without much of an additional cost. Overall Canto offered the most features and the lowest cost!

July 2020

Erica from Polaris Adventures

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Sporting Goods

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2020

User Friendly

This tool alone has helped us eliminate two tools we were using before to manage and distribute content. But Canto adds way more features, the best being the search functionality. Tagging images upon upload and being able to easily search, plus the smart tags is an awesome and super helpful feature.

Pros

This tool is very user friendly! Being able to customize so much, and make it easy for our outside vendors to navigate through the tool and find what they need is great! Anywhere from organizing the digital assets, to creating shareable links, to upload links, to searching on the tool. Awesome tool especially for someone who is in there at least everyday searching and downloading content.

Cons

For the amount of clients/vendors that I have it would be nice to create one upload link they could all upload to, but they wouldn't be able to see each others content, but I could see who it came from based on email/contacts.

Response from Canto

Replied July 2020

Erica - thanks for the review. I'll take this suggestion to our team!