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Canon launches new image management platform

Canon launches new image management platform
Cloud service Project 1709 beta launched today
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Canon's new image sharing service, launched at Photokina 2012, makes it easy to store and access images, regardless of where they have been saved, using the cloud.

A unique tagging and indexing functionality helps you find any image quickly and easily, enabling you to share photographs with friends, family and social networks.

Services such as Facebook are integrated into Project 1709.

Any device can be used to upload images, using either a desktop uploader or directly from the website. Even if the same image is stored in multiple locations, advanced image matching technology can identify duplicate images for easy removal.

You can add tags, along with EXIF data that's automatically added to make searching for images quick.

Open for business

The Project 1709 beta opens today, with versions in both English and German. During the beta phase storing and accessing images, along with the tagging and search functionality, will be available.

Canon launches new image management platform

Facebook integration is also available from today, with other third parties being added later in the beta program.

A full public launch is scheduled for 2013, when the real name of the service, along with additional features, will be unveiled. Enhanced search and tagging functionality will also be rolled out later.

Anyone interested in taking part in the public beta can visit the Project 1709 website.

Canon launches new image management platform

Canon launches new image management platform

Canon launches new image management platform

Canon launches new image management platform

Amy Davies
Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.