Approaching the end of the first quarter of 2019, we are looking back at what great features Canto introduced in 2018. Besides the ever popular – ease of use, modern interface, free updates throughout the year, ease of content sharing and collaboration, and other popular features, the latest features continue to establish Canto as a strong player in the DAM market place.
The following features introduced in 2018, have our top votes.
Creating your brand style guide is now easier than ever with the introduction of Style Guide feature at the end of 2018. You can create public or private style guides to be shared with your team, partners or public. All you need to do is showcase your colours, typography, imagery and copy. See more in our blog HOW TO create a Style Guide.
Are you interested to see how a particular asset is used? Admin can set up Usage History and Activity sections of a single asset. This information will then be visible in the asset information window.
WCAG 2.0 compatibility
This is a big win for Canto User Experience. The WCAG 2.0 compatibility makes Canto more accessible to people with disabilities. You can find the Keyboard shortcuts to help navigation here.
Pull content from your Canto library directly into Drupal.
Amazon Translate and Set Your Preferred Language
Besides the powerful Amazon Translate feature that would translate the extracted document text for you right there inside Canto, each user can also set their own preferred language in Profile Settings.
Free API keys
Canto has made it easy to build an integration with the DAM using self-generated API keys.
Inbuilt CloudFront – Content Delivery Network
Canto now uses AWS CloudFront, a highly secure global content delivery network from Amazon that delivers content to almost anywhere in the world with low latency and high transfer speeds.
Add a note to specific area of an image
@mention in annotations
In the preview view, you can add a note or a comment to a specific area of an image.
Set up self-registration for multiple Portals
If you’d like to setup self-registration for multiple portals at once, it’s now easy to do through Users & Groups Settings.
Expanded S3 Regions for Optimal Performance
Store your files in Sydney with this new AWS S3 location. Being closer to your files means faster upload and download speeds.
We chose these features based on what our customers ask for most frequently. That being said, we feel we need to mention a few other features that are frequently requested and are now part of your Canto DAMS:
- Asset Request – distribute low resolution and/ or watermarked content, or send request for original
- Edit Existing Keywords – easily edit existing keywords in the Configuration Options in Settings
- Superzoom in full screen
- Folders and Albums show Portal information – see in which Portals you can find the particular Folder or Album
- Terms & Conditions viewable from Portals
- Follow Folders – you can now follow Folders along with Albums
- Updated reports page – all analytics on the same page
- Easy access to My Uploads, My Collections, Portals and Workspaces – select them from the left pane.
There are many more features we could talk about. You can find the Release Notes in Canto Help Center.
What are your favourite Canto features? Let us know and we might write a blog about it!