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Friday, June 06, 2014
Canon Launches Photo Saving Cloud Platform
Canon is launching Irista, a cloud-based photo storage and sharing platform aimed at Google's Picasa and Yahoo's Flickr.
The desktop service, which launches this week in Europe and is
free to use for the first 10GB of storage. Users will be able
to create individual albums and collections and automatically
upload new images to them as they're captured.
Pictures can also be tagged by location or subject. A timeline
feature alows for easy tracking of the photo collections.
The service will only wiork for images and will be compatible
with pretty much any image format from any device. Extra
photo inforation (EXIF data) will be saved in case you have
shot your uploaded photos with a Canon camera.
Users will also be free to share their images stored on Irista
directly to Facebook and Flickr and keep track of comments and
likes. Likewise, images posted to either site can be
transferred to Irista.
For €4.99 per month, or €49.00 per year, users will
be able to upgrade the service to 50GB. An 100 GB option will
be offered for €10.99 per month, or €109.00 per