Today Canon has taken the wraps off its new social image management platform currently code named “Project 1709”. Canon Project 1709 is currently in its beta stage of development and has been designed to allow users to store and access images in cloud storage.
Providing users with data a details about the images however they may have been taken, with EXIF data, dates, geo-tagged locations and device information available to view.
Project 1709 is available in English and German at the moment and will be showcased at the Photokina, expo in Cologne, Germany this week. Rainer Fuehres, head of consumer imaging at Canon Europe explains:
“Since the advent of digital photography, people are taking more photos on a range of devices, and it has become more challenging to effectively manage and enjoy these images,”-“In Project 1709 we’ve developed a unique solution that makes it easier to manage photo collections across different platforms – whether stored on a hard drive, a social network, or in the cloud. This platform is designed for the modern photographer, providing instant access to their entire collections whenever and wherever they want it.”
Canon Project 1709 will also include tight Facebook integration allowing users to uploaded images using a desktop uploader or directly from the web page. The new service is expected to be officially launched sometime in 2013.
Source: Silicon Republic
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