Enter the Canon cloud photo service bêta program : Project 1709

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During the Photokina 2012, Canon announced its new cloud photo service called Project 1709. Nobody really noticed this announcement as Canon had some pretty exciting new cameras as well : the EOS 6D GPS and Wi-Fi compact full frame DSLR, the Powershot G15 with its promising fast lens and S110 with BSI CMOS sensors, or even the Powershot SX50 HS and its huge 50x zoom lens equivalent to a 24-1200mm !

Canon Project 1709 bêta program upon invitation only.

But today, Canon gets back to us with more information on their bêta version of the cloud photo service called Project 1709. The idea is to offer amateur photogarphers a new cloud service to save, synchronize and share their photos easily, with a most simple user interface, and allowing users to use Canon cloud service with Facebook. Project 1709 will enable photographers to tag their images, to search through their photo library up on metadatas, date, location, exposure values, camera name, lens used…. Canon is ambitious and say they want users to save their entire life on their cloud service, yet, they don’t say how much free storage space they will allow.

Canon Project 1709 cloud service is still in bêta and you can enter the user based bêta program by requesting an invitation on www.project1709.com. To upload the photos in the cloud, you need to have the software on your computer, just like what Adobe does with their Revel cloud service.

Here a short video of introduction to Canon Project 1709 cloud service for photographers :

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