Canto Tutorials


How to use the Canto Connector for Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to navigate and search your Canto image library directly from within Adobe Illustrator. Add images as a new layer or new file.

How to use the Canto Connector for Adobe InDesign

See how to insert images directly into InDesign from a native Canto Connector window in-app with the Canto Adobe Connector.

How to use the Canto Connector for Adobe Photoshop

Search your Canto library from within Photoshop and add images as new layers or new files. Upload files back to Canto also.

Canto 5-min demo

5 minute overview demo of Canto - the leading image and media library solution for marketing teams. For more information visit

The basics of simple file sharing

So easy. Share download links via email and further protect your files by setting expiration dates, watermark overlays, low-res access only and other useful sharing options.

How to use facial recognition in Canto

See how easy it is to find people in your image database instantly with facial recognition.

How Consumer users access content in Canto

As a Consumer user in Canto, you have the ability to search and filter for files and depending on the permissions set by the main admin, it will determine what you can do with those files, options shown here.

How to use the Consumer role to manage permissions

Canto gives you options. Administrators can set up "Consumer" users to search and download files or may restrict availability to low res or watermarked copies until Consumers request access, from portals or your main library.

How to resize, crop and compress images on the fly

No need for editing tools when users resize, crop and compress images upon download directly from your Canto media library.

How to annotate images in Canto

Learn how to add pin-point annotations on images in Canto, toggle on/off the annotations overlay and notify users or groups via @mentions.

How to password protect shared links in Canto

Learn how simple it is to share sensitive files with a password-protected share link in Canto.

How to Set up a Style Guide in Canto

Learn how easy it is to set up a style guide and keep everyone using your correct logos, colors, fonts and on-brand imagery.

Working with Groups to define permissions and notifications

Simplify user management by setting up Groups to notify group members all at once when content is available and assign relevant permissions.

How to locally sync 'My Collections' files to your Mac

Learn how to keep a subset of files synced to your Mac with the free Mac OS desktop app, Canto Connect.

How to upload in bulk with the Canto Connect Mac OS app

Import a ton of local files and network drive folders from your Mac with ease.

Secure additional privacy controls with Canto Workspaces

Give your next rebranding, product launch or social media project a separate area to collaborate using Canto Workspaces.

How to set default folder and album views in Canto

Learn how to reinforce a current campaign or showcase your most popular brand assets by keeping them front and center for your users.

How to create custom fields and allow users to filter on them

Whether you want to add seasonal details, SKUs, geographic regions or other custom fields to your assets, we make it easy with Canto.

How to use the Canto WordPress plugin

See how to search your Canto photo library directly from WordPress without having to do the download-upload dance.

How to make sure your content appears in Portals

Learn a few simple tips to get your images to show up in Canto Portals.

How to distribute content via Portals in Canto

See how simple it is to control how you professionally your share brand assets using Canto Portals.

How to bulk add tags and keywords in Canto

To speed up your workflow, learn how to assign tags and keywords to multiple assets at once.

How designers set up Canto Brand Templates in InDesign

Learn the fundamentals of defining which elements of your InDesign layouts you may lock down completely, partially or allow for end users to edit with the Canto Brand Templates add-on.

How end users modify InDesign documents with Canto Brand Templates

Learn how end users can make content edits to approved InDesign Brand Templates, such as text changes and image replacements, from a simple web interface with no InDesign knowledge or license needed.

Tips to help you search for hard-to-find files in Canto

Learn how to take advantage of Canto's robust search features and how to narrow down your results.

How to brand Portals in Canto

Create stunning branded portals without writing a single line of code. Learn how easy it is to set up a beautiful on-brand portal, from where users can search, preview and download assets.

How to create download presets to save time exporting

Set up height and width presets for common image download sizes that your team needs to get their work done efficiently.

Understanding different user types in Canto

Learn the different roles and access levels of Admin, Contributor and Consumer users in Canto; and understand how non-password Guest users can benefit from your media library.

How to crop images in Canto

Learn how to crop and download just a portion of your image, without affecting the original source file stored in Canto.

How to relate files in Canto

Relate images, documents, videos or other assets within your media library for quick and easy access.

How to upload from Dropbox to Canto

See how simple it is to move your brand assets from Dropbox over to your Canto media library.

How to watermark images in Canto

Learn how to apply watermarks to your images without affecting the source file stored in Canto.

Tips to help you filter assets to find files in Canto

Learn about applying filters and available filter options, including best practices to filter massive digital libraries to find what you need.

How to trim videos before download in Canto

It's easy to cut and download just the clip you need from your videos in Canto. Choose where to start and end the clip without affecting the original.

TYPO3 CMS integration with Canto

See how to search your Canto photo library directly from TYPO3 without having to download - upload, saving time and clicks.

How to collaborate by mentioning users in comments, Canto

Keep your team in the know with specific comments, @mention users or groups to notify them quickly.

How to set copyright terms and conditions in Canto

Ensure that people who download your images first click "I agree" to the terms and conditions that you define and set up.

How to set up your own private collection of assets in Canto

Without moving anything around, create your own private collection of assets for efficient project work and common requests.

How to safely get content from outsiders using upload links into your Canto media library

Say goodbye to the download-upload game... simply get 3rd party content into Canto directly. See how in this tutorial.

How to brand multiple Portals differently using Canto DAM

Perfect for different clients or departments, learn how to independently brand portals in your Canto digital asset management system.

How to brand your Canto media library

See how to apply your branding colors and logo to Canto for an on-brand user experience.

How to find content quickly by sorting folders and albums in Canto

As your media library grows, sorting your folders and albums can save time and improve user experience. Learn how.

How to sort images inside of albums and folders in Canto

Have a massive media library? See how powerful and easy it is to sort your content in Canto.