The Canto InDesign Plugin let you establish direct links from InDesign to your Canto media library.

The direct connection allows you to not only drag and drop images from Canto onto your InDesign layout, but also provides a true URL link back to your images in Canto.

With the plugin, InDesign connects images as true Canto URLs. No need to download assets prior to placing. No creation of duplicates. No more pointing to local storage locations.

Depending on your project needs, you may toggle one or all image links between high-res and low-res with a simple click.


This is the change in workflow designers everywhere have been waiting for! No more linking and re-linking packaging issues. This is a powerful, elegant and practical solution that simply makes sense for maintaining a library of digital assets in the cloud.

We invite you to try the Canto InDesign plugin for yourself.

Follow these 6 simple steps to get started:

  1. Start your free Canto Trial, (Existing account? Contact Canto to upgrade to the InDesign plugin.)
  2. Activate the test user: (Login to Canto > Profile > Settings > Users > Edit User > checkbox InDesign Plugin Access)
  3. Download and install the plugin
  4. Open Canto and InDesign
  5. From the new Canto menu in InDesign, login to Canto
  6. Drag and drop images from Canto to create live links
Note: Canto supports CC 2017, CC 2018, and CC 2019.