At a press conference in Cologne, Germany, Canon has announced Project 1709 – "the first of its kind network" – which can be accessed "regardless of the software you use", says Rainer Fuehres of Canon Europe.
Project 1709, a provisional name for Canon's cloud service, would allow anyone to store all their images online. "[We want] to bring all your images together in one place," says Fuehres. As a result, users could store an entire lifetime of images, which would then be available no matter the system used – computer, tablet, smartphone, or even a Canon camera.
The cloud service would integrate with social networks such as Facebook and Google+, with users able to access all comments made on these networks directly from the Project 1709 software.
The image management platform would also support EXIF data.
Project 1709 is open to beta testers from today, with a public launch planned in early 2013.
Visit www.project1709.com for more details and to register for the beta programme.
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