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Canon Announces Image Cloud Service Irista
« on: June 06, 2014, 07:59:27 AM »

London, 5 June 2014 – Canon today reveals irista – an advanced, cloud-based image management platform that allows users to access, enjoy and manage their photo libraries like never before.


People today take thousands of digital photographs which have become scattered across multiple devices, irista is built to help curate entire image libraries in one central location. Previously known in beta-form as Project1709, irista makes it easy to find any picture or any memory – regardless of which device it was shot on – camera or smartphone.


irista has been created around four consumer needs:



  • Simple to use: Making it quick and easy to find any image in a photo collection

  • Connected: Share images directly with popular social networks and keep track of likes and comments

  • Inspired: A single place for people to interact with their images, enhance their photography skills and get the most out of their pictures

  • Puts everybody in control: All images stored securely in one location so they can be accessed anytime, anywhere


Built using Canon’s unrivalled heritage and imaging expertise, irista has been designed for anybody looking to manage their memories. The unrivalled user experience, coupled with its design, puts people back in control of their image collections.


The service supports a wide range of file types, has no file size limitations and automatically uploads new additions to image collections. A sleek user-interface is supported by a powerful search index, which allows people to locate an image based on a wide range of criteria. The clean, tiled design features a customisable timeline ribbon and tag-based filtering options that make it easier to find shots using dates, location, custom user tags, lens type and much more. Social integration with Facebook® and Flickr also allows users to publish images on both platforms, as well as track social comments, directly from the irista interface.


“People are taking more photos on more devices than ever before, but it can be difficult to enjoy your images when they’re stored in different places,” said Alessandro Stanzani, Head of Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe. “With irista, we’ve created a platform that solves that problem. It’s currently the only service of its type and is built entirely around the needs of the user – reflecting a lot of the feedback received during the beta phase. It’s an invaluable resource for those who love their images, and will only get better as we add more and more features over time.”


irista is available to everyone, with tiered storage options to suit a range of different needs. The ‘entry’ tier offers 10GB of cloud storage space completely free-of-charge. It offers casual or hobbyist photographers full use and functionality of the irista platform, providing them with an ideal place to manage libraries or specific photography projects. Advanced enthusiasts or professional users, who require larger capacities, can also choose from two further storage options, with 50GB and 100GB tiers available for a monthly or annual cost.


irista subscription tiers are as follows:



  • Up to 10GB: No cost, full functionality

  • Up to 50GB: €4.99 per month, or €49.00 per year

  • Up to 100GB: €10.99 per month, or €109.00 per year


The full irista service is now live. People can sign up by visiting: www.irista.com


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Canon Announces Image Cloud Service Irista
« on: June 06, 2014, 07:59:27 AM »

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Re: Canon Announces Image Cloud Service Irista
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 08:05:38 AM »
100G? That's cute. How much to manage my 14T collection that's growing at a rate of 2-4T per year?

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 08:12:32 AM »
100G? That's cute. How much to manage my 14T collection that's growing at a rate of 2-4T per year?

My initial reaction as well....  Maybe a nice portfolio backup of the best of the best?  Hardly a service designed for the active shooter.

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 08:15:08 AM »
Can you guys access it? I get a page saying that the site is down and their "Gurus" are working on it. :(

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Re: Canon Announces Image Cloud Service Irista
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 08:25:19 AM »
Same here, the site is Offline as of now!

My storage Requirement is 30GB a YEAR minimum, Dear Canon make it 1 TB Free for ALL :)

and See how Irista will rock :D !

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 08:50:31 AM »
I feel that cps members with a crap ton of points should get this free...
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 09:03:15 AM »
I feel that cps members with a crap ton of points should get this free...

A free cow-poop ice cream cone is still a cow-poop ice cream cone :/

I'm deeply entrenched in the tech industry and I just can't see using "cloud" at this time:
1) ISPs feel they have the right to choke you down if you use 'too much'* bandwidth or to the wrong provider
2) Likelihood of outage to your ISP, anyone in between, the actual service
3) Data breeches by adverse outside parties
4) Sharing of data with outside sources via pressure (national security letter)
5) Sharing of data for profit (advertisers, 'meta data')
6) Hidden clauses in endless EULAs that turn ownership of your IP into someone else's

Now, I'm beginning to sound like a security nut, but I've had it with the cloud snake oil.  There has been a systematic disingenuousness of most large companies that seems to be the accepted norm, and people are turning over more and more control and aren't really getting anything for it.

Don't get me wrong, I'll gladly hop on board when I might be getting something I really want, but until, at very least, ISPs are forced to disclose limits and advertise ACTUAL average upstream/downstream and who they are blacklisting/whitelisting, I'll take my local software and hard backups.

Oi.  Rant off.   :-[


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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 09:03:15 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 09:55:41 AM »
ok, so every DSLR from now on will be able to upload its images to Irista via WiFi.

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 09:58:58 AM »
Can you guys access it? I get a page saying that the site is down and their "Gurus" are working on it. :(

A cloud service with its website down does not bode well.
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 10:31:43 AM »
ok, so every DSLR from now on will be able to upload its images to Irista via WiFi.

Probably.... and when they reach 10 gb they will get a ton of emails to upgrade.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Canon Announces Image Cloud Service Irista
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 10:48:15 AM »
I'm in Southeast Asia and can't access it yet.. This greets me:

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Want to come back in?

Thank you for visiting Project1709! The Australia and New Zealand site is currently undergoing testing and maintenance.

This is taking a bit longer than we originally expected. Our tech gurus are still working to have it back up as soon as possible so come back shortly to sign in and enjoy all the great new things we'll have to offer.

If you have any questions, please email us at irista@canon-europe.com

Not really interested in fully utilizing it, just wanna try it and whatnot. ;D
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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 10:59:18 AM »
I feel like they would have tried to have something to woo people to make the switch. For the serious folk who would want to use this, you would need things like:

  • Lightroom Integration
  • More competitive pricing (why switch if I can get 100X the storage space somewhere else for free?)
  • Unique Features
  • An app?

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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 11:26:54 AM »
Oh I've been waiting forever to find some obscure, cloud-based server farm to ship all my hard earned images off into cyberspace for anyone to steal or lose. NOT! Are you kidding me? How rediculous is that? Is anyone gonna fall for this?
Sorry for that rant, but I put a HUGE emphasis on my privacy and imagery, even if it isn't world class. I guess 20+ years in mainframe storage management for multiple companies has indelled the practice of security into me. Ok, I'm done. Now Canon, get back to building photo hardware for us hungry shutterbugs and enthusiasts.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 11:26:54 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 11:45:34 AM »
Why do I get the feeling that jrista will comment on this new service?
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 12:49:11 PM »
Another cloud. Amazon, iCloud, CC, etc, -- It would make sense if they could be connected all together, without 3rd party tools.
Another log-in, another pass word.

Log-in only with a social media account, great, what data do I allow them to have? If I cancel my social media account, do I lose my access?

100GB for 100Eur [roughly $150 including tax], that is not cheap, nor enough space for anything.

Reading along the agreement -- I found typos, and English is not my first language. Typos in a text that should have been read by Lawyers? I get really scared when the term sublicense is very blurry in its definition: Who is allowed to publish my stuff then? Perhaps, again, my English might be in the way here.

I will wait a few month, if at all.

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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 12:49:11 PM »