image.canon

Enjoy a new imaging experience, with your camera connected to the cloud.

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  • Seamless media transfer and free storage

    Connect automatically from your Canon camera* to the cloud, where all your photos and movies – including raw files and 4K – are securely stored for 30 days** and automatically transferred to your devices and web services. Plus, enjoy long term storage of your library in social media size and 10GB for your most important originals.

    Seamless media transfer and free storage
  • Free storage

    Store all your media, including raw images and 4K movies, for 30 days** – ample time to download to your devices and transfer to your favourite services. Social media sized images are created and stored in your personal library. Enjoy 10GB of long term storage for your most important media.

    Free storage
  • Automatic transfers

    With Wi-Fi enabled Canon cameras* released from 2020, you can enjoy automatic, background transfer direct to image.canon, when connected to the internet.

    Automatic transfers
  • Auto download to PC and link to third-party services

    Backup to your PC and auto transfer to Flickr, GoogleDrive. Linkage with Adobe Creative Cloud (paid service) and Google Photos via Google One cloud storage (paid service) from June 2020.

    Auto download to PC and link to third-party services
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is user registration required to use image.canon?

    Image.canon is a service offered to the owners of select Canon digital cameras and SELPHY compact photo printers.


    You must register a Canon ID in order to use image.canon.

  • I used CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album in the past. Is a new user registration required?

    If you used CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album, then a new user registration is not required. Please use the same email address and password as before.


    Your CANON iMAGE GATEWAY Online Photo Album images and albums will migrate to image.canon.


    However, image titles and comments that you edited in Online Photo Album, as well as tag information, will not migrate.

  • Is image.canon free to use?

    Yes, it is a free service for users of Canon camera's equipped with web service image upload.

  • How can I check if my camera is supported to use image.canon?

    Cameras equipped with web service image upload function is connectible to image.canon.


    All Canon cameras released before the EOS R5 will, at minimum, support manual file transfer.


    Automatic file transferring, available for cameras equipped with the automatic file transfer function, beginning with the currently-in-development EOS R5 (announced on 13 February 2020), requires users to connect the camera to a Wi-Fi access point that has been registered in advance.

  • I have multiple Canon cameras. Can I connect all of them?

    There is no restriction on the number of compatible cameras you can connect to image.canon.

  • Will my images be completely deleted once the expiration has passed?

    Once the 30-day expiration has passed, your original images will be automatically deleted from the image.canon cloud server. The thumbnails of original still images (JPEG/HEIF/RAW) will remain after the expiration, however. If this service is not used for 1 year, though, all of your images, including thumbnails, will be deleted.

  • Can the expiration of original images be extended?

    You can change the expiration of up to 10 GB of images to long-term storage. Select the images, and forward them to 10 GB storage from the menu. Note that if this service is not used for 1 year, all of your images will be deleted.

* Not all Canon cameras support automatic background transfer. Other compatible Wi-Fi enabled Canon cameras offer easy manual transfer direct to image.canon. For a full list of compatible cameras, please visit http://image.canon. Compatible cameras must be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi.

** After 30 days original images are deleted unless they have been moved into long term storage.