Canon launches Project 1709 social image management service in UK beta

Canon Project 1709

Canon has launched the beta version of a new image management platform, aiming to provide a central location for viewing photographs from a wide range of services and networks. Dubbed “Project 1709” — apparently only a working title — the site features heavy integration with Facebook, allowing users to view comments and likes on photos pulled from the service. It also includes proprietary search functionality, which uses pre-existing tags as well as EXIF data and other information to increase the accuracy of results.

Project 1709 is accepting invite requests from today — while versions are provided in both English and German, the only option in the “country” section of the registration form is “United Kingdom.” As well as Facebook…

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