If you’re a Canon shooter who struggles with backing up your photos on a regular basis, you may be happy to know that there’s a new integration with Google Photos that allows for automatic image backups over Wi-Fi.
“If you own a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera, you know that getting your photos backed up can be a process,” Google writes. “You often need cables or adapters to take them off of your camera or SD card and save them, and it might take a number of steps to get it all done.”
Google Photos launched a partner program for third-party integrations a couple of years ago, and Canon is the latest company to participate. Google and Canon worked together to integrate Google Photos into the image.canon app that’s available on Android and iOS.
If you have a compatible Canon camera model that can be connected to image.canon — recent DSLR and mirrorless cameras are all compatible — you can set up automatic transfers in the app, ensuring that original quality photos are beamed to the Google Photos cloud without you having to deal with the files on your computer or phone.
“We’ve worked with Canon so you can easily upload the moments captured on your Canon devices directly to Google Photos over Wi-Fi—no plugging in your camera or taking out your SD card,” Google says.
This convenience does come at a cost, though: you’ll need a Google One subscription to unlock this cloud storage benefit. If you’re interested in trying this backup system out, Google is offering Canon users a free month of Google One, which provides up to 100GB of cloud storage as well as other member benefits.