Canon has announced it’ll be shutting down its cloud-based photo storage platform, Irista, on January 31, 2020.
Launched back in 2014, Irista served as an online solution for managing, sharing and printing photos ‘without compromising on quality,’ in Canon’s own words. In addition to the browser, Irista was also accessible via Android and iOS apps.
The shutdown message on Irista’s homepage reads:
Sadly, we’ve decided to close Irista on January 31, 2020. You can continue to access to your photos until the service closes. Please sign in to download them before this date.
In a thorough FAQ page, Canon says all photos and personal data will be removed from its servers on January 31, 2020. Any photos hosted on Irista can be downloaded ahead of time using the ‘Download Your Photos’ link on the Irista homepage. Your photos will be compressed into a ZIP folder and downloaded to your computer, but Canon notes organization methods, such as tags, photo ratings, titles and albums won’t be included with the download, so that information will need to be re-applied afterwards.
Shared albums will still be viewable until the shutdown date, but no new users can be invited to the albums in the meantime. The Irista photo book service will still be in operation through the shutdown date as well.
You can find out more details and information by visiting the Canon Irista FAQ page.
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