Instead of having three different apps to connect your Canto account to Adobe Creative Cloud, we've consolidated all into one app.

Before you start

Any previously installed Canto plugin for InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator needs to be uninstalled before installing this Adobe Connector!

A detailed article on how to uninstall previous versions can be found here:

How to Install

The installation process is the same for both macOS and Windows.

1) Make sure your Adobe Creative Cloud is closed during the process. 

2) Go to the following link:

3) Click Free:

4) Once you see the Green Check Mark the extension will be downloaded and you should be able to access the plugin in Extension in your Adobe apps:

If you are having trouble downloading the app, click on Download/Install another way and follow the steps on the browser.

5) Select View My Exchange:

6) Select Sync Extensions:

7) Restart your computer.


1) Admins would need to grant permission to use the Canto Connector enabled for each user.

2) A Canto admin can activate it by going to Settings > Users & Groups > Users:

3) Afterward, the person working with Adobe needs to go to Window > Extensions and open Canto Connector:

4) Input your Canto Account URL (e. g. followed by your Tenant ID (e. g. MyCantoURL), Canto username and Canto password. In the next step, allow access to your Canto account:

How to Use

1) Make sure your Canto Connector is enabled on by following the pathway: Window > Extensions and open Canto Connector:

2) Browse through the Folder Tree to look for the assets you want:

3) After selecting the required folder, click on the arrow to pull out the window to access all the files within the folder:

4) You may also do a Global Search by selecting the magnifying glass and filter your files by keyword, tags, and file status.

5) With the tab opened, you are able to hover over an asset and click on the circle in the top right-hand corner of the asset to select it. You are able to select multiple files. You can select Place as Layers or Add as Files:

6) Note: files inserted from Canto will be downloaded to your local machine in the Documents / Canto folder.

Functions Breakdown

Canto Tab

  1. View your assets 
  2. Upload files back into Canto
  3. Settings
  4. Filter assets by keyword, tags, and file status
  5. Search assets in your Canto library
  6. Refresh assets to sync with Canto 
  7. Sort assets by date or name
  8. Display / collapse Folder Tree to view assets
  9. Display / collapse Folder Tree to view assets
  10. Sort folders by name, date, or custom
  11. Folder Tree

Content View

  1. Insert selected asset as a layer
  2. Add asset as a new Photoshop file
  3. Deselect
  4. Filter
  5. Change the size of the thumbnail view
  6. Refresh
  7. Selected asset, hover over the asset for the white circle to appear to select the asset
  8. Hover over other assets to bulk select assets

Detailed Single Asset View

  1. Insert selected asset as a layer
  2. Add asset as a new Photoshop file

Upload Tab

  1. After you save your file locally, you may upload it back to Canto as a New Version of the original asset
  2. Or you may upload the edited asset as a new file in your Canto library
  3. Browse your computer to locate the file you want to upload into Canto
  4. Upload the asset into your Canto library

Configuration Tab

  1. View your assets
  2. Upload files back into Canto
  3. Settings
  4. Launch Canto in your web browser
  5. Clear cache to remove downloaded files temporarily stored in your local documents / Canto folder
  6. Logout