Canon USA has launched RAISE, its first online photo community. The platform offers photographers a destination for storing their images, which are organized using Canon's artificial intelligence engine. Users have the option to create Collections for privately sharing images with others outside of the community, and they can browse other users' images via a personalized feed.

RAISE's most notable feature is its AI-powered organization, which includes auto-tagging images with the subject, category, color, style, composition, and emotion. Canon designed the platform for more than just uploading images, however, with Canon USA President Kazuto Ogawa explaining, 'Creativity is born from community – from collaboration with like-minded individuals. With RAISE, we are building that community for photographers.'

Photographers have the option of publicly sharing their work with the RAISE community. Images can be uploaded in high-resolution JPEG format, and starting in March, Canon will release a RAISE plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. The company says its users retain ownership of images uploaded to the platform.

Canon is showcasing RAISE at the Wedding Portrait & Photography Show in Las Vegas through March 1, 2019.