Cloudinary

Image upload & storage service

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Cloudinary Overview

What is Cloudinary?

Cloudinary is an end-to-end image management solution for websites and mobile apps. The app supports image uploads, cloud storage, image manipulations, image optimization for the web, and delivery. Cloudinary offers APIs and flexible admin capabilities to integrate with new and existing web and mobile applications.

Cloudinary lets you upload and store an unlimited number of images privately and securely and includes automatic backup and historical revisions. You can manipulate images using a wide variety of options such as applying effects, resizing, cropping, face detection, watermarks and more.

Images are served via Akamai's worldwide CDN for fast delivery that is responsive and optimized for any device. Cloudinary acts as digital asset management solution with a media library that uses RESTful APIs and SDKs to automate image management. You can also access advanced analytics and reports to optimize and understand images performance.

Cloudinary Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

FREE
75, 000 Total Images.
7,500 Monthly Images.

Basic
$44 / Month
1 Million Total Images
75,000 Monthly Images

Plus
$134 / Month
3 Million Total Images
200,000 Monthly Images

Advanced
$224 / Month
5 Million Total Images
400,000 Monthly Image

Enterprise / Custom Plans
Terabytes+
Millions+ Monthly Images


Cloudinary Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Supported Languages
English

Media

Cloudinary and WordPress integration
Cloudinary dashboard
Cloudinary media library
Image manipulation in Cloudinary
Settings in Cloudinary
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Cloudinary Reviews

Cloudinary Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
19

Very good
10

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,2
Customer Support
4
91% recommended this app
Richard R.

Great service, does exactly what it advertises

We need to do image storing, optimizing, resizing & manipulation. Rather than do that ourselves, this service does it all for us. It's saved us a lot of time and money.


Graham B.

The DAM which grows with your requirements

Our clients often need a centralised DAM which can store large quantities of assets. One client wished to run a competition which required them to upload a video from a website, Cloudinary proved the perfect service to integrate with. The development team quickly integrated with the platform and issues during testing were ironed out with the help of the Cloudinary support team. Based on this experience we have rolled out the platform to several other clients over the past 18 months.


Verified Reviewer

Very easy to implement, too costly for what it is and unfortunately a terrible support.


Verified Reviewer

Best alternative cloud storage you can use


Frank R.

Cloudinary serves up your images admirably with powerful features to spare

Cloudinary provides an indispensable service for anyone managing an image-heavy website. It's also incredibly reliable and works seamlessly once it's been set up. Replicating Cloudinary's features would be a tall order for any development team.


Richard R.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Great service, does exactly what it advertises

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

We need to do image storing, optimizing, resizing & manipulation. Rather than do that ourselves, this service does it all for us. It's saved us a lot of time and money.

Pros

They have lots of clients for use in any language. Their api is intuitive and easy to use.

I've had to contact their customer support a handful of times, they've always been super quick to respond and are able to fix my problem.

Their service is top notch - sometimes it's a little slow, but that can be fixed with optimizations.

Cons

It can be a little overwhelming because it does SO MUCH. And their docs could be laid out a little neater.

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Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Graham B.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The DAM which grows with your requirements

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/12/10
Review Source: Capterra

Our clients often need a centralised DAM which can store large quantities of assets. One client wished to run a competition which required them to upload a video from a website, Cloudinary proved the perfect service to integrate with. The development team quickly integrated with the platform and issues during testing were ironed out with the help of the Cloudinary support team. Based on this experience we have rolled out the platform to several other clients over the past 18 months.

Pros

- Great support from the Cloudinary development team
- Willingness to enhance the product based on your requirements
- Good features which can be deployed when required
- Good API and widgets available for developers
- Competitive pricing

Cons

- Some features can be confusing to activate such as automatically transcoding videos
- Annual pricing offer was not clear in sign-up process
- Web interface needed some experimentation to learn

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Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Environmental Services

Very easy to implement, too costly for what it is and unfortunately a terrible support.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Very easy and quick to implement.
Great technical solutions which covers all kind of image delivery aspects.
Simple but effective user interface.
A lot of online resources and best practice cases.

Cons

I am using their service with two different projects for a couple of years now.
To be fair I have to fully differentiate between the use cases and the expectations one might have as a user.

- We have implemented Cloudinary in an application with millions of images and I must say the value for money is not great compared to some of their competitors, especially if you do not use all their features. Though that is something one knows in advance and can very well factor in. But what is not acceptable to us is the fact that e-mails go unanswered for a couple of days and the support on the business side is very weak. Be prepared paying thousands of dollars without any support.

- For one project we are still on the free plan and their is actually nothing to complain about as it technically works perfect and it is superbe value for money.

To my point Cloudinary is great for very small and small projects but if your intention is to integrate Cloudinary in a business solution which might need support once a year think again.

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Verified Reviewer
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Best alternative cloud storage you can use

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/19
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

When I starte using appybuilder software to make application I only know about firebase console of Google for cloud storage but later appybuilder updated more options for cloud storage then one day I saw about cloudinary storage and I started search for this software and when I saw the features and functions of this software I really amazed because they are very simple and easy.just create folders whatever you want name the folder and upload your videos or photos.It will give you a url link for your videos or photos that's it share them where ever you want.Great option for cloud storage I ever used

Cons

It comes in free version and paid version i used free version and the storage comes 25gb per month on free version.it is some a little less for who needs more storage because i created a whatsapp status videos app but i uploaded videos up to my free storage and i waited for next month for my quota.when someone uses free version if it's good then he will definitely go for paid version.I think some more storage need to give under free version

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Frank R.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Cloudinary serves up your images admirably with powerful features to spare

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/01/29
Review Source: Capterra

Cloudinary provides an indispensable service for anyone managing an image-heavy website. It's also incredibly reliable and works seamlessly once it's been set up. Replicating Cloudinary's features would be a tall order for any development team.

Pros

Serving up photos can be a real headache when you account for the different sizes you need to serve up to different devices and situations. Cloudinary handles most of that complexity, allowing you to simply set a series of flags that will handle everything from compressions settings to cropping factors. I wouldn't know where to start if I needed to do all of that in-house.

Cons

Cloudinary has so many features and what seems to be a few different ways to set it up, that I sometimes feel I'm not getting the most out of it. Its pricing plans can also be slightly mismatched depending on your site traffic, especially when you have high storage needs.

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
Based on 32 user ratings
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Cloudinary Pricing

Cloudinary Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

FREE
75, 000 Total Images.
7,500 Monthly Images.

Basic
$44 / Month
1 Million Total Images
75,000 Monthly Images

Plus
$134 / Month
3 Million Total Images
200,000 Monthly Images

Advanced
$224 / Month
5 Million Total Images
400,000 Monthly Image

Enterprise / Custom Plans
Terabytes+
Millions+ Monthly Images

FREE
75, 000 Total Images.
7,500 Monthly Images.

Basic
$44 / Month
1 Million Total Images
75,000 Monthly Images

Plus
$134 / Month
3 Million Total Images
200,000 Monthly Images

Advanced
$224 / Month
5 Million Total Images
400,000 Monthly Image

Enterprise / Custom Plans
Terabytes+
Millions+ Monthly Images

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 32 user ratings
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Cloudinary Features

Cloudinary Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Cloudinary

Additional information for Cloudinary

Key features of Cloudinary

  • Automatic backup & revision tracking
  • Automatic image optimization
  • Cloud storage
  • Dashboard & online reports
  • Dedicated S3 buckets
  • Face detection based thumbnails
  • Fast CDN delivery with advanced caching
  • Image manipulations & effects
  • Image metadata & semantic data extraction
  • Integration SDKs
  • Integration with your development framework
  • Online DAM & media library
  • PDFs, sprites, animated GIFs, profile pictures
  • RESTful APIs
  • Smart resizing
  • Text & image overlays
  • URL based transformations
  • Upload images

Benefits

  • Secure upload API, version management, remote upload from public URLs, direct uploading from browser, image transformation on upload, supports private images .

  • Multiple image transformations such as format conversion, rounded corners, opacity manipulation, image flipping, image borders, arbitrary image rotation, automatic rotation based on aspect-ratio or EXIF data.

  • Multiple image filters & effects such as grayscale, black & white, sepia, brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, oil paint, vignette and pixelate, gradient fade, blur, improve, tilt shift, sharpen, color channels, vibrance, fill light and more.

  • Supported image formats: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, ICO, PDF, EPS, PSD, SVG, WebP.

  • PDF to image conversion, merge multiple images, animated GIFs, social network profile picture extraction, & video thumbnail extraction.

  • Automatic image optimization such as WebP delivery on supported browsers, dynamic JPG quality control and automatic stripping of image metadata.

  • Integration with your development framework, supporting Ruby on Rails, PHP, Node.js, Angular, .Net, Python & Django, jQuery, Java, Scala, Android, iOS and more.

  • Cloudinary FAQs

    Cloudinary FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Cloudinary.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Cloudinary offer?

    Cloudinary offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    FREE 75, 000 Total Images. 7,500 Monthly Images. Basic $44 / Month 1 Million Total Images 75,000 Monthly Images Plus $134 / Month 3 Million Total Images 200,000 Monthly Images Advanced $224 / Month 5 Million Total Images 400,000 Monthly Image Enterprise / Custom Plans Terabytes+ Millions+ Monthly Images

    Q. What are the main features of Cloudinary?

    Cloudinary offers the following features:

    • Automatic backup & revision tracking
    • Automatic image optimization
    • Cloud storage
    • Dashboard & online reports
    • Dedicated S3 buckets
    • Face detection based thumbnails
    • Fast CDN delivery with advanced caching
    • Image manipulations & effects
    • Image metadata & semantic data extraction
    • Integration SDKs
    • Integration with your development framework
    • Online DAM & media library
    • PDFs, sprites, animated GIFs, profile pictures
    • RESTful APIs
    • Smart resizing
    • Text & image overlays
    • URL based transformations
    • Upload images

    Q. Who are the typical users of Cloudinary?

    Cloudinary has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Cloudinary support?

    Cloudinary supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Cloudinary offer?

    Cloudinary has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Cloudinary support mobile devices?

    We do not have any information about what devices Cloudinary supports

    Q. What other apps does Cloudinary integrate with?

    Cloudinary integrates with the following applications:

    Cognito Forms, Contentful, Contentstack, Ingenious Partner Marketing Platform, Jahia, Magento Commerce, Salesforce B2C Commerce, Strapi, Tadabase

    Q. What level of support does Cloudinary offer?

    Cloudinary offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support