About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$89,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Cloudinary

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Canada, United Kingdom, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$89,00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of Cloudinary: 27

    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Asset Categorization
    • Asset Library
    • Asset Sharing
    • Brand Overlay
    • Bulk Uploading
    • CMS Integration
    • Closed Captions
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Content Management
    • Customizable Branding
    • Digital Asset Management
    • Document Management
    • File Conversion
    • Labeling
    • Metadata Management
    • Mobile Screen Support
    • Multimedia Support
    • Privacy Options
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Search/Filter
    • Social Sharing
    • Version Control
    • Video Looping
    • Video Streaming
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,6 /5
    (45)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4,7/5
    Ease of Use
    4,4/5
    Customer Support
    4,2/5

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    Nadish H.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Simply the best media optimizer for websites

    Reviewed on 2021/03/18

    Well as a WordPress developer, it was always a challenge for me to maintain speed and performance...

    Well as a WordPress developer, it was always a challenge for me to maintain speed and performance of my client's websites. I tried several service, both paid and free (not mentioning the names here) and luckily one day I found Cloudinary while search for some image optimization service for one of my new client.

    I tried cloudinary and found that Cloudniary is more than an image optimization service, it serves images as CDN and has lot more feature that helped me offload my image data that made the website speed blazing fast.

    I found it pretty easy to setup, just signed up on Cloudinary, installed the plugin in WordPress and it did rest of the hard work it self.

    I've been contacted Cloudinary support team several times and everytime I found them really professional and always resolved any issue that I faced.

    Now it's my regular practice that I refer Cloudinary to all my new clients and must integrate Cloudniary on their websites.

    Best of all, Cloudinary's free plan is more than enough for new websites, so now I can proudly say that I've got dozens of happy clients:)

    Pros

    Well it's a bit difficult question because this service has a several services that makes it stand out from the rest of similar services. But the thing that I like about Cloudinary most is their "Transformations" features. It has made my life easier as it resize, auto change image quality (as per my needs) and auto change formats from several extensions like png, jpeg or even in WebP formats that helps me to save tons of bandwidth.

    The other best thing is their really cooperative and nice technical support. They provide industry's best technical support even if you're using their free service.

    Cons

    Honestly speaking, this service is already providing more than everything that you need for your website image optimization and image delivery. So as far as I'm concerned, I'm totally satisfied with Cloudinary and I really don't like anything least about it.

    Mayank G.
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    • Industry: Animation
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Flexible and dynamic digital asset management platform

    Reviewed on 2020/12/29

    Cloudinary is a highly flexible digital asset storage and distribution plaform.

    Cloudinary is a highly flexible digital asset storage and distribution plaform.

    Pros

    Cloudinary provides end-to-end solution from digital asset storage, asset size optimization to image resizing by automizing these processes.

    Cons

    For plus plan, 225 GB bandwidth for $89per month is pretty high.

    Alternatives Considered

    Wedia and Filecamp

    Reasons for Choosing Cloudinary

    Cloudinary provides better functions for a better price for this reason we switched from Filecamp to Cloudinary.

    Switched From

    Filecamp

    Reasons for Switching to Cloudinary

    Cloudinary offers better limits for a better price.
    Chris C.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    A good service if you need the full package

    Reviewed on 2021/12/15

    Pros

    Fully featured - manipulations, hosting, uploader

    Cons

    Very expensive for what it is, though does have a good free tier for hobby projects

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Environmental Services
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Very easy to implement, too costly for what it is and unfortunately a terrible support.

    Reviewed on 2018/05/10

    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.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Highly effective for buidling image heavy applications

    Reviewed on 2021/10/07

    Cloudinary helps in our developers focussing on our core problems by taking care of the image...

    Cloudinary helps in our developers focussing on our core problems by taking care of the image manipulation work which saved in a lot of time & head-ache for the team.

    Pros

    1) The software completely outsourcing the process of image manipulation work for developers to make the applications work seamlessly across multiple touch-points.
    2) Makes it easy to manage the digital assets of a company/application for non-developers that developers can easily use in the development process.

    Cons

    1) The software right now misses key features to manage audio assets in its platform to help voice experience designers work with speech/audio data.
    2) The software still doesn't provide an app for sharing image assets easily like how cloudApp/jumpshare does.

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    Cloudinary FAQs

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    Cloudinary offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$89,00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: 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

    Cloudinary has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    Cloudinary supports the following languages:

    English

    Cloudinary supports the following devices:

    We do not have any information about what integrations Cloudinary has

    Cloudinary offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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