Cloudinary Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Image upload & storage service

4.53/5 (19 reviews)

Cloudinary overview

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.


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United States, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

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Cloudinary reviews

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Easy to use, intuitive interface, great for Email Marketing team of 1

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Cloudinary is super easy to use. As the solo Email Marketer for my company, I am frequently swapping out images, setting up templates with new images, editing things, etc. and I was able to jump into the role and start cranking emails out right away. Once we get the code back from our agency, I am able to easily and quickly upload all visual assets to Cloudinary and I'm on my way with my emails! I particularly like the fact that I can upload a batch of images, and update the reference URL in the HTML file to the same prefix and everything flows through.

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Frank Ramirez

Cloudinary serves up your images admirably with powerful features to spare

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.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.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-10
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Feature-rich, flexible, and just a joy to work with.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-03-07
Review Source: Capterra

You can get exactly the image size, type, and crop you want, purely by modifying the URL. You can organize your assets into folders, and you can store any file type you need. I use it to store PDFs, ZIP files, and, of course, images.

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Amazing software to store images and apply transformations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-25
Review Source: Capterra

Cloudinay allowed us to easily store all the images that we have in our application. Currently, all our profile images from our application are stored on Cloudinay.

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Cloudinary pricing

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

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

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

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

Enterprise / Custom Plans
Millions+ Monthly Images

Cloudinary features


Access Control (72 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (113 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Application Integration (67 other apps)
Auditing (78 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (100 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (58 other apps)
Data Import/Export (79 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (83 other apps)
Monitoring (184 other apps)
Projections (61 other apps)
Real Time Data (74 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (82 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (62 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (66 other apps)
SSL Security (69 other apps)
Third Party Integration (111 other apps)
User Activity Monitoring (54 other apps)
Workflow Management (71 other apps)

Additional information for Cloudinary

Key features of Cloudinary

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