Cloudinary Features

Cloudinary

Image upload & storage service

4.46/5 (26 reviews)

Cloudinary Feature Summary

  • 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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Cloudinary Feature Reviews

21 reviewers had the following to say about Cloudinary's features:

Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Cloudinary an excellent tool for managing images

2018-06-16

Pros

It is a very simple tool, its official website provides an excellent section that explains in detail how to use Cloudinary in many situations, either for the management of images or videos.

Cons

It can be a somewhat complex application for a person who is not familiar with this type of software because its interface is complex and the technical support team takes a little time to respond.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Jerico Sayson

My go to image hosting

2019-02-26

Pros

Uploading an image is easy by drag and drop and linking to our site is no hassle.

Cons

Nothing so far. It's versatility specially now that they are improving by giving tips to better use there hosting is impressive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Caitlin Kraina

Quality Image Storage & Hosting

2018-01-16

Pros

Rather than doing it all ourselves, this service does it all for us and ensures that all of our hosted images are sized correctly and responsive. A huge time & money saver!

Cons

It's a little complicated to use and their interface design isn't the best, but as far as functionality goes it does what it needs to do!

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 1-10 employees)

An impressive online Image editing tool.

2019-04-29

Monthly 20gb free storage and bandwidth just free, with optimization of your software and lots of integration and plugins to support any platform.

Pros

As it, workes from the browser and I don't have to install anything on my computer, less headed for data loss.

Cons

But I don't like taking all the memory by this software, that's all the problem I can find for this software.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Samir Syed

Storage is not a problem anymore

2016-12-06

Their backend systems are based on Amazon's storage structure so you are in good hands. Their API is very well written and very easy to use.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Sporting Goods company, 501-1000 employees)

Cheaper and Easier

2019-10-03

The initial demo we got blew us away and the product has continued to be just as advertised. We save money using Cloudinary and our site performs better. I'd recommend it to anyone considering Cloudinary

Pros

Cloudinary has allowed us to replace our previous asset management software on our site.

Cons

We really didn't have any issues. Switching to Cloudinary was a no brianer and the transition has been very painless.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Orlando Morales

Feature rich photo and video storage!

2018-05-07

Pros

There are many different API implementations and different rules, such as cropping, storage location, etc. that can be applied to incoming files.

Cons

The interface was a bit confusing at first, but after reading through a little documentation I was able to figure it out and within a couple of hours I had a fully functioning API setup allowing users of my website to easily add and update photos.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Richard Rout

Great service, does exactly what it advertises

2017-12-21

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.

Cons

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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

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

2018-05-10

Pros

Simple but effective user interface. A lot of online resources and best practice cases.

Cons

- 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.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Aaron Bielert

Image Manager for Websites

2019-01-09

Pros

Makes it easy to group my images into custom folders for easy locating and gives an easy way to get the link to serve the image on your website.

Cons

The help documentation is a little hard to understand and for first-time users it doesn't give a good tutorial on the advanced features, they become more learn over time features on our own.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Sports company, myself only employees)

Great features but the admin console gets stuck often

2019-08-28

Nice solution for transformation but I suggest you to host your files with other service.

Pros

The transformation options for images, I managed to reduce bandwidth in 50% which is very drastic.

Cons

The admin console isn't very friendly, and I will give a few examples: 1) Breadcrumbs in media library - I don't understand why not showing the full breadcrumbs, there is a space for it, so if I need library no.2 I have to click on the parent library and then look for it there. 2) The drag and drop/upload tool isn't good, I tried to upload a few files and it got stuck, they have a lot to catch up with google drive UX/UI. 3) It isn't possible to select all folders like assets from some reason.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Frank Ramirez

Cloudinary serves up your images admirably with powerful features to spare

2019-01-29

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jerry Noel

A GO-TO FOR PICTURES AND VIDEOS

2019-09-29

It saved me a ton of time and code when I had to incorporate images inside of my code.

Pros

Connecting to different databases is relatively easy once you learn how to do it the first time.

Cons

DIfficult to understand at first. However, after you learn how to use it, you will be fine and on your way to success.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marcelo Castillo Recabarren

Verified Reviewer

a serious and safe bet.

2019-07-15

Pros

1.- with just entering your account you can realize that it is a storage cloud for images much more serious than Tinypic or photobucket since in the most advanced use it allows to keep record and data of the countries that most visit the photos and videos , as well as the top images, the browsers that were used and several other data that you may need to take control of your web page. 2.- In my case, I only use it as storage and to share photos of my trips, which is why it is perfect for me.

Cons

It can be difficult to get used to your environment because it has several options for people who work in web pages and need file storage, but for a normal user like me it does not make any sense, since I only want to upload my photos and share them with who I want.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Mitch Bowler

Cut our file sizes in half!

2018-04-06

We cut our user uploaded file sizes in less than half which means faster load times, less server space, and Cloudinary was able to do this for us without any perceivable loss in quality - it all just happens like magic!

Pros

There is a LOT you can do with Cloudinary, so if image manipulation is your thing you will be very pleasantly surprised once you look at all options you have to work with your data. The reason we went to Cloudinary was to optimize the images, and without any noticeable loss in quality Cloudinary has helped us reduce the image file sizes by 50-60+%, which is a huge space savings for us.

Cons

The strength of Cloudinary could also be seen as con with so many options to choose from it was a little daunting to get setup initially.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jose Luis Espada

Terrible support center

2018-12-04

Pros

Easy to use, quick implementation.

Cons

Recently I've had a server error (never happened before) and I contacted the support center... once, twice... no response, just the automatic email. 1 month trying to get some help

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Amazing software to store images and apply transformations

2018-04-25

Pros

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.

Cons

Honestly, we did not find anything that we can not do with this application based on the purposes of the application, that is to store and apply transformations to images.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Paul Taylor

web based image management made simple

2016-11-11

free version to try is great. we are now a paying customer and we value the automatic responsive settings. customer support is brilliant. our only concern is when we hit scale the costs will rise significantly.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

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

2018-03-07

Pros

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.

Cons

The back/forward buttons on my mouse don't go back in state (I have to use the nav links in the UI to navigate back from an image to the folder its contained in, etc).

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 11-50 employees)

Best alternative cloud storage you can use

2019-04-19

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
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

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

2018-05-07

Pros

Cloudinary is super easy to use.

Cons

The search functionality to find old images you've already uploaded is pretty dismal. Not sure if it's user error on my part, but I had the exact name of the jpg file I was looking for, tried to search for it and no results were found. I tried to add image file type (.jpg and .jpeg) to the end of the name and still no dice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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