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Cloudinary

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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

What users say

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.
So it's working for my current needs but if it gets into the paid plan I may need to consider whether the monthly price is worth it.

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

Reviewed 4 years ago
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....

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The DAM which grows with your requirements

Reviewed 3 years ago

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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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Cloudinary serves up your images admirably with powerful features to spare

Reviewed 4 years ago

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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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Exactly what we needed

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I've been building SaaS products for years and never found a great digital asset management solution that worked for our end clients and wasn't prohibitively expensive. We generally rolled our own solution on top of AWS or something similar. Cloudinary is the the first affordable solution that has both a great API and SDKs as well as a great user interface. And, the available transformations mean that we don't have to do any image processing on our end. This is a great solution for serverless architectures.

Cons

The pricing, while very reasonable, was a little hard to understand at first. That said, they moved to a "credits" system that allows us the flexibility to use the product our way and get the most value for our credits.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Transformative Image Management

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall it's been terrific. Customer support is responsive, the SDKs are great, and the features are innovative and outstanding.

Pros

I absolutely love the fact that I can upload an image and perform nearly any kind of transformation to it that I need in order to get it to display the way I need it to in my web applications.

Cons

The cost structure for using the platform includes transformations. However, it does not appear to let you make these a 'permanent' feature, so every time a request is made against your transformation it is counted toward your credits. It would be nice to see a way to make this more efficient, i.e. a one-time transformation cost for the image. If you have a thousand images being repeatedly transformed into the same transformation a million times a month, those transformations become extremely costly. And that's only one of the different metrics for the billing credits.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great interface, easy to implement

Reviewed 2 years ago

If you want to implement image or video uploading in a very quick way - use it now.

Pros

It was super easy to implement it inside our software. It's super helpful in image managing

Cons

It's a little too much for what we need and therefore the pricing is not the best for us. I would prefer to have some much thiner product if it could make it cheaper. we don't use all the functions

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Cheaper and Easier

Reviewed 3 years ago

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. It is much cheaper and easier to design with. It also integrates much more seamlessly with our order processing tool than the tool we previously used.

Cons

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great API Image and Video Editor and Store

Reviewed 2 years ago

As a blogger I'm free to store my images and work on them in a place unbound to my website.

Pros

I use Cloudinary to edit and store images I use for my blog. It has many features, more than I use. It provides me an API code (I use html usually), I copy on my blog. Cloudinary gives me reports, so I can see how my images work. The Free Classic Plan is enough for what I need. If I share it with my friends, I get extras for free. The dashboard is friendly and easy to use.

Cons

I don't see any cons with it. The Plus and Advances Plans are expensive for my pockets, but I don't need them for my work.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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A good service if you need the full package

Reviewed 10 months ago
Pros

Fully featured - manipulations, hosting, uploader

Cons

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

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Affordable Cloud Storage

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This is an affordable option for hosting our website assets. It's much more affordable than Amazon Web Services.

Cons

Files are not compressed so it can affect website loading times.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Cloudinary an excellent tool for managing images

Reviewed 4 years ago
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. It has a relatively low cost, that is, it is quite accessible for all types of users and does not require a very expensive computer.

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.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very good but can be expensive.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very simple to resize and manipulate images but it really is just too costly in the long run for us

Pros

This is a great piece of kit if you're looking to outsource image manipulation completely and really does do everything you'd probably ever need.

Cons

It can very expensive if you have a lot of image manipulation to do. Especially when you can do everything they offer without outsourcing for free.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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my #1 media assets management platform

Reviewed 4 years ago

Superb page load speed performance for my web app that reference media assets from Cloudinary

Pros

when I used cloudinary to host my images and videos and reference them to my web app, I noticed increase in page load performance of my app. Really happy about that

Cons

though free plan is provided, but premium plans seems to be some expensive especially if someone i to host alot of media assets

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very bad service from support

Reviewed 3 years ago

Support is rubbish. Simply trying to remove the code after deciding I no longer want the software. I could not get a firm pricing for the future. Support cant help remove it.......there are no instructions available on how to remove it.

Pros

I didnt get to try it. Too complicated and pricing too vague. With no clear answers

Cons

When I want to remove the code from my store , suddenly support don't know how to do this and cant help, so now I am stuck with this code in my store

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Digital Assets Management Platform

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

The ease of use and the amazing functionalities.

Cons

Cost of scaling can be alittle higher for different markets

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web based image management made simple

Reviewed 6 years ago

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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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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So far so good with Cloudinary

Reviewed a year ago

So it's working for my current needs but if it gets into the paid plan I may need to consider whether the monthly price is worth it.

Pros

I found it because it was suggested by referral candy. I was also looking for a place to store my images and it was super easy to set up. I am on the free plan and so far working for my current needs.

Cons

No cons yet. I guess the only downside I see is the paid plan is pricey at $99/month. I will cross that bridge when I come to it and decide if the features are worth the hefty monthly price tag.