How to automatically and professionally remove photo backgrounds

Mar 26, 2015 by Nadav Soferman

RTB add-on It is common for e-commerce, media, and news sites to remove image backgrounds or make them transparent in order to place the main element of the image on either white or color backgrounds. The final result better integrates an image into a site or specific page’s graphic design. For example, a fashion site that presents clothes or shoes should have the main element of a photo (e.g. shoes) extracted from the original image background, then edited to fit the site’s catalogue design and structure.

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Transform your image overlays with on-the-fly manipulation

Mar 19, 2015 by Nadav Soferman

Layer apply Front end developers may want to combine multiple images into a single image. For example, when creating and adding watermarks to stock photos, adding shapes or badges, preparing content for print (e.g. placing a logo on a t-shirt or a mug), adding a caption, and so on.

Multiple images can be combined by overlaying them one on top of the other. However, since it is not a given that both the underlying and overlaying images match each other, let alone your graphic design, you may need to perform further manipulations (e.g. resize, crop, change colors, create a better fit). This is where Cloudinary comes in.

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How to dynamically create SEO friendly URLs for your site's images

Mar 11, 2015 by Nadav Soferman

SEO friendly image URLs Image URLs tend to appear as a long list of random characters that are not intended for viewers and are not very useful to search engines. Concise and meaningful image file names are better for search engines to extract information about an image, therefore supporting your site's SEO ranking.

Often times, users' uploaded image files do not have descriptive names. This creates a great challenge for developers and site content managers who need to maintain SEO friendly, short, and meaningful URLs. Cloudinary helped tackle this issue by offering users two new features: Root Path URL and Dynamic SEO suffixes. These features can be useful for website as well as web application owners, and are especially recommended for content-heavy sites, like online magazines and news sites.

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How-to automatically identify similar images using pHash

Feb 19, 2015 by Nadav Soferman

pHash for image similarity detection Photos today can be easily edited by means of resizing, cropping, adjusting the contrast, or changing an image’s format. As a result, new images are created that are similar to the original ones. Websites, web applications and mobile apps that allow user generated content uploads can benefit from identifying similar images.

If your site allows users to upload images, they can also upload various processed or manipulated versions of the same image. As described above, while the versions are not exactly identical, they are quite similar.

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Instantly view semantic image data with a cloud-based media library

Feb 05, 2015 by Amit Sharon

Semantic image metadata Cloudinary offers you a comprehensive online interface that allows you to arrange and manage your image assets. With Cloudinary’s Media Library, you can easily view, upload, moderate, and search through your images. We recently enhanced this web interface with a new feature that allows you to instantly view semantic image data (descriptive image metadata), that is automatically extracted from your images.

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Introducing Cloudinary’s new website design

Feb 02, 2015 by Lilach Chetrit
Tags: General, Website

New website Here at Cloudinary, we always strive to develop the best possible product, answer as many of our customers' needs and offer a superb support. Since launching 3 years ago we worked tirelessly to build the technology that empowers the Cloudinary product and supports our customers. While doing so, we haven’t really given a lot of love to our website design.

Our customers have always expressed their happiness with our product, but quite a few have (rightly) pointed out that our website design is a bit outdated and does not do justice to what Cloudinary is all about. After all, how can such a beneficial, cutting edge solution, hide behind a 3-year old website design?

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How to automatically tag and categorize photos according to their content

Jan 05, 2015 by Nadav Soferman

ReKognition scene categorization Drawing insights from user generated content can be very useful. If you allow users to upload images, you might want to better understand what their images contain. Whether a photo is of a landscape, people, animals, or nightlife, image processing and analysis can assist in further comprehension.

Cloudinary takes care of the entire image management pipeline, from uploading, via dynamic image manipulation, to fast CDN delivery. You can use Cloudinary with our add-on for automatic scene categorization provided by ReKognition, a visual recognition solution developed by Orbe.us.

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KartRocket, managing high quality e-commerce sites

Dec 15, 2014 by Orly Bogler
KartRocket case study
Every once in a while we choose to present a case study of one of our customers and share it with our community. This is a good chance to show the different ways Cloudinary can be integrated, and the various types of customers we have. Today we would like to share a case study of KartRocket
 
 

About KartRocket

KartRocket is a SaaS based e-commerce platform that offers a transparent and complete e-commerce ecosystem that helps SMBs to create their online store in a few steps.
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Introducing a complete and modern UI widget for cloud based image uploading

Cloudinary's upload widget Many websites and mobile applications support user uploaded images and other files. This requires a service to receive and process the uploads, store them safely, manipulate them to match the website or app’s design, and deliver them to your users. This also requires a user interface within your site or app that allows users to easily upload images.  

At Cloudinary, we have been taking care of the entire image management pipeline from the time our service was launched: from an upload API, to cloud storage via our rich set of image manipulation capabilities, to optimized CDN delivery.

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How-to generate thumbnails for Office documents using Cloudinary and Aspose

Nov 13, 2014 by Nadav Soferman

Many websites and mobile applications with user generated content allow you to upload all kinds of files. Images, PDFs, and Microsoft Office files, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all common types of uploads.

Web or mobile developers may want to build   applications that allow users to download PDFs, support document previews, or embed image thumbnails of Office files. However, implementing these types of capabilities can be quite a challenging task.

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