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expressed their happiness with our product, but quite a few have (rightly) pointed out that our website design is a bit outdated and does not do justice to what Cloudinary is all about.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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Our free plan quota just got 500% bigger

Nov 05, 2014 by Orly Bogler
Tags: General, Startups
Free plan is biggerWe know what it's like to launch a new venture and what it takes to succeed as a company with bootstrapped origins.
 
Cloudinary was extremely fortunate to grow and become an established brand with an amazing customer base, and we never lost sight of our entrepreneurial spirit and love to the startup-y way of thought.
 
Images are a huge hassle and we'd love for everyone, both big and small to enjoy Cloudinary to the fullest and this is the motivation behind our free plan. We want to offer all companies the opportunity to try out our service, free of charge, without a time limit or hidden terms. And now, our Free plan has gotten even sweeter, because we've dramatically increased its quota, 500% its original size! Check it out:
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10 Startups that manage their images in the cloud - Part 5

Oct 22, 2014 by Orly Bogler
Often developers these days realize that they may be "re-implementing the wheel" building in-house technical solutions that are external to their core proposition. To solve this problem, they are looking for the best off-the-shelf SaaS solutions that will help them focus, get to market sooner, with better products, for lower overall costs.
Often developers these days realize that they may be "re-implementing the wheel" building in-house technical solutions that are external to their core proposition. To solve this problem, they are looking for the best off-the-shelf SaaS solutions that will help them focus, get to market sooner, with better products, for lower overall costs.
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JPEG-XR conversion with auto browser detection, optimize images for IE users

JPEG-XR Post Sites and apps are including more and more high-quality images. The more you can compress images to reduce their size in bytes, the smaller your bandwidth, the faster your site will load and the happier your users will be. But when compressing images, you need to make sure you maintain high visual quality.

Most web sites and mobile apps use the popular JPEG format to display their images and user uploaded photos. The JPEG format has efficient built-in compression that reduces image size while maintaining a reasonable visual quality. But you can reach much better results using more modern image file formats.

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