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Top 5 Reasons for Attending ImageCon 2020: A Digital Experience

ImageCon, Cloudinary’s annual conference on innovating the Visual Web, will be held digitally between July 27-30 with an agenda that outdoes the past years’, featuring presentations by developers, creatives, and marketing professionals across the globe. Not only will you learn the latest groundbreaking technologies, strategies, and best practices for media management, you’ll also have many opportunities to interact with our speakers and ask them questions live during the live Q&A sessions.

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AI-based Automatic Image Cropping for E-Commerce

If you’ve come across this post and, based on the title, are expecting insights into object-oriented programming languages, then please forgive me for overloading the term object-oriented. I hope you don’t object when you discover that the objects in this post are not so much the instantiated class types, but real-life objects found in images. It is helpful though if you’re familiar with the likes of Java, PHP, Javascript or other popular frameworks, as you’ll be able to implement these automatic image cropping techniques in your code. Anyway, let’s cut to the chase - or should that be crop to the object...?

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JavaScript File Upload

Uploading software files to the web, mobile, or desktop is as old as the web itself. Billions of files are moved around and downloaded on the Internet daily. Coincidentally, as the de facto language in which many apps are written, JavaScript is also as old as the web.

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What’s New for Video in E-Commerce

With videos becoming more and more paramount for promoting online sales, we at Cloudinary Labs are building technology to help grow the business of e-commerce retailers. This series of blog posts delves into a few use cases that promise to boost retail revenue online across the patron’s browsing journey through the e-commerce site.

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Securely Uploading Images to Cloudinary by Email

Despite United States founder Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom that three can keep a secret if two of them are dead, you as developers often need contributions from third parties for your project. However, in today’s digital world, security in software development is a predominant concern. With respect to management of rich media, it’d be ideal if those folks could upload images or videos to your Cloudinary account without having to log in.

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ImageCon 2020: A Digital Experience

Despite our disappointment at the cancellation of our fourth annual ImageCon conference in late April due to the pandemic, we forged on and are thrilled to announce a digital version of ImageCon on Monday July 27 through the 30th, an excellent forum for learning from our customers, partners, and colleagues. The new digital format will deliver much of the same Visual Web-related content planned for April along with new additions, featuring five interactive sessions by renowned experts in the media sector. Each session will be about 30 minutes long, during which you can ask the speakers questions live and “get on stage.” Also, you can watch the sessions on demand afterwards.

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Good Reads Meet Visual Tools at Bloomsbury

Most might know Bloomsbury Publishing as the publisher of the Harry Potter series. What you might not know is that the publishing house also has a vibrant academic division that offers digital reproductions of encyclopedias, manuscripts and museum collections for use by university libraries and researchers. Seeking a way to manipulate and serve high-resolution images, combined with security that prevented anyone other than library patrons and paid users to access the content, Bloomsbury discovered Cloudinary’s digital asset management (DAM) solution.

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