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DAM for Developers: AI-Based Content Analysis

Content analysis on images based on artificial intelligence (AI) is yet another powerful feature of Cloudinary’s digital asset management (DAM) solution. This article explains the types of analysis Cloudinary DAM can perform for you.

To run an analysis on an image in your Media Library, click the image from the dashboard and then the Manage button near the top right corner. A pane then opens on the left with three tabs at the top: Summary, Metadata, and Analysis, as shown below:

Analysis Tab for an Image Analysis Tab for an Image

Click the Analysis tab for the related display: ai based analysis

Cloudinary already runs some basic, AI-based analysis on the images you’ve uploaded to your Cloudinary account’s Media Library. As the above screenshot shows, you must register for add-ons before certain types of analysis can occur.

Following are the analyses you can run for your images with Cloudinary DAM.

Thanks to deep-learning AI models, which categorize images’ object types, you can automate the process of marking each of those categories as tags for your images.

First, click Register under Free Registration for Amazon Rekognition, as shown here: Amazon Rekognition

Now run the analysis to show the objects in the image. See this example: Amazon analysis

You can then assign all those categories as tags to your images. What a time-saver!

Face Detection

By leveraging AI’s face-detection algorithms, Cloudinary can name the celebrities in an uploaded image. Each face- or celebrity-detection option displays in the preview pane on the right—in color-coded frames—the coordinates of the faces it finds. To show or hide those frames, click the Show or Hide button.

Also displayed is the accuracy and confidence level of the celebrities in the image.

To activate this feature, click Register under Free Registration for Amazon Rekognition: Celebrity Detection, like this:

Celebrity-Detection Activation of Celebrity-Detection Add-On

Now run the analysis to find out who the celebrity in the image is.

President Obama Detection of Celebrity

Sure enough, Cloudinary detected the celebrity as Barack Obama with 100-percent accuracy. Bravo!

Cloudinary DAM can read the text in uploaded images by running an analysis of optical-character recognition (OCR) on them.

OCR Image With Text Before Cloudinary DAM’s OCR Analysis

To activate that feature, click Register under Free Registration for OCR Optical Character Recognition. Afterwards, run the OCR analysis. Here’s an example of the result:

text detection

Subsequent to a color analysis that yields information about the main colors in an image, Cloudinary DAM can automatically add background padding to it in an attractive color.

Additionally, with the premium feature Image Analysis, an advanced Media Library search capability, you can search for images based on their predominant colors.

Color Analysis Color Analysis of an Image on Cloudinary DAM

Cloudinary DAM’s AI-based content analysis capability serves innumerable use cases for developers. Do share the creative ways you’re applying it to your projects. We can all learn from one another’s ideas. Check out my next post in the DAM for developers series about access control.

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