Cloudinary Blog

Our free plan quota just got much bigger... again!

Amit Sharon
By Amit Sharon
Cloudinary Gives You More…For Free!

We know what it’s like being a start-up, and whether you're running a new venture, or part of a team in a large company - we want to make your life easier and your media shine. Our proposal? Kick off your project with a HUGE free plan, no strings attached.

As websites and apps evolve to be more media rich, managing and optimizing these images and videos becomes a more significant task for many developers and marketers. This is no easy feat, and one that Cloudinary was specifically built to solve.

This actually isn't the first time we're doing this. About three years ago we increased our quota in a similar manner. Recently we felt it was time to further expand our free tier, especially as video is becoming more dominant in the field. By expanding our free tier, you'll have the opportunity to do more, for less.

The free plan quota has been updated as follows:

  • Monthly image and video transformations have been raised by over 250% to 20,000.
  • Managed media storage has been raised by 500% to 10GB.
  • Media viewing bandwidth has been raised by 400% to 20GB.
  • Total images and videos have been raised by 400% to 300,000.

New Free Plan Limits

As part of this change, we’re also unifying our smaller paid tiers. Check out the updated plans in our pricing page. We will also update our PaaS add-on (Heroku, AWS Marketplace, etc.) plans to be aligned with our direct plans - we'll share more details about this in the coming weeks.

Our new expanded free plan is already available, sign up here to see how Cloudinary can help you do more for little or no cost at all. Hope you'll enjoy it :)

Recent Blog Posts

Give your mobile app a boost: pre-upload image processing

As a mobile developer, enabling users to upload images and share them with other users is a very common requirement. When developing those capabilities, we need to take into account that most users won't think twice about uploading the massive images that their high-resolution mobile cameras capture. Those huge files are not only overkill for on-screen display, but can also cause significant slow downs in upload and delivery times. And of course those same users wouldn't think twice about complaining or abandoning our app if their overall user experience wasn't smooth and fast.

Read more
Cloudinary Helps Hinge Keep Modern Romance Real

To create a profile, Hinge users initially had to connect their Facebook and/or Instagram accounts to the app, which would import images to the users’ Hinge profiles. Hinge stored those images with a URL that expired after two months, unless the user logged into the app regularly. This aspect of the app was frustrating for users because the photos would become inaccessible for others to view.

Read more
Building a Smart AI Image Search Tool Using React

In our first article, we built a part of the front-end of our image search tool with the focus mainly on the parent App.js stateful component.

In this article - part two of a series - we will continue developing a Smart Search App, in which users can search for content in an image, not just the description. The app is built with React for UI interaction, Cloudinary for image upload and management and Algolia for search.

Read more