Cloudinary Blog

Welcome to the Cloudinary Blog

By Cloudinary Team
Hi everyone, and welcome to Cloudinary!
 
We have a long history of developing web-based products. In fact, our main line of business is helping early stage web-based startups code their web applications. 
 
In recent years we’ve built substantial infrastructures to help us deliver higher quality web applications, quicker. One of these infrastructures has proven so helpful that we’ve decided to let everyone to enjoy it. We’ve named it “Cloudinary” and it is now open to the public.
 
What does it do?
 
Cloudinary is a SaaS that takes the hassle out of managing your websites images. 
 
Images from your graphic designer, images that your visitors upload, images you retrieve from the web to show on your website. Cloudinary takes care of your entire image management pipeline. Easily upload images to the cloud. Use smart image resizing, cropping and conversion without installing any complex software. Integrate Facebook or Twitter profile image extraction in a snap, in any dimension and style to match your website’s design. Get your images delivered from fast CDNs, and much more. Simply put - if it’s image related, let Cloudinary do it.
 
We definitely prefer writing code and adding new features than writing blog posts :) still, we have a lot we want to tell you about Cloudinary, about our ideas, about our plans, about the new and upcoming features. More than that - we want to hear your thoughts, your input, your unique image management requirements. So bookmark this page, add us to your favorite RSS reader, and come visit us. Drop us a line and tell us how Cloudinary can help you.
 
We hope to hear from you soon!
 

Recent Blog Posts

10 Website Videos Mistakes and How to Solve Them

It should come as no surprise that video use on the internet is exploding. You can see the dramatic growth of video on the average site in this SpeedCurve blog post.

With the growth in video comes greater bandwidth use, which is not only costly for your IT budget, but for your visitors as well. Beyond the expense, there is the user experience to consider. The heavier the page, the longer it will take to load, and the greater likelihood visitors will abandon your site. Page load speed is also an important factor in SEO ranking, so clearly video is something we need to take seriously and get right. Video is challenging, presenting terms still unfamiliar to developers - like codecs, bitrate and adaptive bitrate streaming. As a result, mistakes are being made in video implementation.

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Android Data Saver: Optimizing Mobile Data Usage with Cloudinary

Over the life of a mobile device, the cost of a cellular data plan often exceeds that of the device itself. To optimize data usage and purge useless data on their mobile devices, users can enable Data Saver from Android 7.0 (API level 24). To do so, users toggle Data Saver in quick settings under the Notification shade or under Settings > Data usage. With Data Saver enabled, apps that aren't whitelisted cannot use cellular data in the background. They are also directed to consume less data while active.

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Introducing the Cloudinary Upload Widget v2

At Cloudinary, we manage the entire pipeline of media assets for thousands of customers of varying sizes from numerous verticals. Cloudinary is an end-to-end solution for all your image and video needs, including upload, storage, administration, manipulation, optimization and dynamic delivery.

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Convert an Image to a 3D Canvas With Cloudinary

Note
This post was cowritten with Daniel Mendoza.
Note
This post was cowritten with Daniel Mendoza.
Note

Famed American poet Henry David Thoreau once said, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” And, like your imagination, the transformations you can apply to images with Cloudinary are practically endless. You can even render any flat image to appear three-dimensional and framed on a canvas.

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Mobile Optimization: Optimize Your Mobile-Web User Experience

TL;DR

We live in a visual world, often while on the go, and consumers expect media-rich web content. Accordingly, the loading speed of images and videos is a big factor in user experience. To optimize customer satisfaction with your mobile content, you must focus on the quality, format, and size of your digital assets. With Cloudinary, optimization is simple, not only enhancing your mobile web and app performance, but also upping your SEO game and boosting customer experience.

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