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

A New, Simple Tool for Creating Text Overlays for Images

Many Cloudinary users desire a UI for tasks like creating text overlays for images, which they then embed on webpages or download for marketing campaigns. Generating such overlays with the Cloudinary Media Library UI involves a bit of a learning curve, especially if they require multiple fonts or text lines, which even experienced users might find challenging to implement.

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Transitioning JPEG-Based to JPEG XL-Based Images for Web Platforms

When the JPEG codec was being developed in the late 1980s, no standardized, lossy image-compression formats existed. JPEG became ready at exactly the right time in 1992, when the World Wide Web and digital cameras were about to become a thing. The introduction of HTML’s <img> tag in 1995 ensured the recognition of JPEG as the web format—at least for photographs. During the 1990s, digital cameras replaced analog ones and, given the limited memory capacities of that era, JPEG became the standard format for photography, especially for consumer-grade cameras.

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Amplify Your Jamstack With Video

By Alex Patterson
Amplify Your Jamstack With Cloudinary Video

As defined by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amplify is a set of products and tools with which mobile and front-end web developers can build and deploy AWS-powered, secure, and scalable full-stack apps. Also, you can efficiently configure their back ends, connect them to your app with just a few lines of code, and deploy static web apps in only three steps. Historically, because of their performance issues, managing images and videos is a daunting challenge for developers. Even though you can easily load media to an S3 bucket with AWS Amplify, transforming, compressing, and responsively delivering them is labor intensive and time consuming.

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Cloudinary Helps Move James Hardie’s Experience Online

While COVID has affected most businesses, it has been particularly hard on those that sell products for the physical ‘brick and mortar’ world. One company that literally fits that bill is our Australian customer James Hardie, the largest global manufacturer of fibre cement products used in both domestic and commercial construction. These are materials that its buyers ideally want to see up close, in detail. When customers have questions, they expect personal service.

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