Custom shapes cropping

You can crop an image based on any custom shape. Do this by having your own custom image as a mask for cropping, setting the overlay parameter as your mask image's public ID and setting the flags parameter to cutter (in URLs: l_<mask_image>,fl_cutter).

Original

Original

Custom shaped

Custom shaped

Semi-transparency

Semi-transparency
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("pasta.png", :transformation=>[
  {:width=>173, :height=>200, :crop=>"fill"},
  {:overlay=>"hexagon_sample", :flags=>"cutter"}
  ])
PHP:
cl_image_tag("pasta.png", array("transformation"=>array(
  array("width"=>173, "height"=>200, "crop"=>"fill"),
  array("overlay"=>"hexagon_sample", "flags"=>"cutter")
  )))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("pasta.png").image(transformation=[
  {"width": 173, "height": 200, "crop": "fill"},
  {"overlay": "hexagon_sample", "flags": "cutter"}
  ])
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("pasta.png", {transformation: [
  {width: 173, height: 200, crop: "fill"},
  {overlay: "hexagon_sample", flags: "cutter"}
  ]})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .width(173).height(200).crop("fill").chain()
  .overlay("hexagon_sample").flags("cutter")).imageTag("pasta.png");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('pasta.png', {transformation: [
  {width: 173, height: 200, crop: "fill"},
  {overlay: "hexagon_sample", flags: "cutter"}
  ]}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("pasta.png", {transformation: [
  {width: 173, height: 200, crop: "fill"},
  {overlay: "hexagon_sample", flags: "cutter"}
  ]})
React:
<Image publicId="pasta.png" >
  <Transformation width="173" height="200" crop="fill" />
  <Transformation overlay="hexagon_sample" flags="cutter" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="pasta.png" >
  <cl-transformation width="173" height="200" crop="fill">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation overlay="hexagon_sample" flags="cutter">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation()
  .Width(173).Height(200).Crop("fill").Chain()
  .Overlay("hexagon_sample").Flags("cutter")).BuildImageTag("pasta.png")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .width(173).height(200).crop("fill").chain()
  .overlay("hexagon_sample").flags("cutter")).generate("pasta.png");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation()
  .setWidth(173).setHeight(200).setCrop("fill").chain()
  .setOverlay("hexagon_sample").setFlags("cutter")).generate("pasta.png")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Use images as text textures

Instead of coloring your text with a solid color, fill it with an image and give it an interesting texture. How? Choose an image as your text texture, dynamically add a text overlay as explained in the Dynamic text overlay blog post, and set the flags parameter to cutter (fl_cutter in URLs).

Original image

Original image

Text texture

Text texture

Fetch + texture

Fetch + texture
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("yellow_tulip.png", :overlay=>"text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers", :flags=>"cutter")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("yellow_tulip.png", array("overlay"=>"text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers", "flags"=>"cutter"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("yellow_tulip.png").image(overlay="text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers", flags="cutter")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("yellow_tulip.png", {overlay: "text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers", flags: "cutter"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().overlay("text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers").flags("cutter")).imageTag("yellow_tulip.png");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('yellow_tulip.png', {overlay: "text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers", flags: "cutter"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("yellow_tulip.png", {overlay: "text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers", flags: "cutter"})
React:
<Image publicId="yellow_tulip.png" >
  <Transformation overlay="text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers" flags="cutter" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="yellow_tulip.png" >
  <cl-transformation overlay="text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers" flags="cutter">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Overlay("text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers").Flags("cutter")).BuildImageTag("yellow_tulip.png")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().overlay("text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers").flags("cutter")).generate("yellow_tulip.png");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setOverlay("text:Coustard_200_bold:Flowers").setFlags("cutter")).generate("yellow_tulip.png")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Generate a profile completeness meter

Generate a great looking profile completeness meter to notify your users of their progress. Whether it's for profile page details, survey progress, or just to show your users the percentage of the completion of any task. Use Cloudinary's powerful manipulation tools to generate just what you need.

Badge meter

Badge meter

User's thumbnail

User's thumbnail

Avatar meter

Avatar meter
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("avatar.jpg", :transformation=>[
  {:effect=>"trim"},
  {:effect=>"colorize", :color=>"white"},
  {:background=>"#D0CDCD"},
  {:overlay=>"avatar", :effect=>"trim", :width=>1.0, :height=>0.6, :gravity=>"south", :crop=>"crop"},
  {:flags=>"layer_apply", :gravity=>"south"},
  {:overlay=>"text:Playball_40:60%2525", :color=>"white", :y=>80},
  {:width=>200, :crop=>"scale"}
  ])
PHP:
cl_image_tag("avatar.jpg", array("transformation"=>array(
  array("effect"=>"trim"),
  array("effect"=>"colorize", "color"=>"white"),
  array("background"=>"#D0CDCD"),
  array("overlay"=>"avatar", "effect"=>"trim", "width"=>1.0, "height"=>0.6, "gravity"=>"south", "crop"=>"crop"),
  array("flags"=>"layer_apply", "gravity"=>"south"),
  array("overlay"=>"text:Playball_40:60%2525", "color"=>"white", "y"=>80),
  array("width"=>200, "crop"=>"scale")
  )))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("avatar.jpg").image(transformation=[
  {"effect": "trim"},
  {"effect": "colorize", "color": "white"},
  {"background": "#D0CDCD"},
  {"overlay": "avatar", "effect": "trim", "width": 1.0, "height": 0.6, "gravity": "south", "crop": "crop"},
  {"flags": "layer_apply", "gravity": "south"},
  {"overlay": "text:Playball_40:60%2525", "color": "white", "y": 80},
  {"width": 200, "crop": "scale"}
  ])
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("avatar.jpg", {transformation: [
  {effect: "trim"},
  {effect: "colorize", color: "white"},
  {background: "#D0CDCD"},
  {overlay: "avatar", effect: "trim", width: "1.0", height: "0.6", gravity: "south", crop: "crop"},
  {flags: "layer_apply", gravity: "south"},
  {overlay: "text:Playball_40:60%2525", color: "white", y: 80},
  {width: 200, crop: "scale"}
  ]})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .effect("trim").chain()
  .effect("colorize").color("white").chain()
  .background("#D0CDCD").chain()
  .overlay("avatar").effect("trim").width(1.0).height(0.6).gravity("south").crop("crop").chain()
  .flags("layer_apply").gravity("south").chain()
  .overlay("text:Playball_40:60%2525").color("white").y(80).chain()
  .width(200).crop("scale")).imageTag("avatar.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('avatar.jpg', {transformation: [
  {effect: "trim"},
  {effect: "colorize", color: "white"},
  {background: "#D0CDCD"},
  {overlay: "avatar", effect: "trim", width: "1.0", height: "0.6", gravity: "south", crop: "crop"},
  {flags: "layer_apply", gravity: "south"},
  {overlay: "text:Playball_40:60%2525", color: "white", y: 80},
  {width: 200, crop: "scale"}
  ]}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("avatar.jpg", {transformation: [
  {effect: "trim"},
  {effect: "colorize", color: "white"},
  {background: "#D0CDCD"},
  {overlay: "avatar", effect: "trim", width: "1.0", height: "0.6", gravity: "south", crop: "crop"},
  {flags: "layer_apply", gravity: "south"},
  {overlay: "text:Playball_40:60%2525", color: "white", y: 80},
  {width: 200, crop: "scale"}
  ]})
React:
<Image publicId="avatar.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="trim" />
  <Transformation effect="colorize" color="white" />
  <Transformation background="#D0CDCD" />
  <Transformation overlay="avatar" effect="trim" width="1.0" height="0.6" gravity="south" crop="crop" />
  <Transformation flags="layer_apply" gravity="south" />
  <Transformation overlay="text:Playball_40:60%2525" color="white" y="80" />
  <Transformation width="200" crop="scale" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="avatar.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="trim">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation effect="colorize" color="white">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation background="#D0CDCD">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation overlay="avatar" effect="trim" width="1.0" height="0.6" gravity="south" crop="crop">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation flags="layer_apply" gravity="south">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation overlay="text:Playball_40:60%2525" color="white" y="80">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation width="200" crop="scale">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation()
  .Effect("trim").Chain()
  .Effect("colorize").Color("white").Chain()
  .Background("#D0CDCD").Chain()
  .Overlay("avatar").Effect("trim").Width(1.0).Height(0.6).Gravity("south").Crop("crop").Chain()
  .Flags("layer_apply").Gravity("south").Chain()
  .Overlay("text:Playball_40:60%2525").Color("white").Y(80).Chain()
  .Width(200).Crop("scale")).BuildImageTag("avatar.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .effect("trim").chain()
  .effect("colorize").color("white").chain()
  .background("#D0CDCD").chain()
  .overlay("avatar").effect("trim").width(1.0).height(0.6).gravity("south").crop("crop").chain()
  .flags("layer_apply").gravity("south").chain()
  .overlay("text:Playball_40:60%2525").color("white").y(80).chain()
  .width(200).crop("scale")).generate("avatar.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation()
  .setEffect("trim").chain()
  .setEffect("colorize").setColor("white").chain()
  .setBackground("#D0CDCD").chain()
  .setOverlay("avatar").setEffect("trim").setWidth(1.0).setHeight(0.6).setGravity("south").setCrop("crop").chain()
  .setFlags("layer_apply").setGravity("south").chain()
  .setOverlay("text:Playball_40:60%2525").setColor("white").setY(80).chain()
  .setWidth(200).setCrop("scale")).generate("avatar.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Center objects using trim

Center an object within an image with a solid background. Do this by first trimming the background around the object (e_trim) and then pad (c_lpad) and resize the canvas to the image's initial width (w_iw) and height (h_ih).

Original

Original
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("nice_bird.jpg", :transformation=>[
  {:effect=>"trim"},
  {:width=>"iw", :height=>"ih", :crop=>"lpad"},
  {:border=>"4px_solid_green"}
  ])
PHP:
cl_image_tag("nice_bird.jpg", array("transformation"=>array(
  array("effect"=>"trim"),
  array("width"=>"iw", "height"=>"ih", "crop"=>"lpad"),
  array("border"=>"4px_solid_green")
  )))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("nice_bird.jpg").image(transformation=[
  {"effect": "trim"},
  {"width": "iw", "height": "ih", "crop": "lpad"},
  {"border": "4px_solid_green"}
  ])
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("nice_bird.jpg", {transformation: [
  {effect: "trim"},
  {width: "iw", height: "ih", crop: "lpad"},
  {border: "4px_solid_green"}
  ]})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .effect("trim").chain()
  .width("iw").height("ih").crop("lpad").chain()
  .border("4px_solid_green")).imageTag("nice_bird.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('nice_bird.jpg', {transformation: [
  {effect: "trim"},
  {width: "iw", height: "ih", crop: "lpad"},
  {border: "4px_solid_green"}
  ]}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("nice_bird.jpg", {transformation: [
  {effect: "trim"},
  {width: "iw", height: "ih", crop: "lpad"},
  {border: "4px_solid_green"}
  ]})
React:
<Image publicId="nice_bird.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="trim" />
  <Transformation width="iw" height="ih" crop="lpad" />
  <Transformation border="4px_solid_green" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="nice_bird.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="trim">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation width="iw" height="ih" crop="lpad">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation border="4px_solid_green">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation()
  .Effect("trim").Chain()
  .Width("iw").Height("ih").Crop("lpad").Chain()
  .Border("4px_solid_green")).BuildImageTag("nice_bird.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .effect("trim").chain()
  .width("iw").height("ih").crop("lpad").chain()
  .border("4px_solid_green")).generate("nice_bird.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation()
  .setEffect("trim").chain()
  .setWidth("iw").setHeight("ih").setCrop("lpad").chain()
  .setBorder("4px_solid_green")).generate("nice_bird.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Roee Ben Ari

Custom shapes cut out

Cut out any shape from an image. Do this by having your own custom image as the mask for the cutout by setting overlay parameter as your mask image's public ID and chaining a transformation with effect parameter as cut_out and flags parameter as layer_apply (l_<public_id>/e_cut_out,fl_layer_apply in URLs).

Original

Original

Custom cut out

Custom cut out

Semi-transparency

Semi-transparency
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("night_sky.jpg", :transformation=>[
  {:overlay=>"ring2", :radius=>"max", :width=>200, :height=>200},
  {:effect=>"cut_out", :flags=>"layer_apply"}
  ])
PHP:
cl_image_tag("night_sky.jpg", array("transformation"=>array(
  array("overlay"=>"ring2", "radius"=>"max", "width"=>200, "height"=>200),
  array("effect"=>"cut_out", "flags"=>"layer_apply")
  )))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("night_sky.jpg").image(transformation=[
  {"overlay": "ring2", "radius": "max", "width": 200, "height": 200},
  {"effect": "cut_out", "flags": "layer_apply"}
  ])
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("night_sky.jpg", {transformation: [
  {overlay: "ring2", radius: "max", width: 200, height: 200},
  {effect: "cut_out", flags: "layer_apply"}
  ]})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .overlay("ring2").radius("max").width(200).height(200).chain()
  .effect("cut_out").flags("layer_apply")).imageTag("night_sky.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('night_sky.jpg', {transformation: [
  {overlay: "ring2", radius: "max", width: 200, height: 200},
  {effect: "cut_out", flags: "layer_apply"}
  ]}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("night_sky.jpg", {transformation: [
  {overlay: "ring2", radius: "max", width: 200, height: 200},
  {effect: "cut_out", flags: "layer_apply"}
  ]})
React:
<Image publicId="night_sky.jpg" >
  <Transformation overlay="ring2" radius="max" width="200" height="200" />
  <Transformation effect="cut_out" flags="layer_apply" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="night_sky.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation overlay="ring2" radius="max" width="200" height="200">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation effect="cut_out" flags="layer_apply">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation()
  .Overlay("ring2").Radius("max").Width(200).Height(200).Chain()
  .Effect("cut_out").Flags("layer_apply")).BuildImageTag("night_sky.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .overlay("ring2").radius("max").width(200).height(200).chain()
  .effect("cut_out").flags("layer_apply")).generate("night_sky.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation()
  .setOverlay("ring2").setRadius("max").setWidth(200).setHeight(200).chain()
  .setEffect("cut_out").setFlags("layer_apply")).generate("night_sky.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Daniel Mendoza

Turn your pictures in to old photographs

You don't have to wait to go to a theme park to take an old-timey photograph with your family. Instead, you can use Cloudinary to quickly and easily create this effect on any of your current images.

Old timey photograph

Old timey photograph

Baby with bubbles picture

Baby with bubbles picture

Old piece of parchment

Old piece of parchment
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("mac-bubbles.jpg", :transformation=>[
  {:width=>1000, :crop=>"scale"},
  {:overlay=>"torn-paper", :width=>1.0, :height=>1.0, :flags=>["relative", "cutter"]},
  {:overlay=>"torn-paper", :width=>1.0, :height=>1.0, :flags=>"relative", :opacity=>40},
  {:effect=>"sepia"}
  ])
PHP:
cl_image_tag("mac-bubbles.jpg", array("transformation"=>array(
  array("width"=>1000, "crop"=>"scale"),
  array("overlay"=>"torn-paper", "width"=>1.0, "height"=>1.0, "flags"=>array("relative", "cutter")),
  array("overlay"=>"torn-paper", "width"=>1.0, "height"=>1.0, "flags"=>"relative", "opacity"=>40),
  array("effect"=>"sepia")
  )))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("mac-bubbles.jpg").image(transformation=[
  {"width": 1000, "crop": "scale"},
  {"overlay": "torn-paper", "width": 1.0, "height": 1.0, "flags": ["relative", "cutter"]},
  {"overlay": "torn-paper", "width": 1.0, "height": 1.0, "flags": "relative", "opacity": 40},
  {"effect": "sepia"}
  ])
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("mac-bubbles.jpg", {transformation: [
  {width: 1000, crop: "scale"},
  {overlay: "torn-paper", width: "1.0", height: "1.0", flags: ["relative", "cutter"]},
  {overlay: "torn-paper", width: "1.0", height: "1.0", flags: "relative", opacity: 40},
  {effect: "sepia"}
  ]})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .width(1000).crop("scale").chain()
  .overlay("torn-paper").width(1.0).height(1.0).flags("relative", "cutter").chain()
  .overlay("torn-paper").width(1.0).height(1.0).flags("relative").opacity(40).chain()
  .effect("sepia")).imageTag("mac-bubbles.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('mac-bubbles.jpg', {transformation: [
  {width: 1000, crop: "scale"},
  {overlay: "torn-paper", width: "1.0", height: "1.0", flags: ["relative", "cutter"]},
  {overlay: "torn-paper", width: "1.0", height: "1.0", flags: "relative", opacity: 40},
  {effect: "sepia"}
  ]}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("mac-bubbles.jpg", {transformation: [
  {width: 1000, crop: "scale"},
  {overlay: "torn-paper", width: "1.0", height: "1.0", flags: ["relative", "cutter"]},
  {overlay: "torn-paper", width: "1.0", height: "1.0", flags: "relative", opacity: 40},
  {effect: "sepia"}
  ]})
React:
<Image publicId="mac-bubbles.jpg" >
  <Transformation width="1000" crop="scale" />
  <Transformation overlay="torn-paper" width="1.0" height="1.0" flags={["relative", "cutter"]} />
  <Transformation overlay="torn-paper" width="1.0" height="1.0" flags="relative" opacity="40" />
  <Transformation effect="sepia" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="mac-bubbles.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation width="1000" crop="scale">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation overlay="torn-paper" width="1.0" height="1.0" flags={{["relative", "cutter"]}}>
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation overlay="torn-paper" width="1.0" height="1.0" flags="relative" opacity="40">
  </cl-transformation>
  <cl-transformation effect="sepia">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation()
  .Width(1000).Crop("scale").Chain()
  .Overlay("torn-paper").Width(1.0).Height(1.0).Flags("relative", "cutter").Chain()
  .Overlay("torn-paper").Width(1.0).Height(1.0).Flags("relative").Opacity(40).Chain()
  .Effect("sepia")).BuildImageTag("mac-bubbles.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation()
  .width(1000).crop("scale").chain()
  .overlay("torn-paper").width(1.0).height(1.0).flags("relative", "cutter").chain()
  .overlay("torn-paper").width(1.0).height(1.0).flags("relative").opacity(40).chain()
  .effect("sepia")).generate("mac-bubbles.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation()
  .setWidth(1000).setCrop("scale").chain()
  .setOverlay("torn-paper").setWidth(1.0).setHeight(1.0).setFlags("relative", "cutter").chain()
  .setOverlay("torn-paper").setWidth(1.0).setHeight(1.0).setFlags("relative").setOpacity(40).chain()
  .setEffect("sepia")).generate("mac-bubbles.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Josh Slivken
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Generating Video Preview Clips

Creating a dynamic and engaging animated video preview (as opposed to a static image) can have a lot of benefits: Improves the ability to captures a user’s attention for the content More clearly demonstrates that there is video content available Provides several preview clips, allowing the user to decide if the video is relevant pre-click

Original

Preview Video

by Josh Slivken

Pixelate an image or a region

Apply a pixelization effect to an image by setting the effect parameter to pixelate (e_pixelate in URLs). You can choose to pixelate the whole image or just a certain region of the image, and the size of the squares is customizable.

Original

Original

Pixeling an image

Pixeling an image

Pixeling a region

Pixeling a region
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg", :effect=>"pixelate", :type=>"fetch")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg", array("effect"=>"pixelate", "type"=>"fetch"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg").image(effect="pixelate", type="fetch")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg", {effect: "pixelate", type: "fetch"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("pixelate")).type("fetch").imageTag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg', {effect: "pixelate", type: "fetch"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg", {effect: "pixelate", type: "fetch"})
React:
<Image publicId="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg" type="fetch">
  <Transformation effect="pixelate" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg" type="fetch">
  <cl-transformation effect="pixelate">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("pixelate")).Type("fetch").BuildImageTag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("pixelate")).type("fetch").generate("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setType( "fetch").setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("pixelate")).generate("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cd/Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg/550px-Austin_A110_Westminster_MkII_tail.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Color a picture

Color an image to any other color simply by setting the effect parameter to colorize (e_colorize in URLs), then set the color you want as the value of the color parameter (co in URLs). The color can be given by either it's name (e.g., green) or by an RGB value (e.g., 00FF00).

Original

Original

Solid colorizing

Solid colorizing

Custom intensity

Custom intensity
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("smartphone.png", :effect=>"colorize", :color=>"purple")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("smartphone.png", array("effect"=>"colorize", "color"=>"purple"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("smartphone.png").image(effect="colorize", color="purple")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("smartphone.png", {effect: "colorize", color: "purple"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("colorize").color("purple")).imageTag("smartphone.png");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('smartphone.png', {effect: "colorize", color: "purple"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("smartphone.png", {effect: "colorize", color: "purple"})
React:
<Image publicId="smartphone.png" >
  <Transformation effect="colorize" color="purple" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="smartphone.png" >
  <cl-transformation effect="colorize" color="purple">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("colorize").Color("purple")).BuildImageTag("smartphone.png")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("colorize").color("purple")).generate("smartphone.png");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("colorize").setColor("purple")).generate("smartphone.png")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Image rotation

Rotate an image by setting the angle parameter (a in URLs) to a given value representing the degree of rotation. A positive value rotates the image clockwise while a negative value rotates it counterclockwise.

Original

Original

Rotated 90°

Rotated 90°

Rotated overlay

Rotated overlay
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("sea_shell.jpg", :angle=>90)
PHP:
cl_image_tag("sea_shell.jpg", array("angle"=>90))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("sea_shell.jpg").image(angle=90)
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("sea_shell.jpg", {angle: 90})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().angle(90)).imageTag("sea_shell.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('sea_shell.jpg', {angle: 90}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("sea_shell.jpg", {angle: 90})
React:
<Image publicId="sea_shell.jpg" >
  <Transformation angle="90" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="sea_shell.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation angle="90">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Angle(90)).BuildImageTag("sea_shell.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().angle(90)).generate("sea_shell.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setAngle(90)).generate("sea_shell.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Relative size overlays

Resize overlays to a given percentage of the main image, either related to width, height or both by setting the flags parameter to relative (fl_relative in URLs) while also setting the width and/or height parameters to the percentage value you need, represented by a decimal value (e.g., 0.4 for 40%).

Main image

Main image

100% width-related

100% width-related

Including text

Including text
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("black_bar.png")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("black_bar.png")
Python:
CloudinaryImage("black_bar.png").image()
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("black_bar.png")
Java:
cloudinary.url().imageTag("black_bar.png");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('black_bar.png').toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("black_bar.png")
React:
<Image publicId="black_bar.png" >

</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="black_bar.png" >

</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.BuildImageTag("black_bar.png")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().generate("black_bar.png");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().generate("black_bar.png")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Change image opacity

Change the image's opacity level by setting the opacity parameter (o in URLs) to a value between 0 to 100 which represents the visibility percentage. Control the opacity level of either the main image or overlaid images.

Original

Original

50% opacity

50% opacity

Flashlight effect

Flashlight effect
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("sheep.jpg", :opacity=>50)
PHP:
cl_image_tag("sheep.jpg", array("opacity"=>50))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("sheep.jpg").image(opacity=50)
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("sheep.jpg", {opacity: 50})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().opacity(50)).imageTag("sheep.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('sheep.jpg', {opacity: 50}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("sheep.jpg", {opacity: 50})
React:
<Image publicId="sheep.jpg" >
  <Transformation opacity="50" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="sheep.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation opacity="50">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Opacity(50)).BuildImageTag("sheep.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().opacity(50)).generate("sheep.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setOpacity(50)).generate("sheep.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Overlay an image over detected faces

Overlay another image of your choice on top of the faces which are automatically detected in your image. This is done by setting the overlay parameter (l in URLs) to the overlay image's public ID while setting the gravity parameter to faces (g_faces in URLs).

Original

Original

Faces overlay

Faces overlay

Funny overlay

Funny overlay
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg", :overlay=>"badge", :gravity=>"faces", :width=>30, :type=>"fetch")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg", array("overlay"=>"badge", "gravity"=>"faces", "width"=>30, "type"=>"fetch"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg").image(overlay="badge", gravity="faces", width=30, type="fetch")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg", {overlay: "badge", gravity: "faces", width: 30, type: "fetch"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().overlay("badge").gravity("faces").width(30)).type("fetch").imageTag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg', {overlay: "badge", gravity: "faces", width: 30, type: "fetch"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg", {overlay: "badge", gravity: "faces", width: 30, type: "fetch"})
React:
<Image publicId="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg" type="fetch">
  <Transformation overlay="badge" gravity="faces" width="30" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg" type="fetch">
  <cl-transformation overlay="badge" gravity="faces" width="30">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Overlay("badge").Gravity("faces").Width(30)).Type("fetch").BuildImageTag("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().overlay("badge").gravity("faces").width(30)).type("fetch").generate("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setType( "fetch").setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setOverlay("badge").setGravity("faces").setWidth(30)).generate("http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Spain_national_football_team_Euro_2012_final.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Blur or pixelate faces

Hide faces in your images by telling Cloudinary to either blur or automatically pixelate the detected faces. This is done by setting the effect parameter to either blur_faces or pixelate_faces (e_blur_faces or e_pixelate_faces in URLs). The level of blurring and the size of the pixel squares can customized.

Original

Original

Blur faces

Blur faces

Pixelate faces

Pixelate faces
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("young_couple.jpg", :effect=>"blur_faces")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("young_couple.jpg", array("effect"=>"blur_faces"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("young_couple.jpg").image(effect="blur_faces")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("young_couple.jpg", {effect: "blur_faces"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("blur_faces")).imageTag("young_couple.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('young_couple.jpg', {effect: "blur_faces"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("young_couple.jpg", {effect: "blur_faces"})
React:
<Image publicId="young_couple.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="blur_faces" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="young_couple.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="blur_faces">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("blur_faces")).BuildImageTag("young_couple.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("blur_faces")).generate("young_couple.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("blur_faces")).generate("young_couple.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Add a border to images

Add a border to your images by setting the value of the border parameter (bo in URLs). The border's color, width and opacity can be customized dynamically, and borders can be applied either on main images or on overlaid images.

Original

Original

Bordered

Bordered

Colored circle

Colored circle
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("face_top.jpg", :border=>"2px_solid_black")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("face_top.jpg", array("border"=>"2px_solid_black"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("face_top.jpg").image(border="2px_solid_black")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("face_top.jpg", {border: "2px_solid_black"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().border("2px_solid_black")).imageTag("face_top.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('face_top.jpg', {border: "2px_solid_black"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("face_top.jpg", {border: "2px_solid_black"})
React:
<Image publicId="face_top.jpg" >
  <Transformation border="2px_solid_black" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="face_top.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation border="2px_solid_black">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Border("2px_solid_black")).BuildImageTag("face_top.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().border("2px_solid_black")).generate("face_top.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setBorder("2px_solid_black")).generate("face_top.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Trim photo background

Apply the trim filter to remove the edges around the image. Do this by setting the effect parameter to trim (e_trim in URLs). You can customize the color similarity tolerance between 0 and 100. The default level is10`.

Original

Original

Trimmed

Trimmed

Custom level

Custom level
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("business_man_padded.jpg", :effect=>"trim")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("business_man_padded.jpg", array("effect"=>"trim"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("business_man_padded.jpg").image(effect="trim")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("business_man_padded.jpg", {effect: "trim"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("trim")).imageTag("business_man_padded.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('business_man_padded.jpg', {effect: "trim"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("business_man_padded.jpg", {effect: "trim"})
React:
<Image publicId="business_man_padded.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="trim" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="business_man_padded.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="trim">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("trim")).BuildImageTag("business_man_padded.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("trim")).generate("business_man_padded.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("trim")).generate("business_man_padded.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Adjust the hue value of images

Create a different mixture of colors for your images with the Hue filter. This can be applied by setting the effect parameter to hue (e_hue in URLs). The hue level can be customized.

Original

Original

Default level

Default level

Custom level

Custom level
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("white_chicken.jpg", :effect=>"hue")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("white_chicken.jpg", array("effect"=>"hue"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("white_chicken.jpg").image(effect="hue")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("white_chicken.jpg", {effect: "hue"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("hue")).imageTag("white_chicken.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('white_chicken.jpg', {effect: "hue"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("white_chicken.jpg", {effect: "hue"})
React:
<Image publicId="white_chicken.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="hue" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="white_chicken.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="hue">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("hue")).BuildImageTag("white_chicken.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("hue")).generate("white_chicken.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("hue")).generate("white_chicken.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Increase fill light of photos

Fill your images with a lighting effect. This is very handy when dealing with darker images. How? Set the effect parameter to fill_light (e_fill_light in URLs). You can control the fill light level, the range is between -100 and 100. The default value is 0.

Original

Original

Default level

Default level

Custom level

Custom level
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg", :effect=>"fill_light")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg", array("effect"=>"fill_light"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg").image(effect="fill_light")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg", {effect: "fill_light"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("fill_light")).imageTag("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg', {effect: "fill_light"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg", {effect: "fill_light"})
React:
<Image publicId="8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="fill_light" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="fill_light">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("fill_light")).BuildImageTag("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("fill_light")).generate("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("fill_light")).generate("8jsb1xofxdqamu2rzwt9q.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Apply a sepia effect

Add a warm, antique feeling to your photos using the 'Sepia' filter effect. This is done by setting the effect parameter to sepia (e_sepia in URLs). You can also customize the strength of the Sepia effect.

Original

Original

Sepia

Sepia

Custom strength

Custom strength
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("coast.jpg", :effect=>"sepia")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("coast.jpg", array("effect"=>"sepia"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("coast.jpg").image(effect="sepia")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("coast.jpg", {effect: "sepia"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("sepia")).imageTag("coast.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('coast.jpg', {effect: "sepia"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("coast.jpg", {effect: "sepia"})
React:
<Image publicId="coast.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="sepia" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="coast.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="sepia">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("sepia")).BuildImageTag("coast.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("sepia")).generate("coast.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("sepia")).generate("coast.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano

Convert image to grayscale

Convert images to grayscale by setting the effect parameter to grayscale (e_grayscale in URLs). You can add further transformations in order to achieve the exact result you need.

Original

Original

Grayscale

Grayscale

Gradient fade

Gradient fade
Ruby:
cl_image_tag("happy_dog.jpg", :effect=>"grayscale")
PHP:
cl_image_tag("happy_dog.jpg", array("effect"=>"grayscale"))
Python:
CloudinaryImage("happy_dog.jpg").image(effect="grayscale")
Node.js:
cloudinary.image("happy_dog.jpg", {effect: "grayscale"})
Java:
cloudinary.url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("grayscale")).imageTag("happy_dog.jpg");
JS:
cloudinary.imageTag('happy_dog.jpg', {effect: "grayscale"}).toHtml();
jQuery:
$.cloudinary.image("happy_dog.jpg", {effect: "grayscale"})
React:
<Image publicId="happy_dog.jpg" >
  <Transformation effect="grayscale" />
</Image>
Angular:
<cl-image public-id="happy_dog.jpg" >
  <cl-transformation effect="grayscale">
  </cl-transformation>
</cl-image>
.Net:
cloudinary.Api.UrlImgUp.Transform(new Transformation().Effect("grayscale")).BuildImageTag("happy_dog.jpg")
Android:
MediaManager.get().url().transformation(new Transformation().effect("grayscale")).generate("happy_dog.jpg");
iOS:
imageView.cldSetImage(cloudinary.createUrl().setTransformation(CLDTransformation().setEffect("grayscale")).generate("happy_dog.jpg")!, cloudinary: cloudinary)
by Itay Taragano