Guides

Cloudinary offers a range of guides that describe available features and present common use-cases, including detailed code examples where relevant.

Guide Description
Media upload Upload images, videos, or any other file type from almost any source using a secure and comprehensive API. Upload from server-side code, directly from the browser or from a mobile application.
Image transformations Upload an original image once and let Cloudinary generate different versions from the original, on-the-fly or in advance, from an extensive list of image transformations.
Video transformations Upload an original video once and let Cloudinary generate different versions from the original, on-the-fly or in advance, from an extensive list of video transformations.
Media delivery Deliver your media assets, using a variety of delivery options.

Widgets and players Cloudinary provides a variety of tools that you can embed in your applications to provide additional functionality for your users with just a few lines of code. These inlude:

  • Upload Widget: An interactive and customizable user interface that enables your users to upload files from a variety of sources to your website or application, eliminating the need to develop in-house interactive media upload capabilities.
  • Media Library Widget: A standalone media console for integration into your CMS or any other web application. Lets your users select images, videos, PDFs, or other stored raw files directly from a Cloudinary account and insert them in a way that exactly fits your application design, required behavior, and overall workflow.
  • Video Player: A JavaScript-based HTML5 video player bundled with a wide range of customization and integration capabilities, and is monitization and analytics-ready. The player is fully responsive for use in any device or screen size, and is integrated with Cloudinary's video delivery and manipulation solution.
Add-ons You can register for a variety of add-ons that offer unique image and/or video processing or delivery capabilities. Some of these are based on advanced Cloudinary AI functionality and others provide special functionality from a variety of vision and media processing partners.
Media Optimizer Cloudinary's Media Optimizer is a standalone product that automatically optimizes the delivery of your media with a fast setup and no media migration required.
Digital Asset Management Cloudinary's DAM solution enables creative and marketing teams to use Cloudinary for all steps in the digital asset management workflow using an intuitive DAM-oriented user interface.
Platform integrations Cloudinary has developed and certified integrations with many leading platforms. You can also take advantage of certified integrations developed by Cloudinary partners or other third parties.

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