Last updated: May-24-2023

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

Programmable Media

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.
Asset administration Learn about available features for programmatically managing assets, backups, webhook notifications and other developer administrative tasks.
Widgets and players Embed these widgets or players in your applications to provide additional functionality for your users with just a few lines of code. These include:
  • 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 Cloudinary and insert them in a way that exactly fits your application design, required behavior, and overall workflow.
  • Media Editor: An interactive user interface enabling your users to easily apply simple editing actions to assets from within your website or app. For example, they can rotate, crop or scale, or place image and text layers.
  • Product Gallery: A modern, responsive, and flexible gallery that you can embed in your page to display your product images, videos, and even 3D views with customizable carousel elements, buttons, zoom options and more.
  • Video Player: A JavaScript-based HTML5 video player bundled with a wide range of customization and integration capabilities, and is monetization 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 transformation solution.
Add-ons 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.

Digital Asset Management

Guide Description
DAM User Guide 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. This guide helps marketing and creatives or other users with the Media Library User role take advantage of the DAM features available in the Media Library.
DAM Administrator Guide If you have a Master admin or Admin role, it may be your responsibility to define the way the DAM will be used in your organization: adding users, configuring roles and permissions, setting Media Library and overall account preferences, monitoring usage and more. This guide provides detailed information about these topics.

Media Optimizer

Guide Description
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.

Platform integrations

Guide Description
Cloudinary-built integrations Cloudinary has developed and verified integrations with many leading platforms. You can also take advantage of verified integrations developed by Cloudinary partners or other third parties.
Partner-built integrations Integrations with Cloudinary that are developed by Cloudinary partners according to Cloudinary's guidelines and best practices. They are reviewed and verified by the Cloudinary technical team, but are maintained, supported and updated by the relevant partner organization.

Pre-releases and labs

Guide Description
Pre-releases If you want early access to Cloudinary's features as they're being developed then check out the pre-releases.
Cloudinary Labs Cloudinary Labs provides a set of tools and applications employing leading-edge media technologies that are in active development by Cloudinary's top researchers and developers.

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