Cloudinary's digital asset management solution bridges the gap between asset management and delivery, enabling creative, marketing and development teams to maximize the value of assets, streamline workflows and optimize the end-user experience. The same powerful platform that enables developers to programmatically upload, store, transform, and deliver optimized media content also offers an easy-to-use visual platform designed with both creative and technical teams in mind.
This section provides a high-level overview of Cloudinary's DAM features. Learn more in the Digital Asset Management guide.
We also invite you to check out our video tutorials to learn more about getting started with Cloudinary and the features it offers.
This section highlights some of the primary features of the Cloudinary DAM solution with links to more details on each feature. These features include:
- Efficient and rapid upload
- AI-based content analysis
- Full metadata control
- Advanced search and discovery
- Role-based user management
- Folders and collections for access control and collaboration
- Dynamic image and video transformations
- Extensible APIs for integrating with your existing workflows
Drag-and-drop your media assets to upload them in bulk to the Media Library, or upload assets from various external sources including Facebook, Instagram, Google, Dropbox, Shutterstock, iStock or any other external URL (web address). The assets you upload to the Media Library are the same ones that your developers reference when they deliver assets in your website or application. There's no need to upload the assets to another system.
Learn more: Upload and store assets
Leverage AI-based content analysis for automatic tagging of images and videos, making your asset library easy to search and browse. Add comments to collaborate on media assets across your organization.
Learn more: Managing individual assets
Extract and store existing metadata from your media assets and add or modify custom metadata.
Learn more: Managing individual assets
Search for assets using any combination of attributes and filters. For example, you can search by asset type, size, tags, metadata, video duration, or even analysis data such as predominant colors, the number of faces in the image, or the location where a photo was taken, and more.
Learn more: Advanced search
Control the areas of the Cloudinary console that account users can access.
Learn more: User and Group Management
Organize assets into folders (fixed containers) and collections (virtual groupings), define user groups, and then share your folders and collections with user groups or individual users at different access permission levels. You can also share collections with external stakeholders by sending a URL to a dedicated collection webpage, which is available to those with a link during an optionally specified date range.
- This functionality is relevant only for users with the Media Library user role. All other roles that include access to the Media Library area of the console have full management permission for all assets and folders.
- This functionality is supported for accounts with multiple users. For details, contact support.
Learn more: Folders and collections
Dynamically transform images and videos using simple controls to resize and crop, apply enhancements, and add filters and effects.
Learn more: Using the transformation editor
Cloudinary’s APIs and integrations allow your developers to easily integrate Cloudinary's DAM functionality into your existing technology stack. For example, developers can embed the entire Media Library as an inline or modal dialog box in your CMS, PIM system, or other project management tools to better streamline the creation to delivery process. They can also embed a customized version of the upload widget into your user-facing applications, making it simple for user-generated-content to be uploaded directly to your media library.
Learn more: API References
The Media Library is the repository of all your digital assets and the main touchpoint into the Cloudinary DAM solution.
From this view you can easily perform an advanced search or navigate through folders or collections to find the assets you need, upload new images, videos, audio, or other files in virtually any format, and select multiple assets to perform bulk operations such as delete, add tags or metadata, move, download, or set the status of moderated assets.
For implementation details, see Media Library widget.
In addition to the detailed documentation in the DAM user guide, the following references may help you get started with your Digital Asset Management:
Check out Cloudinary Academy, where you can take free self-paced courses or register for instructor-led virtual or on-site courses.
You may want to start with the free one hour Introduction for DAM Users & Content Editors online course.
(You must be signed in to your Cloudinary account to register for the course.)
Choose from a variety of podcasts where media experts discuss all things related to media experience (MX) and the trends shaping today's visual economy, including Cloudinary product launches, conversations with customers, partners, MX thought leaders, and more.
Find all the MX Matters podcasts on our Cloudinary Podcasts page or subscribe to the Cloudinary MX Matters YouTube channel so you'll never miss one.
Cloudinary’s Ultimate Digital Asset Management Guide takes you through the entire journey of implementing DAM. It includes 6 chapters that cover the basics of what digital asset management is, the evolution of such systems, digital asset management roles, a DAM buyer's guide, and DAM best practices.