Cloudinary Features
Cloudinary Features

Cloudinary is the end-to-end solution for all your image and video needs. With Cloudinary you will:

Image upload

Upload any files
Upload any file to the cloud

Upload any image type (JPG, PNG, Animated GIF, PSD, WebP, JPEG-XR, SVG and others). Upload videos, PDF and Office documents, and any other file type.

Upload images from any source
Upload from any source

Use Cloudinary's image API to upload files from your back-end application. Support uploading directly from your visitors' browsers, iOS or Android mobile apps without any server-side component. Alternatively, fetch images in realtime using URLs from around the web.

Upload images at any scale
Upload at any scale

Upload anywhere from a few images to millions of images a day. Cloudinary takes care of your upload scale with zero hassle and no headaches.

Upload images any way you want it
Upload files any way you want it

Cloudinary offers secure upload API, interactive manual uploads and customizable upload widgets you can embed in your website or mobile app.

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Cloud storage

Image hosting service
  • Your files are stored safely in the cloud

    With Cloudinary your images are stored in a highly available, redundant, cloud-based persistent storage, with revision tracking and automatic backup.

  • Store as many files as you need

    Cloudinary allows you to store anywhere from a few files to millions of files, from a few bytes to many Terabytes and more.

  • Store the files wherever you need it

    Leverage Cloudinary's internal storage mechanisms or your own AWS S3 bucket for storage. Alternatively, you can keep utilizing your existing storage solution and have your files manipulated on-the-fly from their original location.

Powerful administration

Web-based image management console
Web-based management console

Gain important insights on your images with usage reports, in-depth analytics and actionable advice. Setup and tweak every aspect of your image pipeline's behavior. Assign role-based access to all your team members.

Online media management
Online media management

Use Cloudinary's online web interface to interactively manage your media library wherever you are. Sift through your images with powerful browsing and advanced searching. Moderate your images manually or automatically. Tag your images or organize them in folders and much more.

Image Administrative API
Administrative API

Use RESTful APIs to simplify and speed-up your move to the cloud. Automate all your image management and house-keeping. Cloudinary's SDKs offer streamlined integration for your specific development framework.

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Image manipulations and transformations

Image manipulation API
On-the-fly image transformations with a URL-based API

Upload a full-sized image once and let Cloudinary generate different sized image versions from the original, on-the-fly or in advance. Manipulate your images dynamically to perfectly fit your graphic design across every device and resolution.

Images are processed ultra fast in the cloud, with no local software installation or ongoing maintenance required.
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Vast array of image manipulation capabilities:

  • Resize and Crop
    Resize and Crop
  • Optimized JPEG Custom Crop
    Optimized JPEG Custom Crop
  • Face Thumbnail
    Face Thumbnail
  • Rotated Circular Thumbnail
    Rotated Circular Thumbnail
  • Effects and Zoom
    Effects and Zoom
  • Image Overlay Watermark
    Image Overlay Watermark
  • Optimized WebP
    Optimized WebP
  • Text Overlay, Border, Shadow
    Text Overlay, Border, Shadow
  • Scale
  • Fill
  • Fit
  • Pad
  • Crop
  • Limit
  • Percentage Based
    Percentage Based
  • Custom Coordinates
    Custom Coordinates
  • Face Cropping
    Face Cropping
  • Face Thumbnail
    Face Thumbnail
  • Face Blurring
    Face Blurring
  • Face Overlays
    Face Overlays
  • Multiple Faces Cropping
    Multiple Faces Cropping
  • Multiple Faces Thumbnail
    Multiple Faces Thumbnail
  • Pixelate Faces
    Pixelate Faces
  • Image Rotation
    Image Rotation
  • Arbitrary Rotation
    Arbitrary Rotation
  • Automatic Rotation
    Automatic Rotation
  • Vertical Flip
    Vertical Flip
  • Horizontal Flip
    Horizontal Flip
  • Rounded Corners
    Rounded Corners
  • Ellipses
  • Circles
  • Sepia
  • Increase Saturation
    Increase Saturation
  • Decrease Saturation
    Decrease Saturation
  • Grayscale
  • Black & White
    Black & White
  • Change Hue
    Change Hue
  • Change Brightness
    Change Brightness
  • Change Contrast
    Change Contrast
  • Blur
  • Sharpen
  • Vibrance
  • Oil Paint
    Oil Paint
  • Pixelate
  • Vignette
  • Auto Color
    Auto Color
  • Auto Brightness
    Auto Brightness
  • Image Overlay
    Image Overlay
  • Image Underlay
    Image Underlay
  • Watermarks
  • Text Overlay
    Text Overlay
  • Text Styles
    Text Styles
  • Custom shape cropping
    Custom shape cropping
  • Thumbnail Creation
    Thumbnail Creation
  • Page Extraction
    Page Extraction
  • Thumbnail Manipulation
    Thumbnail Manipulation
  • Word Document Thumbnail
    Word Document Thumbnail
  • Sprite PNG
    Sprite PNG
  • Normalize Dimensions
    Normalize Dimensions
  • Manipulte Sprite Members
    Manipulte Sprite Members
  • JPG 90% Quality
    JPG 90% Quality
  • JPG 50% Quality
    JPG 50% Quality
  • Semi-transparent PNG
    Semi-transparent PNG
  • GIF
  • WebP
  • Facebook Profile, Face Thumbnail, Sepia Effect, Rotation, Watermark
    Facebook Profile, Face Thumbnail, Sepia Effect, Rotation, Watermark
  • Video Thumbnail, Face Cropping, Rounded Corners, Decrease Saturation
    Video Thumbnail, Face Cropping, Rounded Corners, Decrease Saturation
  • Uploaded Images, Multiple Overlays, Gravity Based Square Filling, Custom Coordinates
    Uploaded Images, Multiple Overlays, Gravity Based Square Filling, Custom Coordinates
  • Facebook Pictures, Multiple Overlays, Face Detection, Rotation, Flipping, Hue Changes
    Facebook Pictures, Multiple Overlays, Face Detection, Rotation, Flipping, Hue Changes

Fast delivery

Image optimization
Automatic image optimization

Cloudinary uses best of breed lossy and lossless image size and image quality optimizations, including automatic WebP and JPEG-XR support as well as JPG, PNG, SVG and animated GIF optimization algorithms.

Have your images optimized based on viewing device, retina display and responsive design. Improve your website loading speed even further with domain sharding, smart image caching and metadata stripping.

Simple image integration
Simple and fast integration

Cloudinary's dynamic URL-based image delivery greatly simplify the integration with your website and mobile app.

Customize your delivery URLs, leveraging your own domain and a flexible SEO-friendly naming convention.

Image CDN delivery
Global CDN delivery

All your images are delivered lightning fast from a world-wide Content Delivery Network (CDN).

Cloudinary leverages multiple CDNs, including Akamai, Amazon CloudFront and Fastly, with thousands of world-wide edges.
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End-to-end Video Management

Upload and manage your videos in the cloud
Upload and manage your videos in the cloud

Upload and manage your videos with Cloudinary at any scale using rich APIs or via an interactive online web interface.

Cloudinary's APIs allow you to upload videos from your back-end application or directly from the browser or mobile app. All popular video formats are supported, including: MP4, WebM, FLV, MOV, OGV, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, MPEG, MKV and AVI.
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Video conversion, resizing and manipulation
Video conversion, resizing and manipulation

Cloudinary's dynamic delivery URLs allow you to modify your videos on-the-fly in real-time.

Cloudinary will automatically convert your videos to HTML5 and mobile friendly formats for optimized view on all web browsers and mobile devices.

Transcode your videos to perfectly fit your graphics design and product requirements, with a rich set of video transformation capabilities. Utilize Cloudinary’s video scaling, cropping, trimming, arbitrary rotation, thumbnail generation, conversion from and to animated GIF and much more.
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Optimized streaming video delivery
Optimized streaming video delivery

Cloudinary applies industry best practices to optimize your videos with minimal impact on visual quality. Optimize your videos further with fine-grained control over codecs, bit-rate, and more.

Your videos are served streaming from a leading global content delivery network (CDN).
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Read more about Cloudinary's video management solution in our blog post:
Introducing cloud-based service for video upload, real-time manipulation and optimized viewing

Responsive and Retina support

Responsive images and Retina images

Upload a single high resolution image and let Cloudinary automatically transform it to perfectly fit any HiDPI device and Retina display, at any pixel density (DPR).

Powerful support for responsive design and responsive images using smart, on-the-fly resizing and cropping based on your visitor specific web layout.

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Digital Asset Management (DAM)

Digital asset management

Manage your media library interactively using Cloudinary's powerful online web interface or via comprehensive APIs. Take control of your images' entire lifecycle from initial upload, through processing, to embedding on your website.

  • Browse and search your media files.
  • Organize your photos usings folders and tags.
  • Interactively manipulate your images.
  • Manage multiple users and roles.
  • Streamlined photo moderation, manual or automatic.

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Fetch images on-the-fly from any location

Cloudinary's smart URL-based transformations allow your to retrieve images in realtime from public HTTP URLs or your protected S3 buckets, with a simple URL.
Extract video thumbnails from popular video sites without writing any code.

Simple integration

Development frameworks SDKs

Integration with Cloudinary is as simple as a single line of code using our vast array of open source client libraries.

<%= cl_image_tag("group.jpg", :width => 365, :height => 133, :crop => :fill) %>
<?php echo cl_image_tag("group.jpg",
                   array("width" => 365, "height" => 133, "crop" => "fill")); ?>
cloudinary.image("group.jpg", { width: 365, height: 133, crop: "fill" })
cloudinary.CloudinaryImage("group.jpg").image(width=365, height=133, crop="fill")
$.cloudinary.image("group.jpg", { width: 365, height: 133, crop: "fill" })
<cl-image public-id="group.jpg" width="365" height="133" crop="fill"/>
  new Transformation().width(365).height(133).crop("fill")).imageTag("group.jpg");
  new Transformation().Width(365).Height(133).Crop("fill")).
cloudinary.url format "jpg" transformation 
  Transformation().w_(100).h_(130).c_("fill") imageTag "group"
[cloudinary url:@"group.jpg" options:@{@"transformation": 
  [[CLTransformation transformation] 
    setParams: @{@"width": @365, @"height": @133, @"crop": @"fill"}]}];
  new Transformation().width(365).height(133).crop("fill")).generate("group.jpg");
Platform as a Service (PaaS) add-ons

Single click integration with your favorite PaaS provider.

Third Party Add-ons

Enhance your images even further with powerful functionality offered by our vision and image processing partners. The add-ons are simple to use and fully integrated into Cloudinary's image management pipeline.

Security & Privacy

Secure image hosting service
  • Secure and safe cloud-based solution

    Cloudinary's high-end cloud-based infrastructure is accessible via secure and authenticated HTTPS APIs, with flexible access key provisioning. All your files are automatically backed-up to a secondary protected location.

  • Complete image access control

    Upload public and private images accessible via HTTP and HTTPS URLs. Restrict access to images based on specific image transformations, image types and referral sites. Authenticate image access with signed URLs.

  • Management console access control

    Control access to your online management console with multiple user roles and permissions, leveraging two-factor authentication.

  Premium services  
  • Customize your image URLs with your own domain name (CNAME) and advanced SEO capabilities.
  • Leverage your own CDN layer and storage provider.
  • Manage multiple Cloudinary accounts and multiple users under a single master account.
  • Flexible payment and billing options.
  • Dedicated integration engineer and dedicated account manager.
  • Expedited technical support.