Facebook is ending tokenless access to profile images based on UID.

Oct 22, 2020

This update is for customers using or intending to use Cloudinary's Facebook Profile Picture feature, described here.

Following Facebook's push to better user privacy and preventing cross-app tracking, Facebook’s APIs are deprecating the use of universal user id’s (UID) in favor of Application-specific user id’s (ASID) which are user identifiers that are unique to a specific app. Details of the requirement change are available here.

Cloudinary has supported the use of ASID’s since their launch a few years ago, and maintained support for UID as well, as long as they were supported. On October 24th, Facebook will end tokenless access to profile images based on UID. If you’ve used UIDs to fetch more than 100 facebook profile images using Cloudinary in the past month, a Cloudinary support agent will be reaching out to you explaining the change. If you are using ASID’s there should be no change and it will continue to work normally. Requests for profile images based on UID will return the facebook logo instead of a profile picture. We encourage you to transition to the new, more secure ASIDs in your app, which are available to you through the Facebook API, as an app maintainer.

For any questions or clarifications needed, please contact support@cloudinary.com


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (Beta)

Sep 29, 2020

I’m excited to let you know about our newest add-on - Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

With this add-on, you can apply Lightroom effects such as adjustments to saturation, contrast, or presets such as auto-tone along with Cloudinary’s manipulations such as content-aware cropping and automatic optimization—efficiently via one API request.

This add-on is available as a free, public beta, so you can subscribe to it via the marketplace and give it a try!

Learn more here


Video Preview in Public Collection

Sep 02, 2020

We recently added support for previewing video and audio assets in the public collection app.

Just drill-down on an asset within the public collection app and hit the play button!

TLS 1.0/1.1 Deprecation - Improved Security

Aug 16, 2020

As we hold the security of both our system and our customers in the highest regard, we wanted to update on an additional step we are taking in that direction by retiring the deprecated TLS 1.0/1.1, following industry standards and guidelines.

Please note that this step applies to the site and console only.

For those still using TLS 1.0/1.1, you will no longer be able to log-in to the console once the change is deployed, so please make sure to update your systems accordingly. For all other customers - you should expect no impact, as all modern browsers support TLS 1.2.

Please feel free to contact support@cloudinary.com for any further assistance.

New Training Course on Cloudinary’s CLI

Jul 30, 2020

We have just launched our “Introduction to Cloudinary’s CLI” training course! In less than two hours, you can go through all of our interactive lessons on using Cloudinary from the command line.

Students who pass the course can earn up to nine additional credits for sharing their certificate and badge on LinkedIn! This can definitely help with avoiding any overages on your plan’s bandwidth, storage and transformation usage.

So, come learn from our expert instructors in our free on-demand course today!

Start the First Lesson

Cloudinary CLI Training


Cloudinary's Media Portal

Jul 28, 2020

Your creative is finally approved and ready to be distributed? Our new Media Portal solution allows you to collaborate with your agencies, resellers, partners, or any other external team with ease.

You decide what to share - and they’ll be able to browse, preview, and download the content.

Read more here!


ImageCon 2020

Jul 16, 2020

Join us on July 27-30 to learn how to innovate your brand's digital experience from expert including those from Disney, Bleacher Report, The Children's Place, Imagga and Vaktech.

Register now to save your seat.

See you there!


Shoppable Videos!

Jun 29, 2020

Shoppable Videos allow you to produce clickable videos that match your brand on a larger scale, elevate brand awareness, and interact with audiences through robust features.

You can use Shoppable Videos to define a set of products that appear in your videos and display product images alongside in a product bar. This allows your users to visit your product detail pages and make a purchase.

Shoppable Videos

With Shoppable Video you can:

  • List your products alongside your video in an expandable products bar.
  • Enable visitors to interact with your products and find out more details.
  • Link visitors to the relevant pages to make a purchase.
  • Add clickable hotspots to the video to highlight your product’s exact location.
  • Bring products to life through interactivity.

Check out our blog post about it here and read the documentation here


Commanding Cloudinary Through the CLI

May 17, 2020

The Cloudinary CLI (Command Line Interface) enables you to interact with Cloudinary through the command line. This allows you to do virtually anything you can do with the Cloudinary upload and admin APIs, and much of the functionality that’s available through your account console.

For example, you can perform Admin and Upload API operations by typing commands into a terminal without having to spend time setting up a formal coding environment. Additional helper commands are provided to help you to try out transformations, optimizations, and other common actions with minimal effort. You can also combine CLI commands in a batch file to automate laborious tasks.

Read more here


Fine Edges AI Background Removal

May 03, 2020

Defining the edges of the foreground object can be difficult, and for images of foreground objects with fine detail around its edges, such as hair, this can be virtually impossible.

By setting the background_removal parameter to cloudinary_ai:fine_edges when uploading or updating an image, we'll make sure to select the image to its finest details!

Check it out

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