Now Supporting Custom Ordering for Structured Metadata

Feb 18, 2021

Cloudinary structured metadata allows you to define typed fields for media assets, populate them with values programmatically or via the Media Library, and perform searches on them. You can also add validation rules, set default values, and define fields as mandatory.

Today we’ve added the ability to define the order of Structured Metadata, making it easy to arrange fields to match your needs.


Cloudinary Launches Podcasts!

Jan 27, 2021

We have two brand-new Podcasts that dive into all things tied to Media Experience. Check out DevJams and MX Matters channels to learn more about trends, hear from experts and stay up to date on product and partner updates.

Check it out!

New Addon - Amazon Rekognition Video Moderation

Jan 20, 2021

With our new AWS Rekognition Video moderation add-on, you can easily streamline and automate your media pipeline to better protect your users from explicit and suggestive adult content. Control your user-generated-content to make sure that the media you display to your web and mobile viewers doesn’t contain any offensive videos.

This powerful add-on also allows you to customize the moderation level by changing the confidence level for each specific category, making sure it’s optimal for your requirements.

Please see our documentation page for more information:

Announcing our new Media Library Widget Demo!

Jan 11, 2021

With Cloudinary’s Media Library Widget you can quickly find assets using advanced search, get cross-team approvals with commenting, share assets externally via collections, or generate zip files for bulk downloading

Fast and easy integration

Integration is easy, so your team can keep their focus on what they do best. With our easy-to-follow documentation, you can use the Media Library anywhere on your site.

New Media Library Code Builder and Demo page

Our new Media Library Code Builder allows you to explore features such as customizing default transformations, displaying the widget as a modal dialog or inline, applying custom expressions, and many of our DAM features

Please check out the new demo page here:

The Transformation Reference has been Transformed!

Dec 21, 2020

The old Image Transformation Reference and Video Transformation Reference pages have been transformed into a new and improved URL API Transformation Reference!

In this new reference, you can find comprehensive information for every supported image and video transformation in one place, including:

  • Icon indications of video and/or image support
  • Links between parameters that can or must be used together
  • A standardized template for syntax, value details, and possible values
  • Plenty of examples for each transformation with both URL and SDK syntax
  • Easy anchor linking to every entry so you can easily find or share entry links

We'd love to hear what you think and your suggestions for making it even better!

We’ve updated our Sub-Processors page

Dec 08, 2020

Cloudinary uses certain service-specific sub-processors to support delivery, provide specific functionality within the services or to provide professional services.

In order to improve clarity and transparency, we updated our Sub-Processors page, describing activities of our service-specific sub-processors in more detail.


Announcing our new E-commerce guide!

Nov 19, 2020

Introducing Cloudinary’s five-chapter Guide to Building the Ultimate E-commerce Website, which encompasses enlightening suggestions by e-commerce and technical experts with a wealth of first-hand expertise and global experiences. You’ll learn how to build a versatile marketplace by selecting automated e-commerce and CMS platforms that help you create, modify, and deploy adaptable user experiences

Object-Oriented Cropping

Oct 29, 2020

Our on-the-fly AI-based object detection cropping algorithms have just gotten better with more than 600 additional objects now supported, offering more comprehensive, robust and exact cropping capabilities, based on exactly your needs!

Learn More

Object cropping


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


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

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