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If you're working with tons of files and different types of files and you have to keep them sorted out and be able to tell the differences within the files...this is the best option for you. It will make your life so much easier being able to preview everything quickly while seeing the small details. I do know that some photographers are really happy with how Lightroom catalogs their images, but I think for anyone doing major compositing or video work, Bridge is hands down the way to go. It just saves you so much time and headaches.
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Cloudinary handles pretty much anything you have related to images. From serving them up efficiently to adding transformations on the fly, there's really little this service doesn't do. Their pricing plans allow you to grow into the right levels and their website dashboards are very helpful. I would easily recommend this for all but the simplest of use cases.
Read full review Pros User friendly. Works well in combination with it's other adobe products. Like that's it's included in the cost of Creative Cloud. Read full review Cloudinary is the best in the market for photo and video transformations. Cloudinary takes customer's requests for special features and implements them very quickly. Read full review Cons User interface could be more friendly--currently it has a very techy feel Sometimes it’s a bit slow to load the program initially Read full review Their API does require URLs that can get quite lengthy and not always easy to parse on sight. Documentation on how transformations work and what they actually do to your image could be clearer (what does force_strip actually mean?). Although a free tier exists and is quite generous, should you need to acquire a premium plan for your needs the pricing at scale can climb quickly. Read full review Usability
Cloudinary is very easy to use and offers fast way to upload your images, files and videos to their servers. Then they give you quick ways t implement those files or images onto your website using their API or just a normal URL. They also give you very fast ways to make edits to those files and include them in the url.
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We rarely use their support. But when we need it they are always there. They provide great consultation and suggestions to help us manage our costs and resources better. In the last 8 years perhaps we have contacted them 3 or 4 times - which is really really great
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Bridge is just easier and quicker. It suits our purposes more
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Cloudinary seemed to be the most sophisticated with the most documentation and platform support. Other solutions seemed to be a lot harder to implement, however, due to the good documentation and API samples on their GitHub we were able to implement it nicely. Additionally, they have a lot of really well-known brands using them like Wired, Sky News, and eBay which gave us a lot of confidence that this was a good robust solution to use and to help others with
Read full review Return on Investment It's saved me probably thousands of hours at this point. I used to spend so much time looking for different files and now I can find them all quickly. I can now decide which are the 15 images I will deliver from a portrait session within 10 minutes. It used to take me around an hour to open them each up and start deciding. I quit negatively speaking to myself for misnaming files and then never being able to find them. I only complain about Adobe Bridge when it doesn't work with a firewall and I have to turn it off or restart my computer. Read full review Images are essential to our product and using Cloudinary has allowed us to serve them up in a cost-effective and efficient way. Not having to worry about your images frees you up to tackle the real challenges for your product. Read full review ScreenShots