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Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudinary

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.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cumulus

cumulus makes workflow in a large division or company pretty seamless. Catalogs are easily sorted, and different employees can add catalogs and filters. That said, if you have more than 50 people who have access to the database, and you don't have offline copies, consider placing restrictions on permissions to protect your images.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cloudinary

  • 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.
Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cumulus

  • Our clients (faculty/staff and students) number close to 50,000. Cumulus' online database allows us to share photos and place any restrictions we deem appropriate, like password protection or print permissions.
  • Cumulus' dashboard is really easy to navigate. There are two sections on the left rail (categories and filters), and approximately 10-40 photos per page, whichever you choose. There's a rollover function that enlarges the pic, and the tabs to download or compile is underneath.
  • Cumulus' search is pretty precise. Our photo data base is 300,000 photos deep, and it was once twice that amount, with many photos falling into the same categories.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cloudinary

  • 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.
Joel Tanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cumulus

  • While the rollover feature is helpful, it tends to stick and lag. The enlargement is only twice the size of the thumbnail, which, for pictures with great detail, can be useless, forcing the user to download it and open it up Photoshop.
  • The slide feature to increase the size of the photos in the catalog should make the photos larger than they are. For photos with detail, or photos that have a lot of black or dark colors, it's difficult to see, especially on a laptop.
  • When a photo is in the basket, the "preview" function, much like the rollover, provides a small photo that's no larger than the thumbnail. What's strange is that sometimes the function will provide a much larger preview, but there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason for it. It's completely random.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cloudinary

Cloudinary 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Team responds in very reasonable time. I would say, support is good overall.
Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cumulus

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Alternatives Considered

Cloudinary

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cumulus

We've used Cumulus through my five years here, and have gone through a pair of upgrades. Personally, I've used Dropbox to share photos, and I've considered Dropbox Business. Dropbox doesn't have nearly as much storage or as clean of a layout as Cumulus, and the upload process is much faster with Cumulus.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cloudinary

  • 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.
Frank Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cumulus

  • Instead of burning photos to a disc and sending them out via campus mail (or hand-delivering them), Cumulus has shaved considerable time from the sharing process. We simply build a basket and email it.
  • The ability to search for photos through Photoshop (Adobe Drive) has saves time, too. Especially when working multiple jobs, like design or web, on a tight deadline.
  • The most significant ROI is the ease with which were able to share photos across campus. The photos are easily downloadable and are 300DPI and large files, so clients have high-quality photos for print jobs. We're now able to control the photography used for all of our print and online marketing pieces by making our service faster and better, which gives us more creative control of our brand.
David Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cloudinary

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cumulus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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