Cloudinary vs. Extensis Portfolio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudinary
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Cloudinary is an image and video management tool enabling users to manage, optimize, and deliver images, videos and other media across every device and channel.
$49
per month
Extensis Portfolio
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Extensis headquartered in Portland, Oregon offers Portfolio, their digital asset management (DAM) platform.
$9
per month
Pricing
CloudinaryExtensis Portfolio
Editions & Modules
Media Optimizer - Scale
$49
per month
Programmable Media - Plus
$99
per month
Programmable Media - Advanced
$249
per month
Programmable Media - Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Digital Asset Management
Custom Pricing
Connect Fonts
$9
per month
Connect Assets
$25
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudinaryExtensis Portfolio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
CloudinaryExtensis Portfolio
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
8.4
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudinaryExtensis Portfolio
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.
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Extensis
Best for image asset management; hands down the most robust and cost-conscious solution we have worked with. Best for customer support--from design and integration to life-cycle maintenance. Best of expansion of catalogues and assets--- easily add asset packs onto your SaaS agreement as you need--no worries here. Portfolio is continuing to improve its video asset management. However, if you are seeking solely a video management solution, Portfolio is maturing, but not "there" just yet.
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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.
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Extensis
  • Organization. It allows us to keep our photos organized and in their appropriate folders so we can find them again.
  • Search. Extensis Portfolio imports all the metadata from the photo and allows you to search for keywords or descriptions from its interface.
  • Sharing. Its NetPublish function allows for easy sharing across campus for other communicators to use photos we've selected for them.
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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.
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Extensis
  • Permissions is a big deal. It is all or none access.
  • Very easy to make an irreversible database mistake with just a few clicks.
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Usability
Cloudinary
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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Extensis
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Cloudinary
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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Extensis
We have someone in Extensis Portfolio's customer service who is the main contact whenever our group has questions or concerns. When we were looking into a campus-wide option for a digital asset management service, they were very forthcoming and easy to work with, and able to answer any questions that we had for them.
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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
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Extensis
We have been with Extensis for many years-- so the comparisons are outdated at this point. Companies like WebDAM, Adobe's Lightroom, mediavalet, and others, just don't have the robust catalogue management Portfolio does. There is a solidness and assurance of functionality we experience when using Portfolio-- nothing clunky or web-cloud shaky
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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.
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Extensis
  • Allows quick and easy image and asset searches.
  • Has been an invaluable tool for our organization by freeing up database employees to tackle other tasks.
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