Cloudinary vs. Image Relay

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudinary
Score 9.4 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
Image Relay
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Image Relay Marketing Delivery keeps digital assets and product information in one place with the goal of supporting fast, seamless creation and delivery.N/A
Pricing
CloudinaryImage Relay
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudinaryImage Relay
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
CloudinaryImage Relay
Considered Both Products
Cloudinary

No answer on this topic

Image Relay
Chose Image Relay
Image Relay convinced us with an excellent pitch, a competitive price, and great support.
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CloudinaryImage Relay
Small Businesses
pCloud
pCloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
pCloud
pCloud
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
MediaValet
MediaValet
Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
CloudinaryImage Relay
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.4
(28 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(28 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.8
(28 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudinaryImage Relay
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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Image Relay
Image Relay is intelligently designed for any marketer, especially if your products require a library of images and video and especially if you feel like your team could use some quality onboarding to make sure everything is set up right and to make sure your team is equipped to use the software effectively. Specifically speaking, since we have so many products and we're building a bigger direct relationship with customers, it was important that we have an easy way to store and access assets that can represent those products and resonate with potential customers. Image Relay also made it really easy to group assets for sharing with influencers and other marketing partners. Dropbox and Google Drive may have their place and their functionalities that set them apart, so it's important to not look at Image Relay like one of those older document services storage spaces — though those companies could learn a lot from how Image Relay helps marketers enrich their assets and store them smartly.
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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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Image Relay
  • Enables us to organize a large number of files in an easy-to-use format
  • Keeps our files safe. Much of the work we do is private until our partners approve of our marketing going public so file security is critical to our operation.
  • Image Relay makes it easy for our team to track and access a wide range of files - especially photos and contracts.
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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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Image Relay
  • The AI tagging terms are too generic to really be helpful to us.
  • When we did our initial upload the system couldn't pull in old dates, so everything has a date of the day it was uploaded. It will be a while before searching by "most recent" works properly.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cloudinary
No answers on this topic
Image Relay
I believe once all of our staff see how efficient Image Relay is in managing our digital assets, there will be no question that the cost vs. value will mandate continued use moving forward. It literally will pay for itself in saved staff time, I believe.
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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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Image Relay
Image Relay is very straightforward. The experience and interface mimic things were all used to using so it makes it very easy to learn and use. They didn't try to reinvent the wheel by making a fancy tool, they just made something that works and does exactly what you need it to do. They also have an awesome team that is quick to help and answer any questions along the way.
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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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Image Relay
Amazing. We are having a quick call once a week to be sure we are right on track. They answer all our questions right away and if they are missing something they will just find the answer and get back to us as fast as possible. There is no need to look elsewhere!
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Implementation Rating
Cloudinary
No answers on this topic
Image Relay
The Image Relay team was very helpful in guiding us through the process. Excellent customer service and guidance.
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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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Image Relay
We were using our in-house storage NAS system and Backup on DVD and hard drive. The issue is that we lost a lot of data by it either crashing or becoming unreadable. And it's very difficult to organize and share data. To share data we were using WeTransfer, but the issue is that the link expired in 7 days.
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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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Image Relay
  • Image Relay has only offered positive impacts for me. The search function is great when used properly — our photographers can input tons of metadata that is later used to find certain teams or players within the website.
  • I don't mind having duplicates in the system as long as they are in places they need to be, but Image Relay does tell you when you've uploaded something multiple times which could be helpful to others.
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