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Cloudinary vs imgix: What are the differences?

Cloudinary: An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications. Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery; imgix: Real-time image resizing service and CDN. imgix is a real-time image processing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and edit images simply by changing their URLs.

Cloudinary and imgix can be primarily classified as "Image Processing and Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Cloudinary are:

  • Upload images to a cloud-based storage
  • Upload video to cloud-based storage
  • Automatic backup and revision tracking

On the other hand, imgix provides the following key features:

  • Process Images - Resize, crop, and composite multiple images simply by changing their URLs.
  • Optimize Images - Change output formats, device-pixel ratios, and chroma subsampling rates.
  • Make Images Responsive - Easily integrate imgix into the latest HTML5 responsive image standards without reprocessing your entire image library.

"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Cloudinary over the competitors, whereas "Image processing on demand" was stated as the key factor in picking imgix.

According to the StackShare community, Cloudinary has a broader approval, being mentioned in 115 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to imgix, which is listed in 55 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Cloudinary
Pros of imgix
  • 37
    Easy setup
  • 30
    Fast image delivery
  • 26
    Vast array of image manipulation capabilities
  • 20
    Free tier
  • 11
    Heroku add-on
  • 9
    Reduce development costs
  • 7
    Amazing support
  • 6
    Virtually limitless scale
  • 6
    Great libraries for all languages
  • 6
    Heroku plugin
  • 5
    Easy to integrate with Rails
  • 4
    Cheap
  • 3
    Shot setup time
  • 3
    Very easy setup
  • 2
    Solves alot of image problems.
  • 1
    Best in the market and includes free plan
  • 1
    Extremely generous free pricing tier
  • 0
    Fast image delivery, vast array
  • 25
    Image processing on demand
  • 22
    Easy setup
  • 16
    Reduce Development Costs
  • 15
    Smart Cropping
  • 13
    Efficient
  • 10
    Insanely Fast
  • 9
    Filters, resizing, blur and more as url parameters
  • 8
    Easy to understand pricing
  • 7
    Professional Features and Options
  • 4
    Lightyears better than ImageMagick
  • 4
    Excellent Face Detection
  • 3
    S3 as source
  • 2
    Great for Dynamic Compositing
  • 2
    Scales to your company's needs

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Cons of Cloudinary
Cons of imgix
  • 2
    Paid plan is expensive
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    What is Cloudinary?

    Cloudinary is a cloud-based service that streamlines websites and mobile applications' entire image and video management needs - uploads, storage, administration, manipulations, and delivery.

    What is imgix?

    imgix is a real-time image processing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and edit images simply by changing their URLs.

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