How to Create a Cloudinary Image Transformation

How to create a Cloudinary Image Transformation: Create a Cloudinary Transformation in this step-by-step tutorial and learn how to create a new transformation preset.

This tutorial was created by Neil Humphrey & Pamela Peña.

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How to create a Cloudinary image Transformation.
How to create a Cloudinary image Transformation.

Create a Cloudinary Image Transformation

Learn how to mold and manipulate the design of your images using parameters to create your own unique design system.

Cloudinary Image Transformations.

Image Uploading

Cloudinary Image Upload

  1. Login to your Cloudinary Dashboard.
  2. Select Media Library.
  3. Click Upload Button.

Upload Image Button.

Image Transformation Parameters:

Use these parameters to manipulate your image in a single upload.

  • Width
  • Height
  • Crop
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Gravity
  • Zoom
  • X-axis
  • Y-axis
  • Format
  • Fetch Format
  • Quality
  • Radius
  • Angle
  • Effect
  • Opacity
  • Border
  • Overlay
  • Underlay
  • Default Image
  • Delay
  • Color Space
  • DPR (Direct Aspect Ratio)
  • Page
  • Density
  • Flags
  • Raw Transformation
  • Transformation
  • Arithmetic Operators
  • If
  • Variable

Image Presets & Manipulation

  1. Click the Ellipses – Manage.
  2. For our example we are creating a preset for an article on LinkedIn, and we will only edit some basic image features:
    • Size: 1200Wx675L
    • Scale: Artistic Filter 
    • Filter: Frost 
    • Change the aspect Ratio: 16:9
    • DPR (device Pixel Ratio): 2.0 Pixel 
  3. Select Transformation.
  4. Create a new transformation.
  5. Save As: Preset name.
  6. Add to presets.

Manage Image Transformations.


Image Uploading

  1. Select Media Library.
  2. Choose New Preset.
  3. Copy URL Paper Clip or download it.
Image Manipulation.
Image Manipulation.

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