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Cloudinary React SDK


NOTE-IMPORTANT: This is a legacy package, please find latest at

The Cloudinary React SDK allows you to quickly and easily integrate your application with Cloudinary. Effortlessly optimize and transform your cloud's assets.


This Readme provides basic installation and usage information. For the complete documentation, see the React SDK Guide.

Table of Contents

Key Features

Version Support

SDK Version React 15.3 React 16.2 React 16.3 React 17 React 18
1.6.8 & up X X V V V
1.2.0 - 1.6.7 X X V X X
1.0.5 - 1.1.4 X V X X X
1.0.0 - 1.0.4 V X X X X


Install using your favorite package manager (yarn, npm)

npm install cloudinary-react


yarn add cloudinary-react



import React from 'react';
import {Image, Video, Transformation} from 'cloudinary-react';

Transform and Optimize Assets

  • See full documentation

     // Apply a single transformation
     <Image cloudName="demo" publicId="sample">
       <Transformation crop="scale" width="200" angle="10" />
    // Chain (compose) multiple transformations
    <Image cloudName="demo" publicId="sample">
          <Transformation angle="-45" />
          <Transformation effect="trim" angle="45" crop="scale" width="600" />
          <Transformation overlay="text:Arial_100:Hello" />

Generate Image and Video HTML Tags

- Use <Image> to generate image tags
- Use <Video> to generate video tags

File upload

This SDK does not provide file upload functionality, however there are several methods of uploading from the client side.


  • Ensure tests run locally (npm run test)
  • Open a PR and ensure Travis tests pass

Get Help

If you run into an issue or have a question, you can either:

About Cloudinary

Cloudinary is a powerful media API for websites and mobile apps alike, Cloudinary enables developers to efficiently manage, transform, optimize, and deliver images and videos through multiple CDNs. Ultimately, viewers enjoy responsive and personalized visual-media experiences—irrespective of the viewing device.

Additional Resources


Released under the MIT license.