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Alternatives to Uploadcare

Filestack, Cloudinary, imgix, Transloadit, and CarrierWave are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Uploadcare.
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What is Uploadcare and what are its top alternatives?

Uploadcare is a complete file handling platform for online business. Receive files from you users via File Uploader or File Upload API, implement image optimization and transformations with Image CDN API, and get HIPAA-compliant storage.
Uploadcare is a tool in the File Uploads category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Uploadcare

  • Filestack

    Filestack

    Filepicker helps developers connect to their users' content. Connect, Store, and Process any file from anywhere on the Internet. ...

  • Cloudinary

    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. ...

  • imgix

    imgix

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

  • Transloadit

    Transloadit

    Transloadit handles file uploading & file processing for your websites and mobile apps. We can process video, audio, images and documents. ...

  • CarrierWave

    CarrierWave

    This gem provides a simple and extremely flexible way to upload files from Ruby applications. It works well with Rack based web applications, such as Ruby on Rails. ...

  • Paperclip

    Paperclip

    It is intended as an easy file attachment library for ActiveRecord. The intent behind it was to keep setup as easy as possible and to treat files as much like other attributes as possible. ...

  • Uppy

    Uppy

    Uppy is a sleek modular file uploader for web browsers. Add it to your app with one line of code, or build a custom version with just the plugins you need via Webpack/Browserify. 100% open source, backed by a company (Transloadit). ...

  • Shrine

    Shrine

    Shrine implements a plugin system analogous to Roda’s and Sequel’s. Shrine ships with over 25 plugins, which together provide a great arsenal of features. Where CarrierWave and other file upload libraries favor complex class-level DSLs, Shrine favours simple instance-level interface. ...

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Filestack

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Easy, Powerful File Uploads
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PROS OF FILESTACK
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    All the sources I need
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    Cloudinary

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    An end-to-end image & video management solution for your web and mobile applications
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    PROS OF CLOUDINARY
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      Easy setup
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      Fast image delivery
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      Vast array of image manipulation capabilities
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      Free tier
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      Heroku add-on
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      Reduce development costs
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      Amazing support
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      Virtually limitless scale
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      Great libraries for all languages
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      Heroku plugin
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      Easy to integrate with Rails
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      Cheap
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      Shot setup time
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      Very easy setup
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      Solves alot of image problems.
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      Best in the market and includes free plan
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      Extremely generous free pricing tier
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      Fast image delivery, vast array
    CONS OF CLOUDINARY
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      Paid plan is expensive

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    imgix

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    Real-time image resizing service and CDN
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    PROS OF IMGIX
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      Image processing on demand
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      Easy setup
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      Reduce Development Costs
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      Smart Cropping
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      Efficient
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      Insanely Fast
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      Filters, resizing, blur and more as url parameters
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      Easy to understand pricing
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      Professional Features and Options
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      Lightyears better than ImageMagick
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      Excellent Face Detection
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      S3 as source
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      Great for Dynamic Compositing
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      Scales to your company's needs
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      Platform Update: we’ve been using the Performance Test tool provided by KeyCDN for a long time in combination with Pingdom's similar tool and the #WebpageTest and #GoogleInsight - we decided to test out KeyCDN for static asset hosting. The results for the endpoints were superfast - almost 200% faster than CloudFlare in some tests and 370% faster than imgix . So we’ve moved Washington Brown from imgix for hosting theme images, to KeyCDN for hosting all images and static assets (Font, CSS & JS). There’s a few things that we like about “Key” apart from saving $6 a month on the monthly minimum spend ($4 vs $10 for imgix). Key allow for a custom CNAME (no more advertising imgix.com in domain requests and possible SEO improvements - and easier to swap to another host down the track). Key allows JPEG/WebP image requests based on clients ‘accept’ http headers - imgix required a ?auto=format query string on each image resource request - which can break some caches. Key allows for explicitly denying cookies to be set on a zone/domain; cookies are a big strain on limited upload bandwidth so to be able to force these off is great - Cloudflare adds a cookie to every header… for “performance reasons”… but remember “if you’re getting a product something for free…”

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      Mountain/ \Ash

      In mid-2018 we made a big push for speed on the site. The site, running on PHP, was taking about 7 seconds to load. The site had already been running through CloudFlare for some time but on a shared host in Sydney (which is also where most of the customers are). We found when developing the @TuffTruck site that DigitalOcean was fast - and even though it's located overseas, we still found it 2 seconds faster for Australian users. We found that some Wordpress plugins were really slowing the TTFB - with all plugins off, Wordpress would save respond 1.5-2 seconds faster. With a on/off walk through of each plugin we found 2 plugins by Ontraport (a CRM type service that some forms we populating) was the main culprit. Out they went and we built our own plugin to do push the data to them only when required. With the TTFB acceptable, we moved on to getting the complete page load time down. Turning on CloudFlare 's HTML/CSS/JS minifications & Rocket Loader we could get our group of test pages, including the homepage, loading [in full] in just over 2 seconds. We then moved the images off to imgix and put the CSS, JS and Fonts onto a mirrored subdomain (so that cookies weren't exchanged), but this only shaved about another 0.2 seconds off. We are keeping it running for the moment, but the $10 minimum a month for imgix is hardly worth it (would be different if new images were going up all the time and needed processing). The client is overly happy with the ~70% improvement and has already seen the site move up the ranks of Google's SERP and bring down their PPC costs. AND all the new hosting providers still come in at half the price of the previous Sydney hosting service. We have a few ideas that we are testing on our staging site and will roll these out soon.

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      Transloadit

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      The world's most versatile file uploading & encoding service for developers
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      PROS OF TRANSLOADIT
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        Highly customizable
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        Incredible customer support
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        So simple and powerful
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        Easy integration with most languages
      CONS OF TRANSLOADIT
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        CarrierWave

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        PROS OF CARRIERWAVE
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          Sophisticated and Easy file uploading
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          Easty setup
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          Paperclip

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              Uppy

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              The next open source file uploader for web browsers
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              PROS OF UPPY
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                Open Source & Self Hosted
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                Copy & Paste support
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                Shrine

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