Whether you’re building an eCommerce website, SaaS application, social media platform, or any other website or app, chances are you’ll have to deal with image uploading.
Developing image upload and cropping plugins from scratch can take a day or longer, which might feel like too long if you’re developing an MVP or small side project, or simply want to get your project off the ground as soon as possible.
That’s where Uploadcare comes in to help you handle your image uploading in a matter of minutes. This article will tell you more about the platform’s capabilities and then walk you through the process step by step. Let’s get started!
Uploadcare covers every aspect of your image handling: image uploads, storage, delivery, and processing. Every image uploaded to Uploadcare Storage gets cached by a CDN and can be safely and reliably delivered across 288K servers in 136+ countries and nearly 1,500 networks.
Image uploading can be implemented on a frontend, backend, or CMS.
To upload an image, a user might have it in a local folder, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Instagram, Facebook, Evernote, Flickr, etc. It also supports uploading images from URLs.
Drag & Drop option is available.
Uploadcare’s image uploading service also allows you to adjust image size and quality, and apply effects.
The technology is extremely versatile, enabling fast file transfers from anywhere in the world.
If the widget is a good fit for you, you can use it as-is. If not, Uploadcare gives you lots of configuration options so you can adjust the image uploader to your specific needs. Here are just a few things you can change:
Allow selecting and uploading multiple files;
Set maximum and minimum numbers of files that can be selected for a single upload;
Allow file, PDF, and video uploading of up to 5 TB in size;
Define the in-widget manual crop behavior so that users can select a crop area when uploading images;
Set custom localization options;
Customize uploader’s appearance to fit your app or website.
Uploadcare takes care of all your headaches related to image uploading: instead of spending hours or days developing your own solution from scratch, you can add a few lines to your code and get a ready-made, highly customizable image uploader in a matter of minutes.
This saves a ton of time and allows you to focus on the unique features of your app or website rather than reinventing the wheel again and again.