How can I delete no longer needed images from my account?

If it’s just a few images, you can just use head to the “Images” section of Cloudinary’s admin console and delete these from there.
If you want to delete images in bulk, you can use our Admin API. Read more about it here. If you need help in deleting a large number of images, feel free to ping us and we’ll do our best to help.

UPDATE: A new UI bulk delete is now available! In addition to bulk deletes via the API, you can execute a bulk deletion jobs by going to your Account's Settings page and click the Bulk delete button from the Support activities section - 

 

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    Chris Brewer

    Is there still no way to delete multiple images in the web interface?

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    Thomas Cremers

    This is a serious handy cap in my opinion. I'd love to see a bulk action option the media library. Now if I want to delete images it's 3 clicks per image (click on the image, click on the delete button, click on the confirm button) and the load time of the detail image page.

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    Mario O Flores
    Nearly there years later, I'm surprised your organization hasn't improved it's web interface to allow minimal batch delete. It feels like 2003. No select multiple files for delete? So this is a "won't fix"? The three clicks per image are indeed very annoying. When you have to delete 20-30 images, a multi-select interface would be helpful.
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    Chris Brewer
    I think Cloudinary has underestimated how important this is to their paying customers...
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    Thomas Cremers
    Honestly I think it's not in the interest of Cloudinary to make asset deletion trivial, commercially speaking. I believe we're looking at policy here.
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    Nadav Ofir

    Hi Chris, Thomas and Mario,

    I wanted to let you know that we take your comments very seriously and that we see it as a priority to modernize our Media-Library and making it much more simple to use and powerful than it is now.

    We are currently working on this new functionality, and we will make sure to update here once the deployment is carried out.

    Meantime, if you require our assistance, feel free to post your bulk-deletion request via the account management console

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    Lane Belling

    what is the status of this?

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    Lauris Bernhart

    I'd need it too!

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    Nadav Ofir

    Hi, just wanted to let you know that our media-library was recently updated with multiple-selection support for different bulk actions such as ZIP archiving, tagging, deleting, etc.

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    Karl Ma

    What's the max no of files I can select for bulk action? I got "1000+ selected, please clear some".

    After paying for the service for all these years, and this is the qualify of services we got?

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    Jayson

    Is there no "Select All" in the media library?

    I've tagged and filtered all test images while im developing and want to simply delete all the test images i've uploaded. is there no way to select all these in a simple click? Can't seem to find a "select all" button.

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    Nadav Ofir

    Hi Karl & Jayson,
    "Select all" and "Criteria based deletion" functionalities are currently under development and hopefully will become available soon. At the moment there's a safety limit of up to 1000 resources being deleted in a single operation.
    For more advanced removal tasks, you can turn to the Admin-API or contact us and we'll be happy to process this for you.

    We're sorry for the inconvenience and pushing the priority of this feature as much as we can.

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    Felipe Lascaray

    Hi Nadav, the bulk delete option would have to be activated from the management console as an optional feature (It can be dangerous). You would have to consider that if implement bulk delete you have to implement bulk restore.

    Thanks.

    - Felipe

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    Nadav Ofir

    Hi Felipe,
    You're absolutely right, it can indeed be very dangerous.
    We strongly recommend to backup your resources at time, to allow fast restoration when things go wrong. See: http://cloudinary.com/blog/automatic_backup_of_user_uploaded_images_using_cloudinary

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    Pawel

    We are here one year later and we are still not able to Select All images and delete them all at once.

    Will this be available soon ?

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    Nadav Ofir

    Hi Pawel,
    Self-service bulk deletion from the UI is currently in development, and is planned to be delivered during this half. We'll update here as soon as it comes out.

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    Maor Gariv

    Hi all,

    A new bulk delete from the web interface is now available:)
    Please see the UPDATE section of this article.

    Edited by Maor Gariv
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