Transformations can be added on the fly to any image just by updating its URL.
For example, let's say you've created a named transformation with the required thumbnail parameter and named it "my_thumbnail". All is needed is to set the
transformation parameter to
t_my_thumbnail in URLs) when generating the image's URL. For example:
http://res.cloudinary.com/<your_cloud_name>/image/upload/t_my_thumbnail/image1.jpg http://res.cloudinary.com/<your_cloud_name>/image/upload/t_my_thumbnail/image2.jpg ...
Also, this can be done with the API, for example in Rails:
cl_image_tag("image1.jpg", :transformation => 'my_thumbnail') cl_image_tag("image2.jpg", :transformation => 'my_thumbnail') ...
If you'd like to eagerly generate the transformation to all of your images, you can go list your resources, and use the explicit API and the transformations will be generated and stored in your account, ready for quicker delivery.