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Storing Media Files

Forestry provides multiple options for storing images — audio and video files are not supported.


The most basic option for storing media is to commit it to your Git repository like the rest of your content. This is the default setting for new projects.

If your site has a large number of media files, we highly recommend implementing Git LFS on your repository. Forestry will be able to handle Git LFS media for repositories hosted on GitHub.

Read the full guide on using Git for media storage


Forestry can use Cloudinary to store your media files. With Cloudinary, you have the advantage of easy image manipulation directly in your templates.

Read the full guide on using Cloudinary for media storage


Forestry can use an AWS S3 Bucket to store your media files. With AWS S3, you can completely customize your image storage, image processing, and handling.

Read the full guide on using AWS S3 for media storage

Netlify Large Media

Forestry can integrate with Netlify Large Media for storing your uploads. Netlify Large Media is a Git LFS target, enabling you to seamlessly incorporate large media files in your repository without the performance penalty that this usually requires.

Read the full guide on using Netlify Large Media for media storage

Last updated on December 20, 2020