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Issue with uploading Django CKEditor images to cloudinary

See original GitHub issue

Everything is working fine if I don’t use Cloudinary. But when I am using Cloudinary for storing media files, it is throwing error:

Internal Server Error: /ckeditor/upload/
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\core\handlers\", line 47, in inner
    response = get_response(request)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\core\handlers\", line 181, in _get_response
    response = wrapped_callback(request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\contrib\auth\", line 21, in _wrapped_view
    return view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\views\decorators\", line 54, in wrapped_view
    return view_func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\views\generic\", line 70, in view
    return self.dispatch(request, *args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\views\generic\", line 98, in dispatch
    return handler(request, *args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\ckeditor_uploader\", line 118, in post
    saved_path = filewrapper.save_as(filepath)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\ckeditor_uploader\backends\", line 54, in save_as
    saved_path =, self.file_object)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\django\core\files\", line 52, in save
    return self._save(name, content)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\cloudinary_storage\", line 68, in _save
    response = self._upload(name, content)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\cloudinary_storage\", line 62, in _upload
    return cloudinary.uploader.upload(content, **options)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\cloudinary\", line 46, in upload
    return call_cacheable_api("upload", params, file=file, **options)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\cloudinary\", line 341, in call_cacheable_api
    result = call_api(action, params, http_headers, return_error, unsigned, file, timeout, **options)
  File "C:\Users\ashut\.virtualenvs\Blog-OHIX9BKG\lib\site-packages\cloudinary\", line 428, in call_api
    raise Error(result["error"]["message"])
cloudinary.exceptions.Error: Invalid image file

My urls patterns :

urlpatterns = [
    path('ckeditor/', include('ckeditor_uploader.urls')),

if settings.DEBUG:
	urlpatterns += static(settings.STATIC_URL, document_root=settings.STATIC_ROOT)
	urlpatterns += static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)

My media files storage settings :

    'CLOUD_NAME': config("CLOUD_NAME"),
    'API_KEY': config("API_KEY"),
    'API_SECRET': config("API_SECRET")

# Media Files
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'

# CKEditor Configurations
CKEDITOR_UPLOAD_PATH = "blog/uploads/"

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:7 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

klis87commented, Mar 8, 2021

@ashutoshkrris cool, good news!

ashutoshkrriscommented, Mar 8, 2021

I found the solution. The main problem was, I was using Pillow as the Image backend. I removed it and it was resolved. Thanks for the help! Feel free to check it out :

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