Along with the rapid growth of video APIs, the marketplace of photo-related APIs continues to expand rapidly. Since we looked at 36 Photo APIs earlier this year, we’ve added nearly a dozen new ones, and there are now 47 APIs tagged “photo” in our web service directory.
The best known and most used photo API continues to be the Flickr API, now with 365 Flickr mashups listed here. Second in terms of mashups listed is the Imageloop API with 24 ImageLoop mashups listed. Then third and fourth are both Google properties: the Picasa API with and Panoramio API with 9 Panoramio mashups (a mashup-centric service that Google acquired last year).
For reference, here’s the full list of photo-related APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory:
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