47 Photo APIs

John Musser, September 2nd, 2008

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).

Recent additions include the Zooomer API, the MediaSock API, the MOO API and the World Bank API.

On the photo mashup front, there’s the recently added entry for Pikter, a simple service that enables you to share photos on Twitter and-or Jaiku.

For reference, here’s the full list of photo-related APIs in the ProgrammableWeb directory:

Use our photo mashup and API dashboard to keep track of photo APIs, mashups and news.

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Comment by: Natali

John, I think you can add the Pho.to API in this list. Pho.to platform provides smart online photo editing services. Some of algorithms are unique, for example http://makeup.pho.to for automatic portrait photo enhancement.

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