Bigstock: The API Makes Adding Photos a Snap

Greg Bates, July 4th, 2012

BigStockThe Bigstock API was built for Facebook applications, print on demand services website builders, ecommerce platforms and ad creation tools. You can use the API to perform five request types: search, categories, image detail, purchase, download, and light boxes & saved images.

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In a photo catalog, search is everything. Bigstock includes the ability to do live image searches, retrieve such image details as the title, description and side, and request a cross section of data such as images within a certain category.

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The API is available in REST and JavaScript and returns data in JSON and XML so that JavaScript can interact with the API. It includes a production and testing environment.

bigstock pricingPricing is as pictured, however you can charge clients whatever you like.

Bigstock promises a seamless API where customers do not have to leave your site–even while downloading.

Bigstock is owned by Shutterstock.

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