Curated Photos News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Photos conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Googles PhotoScan update lets your take glare-free pictures of your pictures #celebratephotography (04-29-2017)
Snap shares drop following strong growth by Instagram Stories (04-13-2017)
Space in Images (04-07-2017)
Google Unveils Neural Network with Superhuman Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image (04-06-2017)
Automatically Identify and Label Photos with Microsoft Computer Vision API (03-18-2017)
Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief (03-17-2017)
How to build a photo feed in Android with Pusher (03-16-2017)
Tweet: Gorgeous collection of CC0 images for #InternationalWomensDay via @unsplash (03-08-2017)
Likes & Followers Analytics Pro for Instagram (03-03-2017)
Instagram Galleries Are Yet Another Reason to Never Leave Instagram (02-22-2017)
Instagram's new galleries will let you share multiple photos per post (02-22-2017)
You can now post photo albums to Instagram (FB) (02-22-2017)
MIT Has Built A 'Nightmare Machine' To Give Photos A Halloween Makeover (02-13-2017)
The Met Goes Public Domain With CC0, But It Shouldn't Have To (02-09-2017)
FaceApp uses neural networks for photorealistic selfie tweaks (02-08-2017)
Metropolitan Museum of Art makes more than 375,000 public domain images available as CC0 (02-08-2017)
Announcing the new CC Search, now in Beta (02-07-2017)
New Google Brain research brings the zoom and enhance trope to reality (02-07-2017)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 375,000 images of public domain art freely available under Creative Commons Zero (02-07-2017)
Facebook Quietly Used AI to Solve Problem of Searching Through Your Photos (02-03-2017)
Facebook Quietly Used AI to Solve Problem of Searching Through Your Photos (02-03-2017)
WP Grid Gallery I Wordpress Gallery Plugin (Galleries) (02-02-2017)
Adobe video envisions AI helper for editing photos and other media (01-11-2017)
How to download your Flickr photo library and transfer it to Google Photos or iCloud Photo library (01-05-2017)
Walgreens Welcomes, JPEG Labs, A New Photo Prints Integration (10-18-2016)
CrowdRiff API ? An API-powered Instagram-based trip planner (08-29-2016)
Lawsuit: Getty Images copyfrauded 47,000 photos from indie press agency Zuma (08-03-2016)
Lobster, the marketplace for user-generated content, integrates with Dropbox (07-29-2016)
This stunning map of 80,000 old photographs is like a Google Street View for New York City in the 1800s (07-16-2016)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Photos Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.

World Bank Data

With 189 member countries, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership fighting poverty worldwide through sustainable solutions.


Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.

  • Instagram Carousel
  • Instagram Carousel Comments
  • Instagram Carousel Instagram Comments
  • Instagram Comment
  • Instagram Media
  • Instagram Media Comments
  • Instagram User
  • Instagram User Agencies
  • Instagram User Authorized Adaccounts


Flickr (pronounced flicker) is an image hosting and video hosting website, and web services suite that was created by Ludicorp in 2004 and acquired by Yahoo in 2005. In addition to being a popular website for users to share and embed personal photographs, and effectively an online community, the service is widely used by photo researchers and by bloggers to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.

  • Activity User Comments
  • Activity User Photos
  • Auth Check Token
  • Auth Get Frob
  • Auth Get Full Token
  • Auth Get Token
  • Auth Oauth Get Access Token
  • Blogs Add Photo
  • Blogs Get List
  • Blogs Get Services
  • Collections Get Info
  • Collections Get Tree
  • Commons Get Institutions
  • Contacts Get List
  • Contacts Get List Recently Uploaded
  • Contacts Get Public List
  • Favorites Add
  • Favorites Get List
  • Favorites Get Public List
  • Favorites Remove
  • Galleries Add Photo
  • Galleries Create
  • Galleries Edit Meta
  • Galleries Edit Photo
  • Galleries Edit Photos
  • Galleries Get Info
  • Galleries Get List
  • Galleries Get List For Photo
  • Galleries Get Photos
  • Groups Browse
  • Groups Get Info
  • Groups Members Get List
  • Groups Pools Add
  • Groups Pools Get Context
  • Groups Pools Get Groups
  • Groups Pools Get Photos
  • Groups Pools Remove
  • Groups Search
  • Interestingness Get List
  • Machinetags Get Namespaces
  • Machinetags Get Pairs
  • Machinetags Get Predicates
  • Machinetags Get Recent Values
  • Machinetags Get Values
  • Panda Get List
  • Panda Get Photos
  • People Find By Email
  • People Find By Username
  • People Get Info
  • People Get Photos
  • People Get Photos Of
  • People Get Public Groups
  • People Get Public Photos
  • People Get Upload Status
  • Photos Add Tags
  • Photos Comments Add Comment
  • Photos Comments Delete Comment
  • Photos Comments Edit Comment
  • Photos Comments Get List
  • Photos Comments Get Recent For Contacts
  • Photos Delete
  • Photos Geo Batch Correct Location
  • Photos Geo Correct Location
  • Photos Geo Get Location
  • Photos Geo Get Perms
  • Photos Geo Photos For Location
  • Photos Geo Remove Location
  • Photos Geo Set Context
  • Photos Geo Set Location
  • Photos Geo Set Perms
  • Photos Get All Contexts
  • Photos Get Contacts Photos
  • Photos Get Contacts Public Photos
  • Photos Get Context
  • Photos Get Counts
  • Photos Get Exif
  • Photos Get Favorites
  • Photos Get Info
  • Photos Get Not In Set
  • Photos Get Perms
  • Photos Get Recent
  • Photos Get Recently Updated
  • Photos Get Sizes
  • Photos Get Untagged
  • Photos Get With Geo Data
  • Photos Get Without Geo Data
  • Photos Licenses Get Info
  • Photos Licenses Set Info
  • Photos Notes Add
  • Photos Notes Delete
  • Photos Notes Edit
  • Photos People Add
  • Photos People Delete
  • Photos People Delete Coords
  • Photos People Edit Coords
  • Photos People Get List
  • Photos Remove Tag
  • Photos Search
  • Photos Set Content Type
  • Photos Set Dates
  • Photos Set Meta
  • Photos Set Perms
  • Photos Set Safety Level
  • Photos Set Tags
  • Photos Transform Rotate
  • Photos Upload Check Tickets
  • Photosets Add Photo
  • Photosets Comments Add Comment
  • Photosets Comments Delete Comment
  • Photosets Comments Edit Comment
  • Photosets Comments Get List
  • Photosets Create
  • Photosets Delete
  • Photosets Edit Meta
  • Photosets Edit Photos
  • Photosets Get Context
  • Photosets Get Info
  • Photosets Get List
  • Photosets Get Photos
  • Photosets Order Sets
  • Photosets Remove Photo
  • Photosets Remove Photos
  • Photosets Reorder Photos
  • Photosets Set Primary Photo
  • Places Find
  • Places Find By Lat Lon
  • Places Get Children With Photos Public
  • Places Get Info
  • Places Get Info By Url
  • Places Get Place Types
  • Places Get Shape History
  • Places Get Top Places List
  • Places Places For Bounding Box
  • Places Places For Contacts
  • Places Places For Tags
  • Places Places For User
  • Places Resolve Place Id
  • Places Resolve Place U R L
  • Places Tags For Place
  • Prefs Get Content Type
  • Prefs Get Geo Perms
  • Prefs Get Hden
  • Prefs Get Privacy
  • Prefs Get Safety Level
  • Reflection Get Method Info
  • Reflection Get Methods
  • Replace
  • Stats Get Collection Domains
  • Stats Get Collection Referrers
  • Stats Get Collection Stats
  • Stats Get Photo Domains
  • Stats Get Photo Referrers
  • Stats Get Photo Stats
  • Stats Get Photoset Domains
  • Stats Get Photoset Referrers
  • Stats Get Photoset Stats
  • Stats Get Photostream Domains
  • Stats Get Photostream Referrers
  • Stats Get Photostream Stats
  • Stats Get Popular Photos
  • Stats Get Total Views
  • Tags Get Cluster Photos
  • Tags Get Clusters
  • Tags Get Hot List
  • Tags Get List Photo
  • Tags Get List User
  • Tags Get List User Popular
  • Tags Get List User Raw
  • Tags Get Related
  • Test Echo
  • Test Login
  • Test Null
  • Upload
  • Urls Get Group
  • Urls Get User Photos
  • Urls Get User Profile
  • Urls Lookup Gallery
  • Urls Lookup Group
  • Urls Lookup User


Cutcaster sells pictures and clipart for use on websites, design projects, powerpoint presentations, blogs or anytime you need a unique image to tell your story. Search our picture library via our lightning quick search engine, download comps, buy s...


Walgreens is your home for Pharmacy, Photo and Health & Wellness products. Refill your prescriptions online, create memories with Walgreens Photo, and shop products for home delivery or Ship to Store. Walgreens. Trusted Since 1901.

Getty Images

Find high resolution royalty-free images, editorial stock photos, vector art, video footage clips and stock music licensing at the richest image search photo library online.

  • Add a comment to a board
  • Add an asset to a board
  • Add Assets to a Board
  • Create Board
  • Delete a comment from a board
  • Delete Board
  • Download a video
  • Download an image
  • Get All Boards
  • Get Asset Change Channels
  • Get Asset Change Notification
  • Get Asset Change Notifications
  • Get Board Assets
  • Get Collections
  • Get comments from a board
  • Get Countries
  • Get Downloads
  • Get Image
  • Get Images
  • Get metadata for a single event
  • Get metadata for multiple events
  • Get Previously Purchased Images
  • Get Products
  • Get Purchased Images
  • Get Similar Videos
  • Get Video Metadatata
  • Get Videos Metadatata
  • Register Assets
  • Remove an asset from a board
  • Remove Assets From Board
  • Reports Usage Batches
  • Search Artist Images
  • Search Artist ImaVideosges
  • Search Editorial Images
  • Search Editorial Videos
  • Search for creative images only
  • Search for creative videos
  • Search for editorial videos
  • Search for events
  • Search Images
  • Search Images by Image
  • Search Similar Images
  • Update Board

BioID Web Services

BioID offers unique anonymous multimodal biometric authentication services for face recognition and voice recognition with strong privacy protection. Find relevant background information on periocular eye recognition and anti-spoofing liveness detectio...


End-to-end solution for visual marketing - Uncover consumer & competitive insights, manage UGC & publish content to websites, social, ads &


Gracenote is the leader in entertainment metadata, helping people connect to the music, TV shows, movies and sports they love across the world’s most popular entertainment platforms and devices, from Apple to Amazon to Comcast and Ford.

Open Images

Open Images is an open media platform that offers online access to audiovisual archive material to stimulate creative reuse. Dutch tweets: @Openbeelden

Every app needs avatars, we make it hassle-free. Hosted user avatar service for your apps and sites. supports 3 sizes for avatars. We are mapping to the actual service, so theres no “guaranteed” size. lets your users upload their own avatars, in case you dont want to use one from a specific service.


A multimedia platform provider of comprehensive, rich media kits, enabling you to create, host, deliver and manage enhancements to your website.

The API (Application Programming Interface) allows desktop applications and other websites to access data storage. The API is a HTTP-based REST API, and provides data in JSON and XML (HTML is also provided as is for the read-only methods, but not recommended since its format might change).

Logos, Backgrounds, Posters and more for your TV, Movie and Music collections, API is used by xbmc, mediabrowser, mediaportal and plex among many others


FetchApp is a digital delivery application that makes selling downloadable products simple. It seamlessly integrates with popular shopping carts and payment systems like Shopify, Bigcommerce, PayPal, and many others. FetchApp is hosted software so ther...


Fluxiom offers seamless online file management in the cloud. Keep your files private, share them with a select audience or broadcast them to the world.

  • Create asset
  • Create asset version
  • Create tag
  • Delete asset
  • Delete tag
  • Download asset
  • Get asset versions
  • Get assets
  • Get current user
  • Get single asset
  • Get single asset version
  • Get single tag
  • Get single user
  • Get tags
  • Get users
  • Update asset
  • Update tag

A free JavaScript image gallery framework that simplifies the process of creating beautiful image galleries for the web and mobile devices.


Getmapping is a leading provider of aerial photography, LiDAR and mobile mapping surveys across Europe and Africa.

A globally recognized avatar and profile that represents you online across millions of sites. Part of the @Automattic family.

I Wanna Go There is a travel guide for Coolpackers. Coolpackers are travelers that love design, architecture, vintage shops, music and trendy places.

LambdaLabs Face

High-powered machines built specifically for Deep Learning applications. Pre-built and configured with Deep Learning software like Theano, Torch, and CUDA.


Payment Services in METNA (Turkey, Middle East, North Affrica) and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) regions.


Welcome to Photobuckets Facebook page! Keep up with site updates, special deals and promotions, enter to win cool prizes, browse photos from the Photobucket community and more! For technical support, account questions and site issues, please email...

PhotoXpress is a stock photo image bank, providing creative professionals with a large and legal image library for both personal and professional use ??????? including Web site design, brochures, advertisements and editorial has been re-launched, offering Monthly download packages (for one-time purchase or monthly renewal) starting at just $9.99 for 5 photo downloads. The PhotoXpress Library has over 14,000,000 high-quality, royalty-free photos and vectors, and the site offers a number of other new features with every account:Unlimited LightboxesEasy to access Lightbox DashboardBulk downloadingDrag and Drop thumbnailsRollover downloadsDownload history7-day download windowDownload watermarked comp imagesFamily FriendlyCreate a team and share downloadsLargest sized, high resolution imagesLive chat supportShare lightboxesVectors for 3 downloadsAffiliation Program


Picitup is a leading developer and provider of image recognition services, and the first company to deliver a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) color search.


8+ million royalty-free video clips (more added daily!) available for immediate download. Pond5 connects artists selling and media makers seeking video clips, images, music tracks, sound effects, and more.


Envoyez des cartes personnalisées avec vos meilleures photos ! Popcarte vous permet denvoyer de vraies cartes postales, cartes photo, cartes de voeux, cartes danniversaire, faire-part mariage et naissance, cartes damour et damitié à vos proches. De...


rethumb is a image management service for professional web developers and webmasters - create square thumbnails, resize images and get exif data, all using a simple url based API


Create photo books, personalize photo cards & stationery, and share photos with family and friends at


Turn your Images into an experience including in-image native advertising @StippleSupport for all support help.


Topsy is a social analytics company that gives you instant answers to critical business questions through real-time analysis of public conversations. Operating the world’s only index of the public social web, Topsy is used by some of the largest global marketing, news, entertainment, and financial organizations to get real-time insights into a wide variety of business questions: everything from spotting breaking news and identifying customer satisfaction issues, to gauging response to TV programming and understanding political sentiment. Many of the world???s largest brands also use Topsy as their day-to-day social dashboard to discover and track the impact of trending topics and predict future events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Topsy is backed by BlueRun Ventures, Ignition Partners, Founders Fund and Scott Banister. For more information visit:


Transloadit is a Berlin based startup that takes care of user generated content. Web/apps point their uploads directly to Transloadit’s cloud platform so that they can be encoded, transformed, and stored back on the customer’s server or cloud bucket. Transloadit supports upload progress bars, video encoding, adding logos, converting documents, generating waveforms (like soundcloud), and more as can be seen in their Demos section.


Trovebox lets you organize and archive your photos into a central location. You can select which photo services you use and where youd like to store your photos.


TwitPic is a website that allows users to post pictures to the Twitter microblogging service. TwitPic is often used by citizen journalists to upload and distribute pictures in near real-time as an event is taking place


Zenfolio provides photographers with all the tools needed for a successful photography website - with more features and a better price than any other service.

Mobypicture Dev Team

Share your adventures in Photo, Video and Audio on all your social networks. We support Twitter, Facebook, FB Pages (new!), Flickr, Youtube, Google+ and 20 more


Clean photography websites and online portfolio for professional photographers.


SmugMug is a paid image sharing, image hosting service, and online video platform on which users can upload photos and videos.