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Stock Image APIs
About Stock Image APIs
Search and retrieve stock images from within an application with stock image APIs.
What is a stock image API?
A stock image application programming interface (API) is a service powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
How does a stock image API work?
A stock image API uses GET methods and, depending on the application, POST methods, to retrieve image data and send responses in JSON or XML format.
Who is a stock image API for exactly?
Developers who want to add image search capabilities to their applications will find a stock image API to be a valuable tool. The API is a suitable alternative to building a scraper to find top search results. Scraping is the act of gathering top 10 or more results from Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs)
Businesses that frequently use image databases will find applications with stock image APIs a convenient way to access appropriate photos for their projects.
Why is an API for stock images important?
APIs for stock images help developers customize their applications. For example, if a developer regularly builds sites for companies that sell outdoor sporting equipment, an API designed to find photos specifically for outdoor recreation would save time in locating images that fit that industry. The API may pull in results from several sources or a singular source.
Alternatively, a developer can utilize an API that returns a list of stock photos in a variety of categories based on user input. Either way, the speed at which photos are retrieved automatically through a stock photo API service is superior to conducting manual searches using just a web browser.
What can you expect from a photo API?
Developers can expect to expedite their image retrieving tasks so that they can spend more time building other components of their applications.
When developers create applications that utilize photo APIs, end users can experience a customized search engine that best meets their needs.
Are there examples of free stock photos APIs?
RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several freemium stock photo APIs. Wikimedia Image Search by MediaFrog is an API that searches copyright-free Wikipedia Commons images. Its free Basic plan has a daily quota of 100 requests, and overages are two cents each.
Bing Image Search by Microsoft Azure is a photo API featured on the Marketplace too. It returns a list of images relevant to the user’s search query. Its Basic plan is free and includes a hard limit monthly quota of 1,000 requests.
Best Stock Photos APIs
Browse this collection of APIs that provide stock photos and images. Top Stock Image APIs include:
Stock Images API SDKs
All stock images APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
- Java (Android)
- C# (.NET)
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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