Image Tagging For Fun And Profit With Taggstar

Garrett Wilkin
Oct. 04 2012, 08:00AM EDT

Taggstar is a free image tagging service which seeks to make images a bit more interactive.  The service allows users to add little pink stars to their websites' images, with each star being a link to related web-content.  You might want to create links from your pictures to wikipedia articles, youtube videos, or even use an Amazon affiliates link.  Taggstar allows you to do this without changing your images, and it does it all through the javascript Taggstar API.

One possible way to put this to use could be for a instagram powered tumblr.  During your daily life you're taking pictures with your phone and pushing those photos to a blog.  Maybe you have an interesting lifestyle that lends itself to marketing & promotion.  If you're meeting with musicians, reviewing hiking gear, or even traveling, you might find a way to give people more information about what you're seeing and doing while adding a monetization stream to your blog.

The Taggstar API allows for control over how the little pink stars appear on your images.  With it, you can enable or disable the Taggstar UI for individual images.  You can even check to see if any images have updated stars on demand.  The one big missing feature is styling for the stars.  Clearly not everyone will love pink and white stars all up on their blog.  How about some choices in icons and colors?  Skulls, kittens, dollar signs, anyone?

Garrett Wilkin

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[...] Image tagging has become a thing well known across all areas of the Internet, however, Taggstar aims to make it a little more interactive. The Taggstar API allows developers to add little pink stars to their website’s images, with each star acting as a link to related web content. All this is possible without editing or changing any aspect of the original image. To learn more about the Taggstar API visit the Taggstar site as well as the Taggstar API blog post. [...]