Flickcurl is a library for implementing the Flickr API in C. This library supports the entire Flickr API, including functions for browsing, searching, and uploading photos and videos. It comes with a program called flickrdf that turns a photo's metadata, tags, machine tags, and places into RDF triples descriptions.
Not sure what you’re looking at? Just ask your smart phone! This is the world we are living in: snapshot digital identification brought to you by artificial intelligence algorithms. LTU, a player in the image recognition game since 1999, is opening up to developers its image recognition and search API dubbed LTU Engine/ON Demand.
Transloadit offers media upload, modification, and storage as a service for developers who need that functionality (or, as Transloadit's homepage puts it, "geeks who run web or mobile applications") but don't want to worry about it themselves. There aren't too many moving parts to it, but they're ones a lot of applications make use of. The Transloadit API's main functions include: file upload, image resizing, video file encoding, image thumbnail creations, and file storage on Amazon S3.
We all know we can search web pages for text, but many services are looking to go above and beyond with features like location and face tagging. The big downside to these features is that they rely on end users have to manually enter in the appropriate data. Really, when was the last time you tagged all the people in the 200 photos you just uploaded to Facebook? To help automate the process of face recognition, face.com have just opened their API.