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As announced on the Flickr Blog, Flickr has launched a new website for developers: Flickr Code. And besides announcing the new site they've both a) given interesting details on just how much API traffic they do each day (see below), and b) they announced they're open sourcing Flickr Uploadr, the cross-platform (Windows and OS X) desktop tool for uploading photos to Flickr.
Most people don't realize how many popular photo services like Flickr, Smugmug and Picasa offer web APIs. In this overview, we'll take a look at the breadth and power of currently available photo APIs and the types of photo mashups developers are building with them.
If you have ever wanted to create photo mashups using Google's Picasa, now you can. As Sven Mawson of Picasa Web Albums Team announced there is now a GData API for Picasa. Media mashups are hot: as we noted in our piece on 200 Photo Mashups, photography-related mashups are one of the most popular genres.