May 12, 2020
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Photo Hack Day 4 erupts April 6th, and runs nonstop through the weekend. The first Photo hack Day brought together photographers, web designers, photo editors, and computer scientists for the first image-centric hackathon. Since the original 200 hackers threw together almost fifty mashups in a single weekend (two years ago), Photo Hack Day has blossomed in number, creativity, and excitement as it readies itself for a fourth rendition. Lead sponsors Aviary and Facebook look forward to "[a]nother full weekend of photo centric awesomeness."
Getty Images has made over 50 million images available to developers free of charge, enabling access via the Getty Images Embed API. Speaking at a conference workshop at APIcon today, key staff from the image content service also told participants that a simpler version of their API is in the works, using standard parameters to access image files, rather than the bloated custom header approach of the current API design.
In its effort to "deliver a developer-centric platform", eBay today announced that it is making its image recognition technology available to developers through an Image Search API. The API gives developers the ability to implement image search functionality into their apps.