The Kraken Image Optimizer Ruby SDK by Nekkra communicates with the API to integrate image optimization features into web services. Along with authentication and callbacks, developers have access to code useful to download images, resize images, and convert images.
Thread Genius recently launched with the goal of mapping the world's visual taste. Thread Genius believes that web recommendations based on text fall short of capturing consumers' true taste. Its computer vision technology captures taste on visual input. Its API opens the service to others.
NASA has released a new API (the EPIC API) which provides programmatic access to images pulled from the EPIC camera. EPIC sits upon the DSCOVR satellite and constantly provides images from the Earth's sunlit side. Developers can retrieve images from the camera along with associated metadata.
As interest in cloud storage goes mainstream, Cloudinary offers a cloud-based solution for storing, processing and delivering web assets with special emphasis on website image processing and delivery, which can be accessed through the Cloudinary API.