May 31, 2016
Single purpose API
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Magickly aims to make image manipulation possible as a simple web service. The Magickly API is very easy to use, and completely open source. It requires no API key, and allows a developer to use a lot of different image manipulations on any web-accessible image. Magickly is an open source, simplified version of the Aviary Effects API, which has a contest ending next week.
Infradox serves up your archive of photo and video on a high volume basis. The Infradox API is actually two APIs: a "Partner API" and a "Back Office API." The partner API is, not surprisingly, for your partners so that they can connect live with your Infradox database. Responses are in XML.
Along with the rapid growth of video APIs, the marketplace of photo-related APIs continues to expand rapidly. Since we looked at 36 Photo APIs earlier this year, we've added nearly a dozen new ones, and there are now 47 APIs tagged "photo" in our web service directory.