Get image metadata from remote URL

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Get image metadata from remove URL API

https://api.imagekit.io/v1/metadata
Get image EXIF, pHash, and other metadata from ImageKit.io powered remote URL using this API.
Request
Response
Request
Headers
Authorization
required
string
base64 encoding of your_private_api_key: Note the colon in the end.
Query Parameters
url
required
string
The encoded URL of the image. Note: This URL should be accessible using your ImageKit.io account.
Response
200: OK
On success, you will receive the image metadata in JSON-encoded response body.
{
"height": 68,
"width": 100,
"size": 7749,
"format": "jpg",
"hasColorProfile": true,
"quality": 0,
"density": 72,
"hasTransparency": false,
"pHash": "f06830ca9f1e3e90",
"exif": {
"image": {
"Make": "Canon",
"Model": "Canon EOS 40D",
"Orientation": 1,
"XResolution": 72,
"YResolution": 72,
"ResolutionUnit": 2,
"Software": "GIMP 2.4.5",
"ModifyDate": "2008:07:31 10:38:11",
"YCbCrPositioning": 2,
"ExifOffset": 214,
"GPSInfo": 978
},
"thumbnail": {
"Compression": 6,
"XResolution": 72,
"YResolution": 72,
"ResolutionUnit": 2,
"ThumbnailOffset": 1090,
"ThumbnailLength": 1378
},
"exif": {
"ExposureTime": 0.00625,
"FNumber": 7.1,
"ExposureProgram": 1,
"ISO": 100,
"ExifVersion": "0221",
"DateTimeOriginal": "2008:05:30 15:56:01",
"CreateDate": "2008:05:30 15:56:01",
"ShutterSpeedValue": 7.375,
"ApertureValue": 5.625,
"ExposureCompensation": 0,
"MeteringMode": 5,
"Flash": 9,
"FocalLength": 135,
"SubSecTime": "00",
"SubSecTimeOriginal": "00",
"SubSecTimeDigitized": "00",
"FlashpixVersion": "0100",
"ColorSpace": 1,
"ExifImageWidth": 100,
"ExifImageHeight": 68,
"InteropOffset": 948,
"FocalPlaneXResolution": 4438.356164383562,
"FocalPlaneYResolution": 4445.969125214408,
"FocalPlaneResolutionUnit": 2,
"CustomRendered": 0,
"ExposureMode": 1,
"WhiteBalance": 0,
"SceneCaptureType": 0
},
"gps": {
"GPSVersionID": [
2,
2,
0,
0
]
},
"interoperability": {
"InteropIndex": "R98",
"InteropVersion": "0100"
},
"makernote": {}
}
}

Response structure and status code (application/JSON)

In case of error, you will get an error code along with the error message. On success, you will receive a 200 status code with the image metadata in the JSON-encoded response body.

A metadata object example can be found here.

Metadata through ImageKit transformation URL

If the url passed to this API has no transformation parameter, then the metadata of the original uploaded image will be fetched. We internally add orig-true parameter to fetch the original image.

Instead, if the passed url has any transformation parameters, then the metadata of the transformed image will be fetched.

See the examples below.

Examples

Here are some example requests to understand the API usage.

Get metadata of an original image (no transformation applied)

cURL
Python
PHP
Java
Ruby
cURL
# The unique fileId of the uploaded file. fileId is returned in response of list files API and upload API.
curl -X GET "https://api.imagekit.io/v1/metadata?url=https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/default-image.jpg" \
-u your_private_api_key:
Python
imagekit.get_remote_file_url_metadata("remote_file_url")
PHP
$imageKit->getFileMetadataFromRemoteURL("remote_file_url")
Java
ResultMetaData result=ImageKit.getInstance().getRemoteFileMetadata("remote_file_url");
Ruby
imagekitio = ImageKit::ImageKitClient.new("your_private_key", "your_public_key", "your_url_endpoint")
imagekitio.get_remote_file_url_metadata("remote_file_url")

Get metadata of a transformed image

cURL
Python
PHP
Java
Ruby
cURL
# The URL of the uploaded file
curl -X GET "https://api.imagekit.io/v1/metadata?url=https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/tr:w-100/default-image.jpg" \
-u your_private_api_key:
Python
imagekit.get_remote_file_url_metadata("https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/tr:w-100/default-image.jpg")
PHP
$imageKit->getFileMetadataFromRemoteURL("https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/tr:w-100/default-image.jpg")
Java
ResultMetaData result=ImageKit.getInstance().getRemoteFileMetadata("https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/tr:w-100/default-image.jpg");
Ruby
imagekitio.get_remote_file_url_metadata("https://ik.imagekit.io/demo/tr:w-100/default-image.jpg")

Calculate pHash distance between two images

See examples here.