Get image metadata from remote URL

get
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 JSON-encoded response body.

Metadata object example can be found here.

Examples

Here are some example requests to understand the API usage.

Get metadata of an uploaded image

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")

Calculate pHash distance between two images

See examples here.