A gem for pulling images from various Twitter image services
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README.md

Twimage

Twimage provides an easy way to pull raw images from the various Twitter photo image services (twitpic, yfrog, etc.)

Usage

Add twimage to your Gemfile:

gem 'twimage'

Of without bundler:

gem install twimage

Now simply take the standard URL that is posted to Twitter and tell Twimage to go get it:

result = Twimage.get('http://instagr.am/p/EHqLG/')

Twimage will create a Ruby tempfile with the image. To get the tempfile:

result.tempfile

Save the image to your local system, upload to S3, etc. As soon as there are no more references to the tempfile in your code it will be unlinked (deleted). There are a couple additional instance variables you have access to...try result.inspect to take a look.

Twimage will follow any redirects that eventually get you to any of the included services. So, if you have a Instagram image behind a Bitly shortened URL, just give the Bitly link to Twimage and he'll (she'll?) take care of the rest.

Enjoy!

Support

Twimage currently supports the following photo services:

Contributing

To add a parser, fork this repo and then send me a pull request. You should attempt to get the highest resolution version of the image possible, which isn't always available at the link posted to Twitter. Check out the SERVICES constant in twimage.rb for examples of lambdas used to modify the original service_url to get to the full res version's URL.