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fotolia

This is a client to the API of the royalty free stock image marketplace fotolia.com written in Ruby.

You will need to register for an API key at Fotolia to use it: www.fotolia.com/Services/API/Introduction

Getting started

# install & configure gemcutter repos (skip if you already done this)
gem update --system
gem install gemcutter
gem tumble

# install gem
gem install fotolia

Usage

require 'fotolia'

# get client instance
fotolia = Fotolia.new(:api_key => 'YOUR_API_KEY')
# => #<Fotolia::Base ...>

# search for media
search_results = fotolia.search(:words => 'ruby')
# => #<Fotolia::SearchResultSet ...>

search_results.total # number of results
# => 3978

# Take care, the result sets are paged!
search_results.length
# => 50

# You may access the pages in various ways:
search_results.next_page    # get the next page of the current one
search_results.pages.length # get the total number of pages
search_results.pages[3]     # Fotolia::SearchResultSet::Pages includes the
                            # Enumerable mixin!

# inspect a medium object
search_results.first
# => #<Fotolia::Medium ...>

search_results.first.id             # get its id
# => 18432121
search_results.first.title          # get its title
# => "Crowns"
search_results.first.licenses.collect{|l| {l.name => l.price}} # there are different licenses available at Fotolia
# => [{"XS"=>1}, {"S"=>2}, {"M"=>4}, {"L"=>5}, {"XL"=>6}, {"XXL"=>7}, {"V"=>6}, {"XV"=>80}]
search_results.first.creator_name   # who published that image?
# => "antipathique"
search_results.first.thumbnail.url  # get a thumbnail url
# => "http://static-p4.fotolia.com/jpg/....jpg"

# some basic fun with categories
categories = fotolia.representative_categories.root_level
# => [#<Fotolia::RepresentativeCategory..., ...]
{categories.first.id => categories.first.name}
# => {6000000=>"Transportation"}
categories.first.child_categories   # there are three category levels, this
                                    # gets the second one for the first
                                    # category in our previously fetched array
# => [#<Fotolia::RepresentativeCategory..., ...]
categories.first.child_categories[2].child_categories # the third level
# => [#<Fotolia::RepresentativeCategory..., ...]
categories.first.child_categories[2].child_categories.first.media # get media in a category
# => #<Fotolia::SearchResultSet ...>

Author

Planquadrat Software-Integration GmbH <www.planquadrat-software.de> Torsten Schönebaum <github.com/tosch>

License

See LICENSE

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