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README.md

Tinplate

Wrapper 'round the TinEye API.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'tinplate'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install tinplate

Configuration

First you've got to let Tinplate know what your TinEye API keys are. In a Rails app, for example, this would go in an initializer, e.g. config/intitializers/tinplate.rb:

Tinplate.configure do |config|
  config.public_key  = "YOUR PUBLIC API KEY"
  config.private_key = "YOUR PRIVATE API KEY"
  config.test        = false
end

If test is set to true (which is also the default), Tinplate will use TinEye's test keys and sandbox environment.

Usage

There are only three API actions available: search, remaining_searches (to check the status of your account), and image_count (if you're curious how many total images TinEye has indexed).

remaining_searches returns an OpenStruct object with three attributes: remaining_searches, start_date, and expire_date.

image_count returns a plain old integer.

Search examples

Search by URL

tineye = Tinplate::TinEye.new
results = tineye.search(image_url: "http://example.com/photo.jpg")

results.stats.total_results    # => 2
results.stats.total_backlinks  # => 3
results.matches                # => an Array of matched images (see below)

results.matches.each do |match|
  # Do what you like with this matched image. The world is your oyster.
end

Search by upload

tineye = Tinplate::TinEye.new
results = tineye.search(image_path: "/home/alice/example.jpg")

Optional search parameters

offset: Default 0
limit: Default 100
sort: "score", "size", or "crawl_date". Default "score".
order: "asc" or "desc". Default "desc".

Example matched image

An OpenStruct object with the following attributes (/w example values):

domain: "ucsb.edu",
top_level_domain: "ucsb.edu",
width: 400
height: 300
size: 50734,
filesize: 195840,
score: 88.9,
tags: ["collection"],
image_url: "http://images.tineye.com/result/0f1e84b7b7538e8e7de048f4d45eb8f579e3e999941b3341ed9a754eb447ebb1",
format: "JPEG",
contributor: true,
overlay: "overlay/507bb6bf9a397284e2330be7c0671aadc7319b4b/0f1e84b7b7538e8e7de048f4d45eb8f579e3e999941b3341ed9a754eb447ebb1?m21=-9.06952e-05&m22=0.999975&m23=0.0295591&m11=0.999975&m13=-0.0171177&m12=9.06952e-05",
backlinks:
  # These are also OpenStruct objects, not Hashes.
  [
    {
      url: "http://example-copier.com/photo.jpg",
      crawl_date: "2012-06-30",
      backlink: "http://example-copier.com/photo.jpg"
    }
  ]

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/unsplash/tinplate. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

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