Api documentation

Api documentation


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Get photos.


The Photos Resource has only one endpoint right now (we're working hard on version 2.0, which should be out soon). You can access the photos of a specific make/model/year/trim by supplying its style ID, which you can get from the Model, Model Year and/or the Style and Trim resources.

A few things to note about the responses you will get back when you make calls to the endpoint available above:

Media Base URL

The photos returned from this endpoint come in URL stub format, for example ‘/audi/s7/2013/oem/2013_audi_s7_sedan_prestige_fq_oem_6_2048.jpg’. The base URL for media/photos is http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com or https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com so the above Audi photo can be found at http://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/audi/s7/2013/oem/2013_audi_s7_sedan_prestige_fq_oem_6_2048.jpg or https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/audi/s7/2013/oem/2013_audi_s7_sedan_prestige_fq_oem_6_2048.jpg.

Photo Shot Types (i.e. shotTypeAbbreviation)

Our photos are diverse in terms of the perspective from which they were taken. Here’s a list of the all available shot types, which you will find in the API response as the value of the property shotTypeAbbreviation:

Shot Type Description Sort Order
FQ Front Quarter view of entire vehicle, usually from the driver’s side 1
RQ Rear Quarter view of entire vehicle, from either the driver or passenger’s side 2
I Forward Interior Shot showing dash, seats and windshield 3
RI Interior Shot showing rear seats. Can also be taken from outside of vehicle. 4
S Profile view of entire vehicle; usually left-hand side 5
CARGO Shot of vehicle’s trunk, bed, or other primary cargo area 6
E Shot of vehicle’s entire engine bay, usually from directly above 7
W Shot of vehicle’s entire wheel, usually the front-left 8
D Shot of vehicle’s entire dashboard, usually taken from the rear-int 9
CC Shot of vehicle’s center console, usually taken from the rear-int 10
F Front end of vehicle. Shot includes rest of body as well, but not in primary focus 11
R Rear end of vehicle. Shot includes rest of body as well, but not in primary focus 12
DETAIL Detail can be anything interior that has a specific need for attention 13
B Close-up of an exterior emblem on the vehicle body. Trim/Engine/Packages, etc. 14
O Any exterior shot that does not fit into any other type 15
PROFILE Additional profile/side view of entire vehicle, from driver or passenger’s side 16

Photo Sizes

The photo size is embedded in the photo URL stub: _{size}.jpg. The values of {size} are as follows:

Image Width (in pixels) Aspect Ratio
87 1.587
98 1.5
131 1.5
150 1.5
175 1.587
185 1.5
196 1.5
276 1.5
300 1.587
396 1.587
400 1.5
423 1.5
500 1.587
600 1.5
717 1.5
815 1.5
1600 1.5
2048 1.5