Business API: Integrate the Fotolia image collection into your website
Use Fotolia images on your site and sell custom-designed products directly to your customers.
The Fotolia Business API is the de-facto industry standard for print-on-demand businesses. Instantly bring high value-add to your site with built-in search, allowing your customers to customize products (t-shirts, canvases, posters….) on demand, thanks to a collection of over 22 million images.
You can also use this API to embed the Fotolia features in your own plug-in, software or internal network and make it easy for customers access our content without having to redirect to our site.
How does it work?
Whether you sell derivative products or services (ie, slideshows, website templates) requiring images, or want to integrate Fotolia features to your intranet or application, our Business API will fit your needs. This API allows you to search, organize and sort contents, log-in with secured access to a Fotolia user account, and download content.
Case study: GalleryDirect.com
Gallery Direct is the largest limited edition fine art publisher, printmaker and artisan framer in the world. Through its website, customers can order any art product or customize the product of their choice (canvas, paper, wood…) with microstock images coming from the Fotolia collection through a search engine.
Customers can instantly see what their order will look like thanks to the Fotolia API, which displays the Fotolia image in the product builder. Once all the appropriate options are selected, the customer simply adds his product to the basket and finalizes the order.
At that moment, the partner triggers an order on the Fotolia platform through the API, downloads the high-res photo, and prints the product ordered by the customer. The transaction is seamless and transparent to the customer, and Gallery Direct continues to own the customer relationship.
1. Search for images and display the results
2. Product customization with the chosen image
3. Product ordering (with image download via the API)
Plug-in case study: Fotolia plug-in for Microsoft Office
This free Fotolia Plug-In instantly adds high-resolution photos, videos and illustrations to Microsoft Office PowerPoint or Word documents, without having to leave the application.
Once installed, users can access a selection of free images, see their balance of credits, search, purchase and download new content in one click, and use it immediately in their slideshow or document.
The plug-in allows any Fotolia member to log in through private authentication, which then allows the account to be controlled remotely.
1. Search and navigation menu through galleries
2. Search results display
3. Size/License selection and image download from the plug-in