varunkr varunkr - 1 month ago 20
JSON Question

How to fetch large images from discogs api?

Is it possible to get higher quality images from discogs api? Right now I can only get a thumbnail image of size 150x150. Is there any way for developers to get a better quality image? The JSON only has link for thumnail images.

So if this is my request

https://api.discogs.com/database/search?page=1&per_page=1&key=my_key&secret=my_secret&q=Waka%20Waka


This is the response that I get

{
"pagination":{
"per_page":1,
"items":1731,
"page":1,
"urls":{
"last":"https://api.discogs.com/database/search?q=Waka+Waka&per_page=1&secret=my_secret&page=1000&key=my_key",
"next":"https://api.discogs.com/database/search?q=Waka+Waka&per_page=1&secret=my_secret&page=2&key=my_key"
},
"pages":1000
},
"results":[
{
"style":[
"Alternative Rock",
"Jazz-Rock",
"Fusion"
],
"thumb":"https://api-img.discogs.com/YokvweulGO7tRuNoSv3b1F4UntQ=/fit-in/150x150/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-1378139-1466530254-6813.jpeg.jpg",
"format":[
"Vinyl",
"LP",
"Album"
],
"country":"US",
"barcode":[
"(31,456) RE I",
"(31,457) RE I",
"MS-2094 31456-1",
"MS-2094 31457-1",
"S1\u00b7MS 2094A 31456-Re1-T2 ",
"25 MS 20941 31457 Re1\u00b7T2",
"ASCAP"
],
"uri":"/Frank-Zappa-Waka-Jawaka-Hot-Rats/master/35744",
"community":{
"have":3089,
"want":1992
},
"label":[
"Bizarre Records",
"Reprise Records",
"Warner Bros. Records Inc.",
"Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Inc.",
"Warner Bros. Records Inc.",
"Warner Bros. Records Inc.",
"Munchkin Music",
"Paramount Studios"
],
"catno":"MS 2094",
"year":"1972",
"genre":[
"Rock"
],
"title":"Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka \u2022 Hot Rats",
"resource_url":"https://api.discogs.com/masters/35744",
"type":"master",
"id":35744
}
]
}


I want to have larger images, how can I do that? Is that even possible? Thanks !!

Answer

When you search for releases you get an id that you can use to get more release info.

Make call to https://api.discogs.com/releases/{id}?key={your_key}&secret={your_secret}

Response usually has some image urls that you can download.