Source images


Source images are your original images you upload to Rokka. You should always select the highest quality you can, Rokka will take care of the rest. Usually it's best to use PNG files, as they are not compressed. Rokka can handle PNG, JPG, GIF, WEBP, PDF and SVG files (more possible, if there's a demand). To ensure the best possible results, we recommend to upload the pictures in sRGB (with or without alpha channel) and not for example in CMYK.

The source image object

Attribute Description
organization Name of the organization that the image belongs to
hash Hash to access the image with, based on metadata. 40 characters long
short_hash A shorter, still unique version of the hash. Can be used instead of the hash. 6-40 characters
binary_hash Sha1 hash of image binary data
name Original filename
format Original format as common file extension
mimetype Original mime type
size Size of images in bytes
width Width of image in pixels
height Height of image in pixels
dynamic_metadata Can contain data that will alter the image identifying hash if altered
user_metadata Contains meta data set by the API user. Changing this will not alter the main hash identifying the image
created When this image was created on rokka
link Backlink to itself, useful when you have lists or search by binary hash

Create a source image

You can create a source image with a post to the /sourceimages route and your organization name. It's a simple post with the file data in the body.

In the following example, image.png is a image file in your current working directory and the organization is set to mycompany.

curl -X POST -F filedata=@image.png ''
$client = \Rokka\Client\Factory::getImageClient('mycompany', 'apiKey', 'apiSecret');

$sourceImages = $client->uploadSourceImage(file_get_contents('image.png'), 'image.png');


It will return the same meta data as you get from retrieving a single image, with the only difference that it is wrapped in an array for future expansions of multi file uploads.

Supplying metadata while creating a source image

You can also directly add user metadata or dynamic metadata while creating an image.

curl -X POST -F filedata=@image.png \
             -F 'meta_user[0]={"foo":"bar"}' \
             -F 'meta_dynamic[0][subject_area]={"x":100,"y":100}' \
$client = \Rokka\Client\Factory::getImageClient('mycompany', 'apiKey', 'apiSecret');

$sourceImages = $client->uploadSourceImage(file_get_contents('image.png'), 'image.png', null, ['meta_user' => ['foo' => 'bar'], 'meta_dynamic' => ['subject_area' => ['x'=> 50, 'y' => 100]]]);


In case that source image already exists and there's metadata fields which are not defined in the upload, they are not deleted.

Retrieve data about a source image

You can retrieve meta data about a source image by providing the identifying hash on the /sourceimages route.

In the following example the organization is set to mycompany and the hash is set to c412d8d6e4b9b7b058320b06972ac0ec72cfe6e5.

curl -X GET ''
$client = \Rokka\Client\Factory::getImageClient('mycompany', 'apiKey', 'apiSecret');

$sourceImage = $client->getSourceImage('c412d8d6e4b9b7b058320b06972ac0ec72cfe6e5');


An example response looks like following.

    "hash": "c412d8d6e4b9b7b058320b06972ac0ec72cfe6e5",
    "short_hash": "c03683",
    "binary_hash": "03b3e8a0bdd76ef55c021066642c9d2fa9c02799",
    "created": "2015-08-24T12:17:12+0000",
    "name": "image1.png",
    "mimetype": "image/jpeg",
    "format": "png",
    "size": 131284,
    "width": 800,
    "height": 1160
    "organization": "mycompany",
    "link": "/sourceimages/liip/c412d8d6e4b9b7b058320b06972ac0ec72cfe6e5"

Delete a source image

To delete a source image, you do a delete call on the source images url.

In the following example the organization is set to mycompany and the hash is set to c412d8d6e4b9b7b058320b06972ac0ec72cfe6e5.

curl -X DELETE ''
$client = \Rokka\Client\Factory::getImageClient('mycompany', 'apiKey', 'apiSecret');

$isDeleted = $client->deleteSourceImage('c412d8d6e4b9b7b058320b06972ac0ec72cfe6e5');


Deleting a source image will not remove it from the cache. Access to it will fade out as the cache becomes stale. Any new access to a render of a deleted source image will result in a 404 error.

Note: If the image you try to delete does not exist, the API responds with a 404 status code. This 404 can be ignored, though it might indicate a logic error in the client application.

Deleting source images with binary hash

The same binary hash can have different entries in rokka, if they have different dynamic metadata. With this command you can delete all of them at once

curl -X DELETE ''
$client = \Rokka\Client\Factory::getImageClient('mycompany', 'apiKey', 'apiSecret');

$isDeleted = $client->deleteSourceImagesWithBinaryHash('03b3e8a0bdd76ef55c021066642c9d2fa9c02799');


List source images

See searching for images for more details about how to get a list of your images.

Finding with binary hash

You can limit the outputs of the list by using limit and offset parameters to page through them.

Attribute Description
binaryHash SHA1 hash of the binary file, lowercase hex

In the following example the organization is set to mycompany and the binary hash is set to 03b3e8a0bdd76ef55c021066642c9d2fa9c02799.

curl -X GET ''
$client = \Rokka\Client\Factory::getImageClient('mycompany', 'apiKey', 'apiSecret');

$sourceImage = $client->getSourceImageWithBinaryHash('03b3e8a0bdd76ef55c021066642c9d2fa9c02799');


The result is a list with one item in it if anything is found.

Downloading a source image

Should you have a need to download the source image again, you can do so, using this call. This is the only way to get the exact image back. Even if you choose "noop" as a stack operation, rokka will process the image which may alter it.

curl -X GET ''

It will return the binary data as the response and contain the name of the file in the header of the response.