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Can't figure out how to use this API

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This may not be strictly a wolfram question but nonetheless, i am looking for some basic help. I used this code to deploy the API -

CloudDeploy[ APIFunction[{"image" -> "Image"}, ImageIdentify[#image]&,"PNG"]]

This works but i can't figure out how to use the API, there is a page that appears asking me to provide the image in query param style, but I am not sure how to do that. See attached screenshotAPI Image upload

How do i provide it an image from my machine?

Thank you for any and all help.


Hello s a,
If you replace -APIFunction- by -FormFunction- a working userinterface is ready to use. I assume you insist on doing this via a API.

Here is my public API definition with name: picapi.

CloudDeploy[ APIFunction[{"image" -> "Image"}, ImageIdentify[#image] &, "PNG"], "/picapi", Permissions -> "Public"]

To send a picture to this API you need a link to send it to:

note the -mpg- part that replaces the user-UUID part. This is a setting in you wolfram cloud web user interface. Configure your own abbreviation.

Now test the API with the Postman REST Client (

enter image description here

Send it and this worked for me.

If you want to turn this manual test into code you should implement code like this

POST /objects/mpg/picapi HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: multipart/form-data; boundary=----WebKitFormBoundary7MA4YWxkTrZu0gW

Content-Disposition: form-data; name="image"; filename="1a11447a8b55b94e.png"
Content-Type: image/png


you need a multipart/form-data description. Normally the URLFetch command is able to send this but with pictures it is more difficult. Need to investigate a little further if it can be done.

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