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Google Image Search?

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saf1
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Today I noticed that Google image search has millions of historic photos from Life Magazine that would be great random wallpaper. http://images.google.com/hosted/life. If there were any way Google image search could be integrated into DisplayFusion it would open up a whole new source of images for us to enjoy.
Apr 3, 2009  • #1
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benway
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I asked a similar question of Deviant Art. Jon explained that the site in question needs to have developed an api so he can call it from Display Fusion. Not sure if google images has such an api...
Apr 5, 2009  • #2
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Benway is right. Without an API, DisplayFusion would be unable to get the images out of the search results. That does seem like an excellent source of images though, I'll have to give them a closer look.
Apr 6, 2009  • #3
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saf1
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This looks promising.

http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/documentation/

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The Google AJAX Search API provides simple web objects that perform inline searches over a number of Google services (Web Search, Local Search, Video Search, Blog Search, News Search, Book Search (experimental), Image Search, and Patent Search). If your web page is designed to help users create content (e.g. message boards, blogs, etc.), the API is designed to support these activities by allowing them to copy search results directly into their messages.
Apr 6, 2009  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It looks like this is a client-side API, designed to run in JavaScript from a web browser. This would be very difficult to implement, and I'm sure embedding support for this in a desktop application would break the terms of the EULA. I know that a few of Google's other services aren't allowed to be used in a desktop application, and I would bet this is the same.
Apr 6, 2009  • #5
John L. Galt's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unless, of course, it is *their* Desktop app
I am I.
Apr 7, 2009  • #6
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Very true, very true indeed.
Apr 7, 2009  • #7
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