Is "artist.getImages" deprecated?

 
  • Is "artist.getImages" deprecated?

    I use the "getImages" method from the Artist API in one of my apps. I noticed it's been removed from the Last.fm API Docs. Is this something permanent? I use this for the image sizes that were offered with this particular method, specifically "Original" and "Large Square".

    http://www.last.fm/api/show/artist.getImages

    • tburny said...
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    • 4 May 2012, 15:38
    Hmm nobody mentioned anything about that. Maybe you can use http://www.last.fm/api/show/artist.getInfo instead?

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  • ^the trouble is that artist.getInfo is only good for returning one image.

    i really hope removing it from the docs was just a mistake and it's not going away for good. at least it's still working at the moment...

  • tburny said:
    Hmm nobody mentioned anything about that. Maybe you can use http://www.last.fm/api/show/artist.getInfo instead?


    The problem with artist.getInfo is that it doesn't return particular image sizes that artist.getImages does. Like @marc2003, I hope this is simply a mistake. I actually rely on the artist.getImages method quite a bit. If you hear any news, it would be great if you could come back to this thread and let me and anyone else who notices this know. Although the API still works, it's the uncertainty that it might not in the future I'm concerned about.

    • ChoiZ said...
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    • 14 May 2012, 15:38

    Is "artist.getImages" deprecated?

    Is someone from lastfm staff can answer if artist.getImages is deprecated please?

  • Allowed to use artist images?

    What kind of app do you have? I'm creating an iOS app and I was hoping to use the getImages function of the API but was told I cannot use Artist Images. :-(

  • Re: Allowed to use artist images?

    kfernandes29 said:
    What kind of app do you have? I'm creating an iOS app and I was hoping to use the getImages function of the API but was told I cannot use Artist Images. :-(


    I use it in one of my Android apps. Who told you that you can't use it?

    Evidently, the docs are simply missing for it. http://www.last.fm/group/Last.fm+Web+Services/forum/21604/_/626352

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