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MediaWiki version: 1.13

GET request to list all image files, ordered by either title or timestamp.

This module can be used as a generator .

API documentation[edit]




list=allimages (ai)

(main | query | allimages)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Enumerate all images sequentially.

Parameters:
aisort

Property to sort by.

One of the following values: name, timestamp
Default: name
aidir

The direction in which to list.

One of the following values: ascending, descending, newer, older
Default: ascending
aifrom

The image title to start enumerating from. Can only be used with aisort=name.

aito

The image title to stop enumerating at. Can only be used with aisort=name.

aicontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.

aistart

The timestamp to start enumerating from. Can only be used with aisort=timestamp.

Type: timestamp (allowed formats)
aiend

The timestamp to end enumerating. Can only be used with aisort=timestamp.

Type: timestamp (allowed formats)
aiprop

Which file information to get:

timestamp
Adds timestamp for the uploaded version.
user
Adds the user who uploaded each file version.
userid
Add the ID of the user that uploaded each file version.
comment
Comment on the version.
parsedcomment
Parse the comment on the version.
canonicaltitle
Adds the canonical title of the file.
url
Gives URL to the file and the description page.
size
Adds the size of the file in bytes and the height, width and page count (if applicable).
dimensions
Alias for size.
sha1
Adds SHA-1 hash for the file.
mime
Adds MIME type of the file.
mediatype
Adds the media type of the file.
metadata
Lists Exif metadata for the version of the file.
commonmetadata
Lists file format generic metadata for the version of the file.
extmetadata
Lists formatted metadata combined from multiple sources. Results are HTML formatted.
bitdepth
Adds the bit depth of the version.
badfile
Adds whether the file is on the MediaWiki:Bad image list
Values (separate with | or alternative): timestamp, user, userid, comment, parsedcomment, canonicaltitle, url, size, dimensions, sha1, mime, mediatype, metadata, commonmetadata, extmetadata, bitdepth, badfile
Default: timestamp|url
aiprefix

Search for all image titles that begin with this value. Can only be used with aisort=name.

aiminsize

Limit to images with at least this many bytes.

Type: integer
aimaxsize

Limit to images with at most this many bytes.

Type: integer
aisha1

SHA1 hash of image. Overrides aisha1base36.

aisha1base36

SHA1 hash of image in base 36 (used in MediaWiki).

aiuser

Only return files uploaded by this user. Can only be used with aisort=timestamp. Cannot be used together with aifilterbots.

Type: user name
aifilterbots

How to filter files uploaded by bots. Can only be used with aisort=timestamp. Cannot be used together with aiuser.

One of the following values: all, bots, nobots
Default: all
aimime

Disabled due to miser mode.

Separate values with | or alternative. Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for bots).
ailimit

How many images in total to return.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Type: integer or max
Default: 10

Example[edit]

Example 1: Get images by name[edit]

GET Request[edit]

List all images in the namespace, starting from files that begin with Graffiti_000. Limit the initial response to just the first three images.

Response[edit]

{
    "batchcomplete": "",
    "continue": {
        "aicontinue": "Graffiti_BTER_0001.JPG",
        "continue": "-||"
    },
    "query": {
        "allimages": [
            {
                "name": "Graffiti_0001.JPG",
                "timestamp": "2006-10-26T01:48:05Z",
                "url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/Graffiti_0001.JPG",
                "descriptionurl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Graffiti_0001.JPG",
                "descriptionshorturl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7624737",
                "ns": 6,
                "title": "File:Graffiti 0001.JPG"
            },
            {
                "name": "Graffiti_0002.JPG",
                "timestamp": "2006-10-26T02:03:40Z",
                "url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/Graffiti_0002.JPG",
                "descriptionurl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Graffiti_0002.JPG",
                "descriptionshorturl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7624935",
                "ns": 6,
                "title": "File:Graffiti 0002.JPG"
            },
            {
                "name": "Graffiti_0003.JPG",
                "timestamp": "2006-10-26T08:05:08Z",
                "url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Graffiti_0003.JPG",
                "descriptionurl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Graffiti_0003.JPG",
                "descriptionshorturl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7628426",
                "ns": 6,
                "title": "File:Graffiti 0003.JPG"
            }
        ]
    }
}

Sample code[edit]

#!/usr/bin/python3

"""
    get_allimages_by_name.py
    MediaWiki Action API Code Samples
    List all images in the namespace, starting from files that
    begin with 'Graffiti_000'. Limit the initial response to
    just the first three images.
    MIT License
"""

import requests

S = requests.Session()

URL = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"

PARAMS = {
    "action": "query",
    "format": "json",
    "list": "allimages",
    "aifrom": "Graffiti_000",
    "ailimit": "3"
}

R = S.get(url=URL, params=PARAMS)
DATA = R.json()

print(DATA)


Example 2: Get images by date[edit]

GET Request[edit]

List all images in the namespace, starting from 2010-01-01 18:05:46 (UTC).

Response[edit]

{
    "batchcomplete": "",
    "continue": {
        "aicontinue": "20100101190633|Ryan_Baker_12-30-2009.JPG",
        "continue": "-||"
    },
    "query": {
        "allimages": [
            {
                "name": "DramaQueenThatGirl.jpg",
                "timestamp": "2010-01-01T18:21:57Z",
                "url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/DramaQueenThatGirl.jpg",
                "descriptionurl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DramaQueenThatGirl.jpg",
                "descriptionshorturl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25646192",
                "ns": 6,
                "title": "File:DramaQueenThatGirl.jpg"
            },
            {
                "name": "VS_in_viena_austria.JPG",
                "timestamp": "2010-01-01T18:42:49Z",
                "url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/VS_in_viena_austria.JPG",
                "descriptionurl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VS_in_viena_austria.JPG",
                "descriptionshorturl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25646382",
                "ns": 6,
                "title": "File:VS in viena austria.JPG"
            },
            {
                "name": "Vasanthamtv_channel.jpg",
                "timestamp": "2010-01-01T19:03:08Z",
                "url": "https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/18/Vasanthamtv_channel.jpg",
                "descriptionurl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vasanthamtv_channel.jpg",
                "descriptionshorturl": "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25626466",
                "ns": 6,
                "title": "File:Vasanthamtv channel.jpg"
            }
            ...
        ]
    }
}

Sample code[edit]

get_allimages_by_timestamp.py

#!/usr/bin/python3

"""
    get_allimages_by_timestamp.py

    MediaWiki Action API Code Samples
    Demo of `Allimages` module: Get a list of all images
    in the namespace, starting from 2010-01-01T18:05:46. 
    MIT license
"""

import requests

S = requests.Session()

URL = "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php"

PARAMS = {
    "action":"query",
    "format":"json",
    "list": "allimages",
    "aisort": "timestamp",
    "aistart": "2010-01-01T18:05:46Z"
}

R = S.get(url=URL, params=PARAMS)
DATA = R.json()

print(DATA)

Parameter history[edit]

  • v1.23: Introduced aiprop=canonicaltitle, aiprop=commonmetadata, aiprop=extmetadata
  • v1.20: Introduced aisort, aistart, aiend, aiuser, aifilterbots, aidir=newer, aidir=older
  • v1.18: Introduced aimime, aiprop=mediatype
  • v1.17: Introduced aiprop=userid, aiprop=parsedcomment
  • v1.14: Introduced bitdepth

Additional notes[edit]

  • Only the most recent version of each file is returned.
  • See Data formats for more information on how to properly format dates for aisort=timestamps

See also[edit]