General Information

A picture is worth a thousand words! Take advantage of IVA’s huge library of images and screen captures to create a stunning entertainment discovery experience.

Images are to be downloaded from IVA as per our Terms of Service. It is up to the client to manage, host, and serve the images they wish to use.

Be sure to check image availability as images may be removed from the system at which point they should also be removed from the client system.

The Image API allows you to retrieve an image or a batch of images based on the FilePath. The FilePaths can be found inside the Entertainment API or the Celebrity API.

/Images/{FilePath}/Redirect Allows you to get a single image.
/Images/ScreenCaptures/Redirect Allows you to get one screen capture for a video asset.
/Images/Batch Allows you to get a batch of images by passing an array of FilePaths.
/Images/ScreenCaptures/Batch Allows you to get a batch of video asset screen captures in one API call by passing an array of FilePaths.

The examples below illustrate the types of images contained in the database.

Related API Guides: Entertainment API

Open API/Swagger documentation can be found on the Image API page.

“Promotional Use” Terms and Conditions for Poster, Photo, and Portrait Images

Posters, Photos and Portraits in our database are related to a specific movie, TV or game title and are promotional images for that title. If you have title pages or articles about that title, then offering an image gallery on that page is obviously promotional. If you are doing editorial about another topic and use an image from IVA, you need to reference or otherwise indicate the title of the film, TV show, or game to be promotional.


Terms and Conditions for Headshots

Only IVA customers can use headshots. Headshots can be used in cast lists for any program where celebrity is a contributor. If headshot is used for editorial articles about the celebrity, article cannot be obscene, defamatory, libelous, or slanderous. If headshot is used for editorial articles, it must include attribution of “Courtesy of [attribution name].”


Image Types
  • Photo - Production Stills, Backdrops, Backgrounds, etc.
  • Poster - Poster for the program.
  • Portrait - Created from a photo, celebrity’s face has been detected and a 200x300 image was created. Image can only be used in conjunction with promoting that program.
  • Headshot - Image of celebrity used to promote the celebrity themselves. Headshots will have attribution. If attribution is Everett Collection, then image is a licensed, red-carpet headshot with only that celebrity. If image attribution is IVA, then headshot was provided directly to IVA.

NOTE: Image Types can be collected from our API by making use of the GetImageTypes endpoint.

Screen Captures
  • Each still is handpicked from the source video by IVA's Acquisitions Team.
  • Size of the image depends on the video source.
  • One still per video asset (4x3 & 16x9 versions available).

Example (FilePath 16x9 - "/content/hdphotos/13483/013483/013483_1382x778_637620732061105911.jpg")




Example (FilePath 4x3 - "/content/photos/13483/566287_320x240_637620732061105911.jpg")

Posters
  • IVA images feature a violence and a sexuality score to allow developers to filter out more graphic images if they choose.
  • IVA recommends using posters marked as “official” in the metadata.
  • Poster sizes and aspect ratios may vary.

Example (FilePath - "f0cb9a7575771821a1d49387129e02d8")

Photos
  • IVA images feature a violence and a sexuality score to allow developers to filter out more graphic images if they choose.
  • IVA recommends using photos marked as “official” in the metadata.
  • Photo sizes and aspect ratios may vary.

Example (FilePath - "6ba4a3880cd1704635cdf4af1f8be45b")

Portraits

Portraits of the person also include additional metadata including face details and facial landmarks.

  • IVA images feature a violence and a sexuality score to allow developers to filter out more graphic images if they choose.
Headshots

Image of celebrity used to promote the celebrity themselves. Headshots will have attribution. If attribution is Everett Collection, then image is a licensed, red-carpet headshot with only that celebrity. If image attribution is IVA, then headshot was provided directly to IVA.

Headshots Access Form
Terms and Conditions for Headshots

Only IVA customers can use headshots. Headshots can be used in cast lists for any program where celebrity is a contributor. If headshot is used for editorial articles about the celebrity, article cannot be obscene, defamatory, libelous, or slanderous. If headshot is used for editorial articles, it must include attribution of “Courtesy of [attribution name].”