Get trending images from the web

Warning

Bing Search APIs are moving from Cognitive Services to Bing Search Services. Starting October 30, 2020, any new instances of Bing Search need to be provisioned following the process documented here. Bing Search APIs provisioned using Cognitive Services will be supported for the next three years or until the end of your Enterprise Agreement, whichever happens first. For migration instructions, see Bing Search Services.

To get today's trending images, send the following GET request:

GET https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v7.0/images/trending?mkt=en-us HTTP/1.1  
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: 123456789ABCDE  
X-MSEdge-ClientIP: 999.999.999.999  
X-Search-Location: lat:47.60357;long:-122.3295;re:100  
X-MSEdge-ClientID: <blobFromPriorResponseGoesHere>  
Host: api.cognitive.microsoft.com  

The Trending Images API currently supports only the following markets:

  • en-US (English, United States)
  • en-CA (English, Canada)
  • en-AU (English, Australia)
  • zh-CN (Chinese, China)

The response contains a TrendingImages object that lists images by category. Use the category's title to group the images in your user experience. The categories may change daily.

{
    "_type" : "TrendingImages",  
    "categories" : [{  
        "title" : "Popular people searches",  
        "tiles" : [{  
            "query" : {  
                "text" : "Smith",  
                "displayText" : "Mr. Smith",  
                "webSearchUrl" : "https:\/\/www.bing.com\/images\/search?q=smith&FORM=..."
            },  
            "image" : {  
                "id" : "C3C60AE779A054D5CD80D3CACF0F3",  
                "thumbnailUrl" : "https:\/\/tse3.mm.bing.net\/th?id=OIP.M2532...",  
                "contentUrl" : "http:\/\/www.contoso.com.au\/assets\/Uploads\/smith-SH01.jpg",  
                "thumbnail" : {  
                    "width" : 288,  
                    "height" : 300  
                }  
            }  
        },  
        . . .  
        ]  
    },  
    . . .  
    {  
        "title" : "Popular Halloween searches",  
        "tiles" : [{  
            "query" : {  
                "text" : "Halloween costumes for adults",  
                "displayText" : "Halloween costumes for adults",  
                "webSearchUrl" : "https:\/\/www.bing.com\/images\/search?q=Halloween+costumes..."
            },  
            "image" : {  
                "id" : "0F3395F2983003F89DCEE711B55D7FA53E4",  
                "thumbnailUrl" : "https:\/\/tse4.mm.bing.net\/th?id=OIP.Me429c...",  
                "contentUrl" : "http:\/\/images.domain.com\/products\/8179\/1-1\/adult-squirrel...",  
                "thumbnail" : {  
                    "width" : 336,  
                    "height" : 480  
                }  
            }  
        }]  
    }]  
}  

Each tile contains an image and options for getting related images. To get the related images, you can use the query text to call the Image Search API and display the related images yourself. Or, you can use the URL in webSearchUrl to take the user to Bing's images search results page, which contains the related images.

If you call the Image Search API to get the related images, set the id query parameter to the ID in the id field. Specifying the ID ensures that the response contains the image (it is the first image in the response) and its related images. Also, set the q query parameter to the text in the query object's text field.

The following example shows how to use the image ID to get related images of Mr. Smith in the preceding Trending Images API response.

GET https://api.cognitive.microsoft.com/bing/v7.0/images/search?q=Smith&id=77FDE4A1C6529A23C7CF0EC073FAA64843E828F2&mkt=en-us HTTP/1.1  
Ocp-Apim-Subscription-Key: 123456789ABCDE  
X-MSEdge-ClientIP: 999.999.999.999  
X-Search-Location: lat:47.60357;long:-122.3295;re:100  
X-MSEdge-ClientID: <blobFromPriorResponseGoesHere>  
Host: api.cognitive.microsoft.com