Quickstart: Summary

These quickstarts provide information and code samples to help you quickly get started using the Computer Vision API with Java to accomplish the following tasks:

The code in these samples is similar. However, they highlight different Computer Vision features along with different techniques for exchanging data with the service, as summarized in the following table:

Quickstart Request Parameters Response
Analyze an image visualFeatures=Categories,Description,Color JSON string
Generate a thumbnail width=200&height=150&smartCropping=true byte array
Extract printed text language=unk&detectOrientation=true JSON string
Extract handwritten text handwriting=true URL, JSON string*

* Two API calls are required. The first call returns a URL, which is used by the second call to get the text.