Changes to the current API
We've added the Embed API to make it easier to embed thumbnails on your website. We also made some small changes to the Old API that you are using today.
The Old API will work just the same it does today. We have made it more resilient to errors. All the API arguments remain the same. We have added one new option:
- country: you can take screenshots from Germany or the USA. We will add more countries later.
You don't have to set all the options. The default values are taken from your profile.
Checking for error
The screenshot status and error (if any) are sent as HTTP response headers: X-Thumbalizr-Status and X-Thumbalizr-Error. But many users had troubles checking these headers. Now, the error message is shown on the thumbnail:
Actual error message when using the wrong embed API key
We will require all users to register a free account with Thumbalizr. The API key will be required for all API calls. Free users will be limited to 100 screenshots per month to test out Thumbalizr.
We've added the Embed API to make it easier to embed thumbnails on your website. While the existing API (now called Old API) will continue to be supported, we encourage all our customers to use the Embed API for new projects.