Images from API

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martien
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Images from API

Post by martien » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:20 pm

Hello,

Some months ago it was possible to get png-images directly from espacenet by e.g.

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https://worldwide.espacenet.com/3.2/rest-services/images/documents/EP/2279854/A1/formats/png/pages/1
and very easy to manage for display.
Now I get the message

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This request has been rejected due to the violation of Fair Use policy
It was very confortable and much more faster compared to the OPS-access of images, since there was no need to convert and save the original (usual) tiff-images.

Was this possibility "No fair use"?
Is there a chance, that this kind of image retrieval will be available (again) in future?

Thanks for your answer in advance.

Regards, Martien


EPO / OPS Support
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Re: Images from API

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:31 am

Hi,

We don't allow any automated queries on Espacenet, this is why OPS exists in the first place. I will make sure though that we offer png format via OPS as well if that will make your processes easier. It will maybe take a bit, but when png format option is in OPS I will inform you via this thread.

Regards,
Vesna for OPS support


martien
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Re: Images from API

Post by martien » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:01 pm

Hi Vesna,

thanks for your reply.
It will be great to see png images in OPS!

Regards,
Martien


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