Retrieves a list of EXIF/TIFF/GPS tags for a given photo. The calling user must have permission to view the photo.


This method does not require authentication.


api_key (Required)
Your API application key. See here for more details.
photo_id (Required)
The id of the photo to fetch information for.
secret (Optional)
The secret for the photo. If the correct secret is passed then permissions checking is skipped. This enables the 'sharing' of individual photos by passing around the id and secret.

Example Response

<photo id="4424" secret="06b8e43bc7" server="2">
  <exif tagspace="TIFF" tagspaceid="1" tag="271" label="Manufacturer">
  <exif tagspace="EXIF" tagspaceid="0" tag="33437" label="Aperture">
  <exif tagspace="GPS" tagspaceid="3" tag="4" label="Longitude">
    <raw>64/1, 42/1, 4414/100</raw>
    <clean>64° 42' 44.14&quot;</clean>

The <clean> element contains a pretty-formatted version of the tag where availabale.

Error Codes

1: Photo not found
The photo id was either invalid or was for a photo not viewable by the calling user.
2: Permission denied
The owner of the photo does not want to share EXIF data.
100: Invalid API Key
The API key passed was not valid or has expired.
105: Service currently unavailable
The requested service is temporarily unavailable.
106: Write operation failed
The requested operation failed due to a temporary issue.
111: Format "xxx" not found
The requested response format was not found.
112: Method "xxx" not found
The requested method was not found.
114: Invalid SOAP envelope
The SOAP envelope send in the request could not be parsed.
115: Invalid XML-RPC Method Call
The XML-RPC request document could not be parsed.
116: Bad URL found
One or more arguments contained a URL that has been used for abuse on Flickr.

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