2017 Image Enhancements - Details & Rollout Plan

In the first half of 2017, EAN will incrementally roll out a number of enhancements around images. This article will provide you with the information necessary to ensure you take full advantage of the new features. Please refer back to this page and below table to ensure you're aware of the changes when they happen. 

 

Enhancement Hotel Information Room Availability Room Images HotelImageList file
Property High Resolution Images 21-Mar 15-Mar    
Room High Resolution Images   15-Mar 7-Mar  
Property Image Sort 10-May 24-May   4-Apr
Room Image Sort   24-May 24-May 4-Apr
Property Image Hero Indicator 1-Jun 1-Jun    
Room Image Hero Indicator   1-Jun 1-Jun  

 

 

1) High Resolution Images

High resolution images are now (will be soon be) available for property and room images under Minor Revision 30 for the v3 APIs.  The high resolution image URLs end in “_z” and are typically 1000 x 1000. This additional image size will not be added to the download files - they will be available via the API only.

Additions:

·         Added high resolution property images in the Hotel Information API

·         Added high resolution property images and room images in the Room Availability API

·         Added high resolution room images in the Room Images API

 

2) Image Sort

Improved image sort is being applied to property and room images provided under Minor Revision 30 for the v3 APIs as well as the HotelImageList download file. Images will be provided in the recommended order with the hero image first, then grouped by the subject of the image (e.g. entrance, lobby, guestroom, etc). Partners are recommended to display images on their site in this same order.

·         Updating image sort for property images in the Hotel Information API

·         Updating image sort for property images and room images in the Room Availability API

·         Updating image sort for room images in the Room Images API

·         Updating image sort for property images in the HotelImageList file 

 

3) Hero Image Indicator

The hero image, or featured image, for property and room images will be identified in a new indicator field in minor revision 30 of the v3 APIs. The hero image field will return “true” for the hero image and “false” for all other images.

·         Adding hero image indicator for property images in the Hotel Information API

·         Adding hero image indicator for property images and room images in the Room Availability API

·         Adding hero image indicator for room images in the Room Images API

·         Hero image indicator for property images was already provided as the DefaultImage field in the HotelImageList file

·         Ensuring that the room image provided in the RoomTypeList file is the room’s hero image

 

4) Captions

Below page lists all possible image captions and their related high-level category. Images are sorted based on this categorization. 

http://developer.ean.com/docs/hotels/assets/hotel-image-categorization 

Partners are advised to no longer use 'category' and 'type' as documented on the Hotel Info page

 

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    Elvin Chen

    Chinese translation:

     

    1) 高清图片
    高清图片现在可以通过minorRev=30版本的API响应中获得。高清图片的访问地址的文件名会以“_z”结尾,尺寸通常是1000 x 1000的。这些高清图片的下载地址无法通过静态数据文件知晓,只能通过API获取: 

    • 酒店 的高清图片可以通过以下API获得:

       -  Hotel Information API
       -  Room Availability API

    • 客房 的高清图片可以通过以下API获得:

       -  Room Images API
       -  Room Availability API


    2) 图片排序
    现在,minorRev=30版本的API响应 和 HotelImageList的静态数据文件 会对酒店和客房的图片进行排序。图片会以橱窗位图片优先的推荐顺序进行排列,这些图片还会按照主题进行分组(例如:酒店入口、酒店大堂、客房等)。我们建议合作伙伴在自己的站点上也按照这些顺序展示图片。

    • 酒店 图片的排序可以通过以下API和静态数据文件获得:

       -  Hotel Information API
       -  Room Availability API
       -  HotelImageList file


    • 客房 图片的排序可以通过以下API获得:

       -  Room Images API
       -  Room Availability API


    3) 橱窗位图片标识
    橱窗位图片(或 Featured Image 或 hero image)现在会在minorRev=30版本的API响应中的新字段进行标识。这些橱窗位图片的标识字段会提示为“true”,其他图片会提示为“false”。

    • 橱窗位酒店图片的信息可以通过以下API和静态数据文件获得:

       - Hotel Information API
       - Room Availability API
       - HotelImageList file (DefaultImage列)

    • 橱窗位客房图片的信息可以通过以下API获得:

       - Room Availability API
       - Room Images API
       - RoomTypeList file (默认为橱窗位图片)


    4) 图片主题
    图片主题(caption)的枚举:http://developer.ean.com/docs/hotels/assets/hotel-image-categorization
    Hotel Info page 中 'category' 和 'type' 字段的内容已经不再维护,请使用caption

    Edited by Elvin Chen
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