http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/raffi?size=bigger

we will document this endpoint this week.

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 1:34 PM, WBC <wooden.brain.conce...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks Raffi... I knew there had to be something more simple!  Is
> there a way to get the bigger image?  I can parse the HTML and just
> replace _normal with _bigger of course... Anyway, cheers.
>
> On Apr 18, 8:50 am, Raffi Krikorian <ra...@twitter.com> wrote:
> > e.g.http://api.twitter.com/1/users/profile_image/raffi
> >
> > On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 9:41 PM, WBC <wooden.brain.conce...@gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Hello all, please forgive a newbie here.
> >
> > > I would like to accomplish one simple task as described in the
> > > title:   get the URL of a user profile picture by user name, in the
> > > context of a Mac application.  At this time (and in the foreseeable
> > > future) I have no interest in doing more with the API(s).
> >
> > > I do not want to ask users to authenticate with their own accounts for
> > > this simple purpose, and I don't want to run into an application-based
> > > rate-limit for my distributed, desktop application.   I do plan to
> > > cache and honestly I can't imagine more than 50 calls a WEEK per IP
> > > for this purpose.
> >
> > > I assume based on this from the FAQ:
> >
> > > "The REST API does account- and IP-based rate limiting. Authenticated
> > > API calls are charged to the authenticating user's limit while
> > > unauthenticated API calls are deducted from the calling IP address'
> > > allotment."
> >
> > > ... that the user's IP is the one "deducted" if unauthenticated, which
> > > is perfectly fine.
> >
> > > But the search API requires authentication:
> >
> > >http://api.twitter.com/1/users/search.xml?q=username
> >
> > > I've spent quite a lot of time trying to figure this out already, so a
> > > simple "yes, you can do it and here's the URL" would be very kind.  (I
> > > can easily accomplish what I want just by parsing some HTML... but I
> > > thought I'd try to be legit about it ;-)
> >
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> > Raffi Krikorian
> > Twitter Platform Teamhttp://twitter.com/raffi
>



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