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Create a workflow to Generate Alt Text with the AltText.ai API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Generate Alt Text action
    1. Connect your AltText.ai account
    2. Optional- Configure Image Data
    3. Optional- Configure Image URL
    4. Optional- Configure Image File Path
    5. Optional- Configure Keywords
    6. Optional- Configure Negative Keywords
    7. Optional- Configure Keyword Source
    8. Optional- Select a Language
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

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Generate Alt Text on AltText.ai
Description:Generates a descriptive alt text for a given image. [See the documentation](https://alttext.ai/apidocs#tag/Images/operation/create-image)
Version:0.0.1
Key:alttext_ai-generate-alt-text

Code

import alttextAi from "../../alttext_ai.app.mjs";
import fs from "fs";
import { LANGUAGE_OPTIONS } from "../../commons/constants.mjs";
import { ConfigurationError } from "@pipedream/platform";

export default {
  key: "alttext_ai-generate-alt-text",
  name: "Generate Alt Text",
  description:
    "Generates a descriptive alt text for a given image. [See the documentation](https://alttext.ai/apidocs#tag/Images/operation/create-image)",
  version: "0.0.1",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    alttextAi,
    imageData: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Image Data",
      description:
        "The image data in base64 format. Only one of `Image Data`, `Image File Path` or `Image URL` should be specified.",
      optional: true,
    },
    imageUrl: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Image URL",
      description:
        "The public URL to an image. Only one of `Image URL`, `Image Data` or `Image File Path` should be specified.",
      optional: true,
    },
    imageFilePath: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Image File Path",
      description:
        "The path to an image file in the `/tmp` directory. [See the documentation on working with files](https://pipedream.com/docs/code/nodejs/working-with-files/#the-tmp-directory). Only one of `Image File Path`, `Image URL` or `Image Data` should be specified.",
      optional: true,
    },
    keywords: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Keywords",
      description:
        "Keywords / phrases to be considered when generating the alt text. Keywords must be in English, even if requesting alt text in another language. Max 6 items.",
      optional: true,
    },
    negativeKeywords: {
      type: "string[]",
      label: "Negative Keywords",
      description:
        "Negative keywords / phrases to be removed from any generated alt text. Negative keywords must be in English, even if requesting alt text in another language. Max 6 items.",
      optional: true,
    },
    keywordSource: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Keyword Source",
      description:
        "Text to use as the source of keywords for the alt text. Will only be used if `Keywords` is not provided. This text might be a product description, or a paragraph that describes the context of the images, etc. Max 1024 characters.",
      optional: true,
    },
    language: {
      type: "string",
      label: "Language",
      description: "The language for the generated alt text.",
      options: LANGUAGE_OPTIONS,
      default: "en",
      optional: true,
    },
  },
  async run({ $ }) {
    if (
      (!this.imageData && !this.imageFilePath && !this.imageUrl)
      || (this.imageData && this.imageFilePath)
      || (this.imageData && this.imageUrl)
      || (this.imageFilePath && this.imageUrl)
    ) {
      throw new ConfigurationError("Only one of `Image Data`, `Image File Path` or `Image URL` should be specified.");
    }

    const response = await this.alttextAi.generateAltText({
      $,
      data: {
        image: {
          url: this.imageUrl,
          raw:
            this.imageData ??
            (this.imageFilePath &&
              fs.readFileSync(
                this.imageFilePath.includes("tmp/")
                  ? this.imageFilePath
                  : `/tmp/${this.imageFilePath}`,
                {
                  encoding: "base64",
                },
              )),
        },
        keywords: this.keywords,
        negative_keywords: this.negativeKeywords,
        keyword_source: this.keywordSource,
        lang: this.language,
      },
    });

    $.export("$summary", "Generated alt text successfully");
    return response;
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
AltText.aialttextAiappThis component uses the AltText.ai app.
Image DataimageDatastring

The image data in base64 format. Only one of Image Data, Image File Path or Image URL should be specified.

Image URLimageUrlstring

The public URL to an image. Only one of Image URL, Image Data or Image File Path should be specified.

Image File PathimageFilePathstring

The path to an image file in the /tmp directory. See the documentation on working with files. Only one of Image File Path, Image URL or Image Data should be specified.

Keywordskeywordsstring[]

Keywords / phrases to be considered when generating the alt text. Keywords must be in English, even if requesting alt text in another language. Max 6 items.

Negative KeywordsnegativeKeywordsstring[]

Negative keywords / phrases to be removed from any generated alt text. Negative keywords must be in English, even if requesting alt text in another language. Max 6 items.

Keyword SourcekeywordSourcestring

Text to use as the source of keywords for the alt text. Will only be used if Keywords is not provided. This text might be a product description, or a paragraph that describes the context of the images, etc. Max 1024 characters.

LanguagelanguagestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "Afrikaans", "value": "af" }{ "label": "Albanian", "value": "sq" }{ "label": "Amharic", "value": "am" }{ "label": "Arabic", "value": "ar" }{ "label": "Armenian", "value": "hy" }{ "label": "Assamese", "value": "as" }{ "label": "Aymara", "value": "ay" }{ "label": "Azerbaijani", "value": "az" }{ "label": "Bambara", "value": "bm" }{ "label": "Basque", "value": "eu" }{ "label": "Belarusian", "value": "be" }{ "label": "Bengali", "value": "bn" }{ "label": "Bhojpuri", "value": "bho" }{ "label": "Bosnian", "value": "bs" }{ "label": "Bulgarian", "value": "bg" }{ "label": "Catalan", "value": "ca" }{ "label": "Cebuano", "value": "ceb" }{ "label": "Chinese (Simplified)", "value": "zh-CN" }{ "label": "Chinese (Traditional)", "value": "zh-TW" }{ "label": "Corsican", "value": "co" }{ "label": "Croatian", "value": "hr" }{ "label": "Czech", "value": "cs" }{ "label": "Danish", "value": "da" }{ "label": "Dhivehi", "value": "dv" }{ "label": "Dogri", "value": "doi" }{ "label": "Dutch", "value": "nl" }{ "label": "English", "value": "en" }{ "label": "Esperanto", "value": "eo" }{ "label": "Estonian", "value": "et" }{ "label": "Ewe", "value": "ee" }{ "label": "Filipino (Tagalog)", "value": "fil" }{ "label": "Finnish", "value": "fi" }{ "label": "French", "value": "fr" }{ "label": "Frisian", "value": "fy" }{ "label": "Galician", "value": "gl" }{ "label": "Georgian", "value": "ka" }{ "label": "German", "value": "de" }{ "label": "Greek", "value": "el" }{ "label": "Guarani", "value": "gn" }{ "label": "Gujarati", "value": "gu" }{ "label": "Haitian Creole", "value": "ht" }{ "label": "Hausa", "value": "ha" }{ "label": "Hawaiian", "value": "haw" }{ "label": "Hebrew", "value": "he" }{ "label": "Hindi", "value": "hi" }{ "label": "Hmong", "value": "hmn" }{ "label": "Hungarian", "value": "hu" }{ "label": "Icelandic", "value": "is" }{ "label": "Igbo", "value": "ig" }{ "label": "Ilocano", "value": "ilo" }{ "label": "Indonesian", "value": "id" }{ "label": "Irish", "value": "ga" }{ "label": "Italian", "value": "it" }{ "label": "Japanese", "value": "ja" }{ "label": "Javanese", "value": "jv" }{ "label": "Kannada", "value": "kn" }{ "label": "Kazakh", "value": "kk" }{ "label": "Khmer", "value": "km" }{ "label": "Kinyarwanda", "value": "rw" }{ "label": "Konkani", "value": "gom" }{ "label": "Korean", "value": "ko" }{ "label": "Krio", "value": "kri" }{ "label": "Kurdish", "value": "ku" }{ "label": "Kurdish (Sorani)", "value": "ckb" }{ "label": "Kyrgyz", "value": "ky" }{ "label": "Lao", "value": "lo" }{ "label": "Latin", "value": "la" }{ "label": "Latvian", "value": "lv" }{ "label": "Lingala", "value": "ln" }{ "label": "Lithuanian", "value": "lt" }{ "label": "Luganda", "value": "lg" }{ "label": "Luxembourgish", "value": "lb" }{ "label": "Macedonian", "value": "mk" }{ "label": "Maithili", "value": "mai" }{ "label": "Malagasy", "value": "mg" }{ "label": "Malay", "value": "ms" }{ "label": "Malayalam", "value": "ml" }{ "label": "Maltese", "value": "mt" }{ "label": "Maori", "value": "mi" }{ "label": "Marathi", "value": "mr" }{ "label": "Meiteilon (Manipuri)", "value": "mni-Mtei" }{ "label": "Mizo", "value": "lus" }{ "label": "Mongolian", "value": "mn" }{ "label": "Myanmar (Burmese)", "value": "my" }{ "label": "Nepali", "value": "ne" }{ "label": "Norwegian", "value": "no" }{ "label": "Nyanja (Chichewa)", "value": "ny" }{ "label": "Odia (Oriya)", "value": "or" }{ "label": "Oromo", "value": "om" }{ "label": "Pashto", "value": "ps" }{ "label": "Persian", "value": "fa" }{ "label": "Polish", "value": "pl" }{ "label": "Portuguese", "value": "pt" }{ "label": "Punjabi", "value": "pa" }{ "label": "Quechua", "value": "qu" }{ "label": "Romanian", "value": "ro" }{ "label": "Russian", "value": "ru" }{ "label": "Samoan", "value": "sm" }{ "label": "Sanskrit", "value": "sa" }{ "label": "ScotsGaelic", "value": "gd" }{ "label": "Sepedi", "value": "nso" }{ "label": "Serbian", "value": "sr" }{ "label": "Sesotho", "value": "st" }{ "label": "Shona", "value": "sn" }{ "label": "Sindhi", "value": "sd" }{ "label": "Sinhala (Sinhalese)", "value": "si" }{ "label": "Slovak", "value": "sk" }{ "label": "Slovenian", "value": "sl" }{ "label": "Somali", "value": "so" }{ "label": "Spanish", "value": "es" }{ "label": "Sundanese", "value": "su" }{ "label": "Swahili", "value": "sw" }{ "label": "Swedish", "value": "sv" }{ "label": "Tagalog (Filipino)", "value": "tl" }{ "label": "Tajik", "value": "tg" }{ "label": "Tamil", "value": "ta" }{ "label": "Tatar", "value": "tt" }{ "label": "Telugu", "value": "te" }{ "label": "Thai", "value": "th" }{ "label": "Tigrinya", "value": "ti" }{ "label": "Tsonga", "value": "ts" }{ "label": "Turkish", "value": "tr" }{ "label": "Turkmen", "value": "tk" }{ "label": "Twi (Akan)", "value": "ak" }{ "label": "Ukrainian", "value": "uk" }{ "label": "Urdu", "value": "ur" }{ "label": "Uyghur", "value": "ug" }{ "label": "Uzbek", "value": "uz" }{ "label": "Vietnamese", "value": "vi" }{ "label": "Welsh", "value": "cy" }{ "label": "Xhosa", "value": "xh" }{ "label": "Yiddish", "value": "yi" }{ "label": "Yoruba", "value": "yo" }{ "label": "Zulu", "value": "zu" }

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About AltText.ai

Automatically generate alt text for images in over 130 languages. Improve SEO and site accessibility. Integrations for WordPress, Shopify, web, CMS, and more.

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