To get started, create a directory
image-server and change the current directory into it.
Before we begin, let's install all the necessary dependencies for this project. Create a
requirements.txt with the following lines:
We are using
FastAPI to build our simple image server, and
python-multipart allows us access the uploaded files.
Run the following command to install the dependencies.
To configure the app, import the dependencies and instantiate drive in
We have everything we need to 🚀
First, we need to render a HTML snippet to display the file upload interface.
We'll expose a function that renders the HTML snippet on the base route
We are simply rendering a form that sends a HTTP
POST request to the route
/upload with file data.
Let's complete file upload by creating a function to handle
Thanks to the amazing tools from FastAPI, we can simply wrap the input around
File to access the image data. We can retrieve the name as well as bytes from
file and store it in Drive.
To download images, we can simply use
If we tie a
GET request to the
/download path with a param giving a name (i.e
/download/space.png), we can return the image over HTTP.
You can learn more about
To run the server locally, navigate to the terminal in the project directory (
image-server) and run the following command:
Your image server is now ready! You can interact with it at
/ and check it out!