It's that time of year again when everyone on Instagram is posting their #top9. I wanted one too, but I don't trust whatever app people are authenticating with their Instagram accounts because it shares more with a 3rd party than I care to do. (TL;DR: use the script in this gist)
Fortunately, a quick googling led me to the
igramscraper python library
Then the first step was using it's
posts = instagram.get_medias("_schep", 50) # use your account of course!
Next, we need to filter to only this year's photos and sort by likes and grab the top 9. For this we use the standard library
datetime module, a list comprehension,
sorted and a slice to limit the result to 9.
this_year_photos = [ post for post in posts if datetime.fromtimestamp(post.created_time).year == 2019 and post.type == post.TYPE_IMAGE ] top9 = sorted(this_year_photos, key=lambda post: -post.likes_count)[:9]
img = Image.new("RGB", (1080, 1080)) # create the new image for post in top9: # download and open the image tile = Image.open(requests.get(post.image_high_resolution_url, stream=True).raw) # resize the image tile = tile.resize((360, 360), Image.ANTIALIAS) # paste it into our new image img.paste(tile, (i % 3 * 360, i // 3 * 360))
The call to
img.paste is a little bit obtuse. I'm using the modulo(
%) operator to determine what column the image is on then multiplying by the size of the image and using the floor division(
//) operator to determine the row.
Then we save it!
If you have non-square images in your top 9, you might notice that they are deformed. To deal with this, we crop our tile before resizing it:
if tile.size > tile.size: tile = tile.crop( ( (tile.size - tile.size) / 2, 0, (tile.size - tile.size) / 2 + tile.size, tile.size, ) ) elif tile.size < tile.size: tile = tile.crop( ( 0, (tile.size - tile.size) / 2, tile.size, (tile.size - tile.size) / 2 + tile.size, ) )
🎉 We've just created our own top9 image with out having to authenticate our account with a creep 3rd party IG app!
Check out the full source code for an easy to use version of this script in this Gist: