The QRCode API generates custom QR codes for any content. It supports custom colors, size, and several image formats.



Returns a QRCode image binary specified by input parameters.


data (required) - data to encode in the QR code.

format (required) - image format to return. Must be one of the following: png, jpg, jpeg, eps, svg.

size (optional) - size of the QR code image to generate. The output will be a square image with (size x size) dimensions.

fg_color (optional) - foreground color of the QR code. Must be a 6-digit hex color (e.g. 00ff00 for green). Default is 000000 (black)

bg_color (optional) - background color of the QR code. Must be a 6-digit hex color (e.g. 00ff00 for green). Default is ffffff (white)


X-Api-Key (required) - API Key associated with your account.

Accept (may be required) - depending on the programming language and HTTP request library (e.g. Python's requests), you may need to add a header indicating the content type(s) to accept in the result. Set the value according to your format parameter:

  • png: image/png
  • jpg: image/jpg
  • jpeg: image/png
  • eps: application/postscript
  • svg: image/svg+xml

Sample Request URL

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Sample Response

Code Examples

import requests
import shutil

data = 'https://api-ninjas.com'
fmt = 'png'
api_url = 'https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/qrcode?data={}&format={}'.format(data, fmt)
response = requests.get(api_url, headers={'X-Api-Key': 'YOUR_API_KEY',  'Accept': 'image/png'}, stream=True)
if response.status_code == requests.codes.ok:
    with open('img.jpg', 'wb') as out_file:
        shutil.copyfileobj(response.raw, out_file)
    print("Error:", response.status_code, response.text)
var data = 'https://api-ninjas.com';
var fmt = 'png'
    method: 'GET',
    url: 'https://api.api-ninjas.com/v1/qrcode?data=' + data + '&format=' + fmt,
    headers: { 'X-Api-Key': 'YOUR_API_KEY' },
    contentType: 'application/json',
    success: function(result) {
    error: function ajaxError(jqXHR) {
        console.error('Error: ', jqXHR.responseText);
If your programming language is not listed in the Code Example above, you can still make API calls by using a HTTP request library written in your programming language and following the above documentation.