Synology PhotoStation REST API

Version 0.2.0

An Unofficial Reference

SYNO.PhotoStation.Photo copy

Copy or move a set of photos and/or videos.


Parameter Description Required?
id Comma separated list of items (photos or videos) Yes
sharepath Album ID of destination album Yes
mode copy or move Yes
duplicate rename, ignore or overwrite Yes

Sample Response

  "success": true

Unfortunately the response is not particularly informative as it does not show any per-item status. Additionally, some errors (for example, attempting to copy an invalid ID) are never reported.


The copy command supports cancellation via the cancel command. In order for cancel to stop copying or moving of the items being processed, the cancellation id parameter must match the copy id parameter exactly, otherwise cancellation will not find a matching operation. This means if one is copying/moving multiple items in a single request, all the item operations must be cancelled (if desired) with a single request.

Also note that cancellation is best effort and does not ensure the item(s) will not have already been copied or moved by the time the cancellation operation is received. There is no undo operation.


On error, cancel can return one of the following error values:

Error Value Description
PHOTOSTATION_PHOTO_BAD_PARAMS Missing parameters or invalid destination album
PHOTOSTATION_PHOTO_ACCESS_DENY User does not have upload access to destination album
PHOTOSTATION_PHOTO_SELECT_CONFLICT Current and destination album are identical and duplicate != rename