Sending a file to strapi using python

System Information
  • Strapi Version: v4.2.0
  • Operating System: macOS
  • Database: mySQL
  • Node Version: 16.14.2
  • NPM Version: 8.5.0
  • Yarn Version: n/a

I want to upload files to strapi from a using image links. I am trying to upload images to using requests in python as follows:

    url = strapi_url+"upload"
    f = {'files': (name, 'image', {'uri': uri})} #here uri is the source file url
    response =, files=f)

The requests gives a 200 response code, but in the upload section on the dashboard files seems to have gotten corrupted. Here is how it looks:

Am I not doing it the right way, or is there any other issue that I might be facing here?



# Python version 3.12.0
# You have to install requirements.txt 
# pip install -r requirements.txt
# Set ENV variables API_URL && API_SECRET
# API_SECRET is a custom strapi token (you can create from admin panel)
# API_URL === http://localhost:1337

from dotenv import load_dotenv
from PIL import Image
from pathlib import Path
import requests

def convert_image_to_webp(image_path: Path) -> Path:
    # Convert image to webp and save file
    image =
    image = image.convert("RGB")".webp"), "webp", quality=92, optimize=True)
    return image_path.with_suffix(".webp")

def upload_image(image_path: Path) -> None:
    res =
        os.getenv("API_URL") + "/api/upload",
        files={"files": (, open(image_path, "rb"), "image/webp")},
            "Authorization": f"Bearer {os.getenv('API_SECRET')}",

I am using this. I hope also helps to you