LoremFlickr provides placeholder images for every case, web or print, on almost any subject, in any size. It's simple and free. Just put the custom url in your code like so:
<img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240" />
A random picture of 320 x 240 pixels. If not supplying any keyword, you'll get a picture matching the keyword kitten.
A random picture matching the keyword dog, of 320 x 240 pixels.
A random picture in gray matching the keyword paris, of 320 x 240 pixels. Besides g, you can try p, red, green and blue.
A random picture matching the keywords brazil or rio, of 320 x 240 pixels.
A random picture matching the keywords paris and girl, of 320 x 240 pixels.
A random picture in grey matching the keywords paris and girl, of 320 x 240 pixels.
If no matching photos are found, a photo of Machu Picchu is returned.
Take some control of the image that's displayed. Include a
lock query string parameter and give it a numeric value. While our cache is not updated, and sometimes for longer, the same image will be returned by our server.
<img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240?lock=1" /> <img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240?lock=212" /> <img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240?lock=30976" />
Your browser might cache the images when you request the same URL multiple times on the same page. You can resolve this by adding a meaningless querystring to the URL. So, for example...
<img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240?random=1" /> <img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240?random=2" /> <img src="https://loremflickr.com/320/240?random=3" />
Yes, at least until the bandwidth usage spirals out of control, this service is free. But, feel free to donate.PayPal.Me
If you want a daily image on your favourite collection of keywords, here's an example of an RSS feed that will deliver a fresh photo to your RSS reader each day.
The d parameter for periodic updates is currently the only one that's supported.
|Nov 2017||(estimate) 2.507.857|
2017-11-14: Added the
lock query string parameter.
2017-10-25: Switching to a different server came with caching issues. This now seems to be resolved. If not, give us a shout.
2017-01-17: We've improved server response time. We're caching less, which means you should see images repeated less often.
2016-12-22: To limit use of server resources, we're using more aggressive caching methods. You might see images repeated more often.
2016-09-15: To limit use of server resources, served images will not be larger than 1280 pixels to a side.