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Dynamic Dummy Image Generator: Generate hassle-free placeholder/”dummy” images

Posted By Ashraf On May 21, 2011 @ 9:20 AM In Tips 'n Tricks,World Wide Web | 7 Comments

We have all seen Lorem Ipsum text floating around. In short, Lorem Ipsum is just a bunch of gibberish letters/words used as “placeholders” or “dummy text” when the author of something (a website template, a brochure, etc.) wants to showoff some aspect of their work, but does not want to distract the audience by text or just doesn’t want to take the time to use “real” words.

In that respect, Dynamic Dummy Image Generator is to images as Lorem Ipsum is to text. Dynamic Dummy Image Generator is a free, convenient web service that allows users to create “dummy images”, like so:

A Dummy Image

With DDIG (Dynamic Dummy Image Generator) users can create dummy images of all sizes (there is a size limit however – the largest image that I have been able to generate is a 7000×6600), and of three different formats: JPG, PNG, and GIF (images can also be “format-less”, so to speak). After the images are generated, users can either directly hot-link the images from DDIG (if the images are needed to be displayed on a website), or save the images to their computers and use the images wherever and whenever needed.

Using DDIG is, as I said, hassle free. Simply add a widthxheight after http://dummyimage.com/ and an image will be generated for you once you visit the website. (You may also attach a .jpg, .png, or .gif after the height to get an image in the respective format, but adding a format is not necessary). For example, the image you see above was generated by adding 234×113.jpg to http://dummyimage.com/ to get http://dummyimage.com/234×113.jpg.

Are you ready to generate your very own dummy images (maybe for fun… =D)? Here is a link to the homepage of DDIG:

Dynamic Dummy Image Generator homepage [1]

[via Lifehacker [2]]


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[1] Dynamic Dummy Image Generator homepage: http://dummyimage.com/

[2] Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5463500/dummy-image-generator-is-the-lorem-ipsum-of-images

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