This gives you real placeholder images to use in your site concepts or examples.

It randomly picks an image each time the page loads.

Try refreshing this page and you will see the images below changing even though the source stays the same.

<img src="http://lorempixel.com/600/400/" />

As you can see, it changes each time the page refreshes. This keeps your page looking fresh and in my opinion is better than a plain placeholder image.

You can use images from a particular category too.

<img src="http://lorempixel.com/600/400/animals" />

As with the other dynamic placeholder image source I shared previously, here, you can change the size and the overlay text and can also get it to show in gray scale.

<img src="http://lorempixel.com/g/600/400/people/lorempixel/" />

Check out their site http://lorempixel.com/ and have a play.

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Paul Seal

Umbraco MVP and .NET Web Developer from Derby (UK) who specialises in building Content Management System (CMS) websites using MVC with Umbraco as a framework. Paul is passionate about web development and programming as a whole. Apart from when he's with his wife and son, if he's not writing code, he's thinking about it or listening to a podcast about it.

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