Placeholder Image Generator

This is a great tool for placeholder images for wireframing a project.

A while back, a service called was posted to reddit. It received mixed reviews, most of the criticism being that the site owners themselves, or a hacker could replace all your placeholder images with something much less work appropriate. I decided to create my own placeholder image generator, and release the source code. That way, you can host the application. Sure, it could still get hacked and leave you in a sticky situation, but now it’s your site, not another person’s site. I assume most people put more trust in themselves than others.

Here’s a quick example of how it works (default image):

Placeholder Image

You can view more examples as well as learn how to use it by reading the documentation. The source code is available at the bottom of the documentation, both with a generic version, and one specific to CakePHP.