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GetLoremFlickrImage

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Get random LoremFlicker free Creative Commons (CC) images

Contributed by: Daniel de Souza Carvalho

ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][]

retrieves a random 800 x 600 image.

ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][size]

retrieves a random square image with as specific size.

ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][text]

retrieves an image related to the text query text.

ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][text,size]

retrieves an image according the text query text and with specified size.

Details and Options

Images can be obtained for specified query and sizes.
The argument text should be a string or a list of strings.
The size specification can be a single number for a square image, or a list of the form {width,height}.
The image size specification should be given using integers.
ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"] typically returns different images when the same request is repeated.
As this function uses an external web API, the performance depends on your connection quality.
Your firewall should allow HTTP/S requests.
There are watermarks in the images with the type of licence (top) and author (below).

Examples

Basic Examples (6) 

Get a random 800 x 600 image:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][]
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Get a random 800 x 600 image text query based:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["soldier"]
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Get a random 800 x 600 image query with a list of words:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][{"earth", "space"}]
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Get a square random image of specified size:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][300]
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Get a image with a simple text query specifying the image size:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["car", {350, 400}]
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Get a image with a list of text query specifying the image size:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][{"car", "police"}, {350, 400}]
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Applications (3) 

Create a pure function and get images for a list of random words:

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imageList = {#, ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"][#, 300]} & /@ RandomWord[10]
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Use machine learning to identify image content:

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{#[[1]], #[[2]], ImageIdentify[#[[2]]]} & /@ imageList // Grid[#, Frame -> All] &
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It is possible to use the computer vision algorithms:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["Meeting"]
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Detect facial features with machine learning:

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FacialFeatures[%] // Dataset
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It is possible to apply image processing functions:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["objects"]
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ColorNegate[EdgeDetect[Blur[%, 5], 5]]
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Neat Examples (3) 

It is possible to send queries in many languages such as Portuguese:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["Carnaval"]
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Another example of query in Portuguese:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["Praia"]
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Another query in Portuguese:

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ResourceFunction["GetLoremFlickrImage"]["Favela"]
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Publisher

Daniel de Souza Carvalho

Version History

  • 1.0.0 – 09 April 2020

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Author Notes

It is not guaranteed to obtain the same image running the query repetitively

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