Hosting numerous random photos allows individuals to upload images to an Internet website. The image host will then store the image onto its server, and show the individual different types of code to allow others to view that image.

Hosting services have the potential ability to identify when and where their images are being used. When an image file is accessed, the image host is capable of logging the date and the general numeric internet address of the request.

In the case of spam, the messages often include unique image URLs that are specific to that message only. The unique URL is used as a tracking ID, so that the image host can identify exactly what message intended for what specific recipient has been viewed, in addition to the date and host accessing the image. This is why many email reading systems do not show images by default, to protect the reader from having their reading of spam being tracked by the email sender.

To upload image on a website you have to fill a form which specifies the location of the image file on your local computer file system using browse option. After pressing the submit button the files are uploaded to the image’s host server. Some image hosts allow you to specify multiple files at once, in this form, or the ability to upload one ZIP file containing multiple images.

After this process, your images are hosted on their server. Typically this means it is available on the web. You may also be allowed to make inline links to the hosted image, to embed it on other websites e.g.

Linking with HTML code, linking with BBcode, A clickable thumbnail that is linked to the full image

Usually, the image host will put restrictions on the maximum image size allowed, or the maximum space or bandwidth allowed per user. Due to bandwidth costs, free services usually offer relatively modest size limits per image when compared to paid services, but allow users hot linking their images.

We can host numerous random photos by using Flickr. It is a type of image hosting service which was purchased by Yahoo! in 2005 for “around $30 million”.

A random display always has the risk of showing the same thing twice. That is because it is random. Here is a script that does random AND offers weighting. The Flickr API can be used to retrieve photos from the Flickr photo sharing service using a variety of feeds – public photos and videos, favorites, friends, group pools, discussions, and more. The API can also be used to upload photos and video. The Flickr API supports many protocols including REST, SOAP, and XML-RPC. Responses can be formatted in XML, XML-RPC, JSON and PHP. Documentation is included for 14 API Kit libraries.