APIs to generate random user avatars
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I'm a tab hoarder. There you have it! I often discover resources and keep their browser tabs open for months. They might come in handy in the future, right?
Today I'm cleaning up my browser tabs, putting things into my bookmarking system, my blog. So, here are some free image APIs to generate random user avatars.
DiceBear provides many hash-dependent avatars. Every URL hash (a user id or name) generates a new avatar image.
The service offers many different avatar style options, too.
And they'll get bonus points for serving SVGs! 💯
RoboHash provides hash-dependent avatars, too. They're not serving SVGs but PNGs. Nevertheless, I'm super into the Futurama style!
Random Users shines with realistic user avatars which can be handy when building realistic mocks and wireframes.
Tom Doan shot me an email and shared the Multiavatar API with me. The style is not really my thing, but it's great that the service offers SVG and PNGs.
The API shines with six different styles, configurable colors and controllable size! And the
beam style is very cute.
I just love that we have all these random APIs available these days! 💙
I'll try to extend this post in the future. If you know of more avatar APIs, shoot them my way.