Create text based image using Placeholder API

Convert your text to an image. Change background color, font family, font size as you want.


2018-11-10 (GMT)


DriveBird Network - Placeholder banner

What is Placeholder image?

In a single word, placeholder service is a demo image containing text dynamically. Use it in your website at almost free of cost.

Why should I use Placeholder service?

  • No need to install any library in your server
  • Save development cost and bandwidth
  • Multiple popular font family support
  • It is almost free of cost

How to use Placeholder?

What are the parameters?

  • txtWhatever text you want to print. Example: DriveBird Network
  • hHeight of the image in pixel. Example: 300
  • wWidth of the image in pixel. Example: 900
  • fsFont size in pixel. Example: 60
  • fcFont color. Example: 0000FF
  • bcBackground color. Example: 00FF00
  • frFont rotation. Example: 20
  • ffFont family. Example: 4 (see below for font family)
  • Use %0A to make new line in txt value.
  • Example: https://www.drivebird.com/image-on-the-fly/placeholder.png?key=YOUR_APPLICATION_SECRET&h=300&w=900&fs=65&fc=0000FF&bc=00FF00&ff=4&txt=Hello%0AWorld

What are the parameters for font family?

You do not need to send font family name. Instead, you need to use INDEX of fonts. See example below

  • ff=0
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 0 example

  • ff=1
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 1 example

  • ff=2
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 2 example

  • ff=3
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 3 example

  • ff=4
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 4 example

  • ff=5
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 5 example

  • ff=6
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 6 example

  • ff=7
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 7 example

  • ff=8
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 8 example

  • ff=9
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 9 example

  • ff=10
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 10 example

  • ff=11
    DriveBird Network - Placeholder font 11 example

Is Placeholder free of cost?

There is a limit of upto 5000 hits per day at free of cost. After that, it will be charged as 50 hits /1 paisa (1 USD = INR 72 OR 7200 PAISA ). If you exceed the free quota and the balance is not available, then, your placeholder image will have our sitelink.

How do I pay? What are the payment methods can be used to pay for this service?

We can accept the payment only through PayPal at this moment.


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