UI Avatars has a simple-to-use API with no limiting or login. No usage tracking and no information is stored. The final images are cached, but nothing else. Just write name or surname, or both.
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All requests returns a image stream to be used directly in a
Avatar image size in pixels. Between: 16 and 512. Default: 64
Font size in percentage of
size. Between 0.1 and 1. Default: 0.5
Length of the generated initials. Default: 2
The name used to generate initials. You can specify the initials yourself as well. Default: John Doe
Boolean specifying if the returned image should be a circle. Default: false
Boolean specifying if the returned letters should use a bold font. Default: false
Hex color for the image background, without the hash (#). Default: f0e9e9
Hex color for the font, without the hash (#). Default: 8b5d5d
Decide if the API should uppercase the name/initials. Default: true
All settings above can be mixed together as you desire.
A good use-case would be using it as a fallback for Gravatar. Example:
Because of limitations in Gravatar, we must pass in the parameters as sub-directories, instead of query-parameters. You should also consider urlencoding the name, in case it contains special characters. It's a limitation by Gravatar, not UI Avatars.The order is as follows:
I recommend using 1.5x or 2x sizes for your avatars, but keeping the img tag the original size, to ensure crisp avatars on high DPI screens.
I have added support for some unicode scripts/languages that are not supported by the typical fonts. Current support:
It has Wordpress plugin! If you have a Wordpress site, you can use the Wordpress plugin, which is also free.
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