Show images in random order

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Is there a way to have the images content randomly select images?
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Hi there - at this time we don't have a mechanism for randomizing images.  But thank you for posting here!  It will be interesting to see how many other members of the community are interested in this feature.
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I would very much like this option too!
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It would be interesting to see if there are other users with examples of randomizing images in their presentations - be it hosted in third party servers or Rise Storage.

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Here is my application for this feature.... I have a folder with say 40+ images.  I limit the display to 60 seconds.  We always see the same images since it displays in alphabetical order.  Randomizing would increase the chances of seeing all the images over time.  It would also make the schedule more dynamic and engaging.

Additionally, it would be helpful to be able to specify the number of images to display before moving on.  As an example, we are collecting TOYS FOR TOTS.  I have two different graphics for this promotion.  I would like to randomly display one OR the other but not both.  By specifying a single graphic, randomized, and pointing to a folder with two graphics, I can achieve what I want.

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Thank you for your feedback Carl! Rotating between images would indeed be a cool feature.

I did find this code while scavenging, although I'm yet to test it out. Feel free to try it using our HTML widget. You will need to manually paste the image links, however:

<script type="text/javascript"><!--
var img = new Array();

// Add links to the pictures here, duplicate a line and add between the double-quotes
img.push(new Array("1.bmp", ""));
img.push(new Array("2.bmp", ""));
img.push(new Array("3.bmp", ""));
img.push(new Array("4.bmp", ""));
img.push(new Array("5.bmp", ""));

// How many random pictures you want to display
var num = 1;

// The part where the images are randomed and printed to screen
for(i=0;i<num;i++) {
rand = Math.floor(Math.random()*img.length);
document.write("<a href=\""+img[rand][1]+"\"><img src=\"" + img[rand][0] + "\" /></a>");