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September 25, 2006

Random Pictures from Daily Life

If you have a digital camera, then you know it uses templates for the name of the saved photos. For example, some Kodak cameras use this name convention: dcp#####.jpg, where ##### is replaced by a number, HP Photosmart uses IM######.jpg. Many people are too lazy to change the default file names and some of them upload the photos to their sites. Some of their sites are crawled by Google.

Random Personal Picture Finder is a site that generates random file names using the name conventions for some popular digital cameras and sends them to Google Image Search. The result is a list of unrelated personal pictures. Some would say they're a snapshot from our daily life, others will appreciate the diversity of the photos. They're people you don't know, doing familiar things, in a chaotic mix.

Note: if you don't want to see "adult images", choose strict SafeSearch in the settings.


  1. The Google Image Voyeur is clunkier than RPPF, but it does let you select the camera type.

  2. haha, i remember doing this a few times.

    There was also a way to search for peoples webcam sites as well.
    I don't have the formatting on me just now since i'm in college.
    These aren't just little crappy sites, i mean actual webcam control sites!
    I remember "confusing" a cat when i was moving the camera around.
    Heh, good times

  3. Kind of interesting in that you can select for particular numbers in the sequence. I wondered what the first picture with a new/reformatted camera is. So I searched on P0000000.jpg filetype:jpg. Nothing all that unusual. I expected better!


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