When doing web development work I frequently find myself needing placeholder images that have specific dimensions. The last thing you want to do is sit there taking the time cropping a bunch of images to the size you need, and that’s where placeholder generators come into play. All of the online generators I’m going to show you use a custom URL scheme to make it hassle-free to get an image of any size.

Now you’d think that you’d only need one of these sites, but there are a handful I keep handy because they are able to serve up different kinds of images. Here are my favorites:

The next time you need an image it might be a huge time saver to turn to one of these sites to get something that is perfectly cropped to the dimensions you need.