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Randomness of Flickr Random Images

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saf1
7 discussion posts
I've been using the Flickr randomizer now for a month or so, and have always thought that it seems like I keep seeing the same images over and over. I tried many different searches, and have verified that there are more than enough results for most of them that the the odds of seeing the same image twice should be extremely low.

So today I discovered that all those images get downloaded to my local HD, and not deleted, I saw this as an opportunity to get some hard numbers. I ran some duplicate file deletion software on the folder, and of 10,247 images, there were 1,127 unique images, and 8,909 duplicates.

Is there a way we can get some more randomness out of Flickr?
Jul 15, 2008  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Because of a limitation of the Flickr API, DisplayFusion can only pull 100 images at a time. So, for the random image changer it grabs the 100 newest images using your search parameters and picks one randomly from that set of 100. Even if there are 20,000 images in the group you are searching it will only ever search the 100 newest. Also, I apologize for letting DisplayFusion accumulate over 10,000 images on your computer. In the next release of DisplayFusion there will be an option to limit the number of files stored.
Jul 26, 2008  • #2
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purgueflantar
4 discussion posts
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Because of a limitation of the Flickr API, DisplayFusion can only pull 100 images at a time. So, for the random image changer it grabs the 100 newest images using your search parameters and picks one randomly from that set of 100. Even if there are 20,000 images in the group you are searching it will only ever search the 100 newest. Also, I apologize for letting DisplayFusion accumulate over 10,000 images on your computer. In the next release of DisplayFusion there will be an option to limit the number of files stored.


Jon perhaps some other setting/tweak can overcome this? Are you limited to only the newest 100 from Flickr? The last pictures I uploaded to flickr are from a concert so in DisplayFusion I'm getting mostly pics from the concert but none of the 800 some odd pics of my baby. And by baby I mean baby, not my girl. But she's in some also... :)
Sep 2, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
In an effort to cleanup the DisplayFusion forum, this topic is being locked and archived because it applies to an older version of DisplayFusion. If you are using the latest version of DisplayFusion and would still like some assistance, please create a new topic and I'll be happy to help you out. Thanks! :)
Jan 12, 2010  • #4
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