Certainly, if you’re into photography, you’ve heard of 500px, the upstart photo-sharing site from Toronto that’s starting to “put the hurt on” Flickr. One of the great advantages of 500px is that the quality of the photography seems to be a lot higher than that on Flickr, mainly because it’s not a dumping ground for family snapshots, crap art projects and Instragram-esque drivel. Unfortunately, in my opinion, there’s one feature that I’ve found lacking on 500px—the ability to randomly traipse through the photos on the site, discovering new favorites and making new connections with fellow photographers. Sure, they recently added a button on the bottom of the screen that welcomes the user to “StumbleThru 500px”, but all that does is let you use StumbleUpon to view photos on 500px that StumbleUpon’s users have favorited. What I wanted was a way to randomly move about 500px in an uncontrolled manner.
So I created a way.
Introducing Lefty’s 500px Randomizer. Using it is simple: follow that link or go to www.LeftyRodriguez.com/500px, click “Randomize” and a new random photo page from 500px will load in an iframe below. Click “Permalink” to open that pic in a new tab so you can bookmark it. Easy, eh?
I can’t promise that the Randomizer is bug-free and there are a few features I’d like to implement still, but it’s yours to use. Have fun!