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Random Image Extended Module

RIE - Random Image Extended

This module displays random images from a chosen directory.

The random images can be displayed in a so-called Lightbox view (Shadowbox, Slimbox or Milkbox). Other images from the specified folder can be displayed in this view as a gallery.

Highlights of the module are the storage of thumbnails, data from information text file, reading from all subfolders of the specified directory and the lightbox view of the images.


* Specify types of images - several types of images (e.g. jpg, png, gif) are possible.
* Preview images can be generated and stored. They will be loaded next time faster and have a better quality.
* All subdirectories of the specified folder can be read in - so you can display the images from other folders as well.
* The size of the thumbnails can be set in dependence of aspect ratios.
* A caption and the image name can be displayed under the images.
* Image information from a text file
* Individual link each image
* The displayed image can be supplied with a link.
* For the JS and gallery view are available: Shadowbox, Slimbox and Milkbox. At a JavaScript conflict you may select an alternative.
* The remaining images in the specified folder (with subfolders if necessary) can be displayed as a gallery in the JS view. These images can also be sorted randomly.
* Image Rotator - show a simple slideshow
* Language English / German / Italian


Joomla! 3.x -

Joomla! 2.5 -


The extension is completely free, but you need a subscription for support:

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Reviews: 4
Easy install and simply useful image rotator!

All settings is clear. Only four words - Plug and Play plugin :)
Owner's reply

Thank you very much for your review, ErikF!

Reviews: 1
A clean, simple extension to drop a random image through a module. Includes enough options to satisfy 9 out 10 casual needs.

My only issue is the inclusion of !important styling targeting the containing div. It looks like the style was included if none of the JS views were used. Its placement made it impossible to override...I ended up editing commenting lines 231-233 in helper.php to get rid of it.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your suggestion and the review, ADG_Steve!

Reviews: 1
I installed this module a couple of days ago and used it up until now. When I noticed that my site is running VERY slow. I tried to find out what was causing it and I found out it was Random image extended. I don't know why but when I used a random image module on my old 1.5 website with the same images it wasn't running slow so it can't be the images fault. Still... It's a great clean looking module and I really like it. If it wasn't for that one fact...
Owner's reply

RIE is a well written and optimized on speed module. In my tests with a large amount of big images (over 100) the whole execution took only some hundred milliseconds, so it is not true what you say. Maybe you need to change the server or the hosting company where your site is hosted?

By the way: why don't you ask for support first instead of writing reviews with little truth in it?

Reviews: 7
Easy to install and configure. Shows different image every time the page is refreshed and fast! A great tool and a fine addition to any site. Thanks.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review!

Reviews: 4
This is a good out of the box extension. However, I would like it to have individual captions per image. It doesn't appear to have this ability, although I thought it did.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review!

Reviews: 1
I needed a simple random image rotator but was not liking any that I saw. This one does everything and the ability to provide a link was great - I linked it to my full gallery. Thanks!!!!!
Owner's reply

Thank you for your review!

Reviews: 7
Vitja did it again: a nice and very useful extension, easy to configure and light weight. I did not see any penalties neither in PageSpeed nor Yslow (lightbox disabled).
My only wish for the next version: the possibility to have the first (most important) image not at random.
Owner's reply

Thank you for your feature request and the rating!