Pexels 2.0

The best free stock photos in one place

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#1 Product of the MonthMay 2015


  • JanWorking with PHP, HTML, CSS & MySQL

    Free stock for my images!


    The logo. You need to change it, is like Instagram haha

    Really clean website, I'm working to make a similar project of my country, and this is a good example that I need to do! Really appreciate this website!

  • Amrith Shanbhagmaking ideas happen at feathrd

    Quality, high-res images from multiple sources.


    Lacks a community like Unsplash.

    I use Pexels when I don't find the right image on Unsplash ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Bruno Joseph
@3runjo · Web Devloper
Hey there Product hunt! We've just launched Pexels 2.0. It's nothing like one year ago as we posted it on PH. With this step we want to become an even better and free alternative to the traditional and paid stock photo sites like Getty Images, Shutterststock and co. With Pexels 2.0 it is even easier to find free stock photos. Many great new additions help you to browse through our large database of free photos: 1. You can now search for colors (try to search for "color: blue") 2. A new popular photos section where you can browse through interesting categories and see popular photos 3. We now upload 10 instead of 5 new photos per day 4. We have enhanced our bi-monthly newsletter (You'll get 40 exclusive photos if you subscribe) 5. Pexels 2.0 is faster and more stable 6. Bugs were fixed 7. Design improvements 8. And a lot more (RSS feed, internal improvements, …) Would love to hear your feedback, thanks!
Paul Parsons@paulparsons1981
@3runjo This is great, I love the search bu color and now saves me having to go into each of the tools I used to, now I can just search here. Thanks for building this.
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
Really slick so far. Loving this new update. The speed improvement is DEFINTELY noticeable. @3runjo
@3runjo This is a really great product that solves a lot of issues--specially for digital publishers. Great UI and beautiful fast responsive design. Kudos!
alex kwon@alexyoungkwon · oneminute
@3runjo thank you so much. I frigging needed this
Saul FleischmanHiring@osakasaul · RiteKit Founder & CEO
@3runjo RiteTag lets users add images for topics to Tweets and Facebook posts, working with a number of APIs. If you'd like a test case for your API and can return 10 results of (image file,link for attribution) for a topic word or hashtag, we could do something. Thanks.
Marc Anthony Rosa@marc_rosa · Product Manager @ Getty Images
@3runjo This is just awesome. Last week I spent about half a day searching for free stock photos for a Medium post I was writing. It was an insanely frustrating process and hands down the worst part of the writing experience. This just eliminated that half a day's worth of work. Thank you for sharing this awesome product!
alex kwon@alexyoungkwon · oneminute
@3runjo Thank you so much. I have been using free stock photos to place beautiful messages in my app called @oneminutapp. Very little budget, so can't afford to pay for these photos yet.. This is a treasure for me!
joel@drjoelpalath · Founder
@3runjo we love Pexels!! we use them in our blogs al the time!! what does the api do?
Bruno Joseph
@3runjo · Web Devloper
@drjoelpalath Thanks for using Pexels :) We now have an API. You can write us an email to to get access. Of course it's free.
joel@drjoelpalath · Founder
@3runjo woudl be cool if you guys can also integrate into pixbay is currently the main search platform for images! great for instagram!
@3runjo This is one of the best sites I've come across. Thanks for sharing on PH! QQ: Are there a qualifications on which photo submission gets selected / accepted?
Mariana Salcido@mariana_salcido · Philosopher and social researcher
@3runjo awesome, thank you! We share a lot of the same vision
Jonno Riekwel@jonnotie · Product Designer
Hey @3runjo, looks great! Did appearing on product the first time have an effect how you're growing the product? How did you learn from your users?
Bruno Joseph
@3runjo · Web Devloper
@jonnotie It was great to appear on PH the first time. PH users gave so much helpful feedback. It helped us to focus on the important things.
Anuj Adhiya@anujadhiya · Engagement/Analytics at GrowthHackers
Added to my free stock photos collection:
Pailhes OlivierHiring@olivierpailhes · CEO, Aircall
amazing. Just wondering: how is that possible? (economically)
RawShashank@rawshashank · Growth Hacker, Gaana
Awesome tool.