Pixabay API

Unlimited API access to 1.2 million CC0 images and videos.

5.0/5
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The Pixabay API provides free access to Pixabay's 1.2M outstanding CC0 images and videos. The API is completely free - it's simple to set up, can handle any volume of requests and is stable+reliable. All of Pixabay's official apps are powered by the API, including our iOS and Android mobile apps.

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18 Reviews5.0/5
Lisa ColeDesigner

Pixabay is a great resource for images that are ok to use on your website.

Pros:

Easy to use, good variety of images

Cons:

I don't know if I should use English or American spelling in searches

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Iulia Melnicenco
Maker
Pixabay
Hello. Thanks for your review. Sometimes really better to try both as tags are written by people from all over the world. Some use British English, others American one. We do not have strict rules for this
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Simon Steinberger
Maker
CEO and main developer, Pixabay.com
Both usually work. Our search engine does that automatically for you.
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альтернативы нет

Pros:

Свободный доступ, отсутвие регирации

Cons:

альтернативы нет

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Iulia Melnicenco
Maker
Pixabay
Спасибо за оценку! Надеюсь, что ресурс вам действительно полезен. И да, мы всегда открыты для чего-то нового, если есть пожелания, готовы прислушаться
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Chris DevDeveloper

Perfect for any kind of app, images from Pixabay are free to use in personal and commercial projects.

Pros:

Easy to use and implement in any programming language,

Lots of search options,

Safe search,

Fast response from API server

Cons:

Low API rate limits, maybe more options should be provided like paid subscriptions

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Iulia Melnicenco
Maker
Pixabay
Thanks for your review. We'll think about what can be done, but we do not want to do paid subscriptions, as we we want Pixabay to be free for everyone
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Simon Steinberger
Maker
CEO and main developer, Pixabay.com
Also, a rate limt of 5,000 requests/hour is quite the default. Not even Twitter or similar sites procode more. Yet, on proper implementation, we can increase this limit at any time.
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Craig Martineauretired Crotchety Old Man

I have used images from this site many times. I always find new treasures when I go exploring

Pros:

Quality, volume, ease of use

Cons:

Looks great to me

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Simon Steinberger
Maker
CEO and main developer, Pixabay.com
Why is "Looks great to me" given as "Cons"? :-)
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I've used Pixabay since the beginning. A few people I met on Squidoo (takes me back) were part of the development team. Because of that, I've stuck with Pixabay - watched them grow, and am very pleased to use their site for my stock images.

Pros:

Lots of images to choose from. The WP plugin is convient too.

Cons:

It's still unclear the use license. Even though it lets you give credit to the photographer, you still have to leave the plugin to confirm.

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Simon Steinberger
Maker
CEO and main developer, Pixabay.com
Thanks for your kind feedback :-)
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I animate primarily Pixabay photos in software such as Ripl or Lumen5 to create short animations for social media marketing. Takes the static imagery to the next level. I share this valuable resource with everyone!

Pros:

Great photos, searching is easy. And it’s free. For start-ups and not for profits, this is invaluable.

Cons:

Not for free. And the paid ones are only marginally better.

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Simon Steinberger
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CEO and main developer, Pixabay.com
Hi Lynn, thanks for your kind words. I just don't know why "Not for free" is mentioned in Cons. It's defintely free :-) Cheers, Simon
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Stan Williamsfreelance web developer
Pixabay is Free I use it all the time. There Are links to similar photos etc. there to Shutterstock.com which is a paid site, but All images and videos on Pixabay are Free, millions of them.
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Cheryl Ariaz WickerPR Coach, Amplify

Easy to use

Pros:

Lots of great free photos

Cons:

Sometimes I can't find what I'm looking for...so even larger selection

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