Pixabay is a website for sharing high quality public domain photos, illustrations, vector graphics, and film footage.

Website: pixabay.com
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Ranking in the previous surveys: 

2021: 94 2020: 182 2019: 171 2018: 96 2017: 53 2016: 101 2015: – 2014: –
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Comments on Pixabay 

“the best site for free images” Andrew Jacobs, L&D, UK, 2021

“Free images, you do not have to attribute, good selection.”Instructional Designer, USA, 2019

“Getting free to use images” Instructional Designer, USA, 2019

“As with Unsplash, a great resource for images with no costs or attribution issues” Learning Technologist, UK, 2019

Quick Guide to Pixabay 

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Pixabay is a popular platform to access and use around 2 million copyright-free images for teaching/training and learning resources as well as for embedding in blogs and websites. So can you use Pixabay images freely? This article in Gamitize explains

“All images from Pixabay are released under the Creative Commons’ public domain deed CC0. Simply put, you can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist. However, do note that depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights, especially if they contain recognizable people or logos.”

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