111 – Pixabay

Continues to drop down the list; it loses further 15 places in 2019

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

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

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 85
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 51

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 96     2017: 53     2016: 101    2015: –     2014: –     2013: –
2012: –        2011: –       2010: –         2009: –     2008: –     2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected Pixabay as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

  • “Free images, you do not have to attribute, good selection.”Instructional Designer, USA
  • “Getting free to use images” Instructional Designer, USA
  • “As with Unsplash, a great resource for images with no costs or attribution issues” Learning Technologist, UK

Previous comments

  • “for blogging and course visuals.” David Schindler, UK
  • “All the images that I now use on the blog and in my presentations come from Pixabay. It’s a photo sharing community similar to Flickr but the image quality is, in my opinion, much higher It is a tiny site when compared to FlickR (690,000 images compared to 6 billion) but the quality is excellent and all images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. People may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything they like, even in commercial applications. I always attribute them to Pixabay although attribution is not required.” Andrew Jacobs, L&D Manager, UK, 2016
  • “A great source for copyright free photos to use in presentations.” Harold Jarche, Consultant, Canada, 2016
  • “beautiful pictures to use in presentations, no attribution needed.” Chris Wildermuth, University/College teacher, USA, 2016

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