Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How To Use Pixabay to Find Free Images

Last month I wrote a post about a great public domain image source called Pixabay. I've been using Pixabay consistently since I published that post. But, I have had a number of people of express confusion about how to locate free images through Pixabay so I'm writing this post to address that confusion.

Pixabay hosts high quality public domain images. You can search on Pixabay by using keywords or you can simply browse through the library of images. Pixabay is an ad-supported site so when you search for images a set of sponsored Shutterstock images appears at the top of the results much like when some Google search results display ads before the authentic results. The set of images appearing below the Shutterstock images on Pixabay are free to download. When you find a Pixabay image you can download it in the size that suits your needs. Registered users do not have to enter a captcha code to download images. Users who do not register can download images, but they do have to enter a captcha code before downloading each picture.
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