I think that I struck gold with my new find: Pixaby – An online source for images and vectors…
Where has this wonderful tool been hiding? I literally just found it.. It is a pure goldmine for creative commons, free quality images that can be used for personal and commercial projects.
Yes you read it correctly, commercial projects can use Pixaby… I really wonder how they make money with this golden nugget.
Pixaby has a clever concept. There are sponsored ads by Paid stock image sources like: Shutterstock. Brilliant idea.
They offer you a chance not to have ads, by sharing a certain amount of photos yourself. I may upload a few of my candid beach and travel scenes.
I just realized that they are really sort of competing with Flickr. It is just more simple and easy concept for photos to use for social media projects, since most of their photos come in various sizes.
Learn more about Pixaby by going t their website: Pixaby.com
Pixaby offers free plugins and code on their website, in the event that you are using WordPress
A few Highlights on Pixaby:
- Registration is not necessary to download them.
- All images are copyright free.
- Search images by name and filter by orientation (landscape or portrait) and image type (photo, clipart, or vector.)
- You can use filters to search
- You can download images.
- You can save pictures on your personal computer.
- Be sure to give credit to the person who took the picture and show their name wherever the image is used. Consider adding images to this site to increase the number of options and expand the ideas of Creative Commons. Adding images does require you to join the site (email required).