We all want something for free, right? Here at zapsplat.com our ethos has always been to support creatives of all kinds with our free sound effects and it’s a concept that the internet is helping to shape across may industries.
Introducing Pixabay.com, probably the largest community and library offering completely free images, released under the Creative Commons Zero license. Starting out as a ‘pet project’ in 2010 by Hans Braxmeier and Simon Steinberger and it has quickly grown into a large repository of public domain images contributed by its user-base featuring as of this writing, over 520,000 images.
Right up there with the paid-for libraries
Every image sits in the public domain meaning there is no attribution requirement when using them. This is especially useful for those who can’t easily credit the website and photographers in their work, or those who simply don’t want to. However, it is always nice to credit them, if you can. But does this mean the quality has been sacrificed? not at all… in fact the quality of the images on Pixabay are strictly moderated. Reading their forums, it appears an automatic moderation system disallows users who try and upload more than 10 images that fall below their stringent quality guidelines.
The layout and functionality of the library is second to none. Most of the advanced search and filtering options are there, as well as the option to download images in various sizes. Ok, so even with 520,000+ images, you’ll still find holes here, however we highly recommend you head over and check pixabay.com out now.
Visit them at www.pixabay.com
Image used from pixabay photographer: https://pixabay.com/en/users/Republica-24347