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What is Pixabay?

On Pixabay you may find and share images free of copyrights. All pictures are released under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain.

Can I use your images?

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, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Read more in our blog.

May Pixabay images be used on Facebook and other social platforms?

Yes, you may use Pixabay images on social media platforms. Learn more in our blog.

Why do I find Shutterstock images on Pixabay?

Sponsored images are shown to finance Pixabay and to provide a choice of professional photos. Those images are marked with the Shutterstock logo.

SafeSearch: How can I avoid inappropriate or explicit images?

Please make use of our SafeSearch filter, which can help you block inappropriate or explicit images from your search results. The SafeSearch filter isn't 100% accurate, but it helps you avoid most adult content. You may turn SafeSearch on and off through the settings on search results pages.

NO HOTLINKING - what does that mean?

If you want to show Pixabay images on your website, please upload them to your server. Pixabay image URLs don't work on external sites.

Why was my image not accepted?

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Can I make a donation without PayPal?

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Does Pixabay offer an API?

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