Bring on the Pexels!!!
July 20, 2022

Bring on the Pexels!!!

Ashley Schwartau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pexels

Pexels has always been one of my go-to sources for stock assets. Stock assets can be SO cheesy and expensive, but Pexels is neither. The models are diverse and modern, and the photography styles are more realistic and photojournalistic and not that awful studio-bright-light-fake look that so many stock companies have used for years. Plus, the search functionality continues to improve all the time.
  • Realistic, non-cheesy photos and videos.
  • Easy to filter results based on orientation.
  • Search by hex code and color! GAME CHANGER!
  • Simple explanation of license terms.
  • FREE!
  • To be honest, I can't think of anything.
  • The search functionality and explore options are robust!
  • The quality of the assets.
  • The search and filtering makes finding what I need FAST.
  • It's kept down the cost of our internal training.
  • It allows us to supplement our external training content with some non-cheesy stock.
  • It means we don't have to go through procurement; we just get some stock assets for our content creators.
I would put Pexels library up against Unsplash. iStock and Shutterstock are both SUPER pricey, and I haven't used either of them in YEARS simply due to the fact that they remain to be cost-prohibitive. Pixabay is fine, but the quality seems far less curated or just like more low-quality stuff is allowed through. I could be wrong; it's been about six months since I have actively used Pixabay. We have also used Storyblocks, but I think the search and filtering and just ease of use of Pexels outweigh most of them. ALSO, IT'S FREE. It really can't be beaten.

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1. Small businesses with small or non-existent budgets still need assets to create content 2. Individual content makers or freelancers who need stock assets 3. Corporate eLearning wants to modernize and replace all old-fashioned, outdated, brightly lit studio photos with more realistic and relevant imagery that will resonate with modern audiences and learners.

Using Pexels

2 - Customer support/L&D: we use Pexels to find supplemental stock assets to jazz up our internal training content and our customer education materials.
No skills or people required to support Pexels. It's literally the easiest thing ever lol.
  • internal L&D
  • customer education
  • marketing videos
  • more marketing
  • more L&D