Pixabay of Pigs - an image thankfully not found in Pixabay's library
July 12, 2022

Pixabay of Pigs - an image thankfully not found in Pixabay's library

James Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Pixabay

I use Pixabay to populate images on slide decks for internal presentations, company videos, and self-paced e-learning courses. If I do not have a corresponding image to a concept, then Pixabay is where I go to find high-quality images that I am confident can be used both internally and externally.
  • Provides a library of high resolution images.
  • Tags images with a number of words and phrases.
  • Very simple user interface.
  • The images can often feel "too corporate" or "too on the nose".
  • Many of the camera angles are constantly repeated. This is not an issue of the angle is "straight on," but the more creative angles are bizarrely repetitive.
  • The emotional spectrum of the images is limited. Not much nuance. Every emotion is depicted at full force.
  • High image quality
  • Search-ability
  • Ease of user interface
  • Pixabay has not been the source of any negative ROI for our organization.
  • Pixabay's ROI contribution has been a net positive, but a minimal positive.
  • The primary ROI from Pixabay has been the ability to create more visual presentations at a higher rate of speed.
Pexels is very high quality but has a less professional collection of images. Most of the images in Pexels feel like they would be more at home in a local coffee shop or Millennial hangout. While Pexels' image offering is stunning, the images do not fit in alongside data sets or quarterly projections.

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Pixabay is great when you need to quickly get a presentation or a visual element completed and you are lacking imagery. The images are almost always safe for any work environment, they are high quality, and downloading is very simple. Pixabay is not great when a visual representation requires great specificity. The image offering can be very generic.