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Pixabay.com Review: Get Free Images for Your Web Site or Application

I have a new favorite site this week. The other day I was looking for a picture of a swimming pool for a mobile app I'm writing (more on that later). Much to my excitement, I stumbled upon an online image catalog called Pixabay. This site claims to have over 360,000 images that can be used free of charge. Their terms of service indicate that every image is bound to the CC0 Public Domain license, which puts them into the public domain, and thus can be used for any legal purpose.

The site is attractive and easy to use. I typed "swimming pool" into the search box and was quickly rewarded with more than 450 images to review.

Pixabay offers three different types of images: photos, vector graphics, and illustrations. You can choose a single image type or all. I changed my search to include only photos, which reduced my search results to 414. Obviously most of their images of swimming pools are photographs.

There are more search options available. You can search by portrait or…