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  • How to use stock photos in your community

    Using images is an essential part of well content. The long part is to find a good picture, save it to your disc, resize and upload into the content. 

    Not with Invision Community. The seamless integration of free Pixabay images in your community allows finding and adding content at the place where you are. You can bypass searching, downloading, resizing and uploading images by just enabling Pixabay API in your admin control panel.

    What is Pixabay?

    Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images, illustrations, videos and music. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

    You can copy, modify, distribute, and use their media for free. While no payment is needed to use the media, it is always appreciated when you credit the contributor, as it provides exposure to their work and encourages them to continue sharing. While not required, they also allow users to make donations to contributors.

    With a total of 2.2 million free images, most of them photos and several hundred thousand illustrations, vector graphics and clip arts, Pixabay can enrich and loosen up content in your community.

    How to use images in my community?

    • Create a free account on Pixabay to obtain an API key.
    • Go in your AdminCP to Integrations and enable Pixabay. 
    • Configure it by adding API key. Done.

    From now, whenever you need an image (in post, record, blog, cover etc.) click on Stock Photos and search for the image with keywords. Click on it to select, and it will be instantly added to your content. Simple and powerful.

    The images are saved in your community permanently, you are not going to have broken images if they are deleted on Pixabay. You do not depend on their service once you have added an image in your community. Hotlinking to Pixabay will not work anyway, their media URLs don't work on external sites.

    Pictures say more than words, that's why there is no need to use any explanation in this video. 


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