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G2 Score

4.6/5 (out of 44 reviews)

Reviews (Snippets from G2)


  • The Pexels UI is speedy and straightforward to use.
  • The thing I love most about PEXELS is it's free.
  • You may need to provide attribution but especially for an artist who just needs a quick reference of a position or mood for a painting, pexels is incredible.
  • Pexels makes it very clear that you can use all photos for free! The selection is great as well.
  • Searching the required images is easy, and the search results are very accurate.


  • Sometimes the photos Pexels provide are very generic and just have the word you typed in written on a paper.
  • The library selection can be limited.
  • The ads sometimes get to me, especially shutterstock and Adobe Stock.
  • Don't always have exactly what I am looking for.
  • The selection can feel limited if you're looking for abstractions or representations.