Pexels API

Integrate thousands of world-class free photos and videos directly into your product.

A few of our 1,000+ developers and companies that are using the Pexels API:

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500k+ free photos & videos

You can use our API and all photos and videos for free! Every month our talented community of photographers uploads 50,000 new photos. So you can be sure that you never run out of fresh content.

Powerful search

Our sophisticated search algorithm learns with every new search that is made by one of our millions of monthly users. This ensures that you and your users will quickly find the perfect photos directly from your website, blog or app.

Simple setup

Our API is flexible, fast, can handle any amount of requests and makes the integration into your product an ease. If you have questions or feature requests, we're here to help.

Example Use Cases

Blog or publishing platforms

Pexels photos are used by many blogs, like Forbes or BuzzFeed. To embed photos more easily you can integrate the Pexels API into your CMS or blogging system.

Design tools

Every design needs photos – be it a website, a landing page, a form, an email, a social media post, an ad or a presentation. When you integrate the Pexels API in the editor, it's getting even easier to add free photos to a design.

Background images

If your website, tool or app has a changing background or if users can customize their experience by choosing or uploading a custom photo you can let them select a photo from one of the Pexels photos.

And a lot more…

There are no limits with the Pexels API. Be creative and think of where you or your users need beautiful photos.

Next steps

Read the documentation to understand how our API works or request access to test it:

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