Appendix 3: Downloading a Picture from Pixabay

There are many websites that allow you to download pictures. Pixabay is recommended because the public has permission to use any of the images on this site. Images from other websites may have a copyright, which makes it against the law to use them without permission.

To download images from Pixabay, follow these steps:

1. Go onto the Internet. To do this, look for the icon of an Internet browser, like Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome. Left click the icon quickly two times.

2. In the address bar at the top of the screen, type in and press ENTER.

screenshot of Pixabay site

3. Type in one or more words that describe what you want a picture of and press ENTER. You will be shown a bunch of pictures.

screen shots of pixabay search

4. Use the mouse to point the arrow at a picture. The picture will get bigger so you can have a closer look.

5. When you find a picture you want, use the mouse to point the arrow at the picture. Click on the picture with the left mouse button.

an image in pixabay

6. Click the green DOWNLOAD button.

7. A little box will pop up with a picture and a place to type. Use the mouse to point the arrow over the place to type. Left click once. Type in the number you see in the picture. (The website wants to know that you are a human and not a robot!)

downloading image from Pixabay

8. Click the green DOWNLOAD button.

9. A box will pop up along the bottom of the screen. It will ask you if you want to open or save the image. Click OPEN.

download from pixabay save - screenshot by author

10. Click FILE and then MAKE A COPY.

file make a copy - screenshot by author

11. A box will pop up. Click DESKTOP once and then double-click the FOLDER you named after yourself.

file make a copSAVE2 - screenshot by author

12. Type in a name that describes the picture. For example, if it’s a picture of a flower, type flower.

name the file - screenshot by author

13. Click SAVE.

14. Click the red X to close the image.

click red box - screenshot by author

Media Attributions

  • Screenshot Pixabay © Pixabay adapted by Shantel Ivits
  • Pixabay Search © Pixabay adapted by Shantel Ivits
  • an image in pixabay © Pixabay adapted by Shantel Ivits
  • Download Screenshot © Pixabay adapted by Shantel Ivits
  • download from pixabay save © Pixabay adapted by Shantel Ivits
  • file make a copy © Shantel Ivits
  • file make a copSAVE2 © Shantel Ivits
  • name the file © Shantel Ivits
  • click red box © Shantel Ivits


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