Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

21 March 2024By Elena

Good news!

The newly released Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE is already available allowing you to insert royalty-free images when working with texts. Read this blog post to find out more.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

About Pixabay plugin is a free stock photography and royalty-free stock media website for sharing royalty-free photos and stock images, illustration vectors, film footage, videos and animated GIFs, music and sound effects that are free to download. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without attribution – even for commercial purposes.

Launched in November 2010 in Ulm, Germany, by Hans Braxmeier and Simon Steinberger, now it’s a community of creatives available in 26 languages. Pixabay has become a valuable resource for designers, bloggers, social media managers, and anyone else in need of high-quality visuals for their projects.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

The Pixabay plugin in ONLYOFFICE is designed to streamline the process of finding and inserting images from Pixabay directly into your text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Here’s what the Pixabay plugin allows users to do:

  1. Search and Browse: search for images directly within the editor interface.
  2. Image Insertion: once you’ve found the desired image, the plugin enables you to insert it directly into your doc, sheet or slide with just a few clicks.
  3. Licensing and Attribution: The plugin handles the licensing and attribution requirements automatically, but please be sure that you comply with Pixabay’s terms of use when using their images.
  4. Seamless Integration: The Pixabay plugin aims to provide a seamless experience, allowing users to find and insert images without leaving the ONLYOFFICE interface.

Please note: you can also apply customization options like changing the size, alignment, adjustment, crop and other properties for the inserted images using the Photo Editor plugin available in ONLYOFFICE editors or image settings available on the right panel or by right click on mouse.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

Overall, the Pixabay plugin enhances the user experience by offering convenient access to a vast library of high-quality images for use in office files, saving time and effort in sourcing visual content.

How to install the plugin

To begin using the Pixabay plugin, start by installing it through the built-in Plugin Manager. Simply navigate to the corresponding tab on the top toolbar and select Plugin Manager. From there, you’ll find a list of available plugins on the ONLYOFFICE marketplace, including Pixabay. Locate it in the list and click the Install button to proceed.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

Once installed, you’ll find the Pixabay icon displayed within the Plugins tab.

Detailed instructions can be found in ONLYOFFICE API documentation.

How to use the plugin

  • Once the Pixabay plugin is installed, simply access the Plugins tab and click on Pixabay to activate it.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

  • Then create a Pixabay account or log in to an existing one.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

  • Go to API DOCS page to get your API key and paste it into the specified field in Pixabay plugin.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

Once you have inserted the API key and saved, you can start using the service.

  • Enter the keywords corresponding to the images or topics you want to search for.

Meet the new Pixabay plugin for ONLYOFFICE

  • Select and click on an image to include it in your document.
  • Use Advanced settings to set search parameters like language, image type, orientation and category.

To uninstall the Pixabay plugin, kindly adhere to the comprehensive instructions provided within this guide.

Work with the Pixabay plugin in ONLYOFFICE

The Pixabay plugin is available in all the solutions of ONLYOFFICE editors. Create a free ONLYOFFICE DocSpace account or download a free desktop app for your Windows, Linux or macOS PC or laptop.


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