Olive’s Tip of the Week – Using Pixabay Images

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Hello there! I’m Olive, and I’m back with another paw-sitively amazing 30hands Quick Tip of the Week! This week’s tip is on using images from the open source image search engine, Pixabay. Pixabay is great because all of the images are free to use and there are so many pictures to choose from!

Without fur-ther ado, let’s check out how to use Pixabay in 30hands!

There are two different ways to use Pixabay in 30hands:

1. Using a Pixabay Image as a the background for a slide.

2. Inserting a Pixabay Image into a pre-established slide.

To use a Pixabay Image as the background for a slide, click the white “+” sign at the bottom left. The “Add Slides” menu will pop up; select “From Web.”


A Pixabay Image Search will then pop up! Search for whatever you would like, and select the images you would like to be slides. They will then appear as slides in 30hands!




You can then use the image as you would a regular slide!


Meow, I know what you are thinking; “But Olive, how do I put a picture upawn the background image we just selected for the slide?” Well, I’ve got the answer for you!

First, you must find the picture you would like to add to a slide. Go to your device’s web browser and go to an open source image search engine, like Pixabay. Search what you are looking for, and once you have found an image you like, tap the image and hold your finger down until a menu pops up. Select “Save image” and the image will be saved to your camera roll!



One important thing to note is some images have a rectangular background that will appear with the image in 30hands, while other images are cropped to just the object, these are called vector images, or vector graphics. To search for only vector graphics in Pixabay, just click the drop down search menu on the left of the search bar, and select “Vector graphics.”


After you have saved the images you like, return to 30hands and edit the slide you would like to add an image to. Now select the image icon at the top of the screen to add an image to the slide.

Choose “From Camera Roll” and find and select the picture you just saved on your camera roll!

The image will appear on the slide with a border and boxes around it. The uppermost box rotates the image!



The other boxes allow you to change the dimensions of the object!

Once you have your image just purrfect, feel free to add other features to the slide like annotation, drawings, or more pictures!

Here is a video recap for further clarity!


Until next time!

-Olive the Cat


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