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Get stock photos based on custom text or column values.

Pexels is a website that provides free stock photos and videos that can be used for personal and commercial purposes. It has a vast library of high-quality images and videos that are contributed by various photographers and videographers from around the world. By integrating Pexels with Glide, you can spruce up your project without having to worry about copyright issues or paying for expensive stock photos.

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Using an image from Pexels in a Glide app
Using an image from Pexels in a Glide app

Adding and Configuring the Integration

To start using the Pexels integration, you first need to add it to your Glide project.

  • In Glide, click the Settings icon in the upper-right corner.
  • Navigate to the Integrations tab and then select Pexels.
  • Click the View button, and then select Add to app.
  • Next, log into Pexels and complete this short form to obtain an API key
  • After submitting the form, your API key will be displayed.
  • Back in Glide, you’ll enter this key into the “API Key” field under your Pexels Integration settings.
Adding the Pexels Integration
Adding the Pexels Integration

Stock Photo for Text

Configure Action

The Stock Photo for Text action can be added to a component that supports actions (e.g., a button), added to an action sequence in the Action Editor, or after a form is submitted.

Configuring the Pexels Action
Configuring the Pexels Action

To use the integration, specify what column Glide should use to send keywords to Pexels. If you like, you can also specify the photographer's name and URL from Pexels. You can retrieve small (compressed) images, large (enlarged) images, or images in their original size as a result. You can also pull in alt text for the image and let Glide know where to store this data.

To learn more generally about Integrations in Glide, including how they affect your app’s usage, check out our Introduction to Integrations.


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