At Pexels, we value our contributors above all else. Your valuable contributions are what have made our community thrive and our extensive library possible. While our Pexels license provides broad usage rights for the content you upload, we want to ensure we’re taking a transparent approach and providing you with a clear understanding of how your content may be utilized for machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) model creation and training.
How your content helps others through AI and ML:
- Helping detect AI-generated content: In addition to generative AI projects across Canva products, we are working on systems that can determine authenticity by detecting if something is AI-generated or not. To achieve this, we need a large & diverse range of non-AI and AI content examples for comparison. By contributing your content, you help us continue to ensure that the Pexels library is made up of real content by real people.
- Improving Search: By utilizing your content, we can enhance the search experience on Pexels, taking our library to new heights. The more information we have about each image, the easier it becomes for others to discover and appreciate your creative work.
- Responsible training: Allowing us to use your content and build on your work helps us make safe, ethical and responsible AI models possible.
If you’re not comfortable with your imagery being used to support our AI and ML initiatives, you can opt out to have your content removed from training at any time in your profile settings.