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Why We Built Picryl.com - Updated

Why We Built Picryl.com - Updated

How It Started More than 5 years ago we decided to create a service for people who need copyright-free media for their creatives, and we chose to be fully dependent on users. Picryl began as an educational tool. With the advent of social media, we felt that we must do something to change the cont...

11.17.22
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You asked and we listened - activate your search history

You asked and we listened - activate your search history

Since its inception, Picryl.com has become a popular research tool. With the introduction of our AI Similarity Engine, finding previously obscure copyright-free media become easier. And as our search becomes more and more powerful, more users ask for better ways to browse through previously visit...

11.12.22
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New Collections: Historical Discoveries

New Collections: Historical Discoveries

We just broadened the scope of our collections with 10 recent collections dedicated to historical events and prominent personalities of the 19th century. We especially encourage you to check out the following three collections:Braille Alphabet – related to the creation of the alphabet for the bli...

11.10.22
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Image Similarity Engine

Image Similarity Engine

Recently we figured out huge image sets such as 35,000 steam locomotives (a significant percentage of all locomotives ever built). Exciting?Now, we add AI image recognition into the search equation - and it delivers something unexpected and amazing. Today, we introduce a revolutionary (not a joke...

08.16.22
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New Art Colections - Konrad Magi, Cesare Tallone, and Hans Thoma

New Art Colections - Konrad Magi, Cesare Tallone, and Hans Thoma

Today we added 10 new art collections related to the 19th and 20th centuries. We especially recommend checking the following sets dedicated to:Konrad Magi (1878-1925)Cesare Tallone (1853-1919)Hans Thoma (1839-1924)Every art connoisseur should pay attention as their drawing styles are quite intere...

07.12.22
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Huge AI-Assisted Collections

Huge AI-Assisted Collections

Our take on AI image recognition has begun to deliver. During the last 6 months, we built our second neural network (the first one was image upscale) and ran about half of our 25 million public domain images through this new image recognition engine.To make it work we had to learn how to recogniz...

06.05.22
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25 Million Images Milestone

25 Million Images Milestone

Today we celebrate a significant milestone: Picryl.com reached 25 Million public domain images!That includes 14 million images and 11 million scanned documents - dated, tagged, analyzed with AI, and annotated by our staff, and by users like you. All images are available at a click of a button, wi...

05.11.22
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AI-Driven Search Has Arrived

AI-Driven Search Has Arrived

Since October 2021, our library of public domain media has grown by 2 Million images reaching the 24 Million documents milestone!All media files we add are diversified by topics and annotated by our dedicated team. About 20% of media files we add are already sorted out into human-curated collecti...

01.25.22
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22 Million Media Assets

22 Million Media Assets

This week we went over 22 million media assets on Picryl.com - 22.7M to be exact! This includes 12.5 million images and more than 10 million historical documents. And there is more!Three LanguagesWe believe that people in all countries deserve public domain media to be found and downloaded easily...

10.31.21
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You Can Help Public Domain!

You Can Help Public Domain!

In 2020 millions of images became available within the world's Public Domain due to digitalization, copyright expiration, and growing media dedication. Almost all archives, museums, and libraries that offer free online resources were hit by COVID and were not able to match this growth online.Toda...

04.10.21
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Break the Language Barrier

Break the Language Barrier

How many languages do you need to know to search across the world's images: Just one - your own! Languages define and divide cultures, and preserve and isolate sharing ideas and knowledge. Nowadays we are more connected than ever, so isn't it about time we bridged the language gap?Multi-lingual m...

02.25.21
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16 Million Searchable Items

16 Million Searchable Items

Our team is grateful, honored, and eager to help you find more worthy images!Today, we are celebrating a milestone - Picryl has reached 16 Million searchable items!Join us in celebrating this achievement!This includes 6 million images and 10 million scanned documents - dated, tagged, analyzed wit...

01.01.19
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Why We Built PICRYL.com

Why We Built PICRYL.com

The ProblemThe Internet is great for many reasons, including free stuff you can get: news, books, images, music, and all the things that feed your creativity and your soul. I am a visual person and love vintage photographs. In 2007, while babysitting and working from home, I bought a large photo ...

01.24.17
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