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FWIW, I do not get the "Connection failed" notice but no search with Pexels as the source gets any hits, no matter what search term I use.


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I still get the connection failed with Pexels. This has been reported.

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/91092-stock-panel-connection-failed/


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If you check your firewall for connections from Affinity Photo it will likely give an IP address such as 104.17.209.102 this brings up a cloud flare error 1003 page.


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FWIW, I just tried connecting to Pexels using the Stock Studio in the iPad version of AP. Like on my Mac, I do not get a "Connection failed" notice, but on the iPad when I enter any search term & tap "Search" I just get a never-ending spinner to the left of the search field.

Switching to Pixabay or Unsplash gets immediate results, which I think which rules out a general connection issue at my end.


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I have no problem with any of the three, with these differences.   Pixabay and Unsplash allow the category to be selected from the Stock Panel, with immediate results shown in the Stock Panel.  But when I choose Pexels and enter a category (i.e. sky) nothing happens.  But if I leave the category blank and click on the gearwheel, the website opens immediately and I can enter any category I wish with immediate results.  


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1 hour ago, jmwellborn said:

But if I leave the category blank and click on the gearwheel, the website opens immediately and I can enter any category I wish with immediate results.  

But you can't just drag anything from Pexels in the Stock panel directly into an Affinity document like you can with Pixabay or Unsplash as the source, right? If so, then am I correct in assuming that the main function of the Stock panel is not working with Pexels for you either?


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4 hours ago, R C-R said:

But you can't just drag anything from Pexels in the Stock panel directly into an Affinity document like you can with Pixabay or Unsplash as the source, right? If so, then am I correct in assuming that the main function of the Stock panel is not working with Pexels for you either?

Yes.  You are correct.   


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Just to confirm a previous posts  . . . cannot connect to Pexels . . . macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 on Mac Pro. No spinning wheel or crash, simply no connection. Unsplash/Pixabay fine.

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On 1/25/2020 at 12:03 PM, jmwellborn said:

Pixabay and Unsplash allow the category to be selected from the Stock Panel, with immediate results shown in the Stock Panel.  

I don't see where I can select a category. I'm on Windows; is this a Mac-only feature?


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2 minutes ago, casterle said:

I don't see where I can select a category. I'm on Windows; is this a Mac-only feature?

You should see a search field; for example:

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5 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

You should see a search field; for example:

image.png.ea2daec2b163465924f02e13a706d292.png

 

Thanks, I've got that. I thought there was perhaps something more...


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If Pexels isn’t working for many users, either get it fixed or add PxHere as an alternative to Pexels.


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12 hours ago, firstdefence said:

If Pexels isn’t working for many users, either get it fixed or add PxHere as an alternative to Pexels.

What a great site!   They seem to have a very precise search engine as well.   Enter "tiger" and you get stuff with stripes.   Not pictures of bazaars in Calcutta (or wherever).  


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