Unsplash is a website that offers over one million photos for free. You can make an account or simply use the search bar to look up high-resolution photos.
They started as a Tumblr blog in 2013 and moved off the platform in only one year. By the time 2014 rolled around, Unsplash introduced their own site and was getting over one million downloads a month. In another year, they doubled their numbers in terms of downloads and available photos.
You technically don’t need to credit photos. The pictures listed on the site are dubbed “do whatever you want,” with a link that leads to their license policies. Users are more than welcome to grab photos off the site and grants “an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Unsplash for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Unsplash.” Of course, users can also attribute the photos as they wish and link back to the photographer’s page.
Unsplash has a good deal of collections including Simplicity, Candy, Cosmetics, Desktop, and In Motion. The site also includes a category of mobile-only photos, meaning they were taken solely through phones. Additionally, you can look at the most popular uploads as well.
Speaking of mobile, Unsplash is available in the App Store and Google Play. You can easily download pictures from the apps to your desktop and use them as you see fit. The app on both app stores have close to five-star reviews, which should tell you something!
If you take a quick glance of the photos available, it’s easy to see that they’re high-resolution and taken by professional photographers. Their stock images would easily make any blogs, apps, or websites look sharper as they’re not your traditional photos. The great thing about Unsplash is that their photos capture what you’re looking for without being too over-the-top or unrelatable.
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