Yesterday we told you about MixKit, which is referred to as “Unsplash for Video.” So, what is Unsplash?
In 2013, Unsplash was born by giving away 10 images leftover from a photoshoot. Instead of letting photos sit dead in a folder somewhere, it would be much better if they were put to use to move other creative projects forward.
Unsplash was formed as the antithesis to the stock media experiences available at the time. Instead of vast libraries, licensed and presented for commercial buyers, Unsplash focused on pushing the impact of photography further than ever before by making original, high-resolution images available for anyone to use for anything.
Today, Unsplash has become a platform fueled by creators who have generously gifted hundreds of thousands of photos to be used openly for anything. We’ve seen Unsplash images inspire millions of creations, from multi-platinum recording artists to world-renowned writers.
All photos published on Unsplash can be used for free. You can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer or Unsplash, although it is appreciated when possible.
More precisely, Unsplash grants you 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. (This license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing service.)