UNSPLASH



Creatieve geesten delen hun visuele percepties

De gedeelde foto’s bij Unsplash zijn excentriek, sfeervol maar vooral professioneel. Unsplash heeft alleen rechten vrije (do whatever you want. For 10 new photos every 10 days, subscribe.) hoge resulutie foto’s welke vrij te gebruiken zijn.

Het vinden van A) mooi en/of passend beeldmateriaal dat B) geen rib uit je lijf kost, niet C) overduidelijk ontzettend Yankee Doodle is en ook nog eens D) geen gehannes geeft met rechten en advocaten is een kunst op zich. Maar vanmorgen vonden we een rijke bron die aan A, B, C en D voldoet. Die hadden we heel graag heel veel eerder gevonden!
Om maar meteen met de deur in huis te vallen: als je op zoek bent naar prachtig beeldmateriaal dat je voor elk denkbaar doel kunt en mag(!) gebruiken zonder dat je met je credit card hoeft te wapperen, ga dan naar Unsplash.

Het beeldmateriaal dat je daar vindt mag je gebruiken op je website en op je blog en in je nieuwsbrief. Omdat het meestal in 300 DPI HR te downloaden is, zou je het ook voor drukwerk kunnen gebruiken. Je mag het materiaal zelfs gebruiken om advertenties of commercials te maken. Zie hier wat ze er zelf over te melden hebben:

“All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash”

Het aanbod is in aantal behoorlijk maar (nog) niet overweldigend. Maar daar wordt aan gewerkt. Er worden elke week worden nieuwe foto’s toegevoegd. Er zit groei in dus en daarom wilden we deze rijke bron aan beeldmateriaal met je delen: Unsplash.

FAQ

Can I use Unsplash photographs for commercial purposes?

Of course! The Unsplash license allows for photographs to be used for any purpose — both commercial and personal. Blogs, art, book covers, tshirts, and more — paid or unpaid — they’re all allowed under the license.

Check out Made with Unsplash for more examples.

Do I have to give credit to a photographer when I use their photo?

The Unsplash license uses the Creative Commons Zero license, which doesn’t require credit to be given. However, we encourage giving credit to the photographer if possible, since they generously donated their photographs for use by the public.

A simple credit like ‘Photo by x’ is always appreciated.

How are photos selected to be featured?

The featured photos (10 every 10 days) are chosen by notable creatives. Since the curators are from varied backgrounds, it brings a wide range of photographs and different styles to the featured photos.

How are curators selected?

Curators are chosen by our team. The criteria isn’t set in stone, but we generally look for people who have positively affected the culture of creativity or influenced creatives in their field.

How do I get my photo in the “New” feed?

The photos in the New feed are chosen by our team. There are no set guidelines for being selected, but we generally look for well-composed, high-quality photographs.

How do I save photos to my computer?

To save a photo click the ‘Download’ link below each photo or click on the photo itself. The highest quality version of the photo will open in a new window.

Right clicking the photo and selecting ‘Save Image As…’ or dragging the photo to your desktop will save the photo.

Can I delete a photo once uploaded?

Yes. Login to your account and go to the Manage Photos tab under Account Settings. Find the photo you want to delete and click ‘Delete photo’.

However, due to the nature of the license, once a photo is released under CC0, the license is permanent and non-revocable, which means that your photo can continue to be used by the public (though it won’t be available on the Unsplash website). For more read the Creative Commons FAQ on the CC0 license.

Why do you ask for a photo’s location?

Adding the location where a photo was shot is completely optional, but it’s a great way to include additional context for your photo.

To protect your privacy, if you don’t want the photo’s location to be displayed publicly, select the Don’t display publicly checkbox when uploading.

Why do you ask for a photo’s EXIF metadata?

Adding optional EXIF metadata is a great way for other photographers to discover more information about your photo, including details about what camera, lens, and settings you used to take a specific photo.

Questions? Get in touch with us.