5 reasons why you should start uploading to Unsplash right now (and 3 why you shouldn’t)

Unsplash is a big part of my life and I have grown to love the platform. Technically maybe not perfect and as good as it could be, but the developers show that they listen to the community and keep adding useful features. I’ve picked out five points that should make you give Unsplash a chance – and three why not.

Use free images from Unsplash, Pexels and more directly in WordPress (2022)

Thanks to various plugins, the huge databases of Unsplash, Pexels and Co. can be integrated directly into the media library of WordPress. So it only takes one click to add the photos to an article. In this article, I will introduce you to the possible WordPress plugins and explain what advantages and disadvantages they have.

The Unsplash API provides thousands of apps with millions of photos – here are 10 examples

Beyond the website, software developers can also access an extensive programming interface to integrate the huge image database directly into their applications. In this way, uploaded photos appear in a completely new environment.

Meet the guy who tries to like every Unsplash picture there is

Erik has already given a Like to more than a million photos on Unsplash. What drives him to do it? And what does it mean that they have disappeared?

How to easily see views and downloads of any Unsplash user

While Unsplash is relatively generous about letting you see the numbers for your own profile, the stats from others are actually invisible. A Chrome plugin helps here.

Breaking the boundaries of photography with Photoshop and a Wacom tablet

Even with a normal photo taken with a camera, many things can be manipulated, be it through exposure, perspective or cropping. But somewhere there is an end – and you have to resort to image manipulation to achieve your goal.

10 of my favorite photos on Unsplash right now

Unsplash’s Editorial team manually goes through every submission and selects the best photos in the front page daily. I look at pretty much all of them. This compilation is by no means a strict “top 20” but I wanted to highlight some personal favorites from Unsplash’s front page.

Unsplash experts tell you how to take better photos with your smartphone

Just point and shoot? Even though smartphones make it extremely easy to take an endless number of photos in any situation, there are a few rules you should follow for the best results.

Unsplash is currently “working on something very big” and therefore has no time for videos

When will you be able to upload videos to Unsplash? I don’t know. But it’s not like they wouldn’t want you to.

How this photographer quintupled her Unsplash downloads in a little over a year

Of course, the main reason you should take pictures is to create works that you are happy with. But when they are then seen or even used by others – that is a particularly nice feeling. I talk to food photographer Micheile about her story on Unsplash.

Let these photos inspire you on how you could rearrange your workspace

Any moment can be a good time to give your workplace a major overhaul. Especially in times when the home office has become much more relevant, you should furnish a place where you spend a lot of time as nicely and practically as possible. Here are a few inspirations how that could look like.