How do I give credit for the photos I'm using?

Unsplash wouldn’t exist without our community of generous photographers and we’d love it if you could give them a shout out. We know it’s not always possible to credit a photographer, but it's much appreciated when it's possible.

You can either link directly to the photo’s URL (click on the photo and copy the link from the address bar) or the photographer’s profile (click their name and copy the link). If you’ve downloaded a photo and forgot who took it, their name is in the filename. Just use our search to find them again.

Here are some easy ways to do it online:

1. Facebook

If you paste the Unsplash photo link directly in your post, Facebook will handle everything for you. If you’re uploading a photo that you’ve downloaded (which will give you a nice thumbnail) just paste “Photo by https://unsplash.com/@example” into the text box.

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2. Twitter

Twitter is similar to Facebook. You can just paste in the photo link and let Twitter do the rest.

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If you're uploading the photo and have characters to spare, you can use something like “📷 by https://unsplash.com/@example” (links will be automatically shortened).

 

3. Instagram

On Instagram, feel free to paste “Photo by https://unsplash.com/@example” right in the caption. It won’t link out, but if you’re feeling extra generous there's always the old “link in bio” trick.

 

4. Medium

On Medium you can either paste in the link or upload the photo and add the photographer's name (linking to their profile) in the caption. 

 

5. Pinterest

Pinterest will link out, but it’s nice to add a “photo by name” line. You don’t need to include the link in the caption since Pinterest will do that automatically.

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6. Your Website

During our last #MakeDay, our teammate, Oliver Ash created a simple way to add a badge to your site crediting the photographer. Click the "Give credit" button in the lower right corner of any photo and we'll give you the HTML that will deliver a small badge on your site.

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A super huge 🖤  for taking the time to thank our community. It means a lot to us.

Annie SprattNick