Does Unsplash share my photos anywhere else?

We never share photos submitted to Unsplash elsewhere. However, there are a number of websites that scrape the content from Unsplash and re-upload it to their own platforms. Sometimes third parties do this under an official Unsplash account, such as Pixabay, others submit the photos under a photographer’s name (often the wrong name sadly). This is something that we actively try to deter, and pursue legally where we can.

Reasons that we dislike this practice:

  • The correct photographer credit often gets lost

  • It's confusing for people who wish to trace the source of the photo

  • Some websites, such as Pixabay, offer the option to donate money to accounts—money donated in these cases never reaches the photographers.