Unsplash Image Library

Our integration with Unsplash allows you to have access to a library of over 509,000 photos and more! This feature is available to all users.

How to access the Unsplash Image Library

Where you normally find the Photos available on the left menu of Piktochart, you’ll see a drop-down menu. Click on the drop-down and select the Unsplash option represented with a camera logo. This will open a vast library of photos directly from Unsplash for you to choose from.

How to add images from the Unsplash Asset Library

Once you enter the keywords to search for the right image - and you find it - drag and drop the image to your canvas or just click on it.

This action will magically add that image to your “uploads” personal library for future use.

But don’t worry! Although Unsplash photos work similar to your own uploads, they don’t count towards your 1GB storage space since the images don’t get downloaded and they reside on the Unsplash servers to which we link.

However, if you click on multiple Unsplash images just to try them out in your visual before you finalize the one image you want, keep in mind that all the images you clicked would be added to your Uploads. If you don’t want to retain all of them in your uploads, you can go ahead and delete them.

You can now edit its size, opacity, and mask with an icon if needed.

How to delete the Unsplash images added to the canvas and what happens if I delete them from Uploads?

Remember how the image was magically included in your library when you dragged it to your canvas? If you decide not to use the image you dragged into your canvas, you can always delete it. However, it will remain in your uploads section until you delete it from there too.

This is super easy to do. Simply head to the UPLOADS section of the left menu, find the image and press the X to delete it. You’ll receive this message: click delete to confirm the action.

If you remove any Unsplash images from Uploads which also happens to be used in your visuals, the image will still show in your visual since it is linked directly to the resource on Unsplash servers. To remove a used Unsplash image from your visual, you’ll need to delete it directly in the visual.

About the License of Use of Unsplash Images

Unsplash photos are covered by the Unsplash license, which is similar to a Creative Commons Zero license. The difference between a CC0 license and the Unsplash license is the Unsplash license does not include the right to compile photos from Unsplash to replicate a similar or competing for service.

Both licenses give viewers the right to "copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.” Click here if you want to know more about their licenses or about their terms.

Common questions

How to perform a good search under the Unsplash Image Library?

Using the right keywords is how you find gold. It’s about saying it right! Unsplash’ images are categorized with 3,000,000 searchable tags, which means you can find about anything if you use the right words. Here are some keywords shared by Stock Photo Secrets that will make your search much more fruitful:

  • With “isolated” or “cutout” you can quickly find images of people or objects on a typical white background that can easily be integrated into designs. Excluding those terms will show you more images in a realistic environment, so this works both ways
  • While “People” is obvious, “nobody” doesn't come to mind so easily if you are looking for an empty office
  • “Child“, “Adult“, “Mature Adult“, “Senior” can be used to reduce the search results to an age range
  • “African American” or “Asian” might sound known if you are specifically looking for someone from those ethnicities. “Caucasian” is a lesser known term and can be used to find those people from European descent
  • “Copy Space” (or “copyspace”) indicates images where the photographer has left some part of the image blurred or open to allow easy addition of text for an ad
  • “Blur” or “Bokeh” will give you image results of images with blur or unfocused backgrounds.
  • Mentioning “black-white” or “bw” as keywords will bring results of black and white images.
  • If you need background images, a good idea is to use “abstract” as a keyword, since the results will include abstract art.
  • “Streak” will give you long exposure images of streaming lights
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