Unsplash Source

A simple API for embedding hi-res Unsplash photos.

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#3 Product of the DayNovember 05, 2015

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Mikael ChoHunterHiring@mikaelcho · Creator of Unsplash
Hey everyone. I'm Mikael, one of the founders of Unsplash. 2.5 years ago, we had a whale of a time trying to find good photography for our website (http://crew.co). So we teamed up with a local photographer to take a handful of photos. We only used one, so rather than let the extras go to waste, we setup a $19 tumblr theme (https://www.tumblr.com/theme/30257), named the site Unsplash, and gave the rest of the images away for free. We had no idea what was going to happen. We were just hoping to help out as many people as we could who might be having the same problem finding good photography as us. In the first day, Unsplash went to #1 on HackerNews (http://365.unsplash.com) and had 20,000 downloads. We couldn’t believe it. Since then, over 30,000+ photos have generously contributed by 7,000+ photographers and downloaded 50 million+ times. We never expected Unsplash to become this and we owe it to the people who have given without expecting anything in return. What’s so awesome to see is how one photo can inspire all sorts of creative work, from blog posts to original artwork to album covers. So this summer we worked on an official API for Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/developers) to help make images even more accessible for makers. Soon after, we started working on trying to make this official API even simpler, which is how Unsplash Source was born. With Unsplash Source, you can easily pull hi-res images from Unsplash into a product you might be building. You can filter by categories (like buildings, food, people), photographers, or featured photos to find the right look. Over (https://www.producthunt.com/tech...), recently did a slick integration into their app. Here’s some more work made with Unsplash photos (http://madewith.unsplash.com). We’re pumped to see what cool stuff might be built next. If you make something with Unsplash photos, you can send a shoutout on Twitter using #unsplash Thanks for checking this out and have a good rest of your day.
Aaron Marshall@aaron_marshall
We really can't say enough good things about Unsplash. It was very easy to integrate it into Over and our users are going nuts about it. Seriously well done friends. Thank you so so much for providing this!
Nick Coates@gadgick · Product Engineering @Symantec
Huge fan of Unsplash. This just makes it even more awesome. Great work guys 👌
Luke ChesserMakerHiring@lukechesser · Co-founder Unsplash
@nickcoates_ Thanks Nick! That means a lot to us
Paul Jarvis@pjrvs · designer, writer.
This is AWESOME.
Rob Bye@robjbye · I build products and companies
Unsplash is easily one of the most awesome and innovative photo services on the web. It's been great watching it grow from a blog, right through to the goto source of amazing images and super smart API. It's also lead to some of my photos being displayed in Apple stores so I'm personally super thankful! Check out my profile here - https://unsplash.com/robbye91
Kirill ZakharovMakerHiring@kirillz · Product Designer at Unsplash
@robbye91 We're big fans of your work Rob! Thanks for the kind words!
Luke ChesserMakerHiring@lukechesser · Co-founder Unsplash
@robbye91 Thanks Rob :) we loved getting to display some of your awesome photos in the Apple Store! We have a few collaborations with Apple coming up, so keep an eye out for that again ;)
Scott Webb@scotty_webb · Pineapple Photographer
@robbye91 Unsplash wouldn't be the same without ya! Thanks for sharing that!