This new service gives subscribers access to unlimited downloads, exclusive premium content, royalty-free licensing, and an ad-free experience on their website, in addition to the large free-for-all library of images that the site is known for.
If you want to learn more about the new Unsplash+ and its pricing, read on!
If you’ve heard of Unsplash, then you know they’re all about free images everyone can download and use, and they're one of the best free stock photo sites around. Last year, the site was reported to have over 2 million pictures available for download online.
While this library is and will continue to be available and free of charge, those who upgrade to a paid, Unsplash+ membership will gain access to a selection of premium, curated content for members only (in addition to the free library), with unlimited downloads.
The Unsplash+ collection has been commissioned from Unsplash contributors and seeks to cover the trendiest and most in-demand topics of today, as well as niche content.
They say the collection will be updated with fresh images every week, too.
Unlike the free images that come with a custom free use permission, Unsplash+ pictures all come with the new Unsplash+ Protection license, which is none other than a standard royalty-free license. All photos have model and property releases in place, and the company guarantees their legal validity with a $10,000 indemnification coverage.
All of this makes Unsplash+ pictures legally safe for commercial use, in things like marketing and advertising, for example, a lot more so than their free ones.
The introduction of royalty-free paid imagery puts Unsplash in the playfield of titans like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, and iStock (who is now their sister company), albeit with a distinctive offer of unlimited downloads, which is comparable to the services of Canva Pro, for example.
As a free photo site, Unsplash uses ads as one of the ways to monetize its website. However, Unsplash+ users will enjoy an ad-free experience when searching and exploring new images to download.
The new Unsplash+ service is subscription only and has a very simple structure with one unique plan that you can hire month-to-month or yearly.
The regular prices for this plan will be:
- Month-to-month $12/mo
- Yearly $8/mo ($144 paid upfront)
This gives you access to unlimited downloads, the whole premium collection, ad-free browsing, and priority support.
However, they are doing a special discount for the launch, with up to 66% off, so you can save money if you sign up now. Special launch prices are:
- Month-to-month $8/mo
- Yearly $4/mo ($48 paid upfront)
If you’re curious about trying Unsplash+, now would be a good time to sign up and test the waters at a cut price.
What do you think about this new service by Unsplash? Are you going to give it a go?