Getty-Owned Unsplash Launches New Subscription Unsplash+

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Unsplash, a very popular free stock photo site that was recently acquired by Getty Images, announced today the rolling out of Unsplash+, a new premium and subscription-based service. 

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! 

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Unsplash+: Access to Premium Curated Content

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. 

Unsplash’s Royalty-Free Images for Commercial Use

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. 

Ad-Free Browsing on Unsplash.Com

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. 

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Unsplash+ Pricing & Special Launch Discount

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?

Ivanna Attié
Ivanna Attié

I am Content Manager, Researcher, and Author in and Stock Photo Press and its many stock media-oriented publications. I am a passionate communicator with a love for visual imagery and an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge. Lucky enough to enter the wonderful world of stock photography working side-by-side with experienced experts, I am happy to share my research, insights, and advice about image licensing, stock photography offers, and the stock media industry with everyone in the creative community. My background is in Communication and Journalism, and I also love literature and performing arts.

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