Tech Tip: Unsplash provides free, beautiful photos

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Unsplash is a huge online library of completely free-to-use, high-resolution images. Until recently, I found it rather difficult to locate images that did not require some sort of license. Even using Google’s “usage rights” advanced search feature did not give me the best results and sometimes the license information was incorrect.

Now, Unsplash has become my primary image resource. I use their images for projects, presentations, web page mockups, and wallpapers on all of my devices. While providing credit to the author is appreciated, it is not required and you are even allowed to modify the images. Other options are available, and I may share more in the future, but Unsplash is one of the best, free online image libraries out there.


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Chase Masters, University Library
Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community, and serving on his department’s leadership team. You may reach him at mastersc@umich.edu.