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Adding Photos with the Unsplash Stock Photo Integration

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Images play a vital role on your website. People are naturally drawn to images, so making sure your website is full of quality photos is a must. Using your original photos is a great way to personalize your website with unique content. However, stock photography is a great way to incorporate professional quality images on your website when you don’t have original photos readily available. The Unsplash Stock Photo Integration gives you access to Unsplash’s entire catalog of photos right from your Springboard! You can easily add stock photos to both your Image Library and your Spotlight Library. 
 

To add Stock Photos to your Image Library: 

1. Click My Website > Images (under Libraries). 

2. Click the green Search Stock Photos button.

Screenshot of Images Library buttons

3. Enter the keyword(s) you’d like to search for then click Search, or click one of the handy suggestions below the search bar.

Screenshot of Stock Photo Search bar lightbox

4. Scroll through the images to find the one you want, then click Add to Library

5. Enter a Title for your image.

6. Click Save & Finish.

Note: Your image will be added to your Image Library alphabetically. To view your images most recently added, click the title for the Created column twice. 

The stock photos you download using the Unsplash Integration are going to be large files. To ensure that your website loads quickly for your visitors, make sure you resize your images in the Springboard after you download them. 

To resize your images using the Image Editor: 
 
1. Click the Title of your new image to open the Image Editor. 

2. Click Resize and enter 1200 for the longest side of your image.

3. Click Apply Changes.

4. Click Save & Close.

Note: Image sizes will vary based on how you want to use them on your website. Learn more about the Image Editor. 
 
Another great opportunity to utilize photos on your website is in the Spotlights on your homepage. Spotlights are the large, sometimes sliding, images on your homepage and are generally the biggest images on your website. To learn more about personalizing your Spotlights, check out this article.  

To add Stock Photos to your Spotlight Library: 

1. Click My Website > Spotlights (under Libraries). 

2. Click the green Search Stock Photos button.

3. Enter the keyword(s) you’d like to search for, then click Search, or click one of the handy suggestions below the search bar.

Best Practice: Horizontal images work best in the Spotlight space. When you’re looking for stock photos, image dimensions are listed directly below each image in the search results, make sure the first number is larger than the second number (ie 3130px x 2504px). 

4. Scroll through the images to find the one you want, then click Add to Library

5. Enter a Title for your image.

6. Click Save & Finish.

To make sure your homepage loads quickly for your website visitors you’ll need to resize the images you download with the Unsplash Integration. You can learn more about sizing your images using the Spotlight Image Editor by following the steps in this article.

To resize your images using the Image Editor: 

1. Click the Title of your new image to open the Image Editor.  

2. Click Resize and enter 1600 for the width of your image. 

Note: You can find the recommended size for your Spotlight Images on your website’s homepage in the Springboard. Discover more tips and tricks about personalizing your Spotlights.

3. Click Apply Changes.

4. Click Save & Close.

With the Unsplash Stock Photo Integration quality photos are at your fingertips without leaving your Springboard. Download new images directly in your Image Library and personalize them with the Image Editor. Learn more about customizing your images with the Image Editor.