There’s plenty of places out there to download wallpapers but quite a few of them are a bit seedy with copyright issues, missing attribution or permission from the images’ original content creators and all sorts of other problems. Some wallpaper download websites even serve malware through their advertising partners, yikes!

I get asked sometimes where I suggest to download new backgrounds to freshen things up a bit and Unsplash is a good choice! They host very high quality photographs uploaded by photographers that allow people to download and use them for free. You can get to know more about them from their Manifesto page.

The photographs uploaded to Unsplash are published under the Unsplash license. This article’s preview image was taken by Nirmal Rajendharkumar and was downloaded from Unsplash. Giving attribution for images from Unsplash isn’t mandatory if you use them, but it’s a nice thing to do so that the photographers get the recognition they deserve for their great work and generosity.