What is Snapshots?
Snapshots is the LexBlog Platform’s new built-in image library—powered by Unsplash. Users can search directly from the post editor to find images to be used either as Featured Images or within the post body.
You’ll see it below the post editor but you can also click and drag it to the right side if you prefer.
Unsplash is one of the leading sources of freely usable images on the Internet. A community of hundreds of thousands of photographers submit their photos and Unsplash, in their own words, “hand-select every photo and accept only the best.” Snapshots is powered by the Unsplash API, which is trusted by the likes of Medium, Squarespace, Mailchimp, Facebook and Google.
Do I have to worry about inappropriate images being surfaced?
You do not. We’ve set up a filter so that all mature content will be filtered out.
How do I know the images will fit?
We’ve made sure that only horizontal/landscape images will appear in the results, so that they better fit your blog. If you
Can I crop or adjust the image once I’ve selected it?
Absolutely. Same as you would any other image, you can click on the image where it appears—whether as a featured image or in the post body and make the necessary adjustments, such as cropping the image, setting a focal point and so on.
What about the legal side of this?
All images served up by Snapshots are subject to Unsplash’s Terms & Conditions. Quoted directly from those ToS, this section is most relevant:
Photos on the Service come with a very, very broad copyright license under the Unsplash License. This is why we say that they are “Free to Use.” Note that the Unsplash License does not include the right to use:
Trademarks, logos, or brands that appear in Photos
People’s images if they are recognizable in the Photos
Works of art or authorship that appear in Photos
If you download photos with any of these depicted in them, you may need the permission of the brand owner of the brand or work of authorship or individual depending on how you use the Photo.
Can we disable Snapshots on our blog or blogs?
Absolutely, that's no problem. Just reach out to our Customer Success team to have it deactivated.