From October 1, 2021, we are accepting 3D Renders. 3D Renders are 3-dimensional images, designed in the software of your choice, rendered into JPEG images.

3D rendered submissions should comply with our general Submission Guidelines.


  • You must be the original creator of and own the rights to any image you share on Unsplash. You can read more about this in our Terms.

  • To ensure meeting our quality standards, we recommend using a package that utilizes the ray-tracing technique and is designated for high-quality and photo-realistic images, such as:

    • Blender

    • Autodesk 3DS Max

    • Cinema 4D

    • Maya

  • It can be easy to create many different variations when creating 3D renders, please be selective to only share your favourite ones.


  • Use other people’s images for the background (ex. a 3-dimensional spaceship with a NASA image in the background).

  • Use text overlays.

  • Use a software designed for simplified rendering.

Why are we now accepting them?

The community has always pushed the boundaries further than we expected. 3D artwork is no exception.

The first 3D render we added to the platform, was microbiology from the CDC. Testing new content with partners was a good way for us to see if the content would be useful and if it wasn’t too jarring in the feed.

Later on, we found more contributors started posting 3D renders, including interiors, abstract worlds and textures. We’re excited to see what will be next.

What are some visual examples of render?

Here is a collection of the types of content we would accept.

What if I have other types of digital art I’d like to submit?

If you have content that doesn’t fit the guidelines but you think would be interesting for the Unsplash Library contact

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