Provides a fluent Unsplash API for Laravel

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Provides a fluent api to use the Unsplash within Larvel applications. Use public actions or store images directly in your storage and persists all copyright informations automatically with the databse connector.

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$ composer require marksitko/laravel-unsplash

Laravel-Unsplash comes with package discovery and Laravel will register the service provider and facade automatically. Just in case you wanna add it manually, you should provide it in config/app.php

Service provider

'providers' => [


'aliases' => [
    'Unsplash' => MarkSitko\LaravelUnsplash\Facades\Unsplash::class,

Next you should publish the configuration.

$ php artisan vendor:publish --tag=config

If you wanna use Laravel-Unsplash with the database connector you have to publish the migration files.

$ php artisan vendor:publish --tag=migrations

It creates 2 migrations. One to store additional informations about stored image and one morph table to use it with the HasUnsplashables trait.


You have to provide a unsplash api access key in your .env file. Read how to generate a Unsplash API key


Optional configurations:

# default is false

# default is local

Basic Usage

Take a look at the full Unsplash API documentation

Random Photos

// Returns the http response body.
$twoRandomPhotosOfSomePeoples = Unsplash::randomPhoto()

// Store the image in on your provided disc
$theNameFromTheStoredPhoto = Unsplash::randomPhoto()


$photos = Unsplash::photos()->toJson();
$photo = Unsplash::photo($id)->toJson();
$photosStatistics = Unsplash::photosStatistics($id)->toJson();
$trackPhotoDownload = Unsplash::trackPhotoDownload($id)->toJson();


$user = Unsplash::user($username)->toJson();
$userPortfolio = Unsplash::userPortfolio($username)->toJson();
$userPhotos = Unsplash::userPhotos($username)->toJson();
$userLikes = Unsplash::userLikes($username)->toJson();
$userCollections = Unsplash::userCollections($username)->toJson();
$userStatistics = Unsplash::userStatistics($username)->toJson();


$search = Unsplash::search()

$searchCollections = Unsplash::searchCollections()

$searchUsers = Unsplash::searchUsers()


$collectionsList = Unsplash::collectionsList()

$featuredCollection = Unsplash::featuredCollection()

$showCollection = Unsplash::showCollection()

$showCollectionPhotos = Unsplash::showCollectionPhotos()

$showCollectionRelatedCollections = Unsplash::showCollectionRelatedCollections()


$topicsList = Unsplash::topicsList()

$showTopic = Unsplash::showTopic()

$showTopicPhotos = Unsplash::showTopicPhotos()


$totalStats = Unsplash::totalStats()->toJson();
$monthlyStats = Unsplash::monthlyStats()->toJson();

Usage with Database

If you wanna persist automaticly some informations (i.e. Copyrights) about you stored images you have to run the published migrations. In case you dont have ran the optional command, we start at the beginning:

$ php artisan vendor:publish --tag=migrations
$ php artisan migrate

When migration is successfull, you have to adjust the .env


Now when you execute store() on the Unsplash client, the image is stored in your provided disc and informations like

  • the unsplash photo id
  • the stored image name
  • author name
  • author link

However, these informations are all required to use a unsplash photo on your website.

Example with Unsplash Client

// Returns the created unsplash asset record
$databaseRecord = Unsplash::randomPhoto()->store();

You are now also able to use the build in UnsplashAsset Model Example with UnsplashAsset Model

// Returns the created unsplash asset record
$databaseRecord = UnsplashAsset::api()->randomPhoto()->store();

// Get an stored unsplash asset
$unsplashAsset = UnsplashAsset::find($id);

You can also use the HasUnsplashables Trait on any model.

Example with HasUnsplashables Trait on the User Model

use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;
use MarkSitko\LaravelUnsplash\Traits\HasUnsplashables;

class User extends Authenticatable
    use HasUnsplashables;

    // ...

Now you are able to use it like:

// store the unsplash asset in a morphToMany relation
$unsplashAsset = Unsplash::randomPhoto()->store();

// retrive all related unsplash assets


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.

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