Manipulate Unsplash Images On The Fly Via URL

July 14, 2020 by Andreas Wik

Kitchen and restaurant

Unsplash keeps surprising me with their features. I just found out that you can actually manipulate images directly via the URL since they are running imgix.


Let’s say I want to manipulate this image for example:

Kitchen and restaurant


I can just add my settings as query string parameters at the end of the URL.

To change the contrast and vibrance I just add on my values like so: ?vib=100&con=35

Kitchen and restaurant, vibrance and contrast manipulated


Then blend it with a hex color:


I could also just blur it:


This is so much fun!

Check out the docs for all available settings!

Also, check out: Generate Random Images From Unsplash


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