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Standard

Save over 30% with an annual plan, charged monthly. Early cancellation fees may apply.


  • Includes all Free Account features
  • Advanced search features
  • Email-based support

Free Account

For developers building early-stage applications.

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  • Entry-level access for testing small projects
  • Preview 1M royalty-free images
  • Advanced search features

Business

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  • 260M+ images, video clips, and music tracks
  • Dedicated integration and partner support
  • AI-powered reverse image search

Free Account

For developers building early-stage applications.

Start for free
  • Entry-level access for testing small projects
  • Preview 1M royalty-free images
  • Advanced search features

Business

Unlock the full potential of our content, tech, and VIP services for your platform.

Contact Us
  • 260M+ images, video clips, and music tracks
  • Dedicated integration and partner support
  • AI-powered reverse image search

Prices shown in US Dollars. Taxes may apply.

Images must be downloaded within the given time period and fall under the Platform License terms.

Shutterstock API Plans

  • Free Account

  • Entry-level access for testing small projects
  • Preview 1M royalty-free images
  • Advanced search features
  • Standard Account

  • Includes all Free Account features
  • Advanced search features
  • Email-based support
  • Business Account

  • Includes all Standard Account features
  • 260M+ images, video clips, and music tracks
  • Dedicated integration and partner support
  • AI-powered reverse image search
FreeStandardBusiness
Number of available images1 million1 million260+ million
Max licensing volume per month050 / 100 / 250Unlimited
Max number of IDs passed to list2525Unlimited
Max API requests per minute250250Unlimited
Max number of search results displayed10001000Unlimited
Max number of parameters per requestUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Access to asset metadata
Create and use curated collections
Access to unwatermarked images
Email-based technical support
Priority technical support
Dedicated partner success manager
AI capabilities such as reverse image search
Access to Footage, Music, and Shutterstock Editor

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