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Announcing No Daily Download Limits and Improved License Terms

From new products like music and Offset to the innovative tools in Shutterstock Labs, we’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives more convenient and offer flexibility for your different creative needs. That’s why today we’re announcing new changes to the Shutterstock licenses and to our subscription product.

We’ve done away with daily download limits in the US and Canada, and all of our customers in those countries will now have access to a subscription plan that offers 750 images a month! We know your job is rarely the same from day to day, so we’re giving you more freedom to create at your own pace. Now you have the flexibility to use all of your images when you need them, without anything lost when you don’t.

An update to Shutterstock’s terms of service has also rolled out this week, offering more indemnification for all of our customers and higher (or unlimited) caps for uses like print, email, and e-books. See details about the licensing updates below, and be sure to read over and accept the changes the next time you log in to your Shutterstock account.

We now offer $10,000 indemnification per image and per video clip under the Standard License, and $250,000 per image under the Enhanced License. Regardless of how many images or clips you license, you’re protected on each and every one should problems arise.

Email, Apps, and E-Books
There are no longer recipient, download, or user caps for the use of images in emails, apps, and e-books under the Standard License.

Print Reproduction
Images can now be used for up to 500,000 print reproductions across all uses (for example, product labels, books, print media, business cards, CD/DVD cover art, point-of-sale advertisements, and trade-show materials) under the Standard License. Unlimited reproduction is available under the Enhanced License.

OOH Advertising
Standard license images can also be used in out-of-home (OOH) advertising campaigns for up to 500,000 impressions.

View the full updated licensing and terms of service at, and watch a special video that we (and the kids of Shutterstock) put together for this announcement below:

(Plus, explore our curated collection of “Kids” images!)

We hope that you’ll be as excited about these changes as we are, and we would love to hear your feedback on Twitter @Shutterstock or via email at!

Top image: Summer balloons flying by Andrekart Photography

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