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You can now license over 40 million editorial images on Shutterstock. Our editorial content covers everything from the latest news stories to decades of iconic moments and people throughout history.

Earlier this year, Shutterstock’s massive content library grew to include editorial images, covering the latest in news, sports, and entertainment. While editorial images were at first “browse only” for all eCommerce customers, they are now available to license and use in your print and digital publications. Take a look at the video below to see some of the exciting images now available in our library.

We’ve made pricing simple and flexible to meet your needs. You can pick from the following options:

  • Single image for $199
  • 25 images for $99/image ($2479 pack price)

Both options allow for use in print and digital, single use, and are covered by our editorial license. Our editorial license covers use in newspapers, magazines, digital publications, educational publications, and other non-commercial formats. If you need more images and additional services like editorial research and unwatermarked comps, take a look at our editorial enterprise plans.

Shutterstock’s editorial content is shot by our team of award-winning photographers, who watch the world’s biggest events unfold, from the Oscars to the Olympics. We are also proud to be partners with over 30 world-class editorial content providers, including Associated Press, European Pressphoto Agency, Variety, Billy Farrell Agency, and more. All of their content is immediately available to license on Shutterstock.

Take a look at some of the most important events we’ve covered this year:


2018 Academy Awards
Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock


Hockey ay the Winter Olympics
Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Super Bowl

2018 Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles
Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez at the Met Gala
Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA/Shutterstock

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival
Photo by James Gourley/Shutterstock


Wildfire season

Photo by Noah Berger/AP/Shutterstock

Royal Wedding

Royal wedding
Photo by REX/Shutterstock

World Cup

World Cup celebrations
Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/Shutterstock

Refugee Crisis

Refugee Crisis
Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock


Photo by Dar Yasin/AP/Shutterstock

Trump’s Presidency

Thrump presidency
Photo by Evan Vucci/AP/Shutterstock


Peter Dinklage Emmys winner
Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock

Fashion Week

Fashion week
Photo by WWD/Shutterstock

Click here to see more of our curated selections for 2018 Editorial Images for the Year. For our full collection of editorial images, go to shutterstock.com/editorial