In the year since we launched Shutterstock for iPad, we’ve spoken to hundreds of users, made improvements to the app, and even won a Webby Award for it! In our research, we learned that folks want to be able to access their images or lightboxes while on the go, and in a pinch be able to find an image no matter where they are.

One customer, a magazine editor, told us she likes to do image searches from home for inspiration the night before creative pitch meetings with her team. She will grab whichever mobile device is nearest to her and start exploring.

To meet needs like hers, the Shutterstock Mobile Team has been hard at work the last several months updating the app for iOS6 and building, what we believe, is an amazing iPhone app!

Download the App

As of today, you can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store.

Like our iPad app, the iPhone app allows you to easily search, browse, and organize millions of beautiful photos, illustrations, and vectors. The design approach we spoke about when we launched the iPad app, our first mobile product, still applies.

Additionally, we wanted to give our users more than we had before. With the iPhone app, we are introducing some new search filters. You can filter by orientation (portrait vs. landscape) and license type (Commercial + Editorial vs. Commercial only), plus one more that we are pretty excited about…

Filter by Color

We’ve created three ways for you to filter your searches by color. One is to filter by color using an RGB color picker. Another is to snap a picture with your iPhone’s camera and pick a color from it by tapping on it to filter your results. Or, you can browse photo albums on your phone to find a color to filter by.

Shutterstock iPhone App: Filter Searches by Color from Shutterstock on Vimeo.

The iPhone app works really well with the new iOS6, and makes full use of the iPhone 5’s larger screen. You can download it here.

Matt Smith
Director of New Products

P.S. If you’re a Shutterstock Contributor, we already have a mobile app designed specifically for you — Shutterstock Contributor Mobile


Shutterstock on the iPhone
Shutterstock on the iPad