Illustrating for stock has never been easier. Discover the new (simpler!) guidelines for uploading vectors to Shutterstock.

Shutterstock is pleased to announce some exciting new updates on how contributors upload vectors to our stock marketplace. This update helps ensure that illustrators who create vectors have an effortless experience when they upload to Shutterstock, by eliminating the need to upload a JPEG preview with their EPS file. Shutterstock is an industry leader and this is an innovative, exciting launch.

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The Update

Shutterstock will now automatically create a JPG preview for all your vectors, meaning you no longer have to submit a JPG when you upload. We couldn’t be more excited to release this industry-leading tool. This ensures there is a correct matching preview for your vectors, with the consistent quality and minimum dimensions our customers rely on.

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The Details

  • Shutterstock contributors will only need to upload vectors, with no JPEG required. A JPEG will automatically be created for your vectors when you upload. This ensures there is a correct matching preview for your vectors, with consistent quality and minimum dimensions.
  • Vector artists will be able to import descriptions and keywords embedded in EPS files.
  • Submitted vectors can be up to 100 MB.
  • All EPS files will have a 4MP minimum requirement, ensuring a consistent customer experience.
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Shutterstock strives to constantly create better experiences for our contributors for the long term. We are excited to announce this new workflow that will help contributors around the world focus on creating beautiful vectors while providing the quality product our customers have come to expect from Shutterstock. Thank you for being a valued member of the contributor community.

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