To create a better customer experience on our site and help you sell more content, we have updated our policy regarding the submission of similar images.
Submitting subtle variations of the same image can be considered content spamming and is not permitted. We continuously evaluate our collection and remove images that do not meet our policies.
Intentional disregard of any of Shutterstock’s policies can result in account termination.
Similar Content can include, but is not limited to, the following:
Same image with different text. Excessive submissions of this type are not allowed.
Same image with different aspect ratio or cropping. Not allowed.
Same image in slightly different colors. Not allowed.
Simple icon with non-essential elements not meant for use by the customer. Not allowed.
Shutterstock aims to enable our customers to find exactly the content they’re looking for quickly and easily. To support this goal, Shutterstock expects contributors to submit content that positively expands the depth and breadth of our collection without unnecessary duplication.
You may want to review these helpful links:
Shutterstock Contributor Terms of Service
Submission and Account Guidelines