Guidelines by content type

How do I submit vector illustrations for review?

A guide to uploading and preparing vector files for review

Title and Keyword Guidelines, Policies and Best Practices

Overview of requirements and policies relating to metadata for Shutterstock [...]

What is the difference between Commercial and Editorial content?

A quick guide to how each type of content may be used

Best Practice Recommendations for Saving EPS Files

How to save the highest quality vector at the smallest file size

How do I submit photos for review?

A guide to uploading and preparing photographs for review

How do I submit video for review?

Guidelines for uploading and preparing video content for review

Why was my content rejected for Similar Content?

Content that is too visually similar to previously submitted or approved content [...]

How do I become a Music Contributor?

Information for aspiring music contributors

How do I submit illustrations for review?

A guide to uploading and preparing JPEG illustrations for review

How is Keyword Spamming Defined?

Keyword spamming is the overuse of repeated words, or the use of irrelevant terms.

Terms of Use for Shutterstock Forums

Please adhere to these rules for the Shutterstock Forum

Why was my illustration rejected for Design Composition?

Elements in the design must not be misaligned, misplaced, or unevenly cropped