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7,500+ integrations

Our API is trusted by the world’s leading creative platforms like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and more.

370M+ assets

Discover the largest asset library available, with high-quality images, video clips, and music tracks.

1M+ contributors

We source content from 1M+ contributors to offer you an expansive, diverse content library.

150+ countries

Our library represents perspectives from 150+ countries so you can minimize implicit bias.

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Advanced search capabilities

We know how important it is to find the perfect image — no matter your background, industry or geography. With the Shutterstock API, you can pinpoint the right assets for every project with advanced filters, accurate metadata, and multilingual search in 21 languages.
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Worry-free licensing protection

We follow the most rigorous licensing standards in the industry to ensure artists are treated fairly and you are fully protected. Our integrated workflow allows you to easily manage royalty-free licensing and access license history in-platform so you can create with confidence.
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Robust content curation

Create custom collections tailored for your audience and industry or use our featured Shutterstock collections. It's never been easier to surface the most relevant content and save your users' time.
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Intuitive image editing

Our easy-to-use image editor features pre-populated templates to help create stunning brand designs regardless of technical or artistic expertise. Take advantage of user-friendly editing features with a simplified UI, flexible customization options and more.
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Innovative computer vision

Computer vision powers our leading reverse image search, helping you find the perfect image faster and giving you a competitive advantage with our AI-enabled technology. It’s the latest innovation, accessible through the Shutterstock API.
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Unbeatable technology

Our industry-leading REST API delivers a frictionless workflow for users, flexibility for developers, and results for businesses. Plus, it's backed by exceptional documentation and an expert support team to speed up time to Hello World. Discover why our API fuels more than 10,000 integrations and counting.