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How can I use editorial content?

Editorial content can not be used for any commercial purpose.

Standard License vs. Enhanced License

What are the differences between the Standard and Enhanced Licenses?

What does royalty-free mean? Is Shutterstock content free?

Shutterstock content is royalty-free but not free of charge. So what is [...]

Why is some content marked "Editorial Use Only?"

Editorial content is not cleared for commercial use.

How do Shutterstock image subscription plans work?

Shutterstock was the first image agency to offer subscription-based stock images.

Can I use Images on my website?

Yes! You can use Shutterstock images on websites without any restrictions on the [...]

Purchasing small Image packs

What if I don't need a large number of Images?

What are Stock Photos for Commercial Use?

Learn about the commercial usage of stock photos.

What is an Enhanced License?

Shutterstock's Enhanced License allows: Unlimited physical print runs Unlimited [...]

What is Shutterstock?

Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed images, videos, [...]

How do I download Images?

Learn how to begin downloading from Shutterstock’s vast image library.

What Stock Photos Sell Best?

Selling Stock Photos Doesn't Have to be Difficult

Using Images for logos and trademarks

Learn about using Shutterstock images for logos or trademarks.

Redownloading Images

There is no limit to the number of times or the timeframe during which you [...]

Single vs. Multi-user accounts

If you currently have a subscription for a single-user, this means only one person [...]

What kind of image plans does Shutterstock offer?

Shutterstock offers image plans and packs suited for a wide range of uses.

Are licenses transferrable?

You can use Shutterstock content for your clients, but will need a Premier license [...]

What is Shutterstock's Premier license?

This is Shutterstock's strongest license - learn how to make it work for you!

Where to Buy Stock Photos

How does one go about buying stock photos?

How can I increase the size of an image?

Let's take a look at and how to do it - and how to minimize loss of quality.

How I get proof that I licensed Shutterstock content?

Where to find proof of license for specific Shutterstock content.

What exactly is "merchandise?"

Read about the definition of merchandise and how it relates to Shutterstock [...]

Can I use images for web or print templates?

The Shutterstock Enhanced License allows you to use images for both print and [...]

Can I use Images on Facebook and other social sites?

You can use Shutterstock content on social media websites, including Facebook, [...]

How can I share my image Collection with other people?

Shutterstock makes it easy to share image Collections.

Can I sell products with Shutterstock Images on them?

The Enhanced License allows use of Images on merchandise, both for sale and for free [...]

How can I use your content exclusively?

Shutterstock normally offers images and footage through royalty-free licensing. But [...]

Shutterstock Premier Editorial Content

Access the latest editorial images with Shutterstock Premier.

Can I use Images for my self-published book or on-demand book?

Print on demand books. Shutterstock images may be used for print on demand [...]

Can I use Images on products ordered on demand?

Shutterstock’s Enhanced License allows you to use images on Merchandise for sale or [...]

Does your content have model/property releases?

Learn about model and property releases for footage and images.

How long can I use Images that I downloaded from Shutterstock?

With the Shutterstock Image licenses, there is no set time frame for using the [...]

Can I use Images for sensitive subjects?

All Images: Shutterstock images may not be used together with pornographic, [...]

What Size Stock Photo Should I Buy?

What goes into buying the right photo?

When can I download my Images?

The timeframe during which you can download Images depends on the type of plan you [...]

Can I use Images on my packaging?

Images may be used on packaging for products, DVDs, and CDs. This includes DVD and [...]

Can I use Images on advertising posters and billboards?

You can use images on both posters and billboards; but the license you need might be [...]

About the Image Detail Page

Learn all about the image detail page, where you can preview images, license them, [...]

What is Shutterstock's Media license?

This is Shutterstock's most customizable license - learn how to make it fit your [...]

If I upgrade my download to the Enhanced License, does it use one of my existing plan downloads?

Upgrading to the Enhanced License is a separate transaction and license, so it won’t [...]

Can I have multiple image plans in my account?

Yes, you can have multiple plans in your Shutterstock account. You can have multiple [...]

Can I use Images in TV programs, film, and web video?

Images may be used in TV shows and ads, film, video discs, and web video. The [...]

How can I see more images from the same artist?

Shutterstock makes it easy to find more images from any artist you love.

Using Images in software, apps, and video games

You can use Shutterstock images in computer software, video games, and mobile apps. [...]

Can I get comp Images or Clips?

Need to try out an Image or Clip in your project before making a purchase?

Can I use Images in email marketing?

You can use images for your marketing, promotional, and sales emails. Both the [...]

Can I use Images for items I give away to customers?

You may use Shutterstock images for your free promotional items. Promo items include [...]

Can I use images for collateral and company stationery?

Yes, images may be used on collateral as well as company stationery. Limits on [...]

What is Shutterstock's Premier platform?

Learn more about the features offered by our advanced platform.

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