Shutterstock Re-imagines Image Search with a New Discovery Tool: Shutterstock Instant
Optimized for Inspiration, Shutterstock Instant provides a groundbreaking new way to explore millions of beautiful images at lightening-fast speed.
May 31, 2012Shutterstock Images LLC, a global marketplace for digital imagery, today announced a new image discovery tool: Shutterstock Instant. The interface re-imagines the traditional keyword search experience, and combines speed and simplicity to deliver a visual experience optimized for creative inspiration."We often hear people say, 'I'm stuck,' or 'I don't know where to start,'" said Wyatt Jenkins, Vice President of Product at Shutterstock. "With Instant, we set out to give people an inspiring, visual discovery path – one that's not limited by their ability to articulate keywords. Now people can browse over 19 million images and see their ideas come to life with every keystroke." Inspired by the award-winning Shutterstock for iPad app, Instant displays images in a beautiful, interlocking mosaic view that respects aspect ratios and enables users to view hundreds of images in a fraction of the time. It also showcases large watermarked image previews and works with existing Shutterstock features, including lightboxes, contributor portfolios, and downloading. Additionally, Instant introduces a new "starring" functionality, allowing users to save their favorites for later, without creating a lightbox.
About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 550,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 225 million images and more than 12 million video clips available.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s brands also include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; and Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.
Siobhan Aalders and Niamh Hughes