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Shutterstock Celebrates 30 Million Images in its Collection and 350 Million Images Licensed

With the largest library of its kind, Shutterstock licenses 3 images per second

New York – October 28, 2013Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery, today announced that it has reached 30 million images in its collection, and sold over 350 million licenses since its founding in 2003. Shutterstock’s library is the largest of its kind, adding 20,000 high-quality photos, illustrations and vectors every day.“Both achievements represent the power of Shutterstock’s two-sided marketplace,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Thilo Semmelbauer. “While our collection has grown to become the largest of its kind, our innovative search technology provides an unparalleled user experience that helps customers find the images they want quickly.”Shutterstock, which has 40,000 contributors around the world, maintains a rigorous review process when considering new artists and content.“Every image added to the collection is unique,” said VP of Content Scott Braut. “Our contributor community is extraordinarily creative and we're humbled by their important role in delivering 350 million image licenses.” To celebrate both milestones, Shutterstock created a colorful tribute to the remarkable depth, breadth and quality of the collection on its award-winning blog.

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.

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