How can I get permission to use Editorial content for commercial purposes?

Editorial content is generally available for use only in non-commercial ways (news stories, magazine articles, documentaries, etc.). However, we can explore the potential for clearing Editorial content for commercial uses.

This process involves Shutterstock and our industry partner working with the contributing photographer and the owners of the rights to any Editorial content depicted (such as a celebrity or brand logo) to acquire the proper permissions.

There is an initial fee to begin researching commercial clearance and the final cost can vary depending on the types of clearances needed and how you’ll be using the content.

If you’d like to inquire about using an Editorial image for commercial purposes, contact us with the following information:

  • image ID number(s)
  • brief description on how image will be used
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