How To Get Vector Logo Files on Shutterstock

If you're trying to upload vector logo files to Shutterstock Editor, you need to first convert your vector into another file format as Editor allows only PNG and JPEG images.
If you already have a logo in another format and you'd like to vectorize it, you'll need access to Adobe Illustrator as Shutterstock Editor does not convert files into vector format.

Shutterstock's terms of service do not permit you to use a vector or a photo as a trademark, a logo, or part of a logo, even if you license the image for use. The reason is that logos and trademarks have to be unique to your company, and Shutterstock issues licenses to many different users allowing them to use our content.

It may be possible for you to use a Shutterstock vector as part of a logo if Shutterstock grants you exclusive rights. To do this, we would have to acquire the copyright for the image from the creator who contributed it to our library. Once we own the copyright, we could then grant you a license giving you exclusive rights to use the content.

There are several potential complications to this process:
  • The owner of the original copyright may not be willing to sell.
  • You would be required to pay a fee in order for Shutterstock to attempt to acquire the copyright and then license the content to you.
  • Even if you do acquire exclusive rights to the image for use in your logo, it would not negate any prior licenses, meaning that any uses prior to the purchase would remain in effect.
It may be more cost effective for you to acquire a logo in another way. If you don't want to start completely from scratch, you can purchase a pre-designed logo from a website that stockpiles unique designs specifically for that purpose. On the other hand, if you want something created originally for your business, you can hire a graphic designer.

Shutterstock has a wealth of vectors available for uses other than logos. We offer a wide range of pricing options and plans.


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