Images

How do Shutterstock image subscription plans work?

Shutterstock offers flexible plans for all your image needs.

Standard License vs. Enhanced License

What are the differences between the Standard and Enhanced Licenses?

How can I use editorial content?

Learn how Shutterstock's "Editorial Use Only" content can be used.

Does royalty-free mean that Shutterstock content is free?

You can avoid paying royalties on images by purchasing the usage rights once.

How do I download Images?

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

How do I get a receipt?

All receipts are stored in your account, so you can access and/or print them [...]

What are stock photos for commercial use?

Learn about the commercial usage of stock photos.

Does Shutterstock have a Free Trial?

Shutterstock offers a 1 month free trial on a 10 images-per-month subscription.

Can Shutterstock images be used for Logos and Trademarks?

Learn about using Shutterstock images for logos or trademarks.

What is Shutterstock's Premier license?

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

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.

Can I use Images on my website?

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

What is an Enhanced License?

Shutterstock's Enhanced License provides greater flexibility.

Why is some content marked "Editorial Use Only?"

Editorial content is not cleared for commercial use.

What is Shutterstock?

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

Redownloading Images

Previously purchased images are free to redownload at any time.

What Stock Photos Sell Best?

Selling Stock Photos Doesn't Have to be Difficult

How I get proof that I licensed Shutterstock content?

Where to find proof of license for specific Shutterstock content.

Shutterstock Editorial License

Access the latest Shutterstock editorial images.

Single vs. Multi-user accounts

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

Can I sell products with Shutterstock Images on them?

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

About the Image Detail Page

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

What kind of image plans does Shutterstock offer?

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

Where to Buy Stock Photos

How does one go about buying stock photos?

What exactly is "merchandise?"

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

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

Learn about available options for getting special clearance to use Editorial content [...]

When can I download my Images?

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

Purchasing small Image packs

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

Are licenses transferrable?

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

Can I edit the content I license?

Learn about what kind of edits can be made to various Shutterstock content.

Can I use Images on Facebook and other social sites?

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

How can I use your content exclusively?

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

Does your content have model/property releases?

Learn about model and property releases for footage and images.

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 for web or print templates?

Yes! Choose the Enhanced License when creating templates.

How do I get free images on Shutterstock?

Shutterstock offers a free trial as well as a free image of the week.

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 for my self-published book or on-demand book?

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

What Size Stock Photo Should I Buy?

What goes into buying the right photo?

What is Shutterstock's Media license?

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

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 on products ordered on demand?

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

How can I share my image Collection with other people?

Shutterstock makes it easy to share image Collections.

Can I use Images for sensitive subjects?

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

Can I use Images on packaging?

Yes! Depending on your project, you may need our Enhanced License.

Can Shutterstock curate a Collection of images for me?

If you have a Premier account, image research and image Collection creation services [...]

What is Shutterstock's Premier platform?

Learn more about the features offered by our advanced platform.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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