How do I get a receipt?

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

Single vs. Multi-user accounts

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

Redownloading Videos

Previously purchased footage clips are free to redownload at any time.

How can I use editorial content?

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

Can Shutterstock curate a Collection of images for me?

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

Does royalty-free mean that Shutterstock content is free?

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

What is Shutterstock?

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

What is Shutterstock's Premier license?

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

Are licenses transferrable?

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

What usage is permitted with the Shutterstock Footage license?

Learn the details around how footage can be used.

How does the Shutterstock footage subscription plan work?

Never run out of clips with our footage subscription for 10 or 20 clips per month.

How much do video clips cost?

The price of a clip depends on the plan or pack used for purchase.

What is the Shutterstock API Platform License?

Supports in-application asset licensing and resell

How to License Content for a Team

Learn how to ensure your whole team has access to content and is legally protected.

What is Shutterstock's Media license?

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

Why is some content marked "Editorial Use Only?"

Editorial content is not cleared for commercial use.

What is Shutterstock's Premier platform?

Learn more about the features offered by our advanced platform.

Can I edit the content I license?

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

How can I use your content exclusively?

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

What is the Shutterstock API?

The Shutterstock API makes it easy for third parties to tap into our large library [...]

Shutterstock Select

Premium footage shot by industry experts on the latest gear.

Can I acquire usage rights to a photo/video of myself that’s available on Shutterstock?

Acquiring content in which you're depicted requires a license in accordance with its [...]

Requesting Removal of Content in Which You're Depicted

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Shutterstock Elements

A collection of high-quality special effects for video production.

What is a production budget?

Learn about production budgets and how they relate to Shutterstock licensing.

Alcohol advertisements with Shutterstock content

Shutterstock content can be used for alcohol advertisements if all models [...]

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