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What does royalty-free mean? Is Shutterstock content free?

Shutterstock content is royalty-free but not free of charge. So what is [...]

Which browsers do Shutterstock.com and Shutterstock Editor support?

Shutterstock supports many of the most popular browsers.

How do I delete my Shutterstock account?

Learn about how to delete your account, along with restrictions on doing so.

Purchasing small Image packs

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

How do I download Images?

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

What is Shutterstock?

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

Redownloading Images

There is no limit to the number of times or the timeframe during which you [...]

How can I find Images?

Shutterstock offers a diverse array of search tools to help you find the perfect [...]

Shutterstock Plugins for Adobe Applications

How to install and use the Shutterstock plugins for Adobe Photoshop® and [...]

How can I contribute my work to Shutterstock?

Shutterstock is always looking for new photographers, illustrators, and [...]

How can I share my image Collection with other people?

Shutterstock makes it easy to share image Collections.

How can I change my account information?

Reviewing and editing your account information is simple. Read on for details.

How I get proof that I licensed Shutterstock content?

Where to find proof of license for specific Shutterstock content.

When can I download my Images?

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

Uploading Your Own Image to Shutterstock Editor

Learn about using your own images in Shutterstock Editor.

Does Shutterstock offer reverse image search?

Yes, Shutterstock offers a robust reverse image search tool.

Why can't I log in?

Here are some possible solutions if you're having trouble accessing your [...]

Editing Your Own Images With Shutterstock Editor

Learn about editing your own images in Shutterstock Editor.

How can I use Collections for images?

Even without a purchase, you can use Shutterstock to search for images, and [...]

Can I have multiple image plans in my account?

Yes, you can have multiple plans in your Shutterstock account. You can have multiple [...]

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Font for Your Design

Learn about Shutterstock Editor's font selection.

Can I get comp Images or Clips?

Need to try out an Image or Clip in your project before making a purchase?

How can I see more images from the same artist?

Shutterstock makes it easy to find more images from any artist you love.

Searching for Footage clips

Shutterstock's search tool is easy and versatile, so you can find exactly the type [...]

Redownloading Videos

There is no limit to the number of times or the timeframe during which you can [...]

Downloading Your Design

Learn how to download your final Shutterstock Editor project.

How to Perfectly Align Images, Shapes, and Text in Shutterstock Editor

Learn about perfectly balancing the elements in your Shutterstock Editor designs.

Can Shutterstock curate an Collection of images for me?

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

Why is the content I wanted no longer available?

All of the content on Shutterstock is submitted by artists/contributors who own the [...]

Sharing Your Design on Facebook

Learn about sharing your designs on Facebook.

What's the difference between cropping and resizing?

Learn the difference between these two popular image editing techniques.

Downloading Your New Design To Google Drive

Learn how to download your final Shutterstock Editor design to Google Drive.

How To Create Pinnable Images With Shutterstock Editor

Create great Pinterest content using Shutterstock Editor.

Can I purchase a plan on the Shutterstock mobile site or mobile app?

Learn about purchasing content on mobile devices.

How to Use Color in Your Editor Design

Learn about incorporating color in Shutterstock Editor designs.

Language Support

We currently offer live support in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, [...]

How To Create Shareable Content for Twitter

Learn how to create engaging content for Twitter in Shutterstock Editor.

Downloading your design to Dropbox

Learn how to save your final Shutterstock Editor design to Dropbox.

Which Video size is right for my project?

4K has become the standard for digital television and is quickly becoming the [...]

How to Use Special Effects on Shapes and Text in Shutterstock Editor

Learn about customizing shapes and text in Shutterstock Editor.

How to Get the Best Out of Editor’s Image Filters

How to use image filters in Shutterstock Editor.

Replacing an Image in the Editor App

Learn how to easily replace images in Shutterstock Editor.

How can I sort my image search results?

Shutterstock offers four sort orders to help refine your results.

What are the Music file formats, sample rates, and bit rates?

Shutterstock tracks are 16bit (44.1khz or 48khz) WAV files. Comps are 128kbps (44.1 [...]

Shutterstock Editor: Download Formats

See the various download formats for the Shutterstock Editor. Whether it's JPG, PNG, [...]

How to Use Shapes in Shutterstock Editor

Learn about using shapes in Shutterstock Editor.

How to Use Preview Mode in Editor

Learn all about Shutterstock Editor's preview mode.

Saving a Design in Editor

Learn how to save your designs in Shutterstock Editor.

Understanding Editor Advanced Filters

Learn about using Shutterstock Editor's advanced filters.

What is Shutterstock Showcase?

Need inspiration? Try Shutterstock Showcase!

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