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Shutterstock is the most well-known stock photo agencies. With over a 10 years in business, theyโ€™re the one of the best subscription based agencies and the owners of the largest royalty free photos collection on the internet, with over 220 million files.

This is also a very affordable agency. The images over there range from $9,16 and $9,80 each. And their best and most affordable subscription plans let you get these stock images for as little as $0.27 to $4,90 per unit. If you are looking for good quality and good prices, Shutterstock is worth the try.

Shutterstock Basics

  • Shutterstock now has overย 220ย million imagesย in their collection (probably the worldโ€™s largest royalty-free collection in the world), withย over 1 million fresh images added daily
  • 11 million+ video clips (HD videos and 4K)
  • Shutterstock hasย images (photos, vectors, illustrations, icons), video, and music as well
  • Innovative search tools likeย Shutterstock Showcaseย help you find what you need, fast
  • The companyย has been online since 2003ย and was started by a photographer
  • Shutterstockย accepts almost all payment typesย like Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and JCB
  • Enhanced licenses available with a limited selection of editorial licensed images
  • Shutterstock is the first stock photo agency which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Theย Shutterstock standard license has many advantages over other stock agencies
  • Shutterstock photos are high-quality

Shutterstock Particulars

  • Searchable by: keywords, categories, colour, reverse image search, licenses and buying options with more detailed categories.ย  Good searchability and easy to use.
  • Languages including English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese
  • Their FAQ is extensive for buyers. The FAQ section is designed to find answers and is easy to navigate
  • Shutterstock has its corporate headquarters in New York, USA and supports international buyers with languages and contact options.

Shutterstock is a subscription only stock photo agency. They usually offer a normal license or subscriptions and have an enhanced subscription for alternate licensing options. Subscription buying options are transparent and clearly defined.

  • Subscriptions vary in criteria so check the parameters carefully
  • Shutterstock now has plans with monthly download limits that are more flexible
  • Shutterstock also introduced monthly billing so if you buy an annual subscription, you can pay by the month, not all upfront (plus you save 20% with an annual). You can visit this Shutterstock pricing page for more information.

Shutterstock began with this subscription plan that offers the largest size of photos, illustrations, and vectors at a single price. This makes the downloading process very easy and you donโ€™t even have to resize them. All the plans come in one and twelve-month subscriptions.

Shutterstock Subscription Cons

There are other licensing options that require the purchase of other licensing packs. For this subscription a larger investment is required.


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