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Shutterstock Reviews

Shutterstock is a provider of stock photos, illustrations, and vector art. The website allows individuals to purchase a subscription and download copyrighted art for creative projects. Read more about Shutterstock.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Shutterstock and what they use it for.
  • I just started my first freelance job. Am I expected to source my own stock photos or do I ask?
    "Freelance" means, "You're on your own, kid." However, all of the things you ask are possible--access to your client's assets, buy your own and bill them, source free images. is one of my favorites. I was searching for free/royalty free images endlessly until I just bought a monthly subscription. The time savings makes up for the time spent scouring the internet. Good luck and have fun!... - Source: Reddit / 3 days ago
  • "you coolio" is too offensive i guess
    Just found out the image had "" on it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Y2K Aesthetic - how do I create a Y2K computer browser?!
    Go to and type in these exact keywords. Vaporwave, windows 98, y2k computer browser. You should get a ton of vector assets that will help cut your design time in half. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Where to find graphics like blood splatter, dirt, lightning etc. for use in photoshop?
    Look for royalty-free images. You may try if you need more and are ok to make a subscription or if you want free images. Moreover you may try or google search for blood splatter. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Where buy digital art for posters?
    I know about sites like, but to be honest, their prices are VERY high and also there is almost no good digital arts. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Developing an eye for a good design
    For instance, to find inspiration, it’ll be useful to examine new arts on Dribbble, Behance, Artstation etc. Don’t forget to explore websites of photographers (Shutterstock, Flickr) and take a look at unusual collections of brand identity and typography several times a month. - Source: / 8 months ago
  • Well, it happened... my son figured out how to search for naked women on the internet.
    For sure. Some of the links he saw were from or something like it. Mostly just topless models (a la Sports Illustrated style photos), but still it kind of surprised me. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Should I be giving my manuscript out ??? 1st time children’s book author!
    My niece seems to be doing OK with her children's books self-published through Amazon (available on Kindle and as paperback). She did the illustrations herself (customized from, according to the copyright page). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • help uploading same image with multiple dimensions
    So when you look at you select the size of photo you want to download before download. I thought the admin uploads the same photo with different sizes. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Has anyone had any luck selling 3d renders on stock images websites?
    Ohkay I have submitted some of my car renders on Let's see if they get accepted. I'll tell you as soon as they get accepted thanks! - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • A Day In The Life Of A Fool
    All images and video contained are used in strict compliance with the appropriate permissions and licenses required from muglife, and/or in accordance with the YouTube Partner Program, Community guidelines & YouTube terms of service. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • It's a hard life if you don't weaken.
    I got the idea when I was in a weakness vibes )": , I got Images from , it didn't take much time to finish it, and the result shock. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Hide CGI (or whatever those images are) or other alternatives
    The images are "Second Life" CGI, and they are fairly disgusting to me as well. There are other photography sites:,,,,,, etc. Smugmug is the only one that comes close to the searching you can do on Flickr. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Steinhoff Aktie hoch volatil - Auseinandersetzung mit Ex-Eignern von Tekkie Town um Liquidation geht weiter/ Steinhoff share highly volatile - dispute with ex-owners of Tekkie Town about liquidation continues
    Steinhoff's future is decided before the South African courts: liquidation or a new start after reaching an agreement with the creditors. Image and copyright: ESB Professional / - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How to buy instagram likes from websites
    There are many websites like and, where you can upload your photos for free and earn money from their sale. After Buy Instagram likes for your photos, you will gain credibility when your potential buyers and editors view them. This is a great way to get your photos featured in magazines, websites, advertisements, and more. From there, you can use that recognition to promote... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Steinhoff share: The gap offers support - waiting for the crucial news
    Image and copyright: Chanthanee / - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • 15 websites with free assets for web developers
    Shutterstock - Download the best royalty free images from Shutterstock, including photos, vectors, and illustrations. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • Anyone making money from Stock Videos/Photos?
    Biggest player - Tiny fees, lots of sales, you need volume here. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Shutterstock

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Shutterstock is arguably the largest stock-anything site with more than 14 million stock footage, music, and images available in their library. If you know you’re going to need many stock content, you can’t go wrong with Shutterstock.

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