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 [...]

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's Premier license?

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

What is Shutterstock?

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

Are licenses transferrable?

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

What is the Shutterstock API Platform License?

Supports in-application asset licensing and resell

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.

How does the Shutterstock music subscription work?

Shutterstock offers an unlimited music subscription plan.

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.

Music: Standard and Enhanced Licenses

Shutterstock offers two licenses for using music tracks in your projects.

How can I use your content exclusively?

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

Credit attribution for Music tracks

Information on how and when to credit Music track usage

What is the Shutterstock API?

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

Can I use Music tracks in audio-only projects?

Music tracks can be used in audio-only projects, as long as they're combined with [...]

Can Music tracks be used in online projects?

You may use Shutterstock tracks in projects on your own websites or on third-party [...]

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

Please send all relevant information to

Do you offer comps of music tracks?

We do offer comps for music tracks - they can be downloaded from the track detail [...]

Altering and editing music tracks

Shutterstock’s music license allows for basic editing, but not mashups or remixes.

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