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What usage is permitted with the Shutterstock Footage license?

Learn the details around how footage can be used.

How can I use editorial content?

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

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

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

Why is some content marked "Editorial Use Only?"

Editorial content is not cleared for commercial use.

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 [...]

Single vs. Multi-user accounts

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

How do I get a receipt?

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

How much do video clips cost?

For Single Clips: Pricing for footage clips can be found next to the size of the [...]

How can I use your content exclusively?

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

Can I edit the content I license?

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

Redownloading Videos

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

What is Shutterstock's Media license?

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

What is Shutterstock's Premier platform?

Learn more about the features offered by our advanced platform.

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.

What is the Shutterstock API Platform License?

Supports in-application asset licensing and resell

Can Shutterstock curate an Collection of images for me?

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

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 [...]

What is a production budget?

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

Requesting Removal of Content in Which You're Depicted

Please send all relevant information to infringementclaims@shutterstock.com.

How To Find Stock Content for Teams

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

Alcohol advertisements with Shutterstock content

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

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