5 Things You Didn't Know About Shutterstock
- About 40,000 images are added to the Shutterstock library per day from approximately 60,000 contributors from more than 150 countries around the world.
- Shutterstock founder and CEO Jon Oringer started the company in 2003 by uploading his own personal collection of 30,000 stock photos.
- The company launched a music licensing service in 2014 with 60,000 clips with the option to sample tracks by title, artist, genre, or mood.
- In 2010, Shutterstock supported an initiative that resulted in the construction of wells to bring safe and clean water to needy villages in Africa.
- Millions of royalty-free images and photos can be easily searched and downloaded on the go with Shutterstock for iPad, the company's award-winning tablet app.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Shutterstock
In order to access content from Shutterstock, you'll be required to sign up for an account. Once you do that, return to GivingAssistant.com to view the latest coupon and promo codes available for use on Shutterstock.com. After selecting a code, return to the Shutterstock website to apply your savings and complete your download(s) as outlined below:
- Get started with a free browse account to search for images, videos, and other content you would like to use.
- Click "Download" to add your preferred content to your cart.
- When you're ready to checkout, you'll be prompted to opt to download images on demand or select a subscription.
- View your Order Summary and enter your coupon code in the box below it, as shown.
- Click "Apply" to view your new total with your discount applied.
- Proceed with the checkout process to gain access to your downloads, which will be available once you've completed your purchase.
Offering services similar to what's available from Fotolia, iStockPhoto.com, and 123rf.com, Shutterstock is a stock content service based in New York City. Considered the world's largest subscription-based stock photo agency, the company maintains an extensive library that includes approximately 50 million royal-free stock images, graphics, and photos along with millions of other images, pieces of music, and video clips available for license usage. The company's license content is contributed by professional photographers, illustrators, musicians, and videographers.
All images and videos can be previewed before you make a purchase, although your preview will have the Shutterstock logo. Available image sizes include small, medium, large, and super; with the specific dimensions for each size listed. You also have the option to create your own "lightbox," referring to a way of organizing and storing your selections, allowing you to place your content in convenient categories you can access later.
If you're not sure what you're looking for, you can browse through Creative Trends to check out visual trends from around the world. Featured Lighthouses offers images relevant to upcoming holidays, seasons, and other categories likely to be of interest to users visiting the site. Images can be searched based on popular photo searches, featured photo collections, or based on results from what you enter in the search box. Popular Editorial Searches tend to be based on what's currently newsworthy.
Video clips can also be downloaded via Shutterstock.com. Under the Footage tab, you'll find a selection that includes more than 2 million HD video clips of varying lengths. Simply type in what you're looking for in the search box to narrow down your choices. You can further refine your search based on what's popular, what's relevant to your search, or choose to view random results. Results can be further filtered by resolution and whether you want results with or without people.
The Shutterstock Editor allows you to further personalize your images. Handy editing features include the ability to size your image based on your intended use. For instance, you can click on "Facebook Cover" or "Twitter Post" for a size that's appropriate for social media use. The "Email" and "Presentation" size options are also convenient since you won't have to worry about re-sizing your photos later. The Undiscovered tab provides access to images that have yet to be downloaded if you prefer something unique.
HD, SD, and Web are the three options you get for video footage, with pricing adjusted based on the quality you prefer. After selecting a video clip, you'll also get recommended videos that are similar so you can decide if any of those selections will fit your needs before wrapping up your order.
If you wish to become a professional contributor to Shutterstock.com, you'll receive a flat rate per accepted submission that increased based on number of accepted submissions. All submitted photos and videos, whether professional or amateur, are reviewed to ensure compliance with quality and content standards.
The Shutterstock Labs feature includes enhanced search tools to allow you to refine your search of photos, illustrations, or vectors within the Shutterstock library based on colors and other design-specific preferences. You can add multiple colors to your palette to further narrow your search based on colors appropriate for your needs.
America's National Parks: A Journey Through 51 Million Acres of Nature Using Stock Footage is a particularly relevant online video from Shutterstock since it illustrates the contrast between city life and nature, one of many themes that can be easily documented with images available from Shutterstock.com. It also highlights the fact that you can opt for single-purpose images or string together a story with your selected images.
Whether it's purchasing images on demand or looking out for special deals, there are many ways to save when you choose to download images from Shutterstock.com. Another way to enhance your savings is to visit Giving Assistant on a regular basis to check out the latest Shutterstock coupon and promo codes. Not only will you save a little more green on the images you need for personal or business use, but you'll also be lending a hand to others in need at the same time.
Shutterstock Social Media Links
Shutterstock on Facebook: Get inspired by visiting Shutterstock on Facebook where you'll find a wide selection of sample pics spanning both timely and random categories and comments from the company's staff and satisfied members of the Shutterstock community.
Shutterstock on Twitter: Check out photos of happy faces and other visual inspirations available for purchase on ShutterStock.com by following the company on Twitter, where you'll also find tips on how to fine-tune your image searches and much more!
Shutterstock on Instagram: Find instant inspiration from the company's collection of more than 70 million images by browsing the samples on the Shutterstock Instagram page when you become a follower of this account.
Shutterstock on Pinterest: Connect socially with Shutterstock on Pinterest for access to boards dedicated to sunrises from around the world, gorgeous shades of gray, edible art, kittens with photo-purrfect whiskers, and so much more.
Shutterstock on Google+: Join the thousands of followers already checking out Shutterstock on Google+ to access sample photos of everything from winter in Ireland to a stormy day at the beach, browse engaging posts, and share your own thoughts.
Shutterstock on YouTube: Get an inside look at how the photographers who contribute to Shutterstock on a regular basis capture some of their amazing shots, or view other breathtaking video clips by subscribing to the company's YouTube channel.
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