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Shutterstock - Stock Photos
Description
The best way to discover and purchase royalty-free images and videos on your mobile device. Browse over 310 million high-quality stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos from one of the world’s largest subscription-based stock library. Buy your content and share it easily—all within the app. Discover Explore high-quality stock images and videos, as well as expertly curated collections. 310+ million images and 17 million videos Search a comprehensive library on the go: millions of royalty-free photos, images, illustrations, and videos. Purchase Buy single images and videos, and access them on any device. Download Save your content on both your desktop and mobile. Create collections Add your favorite images or videos to collections—organize, share, and download them anytime. Fresh content With over 150,000 new images and 70,000 new videos added daily, you can find everything your projects need. Get inspired Written by industry experts, our blog is filled with tips for artists, designers, social media experts, marketing managers, and more.
Not The Best App
by bhansbro1 on 2021/10/22 15:08
It’s almost impossible to find instructions on how to download the jpg images into files with the iPad.
Terrible
by Panda_biz on 2021/09/29 09:43
Do not use this application. There is no support. No answer to my problems after weeks!!!! They just disturb you by sending spam emails to take money from you.
Beware of Auto Renewal
by BigNazz on 2021/09/28 00:50
Shutterstock doesn’t just rip off creators it gets the customers too. Somehow my account always switches back to auto renew when I download. Watch those credit card bills closely. Used to be a good service. Shame.
I can’t copy a link of a collection and paste it in my email without going to the web browser
by Hunter Design on 2021/08/12 15:46
I wish I could copy the link to my collection in the app!!!! Why can’t I do that I don’t see it anywhere!!! So now I have to go to the browser and login again just copy the link? Please add this feature! Please let me know where I can do this so I can change my writing for this app! OK I’m looking around to see that in the description it says you can share your collections I have an iPhone 12+ so maybe this is just a feature that has been disabled in this phone please let me know guys
Fail
by modhawi alf on 2021/07/29 12:39
I can’t see my downloaded pics
You’re worth more than pennies
by Drummer4uva72894 on 2021/07/08 14:27
I’ve been selling on stock sites for quite awhile now, and shutterstock has to be at the bottom for me. They pay the least (quite literally pennies) and have the most stringent uploading regulations, and when rejected aren’t explained well enough at times…I highly suggest going to Twenty20 (ten times more enjoyable, and pays significantly more)
Awesome photos and good pricing
by Truthologist on 2021/07/05 23:13
I truly appreciate the broad range of photos in the same industry/genre. The creativity and quality are top-tier.
Can’t log in on phone
by macadoo67 on 2021/07/02 16:49
I created an account on my computer then downloaded the app to use and track on my phone and when I go to log in is says account and passwords don’t match. I changed password and tried again but still same issue! Seems this is only for laptop use!
Subscriptions will Burn You
by TheGuyz on 2021/06/16 19:33
Decent platform with decent images but I am done being burnt with their auto renew features. If you purchase a subscription for ANYTHING you have to go in and turn off the auto renew feature or you’ll be continually billed month after month. To me when I purchase a 30 day subscription, I only want it for 30 days. Therefore this doesn’t work for me and I now use a competitors digital assets instead. Customer service is mediocre.
Pésima app
by Happymuffiin on 2021/06/12 21:30
Tiene un sistema retrógrado en el que no soluciona problemas de inicio de sesión. Ni siquiera me dejo crearme una cuenta.
Misleading subscription policy beware
by ffffffffffffttttttttooooooou on 2021/06/10 22:33
I purchased a 365 day account that was advertised for $30 It was unclear that it would be billed monthly. It should be called a monthly subscription. I had to pay $100 to cancel. The images are cheesy and redundant. Big regrets.
Needs to show remaining downloads
by JangoSnow on 2021/05/30 17:48
I currently need to log in thru a web browser to view how many downloads I have left for the month. Doesn’t look like the app shows that info. Also would be cool if there was Dropbox integration. Otherwise it works well!
Robbery
by Arsm33 on 2021/05/07 20:24
If you don’t use your 10 images per month, you’re still charged the 29.99 but the availability to use images don’t carry over. I assumed they’d accumulate. I signed up in December and logged in today to use my 50 images and turns out I only can use ten and have paid 150 Dollars so far! And to cancel early, they’re trying to charge me 100 dollars. This is literally the worst company - it’s highway robbery. Terrible customer service and I will be reporting to the BBB as well as writing reviews to warn people everywhere I can.
Not enough value for money
by adreanga on 2021/05/03 17:12
Check out Envato, much more value for the money!
Can’t cancel easily or get in touch with customer service easily.
by Datswegamuffin on 2021/04/29 14:15
Customer service is key!
Suggestion
by Mu Mz on 2021/04/26 02:22
Very good i suggest to ability signing by different account at same time like instagram without logging out.
Overcharged
by Helencheer1 on 2021/04/22 18:45
They had a single use image advertised for $16.99 and I was immediately charged over $50. NOT OKAY. calling apple for a refund.
Photograph expert
by Abe0960 on 2021/03/27 15:31
Unreal the amount of money you and whomever making this big dollars!!! I work hard days and nights for each photo and I spent so much energy, efforts, experience, time, family, money and more and more to sell my work for couple of cents!!!! You are big corks no mercy nothing to be selling my work for this much money but paid me nothing for all the work I put in each photo!!!! I suggest each professional in the photography industry to make their own website and sell their photos for half and even less what every greedy sell and give and feel with others and save your back from this kind of business!!!! There degrees and colleges give licenses to be a crock by law now days , I was so disappointed seeing this much of money you are making after you took my photos for no money and sell them for 9000% profit!!!!!! What the hick is going on I just lost the top cover on my head and blown up the F of my eyes for what I’m seeing right now.
Lazy reviewers.
by tired-0-whiners on 2021/03/15 11:48
Sent a photo in and was rejected for lack of editorial info. Corrected that and resent only to find out it had to much noise. Both could have been mentioned in the original rejection but I guess that would be to much trouble.
Not Worth the Price
by Preachakidz on 2021/03/13 19:59
iStock has way better photos for the price. Also if you sign up for the monthly discount and cancel, they will charge you the difference for every month you took the discount. Would strongly NOT recommend.
Stay Away
by Abc123runrunrun on 2021/03/06 20:06
Over charged me. Promised a refund. Never delivered it. And have lied about the status of repeat. Their customer service does zero research into your account, merely read a script and promise a follow up that never occurs.
Photo Privacy Bug
by asentientai on 2021/02/12 18:51
This latest update doesn’t work well with iOS’s photo privacy setting. I can’t download photos unless I select “Allow Access to All Photos” which is a privilege Shutterstock definitely doesn’t need.
LOve your pics for my book covers
by FAITHFUL ONE! on 2021/02/11 17:50
I have finished my 2 nd children’s story in my series of 10 books about The FAithful ONE! I am going to start my 3rd book soon so I am looking forward to using this site again for the cover and inside pics for chapter of book. Look for my books on Amazon The Faithful ONe! The BIRTH of JESUS the adventure continues. You can also order in store at Barnes and Noble or purchase on line. A portion of proceeds goes to children ministries and research for hereditary heart condition CARDIOMYOPATHY. Which is what I am currently battling. I hope you check books out they will inspire you and give encouragement! Blessings, Susie
Overpriced and terrible customer service
by kjlittlejohn on 2021/02/09 16:18
For an image download service, Shutterstock is way overpriced. The only reason I tried Shutterstock was because I have to create presentations regularly, and I like to use stock images in my presentations. The images from Shutterstock are average, nothing spectacular. The free images available through MS PowerPoint are of the same quality. Shutterstock is too expensive for what you get. For $50/mo, you get 10 downloads. You can sign up for the annual plan at $30/mo, but trying to cancel is like pulling teeth. You also have to pay the difference between the monthly and annual if you do complete your year commitment. Don’t bother wasting your money!
Listening responsive and innovative // home
by hpb&j on 2021/01/15 03:17
My experience with Shutterstock is first time in my life when I felt a corporation not only listened and responded to the needs of the individual, but also genuinely cared about the products and services derived from them. The continuous improvements made over the past two years speak volumes about the values and corporate culture it promotes.
Slow lightbox
by Becker Artshow on 2020/12/15 14:51
Search function works well - easy to filter. Adding an image to a lightbox is way too slow.
Oooo categories
by erinessex on 2020/11/30 18:03
Great updates. Love the categories on the search page <3
Outrageous fees
by Stacie570 on 2020/11/27 15:10
Due to covid I had to shut my business down. You can not just end your subscription you must call and get a agent to help you that doesn’t speak English btw. It sounds like she is saying to end your subscription it will cost you 400.00!! But it turns out she was saying 100.00 ! Witch is still unacceptable. This company will be in your pocket at every turn
Greedy, awful subscription based service.
by tmahurin on 2020/11/22 20:13
Signed up for a free trial and forgot to unsubscribe. Had to pay $30. Went into my account and selected to not renew my subscription, but they still charged me $30 the next month. I then found out the subscription is yearly even though you Chet charged monthly, and I had to pay an extra $20 to cancel what I intended to be a free trial. $80 for one image.
App is sooo SLOW!
by Jenkiddtx on 2020/11/03 06:00
I can’t even look at my saved collections on this App. I’ve even deleted the entire app & reinstalled, hoping it was an update glitch, as that’s when this problem first started- 3-4 months or so ago when the last update loaded. Everything is sooo bogged down, it’s easier just to go thru Chrome on my iPhone. Not worth the App space it takes up on my phone at this point. Huge waste.
Support
by ju2986 on 2020/11/02 02:56
I was charged and have no idea why! Tried to see if anything to cancel and didn’t find anything! Tried to email to get support and it doesn’t go through! 2 months charged and can’t cancel this! Since I don’t have a subscription I just need to know em what’s happening! I hope with the review they can get back to me, since other options are not working!!😡😡😡
Great Vectors
by MJ knowme on 2020/10/28 00:52
I love Shutterstock vectors they gave me great inspiration for my art....
CHARGED me after I cancelled half a month in advance
by vivi🖤 on 2020/10/27 10:26
I make a lot of stickers for scrapbooking so I looked into different sites to see where was the best to get free sticker sheets, I used my 10 free images but I found myself not being too fond of my selection so I cancelled my subscription about two weeks before it ended and got renewed. AUTO RENEW was OFF. Yet a couple days before I ended I was still charged for it. I had to call customer support and they told me it was a charge for the upcoming month, why would they charge me DAYS early if I had already turned off auto renewal??? The rep even agreed that It was good I called when I did but why would they even try to charge you i was so annoyed and it made me not even want to try out this platform in the future.
Not good pictures style
by raj patel okc on 2020/08/09 03:28
Better pinterest
Great selection
by Keith C 504 on 2020/08/06 15:35
It’s a great app, and a very large selection.
Ur here from TikTok
by phantom YT 61 subs on 2020/07/15 08:19
Yep
Ok
by abby wimbish on 2020/07/14 02:40
It is ok because like it is hard to find images because the same model “tab” only has like 5-10 pictures in it but then you see 10000 other pictures of them but you have to hunt down one picture Like I think the same model tab should be like the photographer tab it would make my life so much easier
$20 cancellation fee *BE AWARE*
by Hulahoop200 on 2020/06/25 20:32
I signed up a few hours ago on 6/25 so I could purchase 1 photo but was not able to because I had to purchase a plan. I did. I purchased the 10 images/month - annual plan for $29. Apparently, if you wish to cancel, there is a $20 cancellation fee. It’s very unfortunate that this company isn’t as flexible as Canva. I’m a teacher so I like to print photos to decorate my classroom or incorporate them into my teaching. Very disappointed that Shuttershock is more interested in taking money from customers rather than just allowing them to purchase a single item and NOT charge a cancellation fee if you sign up. If you do sign up, use the free trial CODE at checkout and can cancel without being billed for anything.
Should be 17+
by Argentina Buenos Aires Este on 2020/06/21 21:05
This app has lots of pornography so it should be for ages 17+ rather than 12+
Unfair
by EnDyk86 on 2020/06/02 05:31
Just unfair with artist partners !
You pay hardworking professional photographers a couple cents??
by Bc2socal on 2020/06/02 02:05
A couple cents for hard work, uploading, a trained eye, a lifetime of education, tens of thousands of dollars in equipment that constantly needs to be updated and maintained, countless hours of editing, uploading, keywords, categorizing, and descriptions. Someone in this equation is very very greedy and taking what little bit of food in the best of times could be bought with the already low prices you paid out only to be slashed by 60% or more.. There is a big movement with all the photographers to contact all the photo buyers to explain our position of how we are being taken advantage of.. I have 15 years experience and over 3000 pictures on Shutterstock, thousand of hours spent getting my pictures on Shutterstock and I would have made more money today picking up a bottle off the road and getting the deposit on it.
Poor option for buying photos
by reviewer87676 on 2020/06/02 01:23
Unhappy with the app and company. Would not recommend.
Seems scammy to me
by Zornichka on 2020/05/29 16:55
1 star
Greed, shameless
by WalterEgo1978 on 2020/05/28 12:31
This is a company that is taking in free content that they put zero money or effort into creating, editing, keywording, etc. and is now giving themselves a raise to an 85% commission. This leaves a pittance of 15% for the creators. The shutterstock head office is located in lavish, opulent space the Empire State Building, among the most expensive real estate in the planet. The new ceo is pulling in over a million a year in salary and bonuses. What they are doing to the longtime, loyal contributors that have come to rely on the income generated from years of hard work is inexcusable and they should be ashamed of themselves. Please consider Adobe, Alamy or Pond5 for your stock media purchases. They are the more “fair trade” of the options out there and you will be supporting the independent artists that need it, now more than ever. Thank you.
Good contributers leaving!
by KBell2010 on 2020/05/28 04:40
On May 26th Shutterstock suddenly gave its contributors a 6 day notice that they would cut their earning by 60%. They sent an unclear, haphazard communication (with one correction mail hours later) on how they would screw over the very people who make the content you love. Buyers : Please take your business to Adobestock, their fair payouts mean you'll always have beautiful up to date images
Stiffing the middle man
by Brandilyon on 2020/05/27 15:51
You thought getting paid 25 cents was bad. Just wait. SS just warned us in 6 days we’ll be getting compensated even less. Stating “Shutterstock aims to provide customers with competitive plans and pricing, while fairly compensating our contributors for the time and talent invested in the production of their work.” So now, making less than 25 cents and image is fair? For the sometimes hours of work I put into projects. This is absurd! Horrible excuse to insanely profit off of the ones make them all the money.
Not able to choose colors for search
by Trewal on 2020/05/17 15:43
Im not able to choose color during search for images, while on site this option is available
You can’t make decisions.
by student_designer on 2020/05/10 15:08
You can’t opt out of plans online, it has to be with their consent. I’ve never seen something like this in modern times!
Do not update
by userregor on 2020/05/02 02:46
Latest update you’re not able to save to your collections. Upon clicking the heart icon to save to your collection the app seems to be loading your collections forever. Super frustrating
Its ok if ur a pro I guess
by PreciousGift on 2020/04/27 18:56
It wont let me edit the pics, I’d rather get an app that lets me edit right when I download it, too many hoops to jump to get something simple done.
My go to for images!
by Susie Q Pop on 2020/02/17 00:58
It’s easy to love this app for the diversity and quality. Using it is easy. My graphic artist for my company swears by it.
So slow on Apple devices
by TC1319 on 2020/02/07 23:17
The app is so slow to load or eventually times out. Unable to use on iPad or iPhone
False Advertising
by Crashes Soon as it starts on 2020/01/20 11:28
No free images...Enough said
Dope!
by Macho Fingers on 2019/11/09 00:42
It’s Dope!
Review
by knkjjkkhgds on 2019/10/24 06:54
Good - little slow - from time to time dont’t work
Download from app
by townsbg on 2019/10/03 17:53
I am unable to download through the app pics I’ve purchased through the website.
Perfect for Graphic Designers!
by Vision Writer on 2019/09/05 20:20
As a freelance graphic designer, shutter stock is a must have to my arsenal of tools. Just love the vast selections of design and formats. Couldn’t run a successful business without it!
Great images
by girlbrain on 2019/08/04 13:37
I am finding everything I need !
Customer
by Fragile beauty on 2019/05/09 00:16
Lower the price and I’ll buy more
The company in charge is way to greedy
by Jo smo kklhguu on 2019/05/03 01:27
I’ve tried to use this company and it’s app to create content on YouTube and had my Channel taken down!!! Even when I’m using the royalty free pics. On top of that one of my favorite YouTuber thespiffingbrit who uses the same royalty free pics ( only showing them for 5 seconds or less at a time) is having his channel shut down by copyright strikes filed by shutterstock. They could just claim the video and get the revenue from it, instead they choose to strike multiple videos and force YouTube to shut down the channel. This is his lively hood and they are taking it all away because of greed.
It’s not stock ..it’s Shutterstock
by Saweet troy on 2019/04/19 20:23
Great app
Disappointed
by jeseegrn on 2019/03/26 22:22
When I first got this subscription I was able to download and edit 10 images per month. I was happy to pay the over the top price of $30 a month for that privilege. This lasted three months, then all of a sudden the subscription has changed...I am only able to download select images and I am unable to edit in this app. In order to get most images I have to pay additional fees...WTH. With the changes that you have made this app is way too expensive and a complete waste.
Can't download images purchased on desktop site
by MikuValor on 2019/03/17 21:50
I can't download the images I have previously paid for using shutterstock.com on my computer. When I try to download something it says "not redownloadable." When I go to the image and click on the download button it asks me to pay $9.99 for it again.
Doesn’t work on iOS
by anonto284738 on 2019/03/17 20:46
Apple has made it almost impossible to save photos to your phone... this app doesn’t make it any easier!
DOWNLOADED PNG AND THEY DIDNT DELIVER
by Christie888 on 2018/12/22 05:01
They promoted PNG file on their site over the app to find out the image has the shutter stock image on top and the checkers in the background after paying $40 for 4 images. Customer service said they’d give me a credit for 5 free pics and they didn’t neither will give you any money back for their lack of efficiency and error on their part. Oh, and if you call them they’ll be closed. If you have a project and are on a budget well, they can’t help you. This comment will stay this way to warn people of what they are getting selling products with their images on top and png checkers in the back promoting its a png when IT IS NOT. Neither they tell you that you need to have adobe photoshop to fix the image. What a joke. I am a business owner and as such I never tear my clients this way, especially if I’m at fault. I’ll make sure all my marketers know and are aware of such scam.
+97455666661
by Ahmaad1988 on 2018/11/18 02:36
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Amazing.
by HerculesJunior on 2018/11/06 00:34
All the reference an artist could ever ask for !
Not Free!!!
by Toot438 on 2018/10/24 19:05
Thought it was FREE downloads!!! Everything I click on says $14.99!! Not pleased at all!!
Shutterstock
by Gerald 35710 on 2018/10/08 23:57
Good
FANTASTIC
by Steve Laverson on 2018/09/26 04:38
Shutterstock puts me in creative control. Best on the market, period.
Terrible search engine
by curly.net on 2018/09/11 18:26
The images have absolutely nothing to do with the keywords
So bad
by Douglas dos Santos on 2018/08/26 15:21
So bad, Pinterest is better ever!!
Love
by BellaBelcheva on 2018/08/07 13:03
Love love
Be aware
by Don5146756 on 2018/07/17 19:55
Don’t waste your time or your money they’re fake they sell you “pictures images” that already on the web I purchased an image that cost $9.99 and Google penalized me for using an image that it’s not belong to me and that’s hurt my ranking on Google so be aware I contact them request for refund they denied the refund
Abundance of pictures!
by NVPraise on 2018/07/06 21:52
I am enjoying using the pictures. It's amazing how many artists contribute their work.
Does not show the best first
by MrFairUSA on 2018/07/05 02:04
Should show the best first
Addicting!
by Kenidaye on 2018/06/21 03:11
This app has been a catalyst for my inspiration in creating art! It’s great that I can store in categories of my own choosing and that it’s free to collect ideas. I love it.
It’s not free images
by Thatonegirlfromtheblock on 2018/06/13 05:26
It’s advertised it as free images but you have to pay 19.99 which after you trying to download it
Awful, not only they charge for the image you are required to have a subscription.
by VW0814 on 2018/05/20 13:21
I paid 9.99 for an image that was not able to download because I didn’t have a “valid subscription.” This “valid subscription” wasn’t needed to make the purchase.
Selam
by cengiz simsek on 2018/05/12 11:53
Bağdatla ilgili fotoraflar eski mistik fotoraflar
This app should improve over time as far as editing abilities
by Benny Bank on 2018/04/10 19:55
The app is pretty good, not as good as the OVER app
Finding specifics is like looking for a needle in a haystack!
by crazyscanner on 2018/01/08 07:46
Tagging is so disorganized. Trying to find the right images is like pulling my own tooth.
Great photos
by edeeboi on 2017/12/07 20:47
Excellent photos, artistically taken
Great source of useful images :)
by Duy1991hung on 2017/11/25 03:19
Great source. But there aren't recommendations for similar images/from the same artist on app.
A good assortment of pictures and vectors but a bit expensive
by EdRap on 2017/11/19 11:00
I have been a subscriber for several years and appreciate the depth of pictures and vectors just wish it cost less
Yes...IF the tables WERE turned
by firelance80 on 2017/11/15 03:10
Kpedney’s inability to understand is should bring sympathy. Shutterstock advertises a FREE app & royalty FREE images. You don’t find out the expense until AFTER you’ve registered and given your personal information to SS to do with as they will. That’s the usual price of anything FREE on the internet. Not necessarily from one that exacts fees. There is nothing FREE on this site/app that I could find. There are plenty of websites that do offer FREE image downloads of varying quality. No one denies Kpedny or others the right to try to recoup the expenses they have in doing photography. The complaint lies in the false representation of “royalty FREE images” that still incur a significant cost. I’m deleting the app, cancelling my account and, if I plan to pay for images, I will buy them from a site that doesn’t misrepresent itself. What’s not to understand? BTW, do you know the music and movie industries also incur costs? I’m sure you don’t expect to download their content for FREE either.
Farce!
by lualam on 2017/09/01 00:33
The pictures are fantastic. Every picture I clicked on I was told I needed to upgrade to a paid subscription. So I deleted it off my phone. To log out of the account was an impossible task!
Shutterstock Site
by Puffnagel on 2017/07/31 17:30
Great site! Great content! Works smoothly and is extremely user friendly!
Cool
by ninisha on 2017/07/26 09:37
Just perfect
Good but...
by aurorazayas on 2017/07/11 08:25
It's a good app but it should say that to download content you should pay. So it should be registered as an app that has in app charges.
Ok
by Kimberly Einstein on 2017/07/09 21:40
It's easy to search for images, and add them to collections. It's not easy to use other functionality like researching license agreements. The contact us feature didn't work and does not have a button to enable in my settings either.
Antonio & Jeannette
by Anthony&Jeanne on 2017/06/07 17:32
Antonio & Jeannette
Literally a waste of money
by StarFox❤️ on 2017/05/29 06:13
I downloaded this app for a game I have so it can help me with designing it's called episode. But I couldn't download anything at all even though I made an account I rate this zero stars until this issue is addressed. Do not download this app it's a waste of your time I'm sorry makers of this app but it's a waste of time 😡 😡 😡 😡
Not worth a look!
by Supereule on 2017/05/25 12:25
Created an account because it says so to be able to do anything but that is a lie! Even after creating an account, you can't do nothing! ZERO STARS
Used to work and now it doesn't!
by Sailor&Tink on 2017/05/18 07:16
Very disappointed! I've spent a lot of money with you guys and used to be able to download all the photos in my account onto my iphone as well. All the photos it used to show on my device have just disappeared and while the app shows all the photos I've purchased, when I try to download them to my iphone, it tells me "error not redownloadable" or that I need a paid subscription to access the photo. Please fix this ASAP!
Not working
by daniboucs on 2017/04/14 15:18
Can't download any pix since the latest update
Much better
by WokaWokaWoka on 2017/04/13 12:21
All the issues in my previous, 2 star review have been addressed. And I love the 1Password integration. Currently, my only gripes are: 1) Search filters get cleared every time I do a search. It's a pain, because I need vertical photos that include people, for non-editorial use, and that means a whole bunch of extra taps for every search. 2) I can't include negative search terms. If I don't want "isolated" (on white background) images, why can't I specify -isolated in the search?
Useful app
by Lauramdrn on 2017/04/06 00:45
I really enjoy pairing poetry with photos that deepen and enhance the text. Shutterstock is a great resource for my projects.
Not bad
by Kdove98 on 2017/03/18 17:15
When I first downloaded it was a little shaky but now it's very elegant and fast. Finding pictures and the personal recommendations based on what you've viewed is good. You don't have to buy hastily and I imagine you have to do that on the full site anyway but this app auto updates to the site really fast and makes browsing for that perfect picture easier than using the web app.
Listening responsive and innovative // home
by hpb&j on 2021/01/15 03:17
My experience with Shutterstock is first time in my life when I felt a corporation not only listened and responded to the needs of the individual, but also genuinely cared about the products and services derived from them. The continuous improvements made over the past two years speak volumes about the values and corporate culture it promotes.
You pay hardworking professional photographers a couple cents??
by Bc2socal on 2020/06/02 02:05
A couple cents for hard work, uploading, a trained eye, a lifetime of education, tens of thousands of dollars in equipment that constantly needs to be updated and maintained, countless hours of editing, uploading, keywords, categorizing, and descriptions. Someone in this equation is very very greedy and taking what little bit of food in the best of times could be bought with the already low prices you paid out only to be slashed by 60% or more.. There is a big movement with all the photographers to contact all the photo buyers to explain our position of how we are being taken advantage of.. I have 15 years experience and over 3000 pictures on Shutterstock, thousand of hours spent getting my pictures on Shutterstock and I would have made more money today picking up a bottle off the road and getting the deposit on it.
Greed, shameless
by WalterEgo1978 on 2020/05/28 12:31
This is a company that is taking in free content that they put zero money or effort into creating, editing, keywording, etc. and is now giving themselves a raise to an 85% commission. This leaves a pittance of 15% for the creators. The shutterstock head office is located in lavish, opulent space the Empire State Building, among the most expensive real estate in the planet. The new ceo is pulling in over a million a year in salary and bonuses. What they are doing to the longtime, loyal contributors that have come to rely on the income generated from years of hard work is inexcusable and they should be ashamed of themselves. Please consider Adobe, Alamy or Pond5 for your stock media purchases. They are the more “fair trade” of the options out there and you will be supporting the independent artists that need it, now more than ever. Thank you.
CHARGED me after I cancelled half a month in advance
by vivi🖤 on 2020/10/27 10:26
I make a lot of stickers for scrapbooking so I looked into different sites to see where was the best to get free sticker sheets, I used my 10 free images but I found myself not being too fond of my selection so I cancelled my subscription about two weeks before it ended and got renewed. AUTO RENEW was OFF. Yet a couple days before I ended I was still charged for it. I had to call customer support and they told me it was a charge for the upcoming month, why would they charge me DAYS early if I had already turned off auto renewal??? The rep even agreed that It was good I called when I did but why would they even try to charge you i was so annoyed and it made me not even want to try out this platform in the future.
Overpriced and terrible customer service
by kjlittlejohn on 2021/02/09 16:18
For an image download service, Shutterstock is way overpriced. The only reason I tried Shutterstock was because I have to create presentations regularly, and I like to use stock images in my presentations. The images from Shutterstock are average, nothing spectacular. The free images available through MS PowerPoint are of the same quality. Shutterstock is too expensive for what you get. For $50/mo, you get 10 downloads. You can sign up for the annual plan at $30/mo, but trying to cancel is like pulling teeth. You also have to pay the difference between the monthly and annual if you do complete your year commitment. Don’t bother wasting your money!
Perfect for Graphic Designers!
by Vision Writer on 2019/09/05 20:20
As a freelance graphic designer, shutter stock is a must have to my arsenal of tools. Just love the vast selections of design and formats. Couldn’t run a successful business without it!
I can’t copy a link of a collection and paste it in my email without going to the web browser
by Hunter Design on 2021/08/12 15:46
I wish I could copy the link to my collection in the app!!!! Why can’t I do that I don’t see it anywhere!!! So now I have to go to the browser and login again just copy the link? Please add this feature! Please let me know where I can do this so I can change my writing for this app! OK I’m looking around to see that in the description it says you can share your collections I have an iPhone 12+ so maybe this is just a feature that has been disabled in this phone please let me know guys
Yes...IF the tables WERE turned
by firelance80 on 2017/11/15 03:10
Kpedney’s inability to understand is should bring sympathy. Shutterstock advertises a FREE app & royalty FREE images. You don’t find out the expense until AFTER you’ve registered and given your personal information to SS to do with as they will. That’s the usual price of anything FREE on the internet. Not necessarily from one that exacts fees. There is nothing FREE on this site/app that I could find. There are plenty of websites that do offer FREE image downloads of varying quality. No one denies Kpedny or others the right to try to recoup the expenses they have in doing photography. The complaint lies in the false representation of “royalty FREE images” that still incur a significant cost. I’m deleting the app, cancelling my account and, if I plan to pay for images, I will buy them from a site that doesn’t misrepresent itself. What’s not to understand? BTW, do you know the music and movie industries also incur costs? I’m sure you don’t expect to download their content for FREE either.
Disappointed
by jeseegrn on 2019/03/26 22:22
When I first got this subscription I was able to download and edit 10 images per month. I was happy to pay the over the top price of $30 a month for that privilege. This lasted three months, then all of a sudden the subscription has changed...I am only able to download select images and I am unable to edit in this app. In order to get most images I have to pay additional fees...WTH. With the changes that you have made this app is way too expensive and a complete waste.
DOWNLOADED PNG AND THEY DIDNT DELIVER
by Christie888 on 2018/12/22 05:01
They promoted PNG file on their site over the app to find out the image has the shutter stock image on top and the checkers in the background after paying $40 for 4 images. Customer service said they’d give me a credit for 5 free pics and they didn’t neither will give you any money back for their lack of efficiency and error on their part. Oh, and if you call them they’ll be closed. If you have a project and are on a budget well, they can’t help you. This comment will stay this way to warn people of what they are getting selling products with their images on top and png checkers in the back promoting its a png when IT IS NOT. Neither they tell you that you need to have adobe photoshop to fix the image. What a joke. I am a business owner and as such I never tear my clients this way, especially if I’m at fault. I’ll make sure all my marketers know and are aware of such scam.
Stiffing the middle man
by Brandilyon on 2020/05/27 15:51
You thought getting paid 25 cents was bad. Just wait. SS just warned us in 6 days we’ll be getting compensated even less. Stating “Shutterstock aims to provide customers with competitive plans and pricing, while fairly compensating our contributors for the time and talent invested in the production of their work.” So now, making less than 25 cents and image is fair? For the sometimes hours of work I put into projects. This is absurd! Horrible excuse to insanely profit off of the ones make them all the money.
Subscriptions will Burn You
by TheGuyz on 2021/06/16 19:33
Decent platform with decent images but I am done being burnt with their auto renew features. If you purchase a subscription for ANYTHING you have to go in and turn off the auto renew feature or you’ll be continually billed month after month. To me when I purchase a 30 day subscription, I only want it for 30 days. Therefore this doesn’t work for me and I now use a competitors digital assets instead. Customer service is mediocre.
Needs to show remaining downloads
by JangoSnow on 2021/05/30 17:48
I currently need to log in thru a web browser to view how many downloads I have left for the month. Doesn’t look like the app shows that info. Also would be cool if there was Dropbox integration. Otherwise it works well!
App is sooo SLOW!
by Jenkiddtx on 2020/11/03 06:00
I can’t even look at my saved collections on this App. I’ve even deleted the entire app & reinstalled, hoping it was an update glitch, as that’s when this problem first started- 3-4 months or so ago when the last update loaded. Everything is sooo bogged down, it’s easier just to go thru Chrome on my iPhone. Not worth the App space it takes up on my phone at this point. Huge waste.
Greedy, awful subscription based service.
by tmahurin on 2020/11/22 20:13
Signed up for a free trial and forgot to unsubscribe. Had to pay $30. Went into my account and selected to not renew my subscription, but they still charged me $30 the next month. I then found out the subscription is yearly even though you Chet charged monthly, and I had to pay an extra $20 to cancel what I intended to be a free trial. $80 for one image.
Good contributers leaving!
by KBell2010 on 2020/05/28 04:40
On May 26th Shutterstock suddenly gave its contributors a 6 day notice that they would cut their earning by 60%. They sent an unclear, haphazard communication (with one correction mail hours later) on how they would screw over the very people who make the content you love. Buyers : Please take your business to Adobestock, their fair payouts mean you'll always have beautiful up to date images
You’re worth more than pennies
by Drummer4uva72894 on 2021/07/08 14:27
I’ve been selling on stock sites for quite awhile now, and shutterstock has to be at the bottom for me. They pay the least (quite literally pennies) and have the most stringent uploading regulations, and when rejected aren’t explained well enough at times…I highly suggest going to Twenty20 (ten times more enjoyable, and pays significantly more)
Can’t log in on phone
by macadoo67 on 2021/07/02 16:49
I created an account on my computer then downloaded the app to use and track on my phone and when I go to log in is says account and passwords don’t match. I changed password and tried again but still same issue! Seems this is only for laptop use!
Lazy reviewers.
by tired-0-whiners on 2021/03/15 11:48
Sent a photo in and was rejected for lack of editorial info. Corrected that and resent only to find out it had to much noise. Both could have been mentioned in the original rejection but I guess that would be to much trouble.
A good assortment of pictures and vectors but a bit expensive
by EdRap on 2017/11/19 11:00
I have been a subscriber for several years and appreciate the depth of pictures and vectors just wish it cost less
Not able to choose colors for search
by Trewal on 2020/05/17 15:43
Im not able to choose color during search for images, while on site this option is available
Addicting!
by Kenidaye on 2018/06/21 03:11
This app has been a catalyst for my inspiration in creating art! It’s great that I can store in categories of my own choosing and that it’s free to collect ideas. I love it.
My go to for images!
by Susie Q Pop on 2020/02/17 00:58
It’s easy to love this app for the diversity and quality. Using it is easy. My graphic artist for my company swears by it.
Abundance of pictures!
by NVPraise on 2018/07/06 21:52
I am enjoying using the pictures. It's amazing how many artists contribute their work.
Awesome photos and good pricing
by Truthologist on 2021/07/05 23:13
I truly appreciate the broad range of photos in the same industry/genre. The creativity and quality are top-tier.
Oooo categories
by erinessex on 2020/11/30 18:03
Great updates. Love the categories on the search page <3
Be aware
by Don5146756 on 2018/07/17 19:55
Don’t waste your time or your money they’re fake they sell you “pictures images” that already on the web I purchased an image that cost $9.99 and Google penalized me for using an image that it’s not belong to me and that’s hurt my ranking on Google so be aware I contact them request for refund they denied the refund
Slow lightbox
by Becker Artshow on 2020/12/15 14:51
Search function works well - easy to filter. Adding an image to a lightbox is way too slow.
Awful, not only they charge for the image you are required to have a subscription.
by VW0814 on 2018/05/20 13:21
I paid 9.99 for an image that was not able to download because I didn’t have a “valid subscription.” This “valid subscription” wasn’t needed to make the purchase.
Great images
by girlbrain on 2019/08/04 13:37
I am finding everything I need !
Do not update
by userregor on 2020/05/02 02:46
Latest update you’re not able to save to your collections. Upon clicking the heart icon to save to your collection the app seems to be loading your collections forever. Super frustrating
Suggestion
by Mu Mz on 2021/04/26 02:22
Very good i suggest to ability signing by different account at same time like instagram without logging out.
Great selection
by Keith C 504 on 2020/08/06 15:35
It’s a great app, and a very large selection.
Not Worth the Price
by Preachakidz on 2021/03/13 19:59
iStock has way better photos for the price. Also if you sign up for the monthly discount and cancel, they will charge you the difference for every month you took the discount. Would strongly NOT recommend.
Photo Privacy Bug
by asentientai on 2021/02/12 18:51
This latest update doesn’t work well with iOS’s photo privacy setting. I can’t download photos unless I select “Allow Access to All Photos” which is a privilege Shutterstock definitely doesn’t need.
Beware of Auto Renewal
by BigNazz on 2021/09/28 00:50
Shutterstock doesn’t just rip off creators it gets the customers too. Somehow my account always switches back to auto renew when I download. Watch those credit card bills closely. Used to be a good service. Shame.
Can’t cancel easily or get in touch with customer service easily.
by Datswegamuffin on 2021/04/29 14:15
Customer service is key!
Its ok if ur a pro I guess
by PreciousGift on 2020/04/27 18:56
It wont let me edit the pics, I’d rather get an app that lets me edit right when I download it, too many hoops to jump to get something simple done.
Download from app
by townsbg on 2019/10/03 17:53
I am unable to download through the app pics I’ve purchased through the website.
Amazing.
by HerculesJunior on 2018/11/06 00:34
All the reference an artist could ever ask for !
You can’t make decisions.
by student_designer on 2020/05/10 15:08
You can’t opt out of plans online, it has to be with their consent. I’ve never seen something like this in modern times!
Terrible
by Panda_biz on 2021/09/29 09:43
Do not use this application. There is no support. No answer to my problems after weeks!!!! They just disturb you by sending spam emails to take money from you.
Great source of useful images :)
by Duy1991hung on 2017/11/25 03:19
Great source. But there aren't recommendations for similar images/from the same artist on app.
So slow on Apple devices
by TC1319 on 2020/02/07 23:17
The app is so slow to load or eventually times out. Unable to use on iPad or iPhone
Fail
by modhawi alf on 2021/07/29 12:39
I can’t see my downloaded pics
Stay Away
by Abc123runrunrun on 2021/03/06 20:06
Over charged me. Promised a refund. Never delivered it. And have lied about the status of repeat. Their customer service does zero research into your account, merely read a script and promise a follow up that never occurs.
Support
by ju2986 on 2020/11/02 02:56
I was charged and have no idea why! Tried to see if anything to cancel and didn’t find anything! Tried to email to get support and it doesn’t go through! 2 months charged and can’t cancel this! Since I don’t have a subscription I just need to know em what’s happening! I hope with the review they can get back to me, since other options are not working!!😡😡😡
Doesn’t work on iOS
by anonto284738 on 2019/03/17 20:46
Apple has made it almost impossible to save photos to your phone... this app doesn’t make it any easier!
Farce!
by lualam on 2017/09/01 00:33
The pictures are fantastic. Every picture I clicked on I was told I needed to upgrade to a paid subscription. So I deleted it off my phone. To log out of the account was an impossible task!
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The best way to discover and purchase royalty-free images and videos on your mobile device. Browse over 310 million high-quality stock photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos from one of the world’s largest subscription-based stock library. Buy your content and share it easily—all within the app. Discover Explore high-quality stock images and videos, as well as expertly curated collections. 310+ million images and 17 million videos Search a comprehensive library on the go: millions of royalty-free photos, images, illustrations, and videos. Purchase Buy single images and videos, and access them on any device. Download Save your content on both your desktop and mobile. Create collections Add your favorite images or videos to collections—organize, share, and download them anytime. Fresh content With over 150,000 new images and 70,000 new videos added daily, you can find everything your projects need. Get inspired Written by industry experts, our blog is filled with tips for artists, designers, social media experts, marketing managers, and more.
Not The Best App
by bhansbro1 on 2021/10/22 15:08
It’s almost impossible to find instructions on how to download the jpg images into files with the iPad.
Terrible
by Panda_biz on 2021/09/29 09:43
Do not use this application. There is no support. No answer to my problems after weeks!!!! They just disturb you by sending spam emails to take money from you.
Beware of Auto Renewal
by BigNazz on 2021/09/28 00:50
Shutterstock doesn’t just rip off creators it gets the customers too. Somehow my account always switches back to auto renew when I download. Watch those credit card bills closely. Used to be a good service. Shame.
I can’t copy a link of a collection and paste it in my email without going to the web browser
by Hunter Design on 2021/08/12 15:46
I wish I could copy the link to my collection in the app!!!! Why can’t I do that I don’t see it anywhere!!! So now I have to go to the browser and login again just copy the link? Please add this feature! Please let me know where I can do this so I can change my writing for this app! OK I’m looking around to see that in the description it says you can share your collections I have an iPhone 12+ so maybe this is just a feature that has been disabled in this phone please let me know guys
Fail
by modhawi alf on 2021/07/29 12:39
I can’t see my downloaded pics
You’re worth more than pennies
by Drummer4uva72894 on 2021/07/08 14:27
I’ve been selling on stock sites for quite awhile now, and shutterstock has to be at the bottom for me. They pay the least (quite literally pennies) and have the most stringent uploading regulations, and when rejected aren’t explained well enough at times…I highly suggest going to Twenty20 (ten times more enjoyable, and pays significantly more)
Awesome photos and good pricing
by Truthologist on 2021/07/05 23:13
I truly appreciate the broad range of photos in the same industry/genre. The creativity and quality are top-tier.
Can’t log in on phone
by macadoo67 on 2021/07/02 16:49
I created an account on my computer then downloaded the app to use and track on my phone and when I go to log in is says account and passwords don’t match. I changed password and tried again but still same issue! Seems this is only for laptop use!
Subscriptions will Burn You
by TheGuyz on 2021/06/16 19:33
Decent platform with decent images but I am done being burnt with their auto renew features. If you purchase a subscription for ANYTHING you have to go in and turn off the auto renew feature or you’ll be continually billed month after month. To me when I purchase a 30 day subscription, I only want it for 30 days. Therefore this doesn’t work for me and I now use a competitors digital assets instead. Customer service is mediocre.
Pésima app
by Happymuffiin on 2021/06/12 21:30
Tiene un sistema retrógrado en el que no soluciona problemas de inicio de sesión. Ni siquiera me dejo crearme una cuenta.
Misleading subscription policy beware
by ffffffffffffttttttttooooooou on 2021/06/10 22:33
I purchased a 365 day account that was advertised for $30 It was unclear that it would be billed monthly. It should be called a monthly subscription. I had to pay $100 to cancel. The images are cheesy and redundant. Big regrets.
Needs to show remaining downloads
by JangoSnow on 2021/05/30 17:48
I currently need to log in thru a web browser to view how many downloads I have left for the month. Doesn’t look like the app shows that info. Also would be cool if there was Dropbox integration. Otherwise it works well!
Robbery
by Arsm33 on 2021/05/07 20:24
If you don’t use your 10 images per month, you’re still charged the 29.99 but the availability to use images don’t carry over. I assumed they’d accumulate. I signed up in December and logged in today to use my 50 images and turns out I only can use ten and have paid 150 Dollars so far! And to cancel early, they’re trying to charge me 100 dollars. This is literally the worst company - it’s highway robbery. Terrible customer service and I will be reporting to the BBB as well as writing reviews to warn people everywhere I can.
Not enough value for money
by adreanga on 2021/05/03 17:12
Check out Envato, much more value for the money!
Can’t cancel easily or get in touch with customer service easily.
by Datswegamuffin on 2021/04/29 14:15
Customer service is key!
Suggestion
by Mu Mz on 2021/04/26 02:22
Very good i suggest to ability signing by different account at same time like instagram without logging out.
Overcharged
by Helencheer1 on 2021/04/22 18:45
They had a single use image advertised for $16.99 and I was immediately charged over $50. NOT OKAY. calling apple for a refund.
Photograph expert
by Abe0960 on 2021/03/27 15:31
Unreal the amount of money you and whomever making this big dollars!!! I work hard days and nights for each photo and I spent so much energy, efforts, experience, time, family, money and more and more to sell my work for couple of cents!!!! You are big corks no mercy nothing to be selling my work for this much money but paid me nothing for all the work I put in each photo!!!! I suggest each professional in the photography industry to make their own website and sell their photos for half and even less what every greedy sell and give and feel with others and save your back from this kind of business!!!! There degrees and colleges give licenses to be a crock by law now days , I was so disappointed seeing this much of money you are making after you took my photos for no money and sell them for 9000% profit!!!!!! What the hick is going on I just lost the top cover on my head and blown up the F of my eyes for what I’m seeing right now.
Lazy reviewers.
by tired-0-whiners on 2021/03/15 11:48
Sent a photo in and was rejected for lack of editorial info. Corrected that and resent only to find out it had to much noise. Both could have been mentioned in the original rejection but I guess that would be to much trouble.
Not Worth the Price
by Preachakidz on 2021/03/13 19:59
iStock has way better photos for the price. Also if you sign up for the monthly discount and cancel, they will charge you the difference for every month you took the discount. Would strongly NOT recommend.
Stay Away
by Abc123runrunrun on 2021/03/06 20:06
Over charged me. Promised a refund. Never delivered it. And have lied about the status of repeat. Their customer service does zero research into your account, merely read a script and promise a follow up that never occurs.
Photo Privacy Bug
by asentientai on 2021/02/12 18:51
This latest update doesn’t work well with iOS’s photo privacy setting. I can’t download photos unless I select “Allow Access to All Photos” which is a privilege Shutterstock definitely doesn’t need.
LOve your pics for my book covers
by FAITHFUL ONE! on 2021/02/11 17:50
I have finished my 2 nd children’s story in my series of 10 books about The FAithful ONE! I am going to start my 3rd book soon so I am looking forward to using this site again for the cover and inside pics for chapter of book. Look for my books on Amazon The Faithful ONe! The BIRTH of JESUS the adventure continues. You can also order in store at Barnes and Noble or purchase on line. A portion of proceeds goes to children ministries and research for hereditary heart condition CARDIOMYOPATHY. Which is what I am currently battling. I hope you check books out they will inspire you and give encouragement! Blessings, Susie
Overpriced and terrible customer service
by kjlittlejohn on 2021/02/09 16:18
For an image download service, Shutterstock is way overpriced. The only reason I tried Shutterstock was because I have to create presentations regularly, and I like to use stock images in my presentations. The images from Shutterstock are average, nothing spectacular. The free images available through MS PowerPoint are of the same quality. Shutterstock is too expensive for what you get. For $50/mo, you get 10 downloads. You can sign up for the annual plan at $30/mo, but trying to cancel is like pulling teeth. You also have to pay the difference between the monthly and annual if you do complete your year commitment. Don’t bother wasting your money!
Listening responsive and innovative // home
by hpb&j on 2021/01/15 03:17
My experience with Shutterstock is first time in my life when I felt a corporation not only listened and responded to the needs of the individual, but also genuinely cared about the products and services derived from them. The continuous improvements made over the past two years speak volumes about the values and corporate culture it promotes.
Slow lightbox
by Becker Artshow on 2020/12/15 14:51
Search function works well - easy to filter. Adding an image to a lightbox is way too slow.
Oooo categories
by erinessex on 2020/11/30 18:03
Great updates. Love the categories on the search page <3
Outrageous fees
by Stacie570 on 2020/11/27 15:10
Due to covid I had to shut my business down. You can not just end your subscription you must call and get a agent to help you that doesn’t speak English btw. It sounds like she is saying to end your subscription it will cost you 400.00!! But it turns out she was saying 100.00 ! Witch is still unacceptable. This company will be in your pocket at every turn
Greedy, awful subscription based service.
by tmahurin on 2020/11/22 20:13
Signed up for a free trial and forgot to unsubscribe. Had to pay $30. Went into my account and selected to not renew my subscription, but they still charged me $30 the next month. I then found out the subscription is yearly even though you Chet charged monthly, and I had to pay an extra $20 to cancel what I intended to be a free trial. $80 for one image.
App is sooo SLOW!
by Jenkiddtx on 2020/11/03 06:00
I can’t even look at my saved collections on this App. I’ve even deleted the entire app & reinstalled, hoping it was an update glitch, as that’s when this problem first started- 3-4 months or so ago when the last update loaded. Everything is sooo bogged down, it’s easier just to go thru Chrome on my iPhone. Not worth the App space it takes up on my phone at this point. Huge waste.
Support
by ju2986 on 2020/11/02 02:56
I was charged and have no idea why! Tried to see if anything to cancel and didn’t find anything! Tried to email to get support and it doesn’t go through! 2 months charged and can’t cancel this! Since I don’t have a subscription I just need to know em what’s happening! I hope with the review they can get back to me, since other options are not working!!😡😡😡
Great Vectors
by MJ knowme on 2020/10/28 00:52
I love Shutterstock vectors they gave me great inspiration for my art....
CHARGED me after I cancelled half a month in advance
by vivi🖤 on 2020/10/27 10:26
I make a lot of stickers for scrapbooking so I looked into different sites to see where was the best to get free sticker sheets, I used my 10 free images but I found myself not being too fond of my selection so I cancelled my subscription about two weeks before it ended and got renewed. AUTO RENEW was OFF. Yet a couple days before I ended I was still charged for it. I had to call customer support and they told me it was a charge for the upcoming month, why would they charge me DAYS early if I had already turned off auto renewal??? The rep even agreed that It was good I called when I did but why would they even try to charge you i was so annoyed and it made me not even want to try out this platform in the future.
Not good pictures style
by raj patel okc on 2020/08/09 03:28
Better pinterest
Great selection
by Keith C 504 on 2020/08/06 15:35
It’s a great app, and a very large selection.
Ur here from TikTok
by phantom YT 61 subs on 2020/07/15 08:19
Yep
Ok
by abby wimbish on 2020/07/14 02:40
It is ok because like it is hard to find images because the same model “tab” only has like 5-10 pictures in it but then you see 10000 other pictures of them but you have to hunt down one picture Like I think the same model tab should be like the photographer tab it would make my life so much easier
$20 cancellation fee *BE AWARE*
by Hulahoop200 on 2020/06/25 20:32
I signed up a few hours ago on 6/25 so I could purchase 1 photo but was not able to because I had to purchase a plan. I did. I purchased the 10 images/month - annual plan for $29. Apparently, if you wish to cancel, there is a $20 cancellation fee. It’s very unfortunate that this company isn’t as flexible as Canva. I’m a teacher so I like to print photos to decorate my classroom or incorporate them into my teaching. Very disappointed that Shuttershock is more interested in taking money from customers rather than just allowing them to purchase a single item and NOT charge a cancellation fee if you sign up. If you do sign up, use the free trial CODE at checkout and can cancel without being billed for anything.
Should be 17+
by Argentina Buenos Aires Este on 2020/06/21 21:05
This app has lots of pornography so it should be for ages 17+ rather than 12+
Unfair
by EnDyk86 on 2020/06/02 05:31
Just unfair with artist partners !
You pay hardworking professional photographers a couple cents??
by Bc2socal on 2020/06/02 02:05
A couple cents for hard work, uploading, a trained eye, a lifetime of education, tens of thousands of dollars in equipment that constantly needs to be updated and maintained, countless hours of editing, uploading, keywords, categorizing, and descriptions. Someone in this equation is very very greedy and taking what little bit of food in the best of times could be bought with the already low prices you paid out only to be slashed by 60% or more.. There is a big movement with all the photographers to contact all the photo buyers to explain our position of how we are being taken advantage of.. I have 15 years experience and over 3000 pictures on Shutterstock, thousand of hours spent getting my pictures on Shutterstock and I would have made more money today picking up a bottle off the road and getting the deposit on it.
Poor option for buying photos
by reviewer87676 on 2020/06/02 01:23
Unhappy with the app and company. Would not recommend.
Seems scammy to me
by Zornichka on 2020/05/29 16:55
1 star
Greed, shameless
by WalterEgo1978 on 2020/05/28 12:31
This is a company that is taking in free content that they put zero money or effort into creating, editing, keywording, etc. and is now giving themselves a raise to an 85% commission. This leaves a pittance of 15% for the creators. The shutterstock head office is located in lavish, opulent space the Empire State Building, among the most expensive real estate in the planet. The new ceo is pulling in over a million a year in salary and bonuses. What they are doing to the longtime, loyal contributors that have come to rely on the income generated from years of hard work is inexcusable and they should be ashamed of themselves. Please consider Adobe, Alamy or Pond5 for your stock media purchases. They are the more “fair trade” of the options out there and you will be supporting the independent artists that need it, now more than ever. Thank you.
Good contributers leaving!
by KBell2010 on 2020/05/28 04:40
On May 26th Shutterstock suddenly gave its contributors a 6 day notice that they would cut their earning by 60%. They sent an unclear, haphazard communication (with one correction mail hours later) on how they would screw over the very people who make the content you love. Buyers : Please take your business to Adobestock, their fair payouts mean you'll always have beautiful up to date images
Stiffing the middle man
by Brandilyon on 2020/05/27 15:51
You thought getting paid 25 cents was bad. Just wait. SS just warned us in 6 days we’ll be getting compensated even less. Stating “Shutterstock aims to provide customers with competitive plans and pricing, while fairly compensating our contributors for the time and talent invested in the production of their work.” So now, making less than 25 cents and image is fair? For the sometimes hours of work I put into projects. This is absurd! Horrible excuse to insanely profit off of the ones make them all the money.
Not able to choose colors for search
by Trewal on 2020/05/17 15:43
Im not able to choose color during search for images, while on site this option is available
You can’t make decisions.
by student_designer on 2020/05/10 15:08
You can’t opt out of plans online, it has to be with their consent. I’ve never seen something like this in modern times!
Do not update
by userregor on 2020/05/02 02:46
Latest update you’re not able to save to your collections. Upon clicking the heart icon to save to your collection the app seems to be loading your collections forever. Super frustrating
Its ok if ur a pro I guess
by PreciousGift on 2020/04/27 18:56
It wont let me edit the pics, I’d rather get an app that lets me edit right when I download it, too many hoops to jump to get something simple done.
My go to for images!
by Susie Q Pop on 2020/02/17 00:58
It’s easy to love this app for the diversity and quality. Using it is easy. My graphic artist for my company swears by it.
So slow on Apple devices
by TC1319 on 2020/02/07 23:17
The app is so slow to load or eventually times out. Unable to use on iPad or iPhone
False Advertising
by Crashes Soon as it starts on 2020/01/20 11:28
No free images...Enough said
Dope!
by Macho Fingers on 2019/11/09 00:42
It’s Dope!
Review
by knkjjkkhgds on 2019/10/24 06:54
Good - little slow - from time to time dont’t work
Download from app
by townsbg on 2019/10/03 17:53
I am unable to download through the app pics I’ve purchased through the website.
Perfect for Graphic Designers!
by Vision Writer on 2019/09/05 20:20
As a freelance graphic designer, shutter stock is a must have to my arsenal of tools. Just love the vast selections of design and formats. Couldn’t run a successful business without it!
Great images
by girlbrain on 2019/08/04 13:37
I am finding everything I need !
Customer
by Fragile beauty on 2019/05/09 00:16
Lower the price and I’ll buy more
The company in charge is way to greedy
by Jo smo kklhguu on 2019/05/03 01:27
I’ve tried to use this company and it’s app to create content on YouTube and had my Channel taken down!!! Even when I’m using the royalty free pics. On top of that one of my favorite YouTuber thespiffingbrit who uses the same royalty free pics ( only showing them for 5 seconds or less at a time) is having his channel shut down by copyright strikes filed by shutterstock. They could just claim the video and get the revenue from it, instead they choose to strike multiple videos and force YouTube to shut down the channel. This is his lively hood and they are taking it all away because of greed.
It’s not stock ..it’s Shutterstock
by Saweet troy on 2019/04/19 20:23
Great app
Disappointed
by jeseegrn on 2019/03/26 22:22
When I first got this subscription I was able to download and edit 10 images per month. I was happy to pay the over the top price of $30 a month for that privilege. This lasted three months, then all of a sudden the subscription has changed...I am only able to download select images and I am unable to edit in this app. In order to get most images I have to pay additional fees...WTH. With the changes that you have made this app is way too expensive and a complete waste.
Can't download images purchased on desktop site
by MikuValor on 2019/03/17 21:50
I can't download the images I have previously paid for using shutterstock.com on my computer. When I try to download something it says "not redownloadable." When I go to the image and click on the download button it asks me to pay $9.99 for it again.
Doesn’t work on iOS
by anonto284738 on 2019/03/17 20:46
Apple has made it almost impossible to save photos to your phone... this app doesn’t make it any easier!
DOWNLOADED PNG AND THEY DIDNT DELIVER
by Christie888 on 2018/12/22 05:01
They promoted PNG file on their site over the app to find out the image has the shutter stock image on top and the checkers in the background after paying $40 for 4 images. Customer service said they’d give me a credit for 5 free pics and they didn’t neither will give you any money back for their lack of efficiency and error on their part. Oh, and if you call them they’ll be closed. If you have a project and are on a budget well, they can’t help you. This comment will stay this way to warn people of what they are getting selling products with their images on top and png checkers in the back promoting its a png when IT IS NOT. Neither they tell you that you need to have adobe photoshop to fix the image. What a joke. I am a business owner and as such I never tear my clients this way, especially if I’m at fault. I’ll make sure all my marketers know and are aware of such scam.
+97455666661
by Ahmaad1988 on 2018/11/18 02:36
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Amazing.
by HerculesJunior on 2018/11/06 00:34
All the reference an artist could ever ask for !
Not Free!!!
by Toot438 on 2018/10/24 19:05
Thought it was FREE downloads!!! Everything I click on says $14.99!! Not pleased at all!!
Shutterstock
by Gerald 35710 on 2018/10/08 23:57
Good
FANTASTIC
by Steve Laverson on 2018/09/26 04:38
Shutterstock puts me in creative control. Best on the market, period.
Terrible search engine
by curly.net on 2018/09/11 18:26
The images have absolutely nothing to do with the keywords
So bad
by Douglas dos Santos on 2018/08/26 15:21
So bad, Pinterest is better ever!!
Love
by BellaBelcheva on 2018/08/07 13:03
Love love
Be aware
by Don5146756 on 2018/07/17 19:55
Don’t waste your time or your money they’re fake they sell you “pictures images” that already on the web I purchased an image that cost $9.99 and Google penalized me for using an image that it’s not belong to me and that’s hurt my ranking on Google so be aware I contact them request for refund they denied the refund
Abundance of pictures!
by NVPraise on 2018/07/06 21:52
I am enjoying using the pictures. It's amazing how many artists contribute their work.
Does not show the best first
by MrFairUSA on 2018/07/05 02:04
Should show the best first
Addicting!
by Kenidaye on 2018/06/21 03:11
This app has been a catalyst for my inspiration in creating art! It’s great that I can store in categories of my own choosing and that it’s free to collect ideas. I love it.
It’s not free images
by Thatonegirlfromtheblock on 2018/06/13 05:26
It’s advertised it as free images but you have to pay 19.99 which after you trying to download it
Awful, not only they charge for the image you are required to have a subscription.
by VW0814 on 2018/05/20 13:21
I paid 9.99 for an image that was not able to download because I didn’t have a “valid subscription.” This “valid subscription” wasn’t needed to make the purchase.
Selam
by cengiz simsek on 2018/05/12 11:53
Bağdatla ilgili fotoraflar eski mistik fotoraflar
This app should improve over time as far as editing abilities
by Benny Bank on 2018/04/10 19:55
The app is pretty good, not as good as the OVER app
Finding specifics is like looking for a needle in a haystack!
by crazyscanner on 2018/01/08 07:46
Tagging is so disorganized. Trying to find the right images is like pulling my own tooth.
Great photos
by edeeboi on 2017/12/07 20:47
Excellent photos, artistically taken
Great source of useful images :)
by Duy1991hung on 2017/11/25 03:19
Great source. But there aren't recommendations for similar images/from the same artist on app.
A good assortment of pictures and vectors but a bit expensive
by EdRap on 2017/11/19 11:00
I have been a subscriber for several years and appreciate the depth of pictures and vectors just wish it cost less
Yes...IF the tables WERE turned
by firelance80 on 2017/11/15 03:10
Kpedney’s inability to understand is should bring sympathy. Shutterstock advertises a FREE app & royalty FREE images. You don’t find out the expense until AFTER you’ve registered and given your personal information to SS to do with as they will. That’s the usual price of anything FREE on the internet. Not necessarily from one that exacts fees. There is nothing FREE on this site/app that I could find. There are plenty of websites that do offer FREE image downloads of varying quality. No one denies Kpedny or others the right to try to recoup the expenses they have in doing photography. The complaint lies in the false representation of “royalty FREE images” that still incur a significant cost. I’m deleting the app, cancelling my account and, if I plan to pay for images, I will buy them from a site that doesn’t misrepresent itself. What’s not to understand? BTW, do you know the music and movie industries also incur costs? I’m sure you don’t expect to download their content for FREE either.
Farce!
by lualam on 2017/09/01 00:33
The pictures are fantastic. Every picture I clicked on I was told I needed to upgrade to a paid subscription. So I deleted it off my phone. To log out of the account was an impossible task!
Shutterstock Site
by Puffnagel on 2017/07/31 17:30
Great site! Great content! Works smoothly and is extremely user friendly!
Cool
by ninisha on 2017/07/26 09:37
Just perfect
Good but...
by aurorazayas on 2017/07/11 08:25
It's a good app but it should say that to download content you should pay. So it should be registered as an app that has in app charges.
Ok
by Kimberly Einstein on 2017/07/09 21:40
It's easy to search for images, and add them to collections. It's not easy to use other functionality like researching license agreements. The contact us feature didn't work and does not have a button to enable in my settings either.
Antonio & Jeannette
by Anthony&Jeanne on 2017/06/07 17:32
Antonio & Jeannette
Literally a waste of money
by StarFox❤️ on 2017/05/29 06:13
I downloaded this app for a game I have so it can help me with designing it's called episode. But I couldn't download anything at all even though I made an account I rate this zero stars until this issue is addressed. Do not download this app it's a waste of your time I'm sorry makers of this app but it's a waste of time 😡 😡 😡 😡
Not worth a look!
by Supereule on 2017/05/25 12:25
Created an account because it says so to be able to do anything but that is a lie! Even after creating an account, you can't do nothing! ZERO STARS
Used to work and now it doesn't!
by Sailor&Tink on 2017/05/18 07:16
Very disappointed! I've spent a lot of money with you guys and used to be able to download all the photos in my account onto my iphone as well. All the photos it used to show on my device have just disappeared and while the app shows all the photos I've purchased, when I try to download them to my iphone, it tells me "error not redownloadable" or that I need a paid subscription to access the photo. Please fix this ASAP!
Not working
by daniboucs on 2017/04/14 15:18
Can't download any pix since the latest update
Much better
by WokaWokaWoka on 2017/04/13 12:21
All the issues in my previous, 2 star review have been addressed. And I love the 1Password integration. Currently, my only gripes are: 1) Search filters get cleared every time I do a search. It's a pain, because I need vertical photos that include people, for non-editorial use, and that means a whole bunch of extra taps for every search. 2) I can't include negative search terms. If I don't want "isolated" (on white background) images, why can't I specify -isolated in the search?
Useful app
by Lauramdrn on 2017/04/06 00:45
I really enjoy pairing poetry with photos that deepen and enhance the text. Shutterstock is a great resource for my projects.
Not bad
by Kdove98 on 2017/03/18 17:15
When I first downloaded it was a little shaky but now it's very elegant and fast. Finding pictures and the personal recommendations based on what you've viewed is good. You don't have to buy hastily and I imagine you have to do that on the full site anyway but this app auto updates to the site really fast and makes browsing for that perfect picture easier than using the web app.
Listening responsive and innovative // home
by hpb&j on 2021/01/15 03:17
My experience with Shutterstock is first time in my life when I felt a corporation not only listened and responded to the needs of the individual, but also genuinely cared about the products and services derived from them. The continuous improvements made over the past two years speak volumes about the values and corporate culture it promotes.
You pay hardworking professional photographers a couple cents??
by Bc2socal on 2020/06/02 02:05
A couple cents for hard work, uploading, a trained eye, a lifetime of education, tens of thousands of dollars in equipment that constantly needs to be updated and maintained, countless hours of editing, uploading, keywords, categorizing, and descriptions. Someone in this equation is very very greedy and taking what little bit of food in the best of times could be bought with the already low prices you paid out only to be slashed by 60% or more.. There is a big movement with all the photographers to contact all the photo buyers to explain our position of how we are being taken advantage of.. I have 15 years experience and over 3000 pictures on Shutterstock, thousand of hours spent getting my pictures on Shutterstock and I would have made more money today picking up a bottle off the road and getting the deposit on it.
Greed, shameless
by WalterEgo1978 on 2020/05/28 12:31
This is a company that is taking in free content that they put zero money or effort into creating, editing, keywording, etc. and is now giving themselves a raise to an 85% commission. This leaves a pittance of 15% for the creators. The shutterstock head office is located in lavish, opulent space the Empire State Building, among the most expensive real estate in the planet. The new ceo is pulling in over a million a year in salary and bonuses. What they are doing to the longtime, loyal contributors that have come to rely on the income generated from years of hard work is inexcusable and they should be ashamed of themselves. Please consider Adobe, Alamy or Pond5 for your stock media purchases. They are the more “fair trade” of the options out there and you will be supporting the independent artists that need it, now more than ever. Thank you.
CHARGED me after I cancelled half a month in advance
by vivi🖤 on 2020/10/27 10:26
I make a lot of stickers for scrapbooking so I looked into different sites to see where was the best to get free sticker sheets, I used my 10 free images but I found myself not being too fond of my selection so I cancelled my subscription about two weeks before it ended and got renewed. AUTO RENEW was OFF. Yet a couple days before I ended I was still charged for it. I had to call customer support and they told me it was a charge for the upcoming month, why would they charge me DAYS early if I had already turned off auto renewal??? The rep even agreed that It was good I called when I did but why would they even try to charge you i was so annoyed and it made me not even want to try out this platform in the future.
Overpriced and terrible customer service
by kjlittlejohn on 2021/02/09 16:18
For an image download service, Shutterstock is way overpriced. The only reason I tried Shutterstock was because I have to create presentations regularly, and I like to use stock images in my presentations. The images from Shutterstock are average, nothing spectacular. The free images available through MS PowerPoint are of the same quality. Shutterstock is too expensive for what you get. For $50/mo, you get 10 downloads. You can sign up for the annual plan at $30/mo, but trying to cancel is like pulling teeth. You also have to pay the difference between the monthly and annual if you do complete your year commitment. Don’t bother wasting your money!
Perfect for Graphic Designers!
by Vision Writer on 2019/09/05 20:20
As a freelance graphic designer, shutter stock is a must have to my arsenal of tools. Just love the vast selections of design and formats. Couldn’t run a successful business without it!
I can’t copy a link of a collection and paste it in my email without going to the web browser
by Hunter Design on 2021/08/12 15:46
I wish I could copy the link to my collection in the app!!!! Why can’t I do that I don’t see it anywhere!!! So now I have to go to the browser and login again just copy the link? Please add this feature! Please let me know where I can do this so I can change my writing for this app! OK I’m looking around to see that in the description it says you can share your collections I have an iPhone 12+ so maybe this is just a feature that has been disabled in this phone please let me know guys
Yes...IF the tables WERE turned
by firelance80 on 2017/11/15 03:10
Kpedney’s inability to understand is should bring sympathy. Shutterstock advertises a FREE app & royalty FREE images. You don’t find out the expense until AFTER you’ve registered and given your personal information to SS to do with as they will. That’s the usual price of anything FREE on the internet. Not necessarily from one that exacts fees. There is nothing FREE on this site/app that I could find. There are plenty of websites that do offer FREE image downloads of varying quality. No one denies Kpedny or others the right to try to recoup the expenses they have in doing photography. The complaint lies in the false representation of “royalty FREE images” that still incur a significant cost. I’m deleting the app, cancelling my account and, if I plan to pay for images, I will buy them from a site that doesn’t misrepresent itself. What’s not to understand? BTW, do you know the music and movie industries also incur costs? I’m sure you don’t expect to download their content for FREE either.
Disappointed
by jeseegrn on 2019/03/26 22:22
When I first got this subscription I was able to download and edit 10 images per month. I was happy to pay the over the top price of $30 a month for that privilege. This lasted three months, then all of a sudden the subscription has changed...I am only able to download select images and I am unable to edit in this app. In order to get most images I have to pay additional fees...WTH. With the changes that you have made this app is way too expensive and a complete waste.
DOWNLOADED PNG AND THEY DIDNT DELIVER
by Christie888 on 2018/12/22 05:01
They promoted PNG file on their site over the app to find out the image has the shutter stock image on top and the checkers in the background after paying $40 for 4 images. Customer service said they’d give me a credit for 5 free pics and they didn’t neither will give you any money back for their lack of efficiency and error on their part. Oh, and if you call them they’ll be closed. If you have a project and are on a budget well, they can’t help you. This comment will stay this way to warn people of what they are getting selling products with their images on top and png checkers in the back promoting its a png when IT IS NOT. Neither they tell you that you need to have adobe photoshop to fix the image. What a joke. I am a business owner and as such I never tear my clients this way, especially if I’m at fault. I’ll make sure all my marketers know and are aware of such scam.
Stiffing the middle man
by Brandilyon on 2020/05/27 15:51
You thought getting paid 25 cents was bad. Just wait. SS just warned us in 6 days we’ll be getting compensated even less. Stating “Shutterstock aims to provide customers with competitive plans and pricing, while fairly compensating our contributors for the time and talent invested in the production of their work.” So now, making less than 25 cents and image is fair? For the sometimes hours of work I put into projects. This is absurd! Horrible excuse to insanely profit off of the ones make them all the money.
Subscriptions will Burn You
by TheGuyz on 2021/06/16 19:33
Decent platform with decent images but I am done being burnt with their auto renew features. If you purchase a subscription for ANYTHING you have to go in and turn off the auto renew feature or you’ll be continually billed month after month. To me when I purchase a 30 day subscription, I only want it for 30 days. Therefore this doesn’t work for me and I now use a competitors digital assets instead. Customer service is mediocre.
Needs to show remaining downloads
by JangoSnow on 2021/05/30 17:48
I currently need to log in thru a web browser to view how many downloads I have left for the month. Doesn’t look like the app shows that info. Also would be cool if there was Dropbox integration. Otherwise it works well!
App is sooo SLOW!
by Jenkiddtx on 2020/11/03 06:00
I can’t even look at my saved collections on this App. I’ve even deleted the entire app & reinstalled, hoping it was an update glitch, as that’s when this problem first started- 3-4 months or so ago when the last update loaded. Everything is sooo bogged down, it’s easier just to go thru Chrome on my iPhone. Not worth the App space it takes up on my phone at this point. Huge waste.
Greedy, awful subscription based service.
by tmahurin on 2020/11/22 20:13
Signed up for a free trial and forgot to unsubscribe. Had to pay $30. Went into my account and selected to not renew my subscription, but they still charged me $30 the next month. I then found out the subscription is yearly even though you Chet charged monthly, and I had to pay an extra $20 to cancel what I intended to be a free trial. $80 for one image.
Good contributers leaving!
by KBell2010 on 2020/05/28 04:40
On May 26th Shutterstock suddenly gave its contributors a 6 day notice that they would cut their earning by 60%. They sent an unclear, haphazard communication (with one correction mail hours later) on how they would screw over the very people who make the content you love. Buyers : Please take your business to Adobestock, their fair payouts mean you'll always have beautiful up to date images
You’re worth more than pennies
by Drummer4uva72894 on 2021/07/08 14:27
I’ve been selling on stock sites for quite awhile now, and shutterstock has to be at the bottom for me. They pay the least (quite literally pennies) and have the most stringent uploading regulations, and when rejected aren’t explained well enough at times…I highly suggest going to Twenty20 (ten times more enjoyable, and pays significantly more)
Can’t log in on phone
by macadoo67 on 2021/07/02 16:49
I created an account on my computer then downloaded the app to use and track on my phone and when I go to log in is says account and passwords don’t match. I changed password and tried again but still same issue! Seems this is only for laptop use!
Lazy reviewers.
by tired-0-whiners on 2021/03/15 11:48
Sent a photo in and was rejected for lack of editorial info. Corrected that and resent only to find out it had to much noise. Both could have been mentioned in the original rejection but I guess that would be to much trouble.
A good assortment of pictures and vectors but a bit expensive
by EdRap on 2017/11/19 11:00
I have been a subscriber for several years and appreciate the depth of pictures and vectors just wish it cost less
Not able to choose colors for search
by Trewal on 2020/05/17 15:43
Im not able to choose color during search for images, while on site this option is available
Addicting!
by Kenidaye on 2018/06/21 03:11
This app has been a catalyst for my inspiration in creating art! It’s great that I can store in categories of my own choosing and that it’s free to collect ideas. I love it.
My go to for images!
by Susie Q Pop on 2020/02/17 00:58
It’s easy to love this app for the diversity and quality. Using it is easy. My graphic artist for my company swears by it.
Abundance of pictures!
by NVPraise on 2018/07/06 21:52
I am enjoying using the pictures. It's amazing how many artists contribute their work.
Awesome photos and good pricing
by Truthologist on 2021/07/05 23:13
I truly appreciate the broad range of photos in the same industry/genre. The creativity and quality are top-tier.
Oooo categories
by erinessex on 2020/11/30 18:03
Great updates. Love the categories on the search page <3
Be aware
by Don5146756 on 2018/07/17 19:55
Don’t waste your time or your money they’re fake they sell you “pictures images” that already on the web I purchased an image that cost $9.99 and Google penalized me for using an image that it’s not belong to me and that’s hurt my ranking on Google so be aware I contact them request for refund they denied the refund
Slow lightbox
by Becker Artshow on 2020/12/15 14:51
Search function works well - easy to filter. Adding an image to a lightbox is way too slow.
Awful, not only they charge for the image you are required to have a subscription.
by VW0814 on 2018/05/20 13:21
I paid 9.99 for an image that was not able to download because I didn’t have a “valid subscription.” This “valid subscription” wasn’t needed to make the purchase.
Great images
by girlbrain on 2019/08/04 13:37
I am finding everything I need !
Do not update
by userregor on 2020/05/02 02:46
Latest update you’re not able to save to your collections. Upon clicking the heart icon to save to your collection the app seems to be loading your collections forever. Super frustrating
Suggestion
by Mu Mz on 2021/04/26 02:22
Very good i suggest to ability signing by different account at same time like instagram without logging out.
Great selection
by Keith C 504 on 2020/08/06 15:35
It’s a great app, and a very large selection.
Not Worth the Price
by Preachakidz on 2021/03/13 19:59
iStock has way better photos for the price. Also if you sign up for the monthly discount and cancel, they will charge you the difference for every month you took the discount. Would strongly NOT recommend.
Photo Privacy Bug
by asentientai on 2021/02/12 18:51
This latest update doesn’t work well with iOS’s photo privacy setting. I can’t download photos unless I select “Allow Access to All Photos” which is a privilege Shutterstock definitely doesn’t need.
Beware of Auto Renewal
by BigNazz on 2021/09/28 00:50
Shutterstock doesn’t just rip off creators it gets the customers too. Somehow my account always switches back to auto renew when I download. Watch those credit card bills closely. Used to be a good service. Shame.
Can’t cancel easily or get in touch with customer service easily.
by Datswegamuffin on 2021/04/29 14:15
Customer service is key!
Its ok if ur a pro I guess
by PreciousGift on 2020/04/27 18:56
It wont let me edit the pics, I’d rather get an app that lets me edit right when I download it, too many hoops to jump to get something simple done.
Download from app
by townsbg on 2019/10/03 17:53
I am unable to download through the app pics I’ve purchased through the website.
Amazing.
by HerculesJunior on 2018/11/06 00:34
All the reference an artist could ever ask for !
You can’t make decisions.
by student_designer on 2020/05/10 15:08
You can’t opt out of plans online, it has to be with their consent. I’ve never seen something like this in modern times!
Terrible
by Panda_biz on 2021/09/29 09:43
Do not use this application. There is no support. No answer to my problems after weeks!!!! They just disturb you by sending spam emails to take money from you.
Great source of useful images :)
by Duy1991hung on 2017/11/25 03:19
Great source. But there aren't recommendations for similar images/from the same artist on app.
So slow on Apple devices
by TC1319 on 2020/02/07 23:17
The app is so slow to load or eventually times out. Unable to use on iPad or iPhone
Fail
by modhawi alf on 2021/07/29 12:39
I can’t see my downloaded pics
Stay Away
by Abc123runrunrun on 2021/03/06 20:06
Over charged me. Promised a refund. Never delivered it. And have lied about the status of repeat. Their customer service does zero research into your account, merely read a script and promise a follow up that never occurs.
Support
by ju2986 on 2020/11/02 02:56
I was charged and have no idea why! Tried to see if anything to cancel and didn’t find anything! Tried to email to get support and it doesn’t go through! 2 months charged and can’t cancel this! Since I don’t have a subscription I just need to know em what’s happening! I hope with the review they can get back to me, since other options are not working!!😡😡😡
Doesn’t work on iOS
by anonto284738 on 2019/03/17 20:46
Apple has made it almost impossible to save photos to your phone... this app doesn’t make it any easier!
Farce!
by lualam on 2017/09/01 00:33
The pictures are fantastic. Every picture I clicked on I was told I needed to upgrade to a paid subscription. So I deleted it off my phone. To log out of the account was an impossible task!
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