Question: How Does Shutterstock Licensing Work?

Which stock photo site pays the most?

AlamyWith over 60 million images, Alamy is the largest stock photo website, but they also pay well too.

Photographers earn 50% of every sale, and aren’t restricted to selling exclusively with Alamy..

How much money can you make selling photos?

In general, stock photos earn approximately 25-45 cents per image, per month.

Can you sell the same photo on different sites?

Readers often write in to ask if it’s ok to submit the same photo to multiple agencies. And the answer is a big YES. In fact, it’s a great idea to “play the field,” submitting photos to multiple agencies at the same time.

What images can I use for free?

24+ websites to find free images for your marketingUnsplash.Burst (by Shopify)Pexels.Pixabay.Free Images.Kaboompics.Stocksnap.io.Canva.More items…

Can I use Shutterstock images commercially?

At Shutterstock, you’ll see that editorial images are marked “Editorial Use Only”, which means that they can only be used for news or informational purposes. … This means you can use the image for merchandise, ads, product packaging, and any other for-profit activities.

How long can I use a Shutterstock image?

With the Shutterstock Image licenses, there is no set time frame for using the images after a download. With a Standard Image License, you can store those images for your own use.

Are photos on Shutterstock free?

Shutterstock Photos Are Royalty-Free Although there is a charge for Shutterstock images, once you have purchased them, they become what is known as royalty-free. This means that you are granted copyright to the intellectual property and have the license to use what you buy in multiple ways on multiple applications.

Is there a free version of Shutterstock?

If you look at the monthly rates, Shutterstock allows you to download only 10 images for $29/month. Now, that’s a pretty steep price to pay, and not all of us can afford it. Thankfully, there are websites which allow us to download royalty-free images for free.

Because Shutterstock offers royalty-free licensing, not even our strongest licenses (Enhanced and Premier) allow photos, illustrations or vectors to be used as a logo, as part of a logo or as a trademark.

What is Shutterstock standard license?

All our online image subscriptions, whether for individuals or for teams, come equipped with the Standard License, granting worldwide and perpetual use of the images you license. You can also purchase On-demand packs of Standard License images.

Why is Shutterstock so expensive?

Shutterstock is expensive mainly due to the size of their database, and the fact that they let photographers sell their images on their platform. There is almost no way that you will not find the image you are looking for on their platform, but it may take a while.

Can you make a living on Shutterstock?

Contributors always earn a percentage of the price Shutterstock receives for licensing their images, ranging from 15% up to 40% across 6 levels. As a contributor, you graduate through the levels based on your download count in a calendar year.

What is considered commercial use of photos?

Commercial use of a photograph usually occurs when the picture of the person has been used purely for “advertising purposes.” While the photograph of a person may be used for something that is sold for profit, such as in a book or a print, that is not the test for a commercial use.

How much do you get paid per photo on Shutterstock?

Shutterstock pays you 25 to 38 cents every time one of your images is downloaded, based on your earnings tier. The on demand plan lets customers purchase an image pack under the standard or enhanced license. These images must be downloaded within a year of the purchase date.

Can I use Shutterstock images on Amazon?

Yes! The Enhanced License permits you to use images on merchandise, whether that merchandise is intended for sale, or given away for free. There are no limits on the number of times you can use the image on your merchandise.

Is it worth becoming a Shutterstock contributor?

Over the years, Shutterstock has paid out over $500 million to contributors, so it’s a good idea to get involved. I personally earn around $700 USD a month, so if you are wondering how much can I earn with stock photography: well, the sky really is the limit.

Can I buy 1 Shutterstock image?

You can only purchase one Shutterstock image at a time. Each time you purchase, you have to enter your payment details. Payments are one-time only, meaning that there are no recurring or subscription payments. You cannot purchase the same image twice.