Shutterstock passes 500 million sold images and every second 4 images are being licensed

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As stock photo agency Shutterstock announced this week, the number of image licenses sold in their company history surpassed 500 million photos to date, illustrations and vector graphics.

In the last year alone, Shutterstock has licensed more than 100 million images to their customers – media companies, advertising agencies or small companies in need of imagery for their websites, advertisements or editorial content. On average, every second 4 images are being licensed through Shutterstock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

“The best marketplaces are built on simplicity and that’s what we work toward everyday,” said Jon Oringer, founder and CEO of Shutterstock on the continuing success of their platform.

In their blog, Shutterstock published an entertaining article putting that big number into perspective by comparing it to other huge numbers.

Shutterstock is one of the biggest players in the image licensing industry these days. Media companies, advertising agencies or small businesses can find more than 48 million images provided by 70,000 artists for using them in their websites, print material, ads or to illustrate their editorial content.


Amos Struck
Amos Struck

Amos Struck, a renowned expert with over two decades in the stock photography industry, is known for his profound expertise in both stock imagery and artificial intelligence (AI). He is the founder of and a driving force behind the innovative AI-driven platform, His pioneering work in visual AI is marked by co-founding Ximilar AI. Amos also established the Microstock Expo Conference, a key event in the stock photography sector. As a regular speaker at major industry conferences like DMLA and a prominent member of CEPIC, he consistently contributes to the industry's growth and evolution through a blend of technological innovation and market insight.

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