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

ShutterstockPulsing Fish Under The Boat by Kristina Vackova

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

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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