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Shutterstock Alternatives & Competitors

(431)4.5 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Shutterstock? Tons of people want Stock Photos Websites . iStock, PixaBay, Adobe Stock, and 123RF are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Shutterstock.

Top Alternatives to Shutterstock

  • iStock
  • PixaBay
  • Adobe Stock
  • 123RF
  • Storyblocks

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Shutterstock

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  1. iStock

    (74)4.1 out of 5

    iStock provides stock photos and imagery collections for advertising and graphic design as well as print and online publishing.

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  2. iStock provides stock photos and imagery collections for advertising and graphic design as well as print and online publishing.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    UE
    Getty images has a great collection of stock photos at a reasonable price. I've used them several times to purchase larger high quality images for clients.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, iStock is:

    More expensive
    #2
    #2
  3. PixaBay

    (96)4.4 out of 5

    Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

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  4. Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    AN
    It's a great resources including a lot of images that are royalty free and don't require attribution. It helps you design well and make sure you are aren't spending costly resources on paid images...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, PixaBay is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. Adobe Stock

    (64)4.4 out of 5

    Preview watermarked images inside your designs first. Then license, access and manage them directly within Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and other Adobe desktop apps.

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  6. Preview watermarked images inside your designs first. Then license, access and manage them directly within Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and other Adobe desktop apps.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    LV
    My team and I create stunning graphics using adobe stock as our database to gather images, artwork, and vector art. We’ve used shutterstock in the past, which was great but adobe stock was more...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Adobe Stock is:

    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    Easier to set up
    #4
    #4
  7. 123RF

    (18)4.4 out of 5

    123RF has helped a wide clientele of individuals and businesses tell their stories using creative imagery, sounds and motion contributed by talents from around the world.

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  8. 123RF has helped a wide clientele of individuals and businesses tell their stories using creative imagery, sounds and motion contributed by talents from around the world.

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    Jennifer P.
    JP
    Reasonable subscription plan, ability to purchase on-demand credits for future use. Variety of images, videos, etc. Their folder system is easy to navigate and save content for future use or...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, 123RF is:

    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #5
    #5
  9. Storyblocks

    (15)4.8 out of 5

    Storyblocks is a marketplace for royalty-free stock media assets.

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  10. Storyblocks is a marketplace for royalty-free stock media assets.

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    RS
    Anything you might possibly need. Video, Audio, Photo, or SFX you can always find what you need.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Storyblocks is:

    Better at support
    #6
    #6
  11. JumpStory

    (65)4.3 out of 5

    With JumpStory™ you get one simple license, one low price and 25 million authentic looking photos, videos, icons and vectors to choose from … with unlimited downloads!

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  12. With JumpStory™ you get one simple license, one low price and 25 million authentic looking photos, videos, icons and vectors to choose from … with unlimited downloads!

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    Stuart R.
    SR
    The natural photos are great. These are candid photos so they are taken in real moments. Not a studio.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, JumpStory is:

    Better at support
    #7
    #7
  13. Pexels

    (35)4.7 out of 5

    High-resolution photo marketplace.

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  14. High-resolution photo marketplace.

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    Renée B.
    RB
    I love the fact that I can find virtually any photo I want. They are all beautiful.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Pexels is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #8
    #8
  15. Dreamstime

    (13)4.3 out of 5

    Dreamstime is a marketplace for stock photos and royalty-free images.

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  16. Dreamstime is a marketplace for stock photos and royalty-free images.

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    UE
    The quality of the video, photography and illustration content is superior to other stock. The search features are also fast, intuitive and refined.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Dreamstime is:

    Better at support
    #9
    #9
  17. Depositphotos

    (26)4.3 out of 5

    Depositphotos is a global marketplace for stock photographs, vector images and video.

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  18. Depositphotos is a global marketplace for stock photographs, vector images and video.

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    UD
    Considering how cheap the photos are, there's quite a large range to choose from and the quality is pretty decent. The interface is simple to use and you can choose any size for the same price....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Depositphotos is:

    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    Easier to set up
    #10
    #10
  19. Unsplash

    (37)4.8 out of 5

    Unsplash is a marketplace for high resolution images.

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  20. Unsplash is a marketplace for high resolution images.

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    Kaitlyn F.
    KF
    Lots of great content and creators. A lot of options to choose from.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Unsplash is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    Better at support
    #11
    #11
  21. Alamy

    (7)3.6 out of 5

    Alamy is the world's most diverse stock photo collection with over 140 million stock images, vectors and videos. Find everything everyone else has and a whole load more, from the everyday to the niche. Images are sourced from over 60,000 individual photographers and 600 picture agencies from around the world. 100,000 new images added everyday, keeping the collection fresh and up to date. With the fastest website in the industry it's quick to find what you're looking for. Great imagery, amazing service and flexible pricing.

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  22. Alamy is the world's most diverse stock photo collection with over 140 million stock images, vectors and videos. Find everything everyone else has and a whole load more, from the everyday to the niche. Images are sourced from over 60,000 individual photographers and 600 picture agencies from around the world. 100,000 new images added everyday, keeping the collection fresh and up to date. With the fastest website in the industry it's quick to find what you're looking for. Great imagery, amazing service and flexible pricing.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    MB
    What I like best is ironically what I also like least. That is the sheer number of photos that come up when you type in a simple search phrase. I like having so many options to choose from, but it...Read more
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    #12
  23. Flickr

    (106)4.1 out of 5

    Stunning photos and stories, event announcements, latest news, and much more from within the Flickr community.

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  24. Stunning photos and stories, event announcements, latest news, and much more from within the Flickr community.

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    AM
    My 2 great passions are graphic design and photography, Flickr gave me the opportunity to know the work of other photographers around the world with whom I have shared experiences and received...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Flickr is:

    Slower to reach roi
    #13
    #13
  25. Bigstock

    (28)4.1 out of 5

    Find millions of awesome royalty-free stock photos and vectors. Affordable high-res stock photography.

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  26. Find millions of awesome royalty-free stock photos and vectors. Affordable high-res stock photography.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    UA
    Simply put, I LOVE how wide the variety Big Stock currently has in literally every single area I can think of. We do a lot of branding and idea implementation, but this site really has it all, and...Read more
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    #14
  27. Crello

    (83)4.5 out of 5

    Crello is a visual editor designed to simplify the design process designed to eliminate the need for complex design tools to create visuals.

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  28. Crello is a visual editor designed to simplify the design process designed to eliminate the need for complex design tools to create visuals.

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    Oswar N.
    ON
    I manage various fanpages and social networks of different businesses. And although I use Illustrator and Photoshop, time and mobility did not allow me to create art in those programs. But I met...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Crello is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More usable
    Better at support
    #15
    #15
  29. Burst by Shopify

    (40)4.6 out of 5

    Free stock photos for websites and commercial use. Burst is a free stock photo platform that is powered by Shopify.

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  30. Free stock photos for websites and commercial use. Burst is a free stock photo platform that is powered by Shopify.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    UI
    I can't even tell you how many times Burst by Shopify has been an asset to my projects. The high quality images available on Burst make them the perfect choice for professional and personal...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Burst by Shopify is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
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    #16
  31. Yay Images

    (52)4.9 out of 5

    Yay Images hails from Norway as one of the first microstock agencies, providing high-quality licensed stock media since 2008. Featuring a collection of 11M photographs, 1.2M vectors/graphics, and 200K videos for businesses, startups, marketing agencies, and media organizations around the world. With a growing contributor base of over 18,000 global photographers, Yay Images adds hundreds of thousands of new photos and videos every month.

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  32. Yay Images hails from Norway as one of the first microstock agencies, providing high-quality licensed stock media since 2008. Featuring a collection of 11M photographs, 1.2M vectors/graphics, and 200K videos for businesses, startups, marketing agencies, and media organizations around the world. With a growing contributor base of over 18,000 global photographers, Yay Images adds hundreds of thousands of new photos and videos every month.

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    UM
    I like YayImages a lot. It's comparable to Shutterstock etc, but it's cheaper, way better pictures, great searchability. We've pulled many thousands of images from it at this point and love it.

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Yay Images is:

    Better at support
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
    #17
    #17
  33. Flaticon

    (38)4.7 out of 5

    Flaticon is a database of free vector icons directly to Photoshop.A tool that converts icons into web fonts.

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  34. Flaticon is a database of free vector icons directly to Photoshop.A tool that converts icons into web fonts.

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    CL
    I like that there are many styles of icons, and variants of only one, line, color, or only black and white. Also that it is very easy to use just select and download the one I like the most

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Flaticon is:

    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    Easier to admin
    #18
    #18
  35. Pond5

    Pond5 is the worlds largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. As the only content marketplace that meaningfully shares licensing revenue with its contributing artists, Pond5 is driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 60,000 professional visual and audio creators, providing a platform where their creative work can flourish, and helping them to make a sustainable living.

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  36. Pond5 is the worlds largest, most vibrant video-first content marketplace, providing filmmakers, creators, and producers of all kinds with the content, inspiration, and tools they need to improve their projects. As the only content marketplace that meaningfully shares licensing revenue with its contributing artists, Pond5 is driven by a commitment to its passionate and growing global community of more than 60,000 professional visual and audio creators, providing a platform where their creative work can flourish, and helping them to make a sustainable living.

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    #19
  37. Vimeo Stock

    (16)4.5 out of 5

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  38. Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    UP
    Greta app very helpful to share content and create

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, Vimeo Stock is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    #20
    #20
  39. picjumbo

    (11)4.1 out of 5

    Download free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use. picjumbo is free stock photo site created in 2013 by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek. It all started when all of the regular stock photo sites rejected his photos for "lack of quality".

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  40. Download free high-resolution images for personal and commercial use. picjumbo is free stock photo site created in 2013 by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek. It all started when all of the regular stock photo sites rejected his photos for "lack of quality".

    Categories in common with Shutterstock:

    UM
    I like that images are free to download and use for personal/commercial purposes. When viewing an image that I am interest in, I do like how they also show you similar images so you can find...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Shutterstock, picjumbo is:

    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements