partners with royalty-free image provider
January 17, 2013 partners with royalty-free image provider

NEW YORK — The stock, archival and news footage search engine has added over 800,000 preview clips from Shutterstock. 
The alliance allows users to screen preview clips from Shutterstock’s stock footage collection, and gives Shutterstock an opportunity to reach a new and growing user base worldwide for its stock footage licensing business. 
Shutterstock sounrces content from over 35,000 approved image contributors in more than 100 countries. The company provides a licensable digital content library of more than 20 million images and 800,000 video clips. All clips have been vetted by a member of Shutterstock’s review team for standards of quality and relevance, and are offered on a royalty-free basis at affordable rates. has grown rapidly over the last several years to become one of the world’s largest online stock footage databases. 

"We’re working with some of the best cinematographers in the world to build out our stock footage collection,” notes Ben Pfeifer, VP new business for Shutterstock. “Over the last two years, we’ve doubled the size of our footage collection while maintaining the highest standards of quality. Our partnership with helps us showcase our world-class footage to the widest possible audience of filmmakers, agency producers and creative professionals around the globe.” 
“We are thrilled to have Shutterstock on the search and screening platform,” adds David Seevers,’s chief marketing officer. “Shutterstock is a true leader in the royalty-free image licensing business. They’ve leveraged cutting-edge technology and innovative business models to make high-quality images and footage available at affordable prices, and we think that users will be as excited as we are to find their clips on our site.” 
Shutterstock recently launched a new version of its footage homepage, bringing new life to the experience. New features include easy access to recent searches and recently viewed clips, quick links to customer account details and billing and download histories, and timely curated galleries from Shutterstock’s content team.