Shutterstock Contributor 4+

Shutterstock Inc.

    • Free



Visual artists, photographers, and content creators- earn money in your creative field no matter where you are in the world. This is the Shutterstock Contributor app. We can't wait to showcase your incredible content, so you can earn money through your creative work.

Made exclusively for approved Shutterstock artists, upload new images to the platform directly on the app to earn money through your craft. Access the app to see how potential customers interact with your portfolio and uploaded content. Educate yourself on what's trending in the creative content world, and what visuals you should be creating and selling next.

Image Submission Made Easy
Upload and submit images straight from your phone. It's that easy to earn money on the go!

Earnings & Activity
Monitor your sales, as well as the performance of your creative portfolio and work.

Customer Insights & Data
See what's being downloaded from your portfolio, get notified when your images are being looked at, and see what customers are purchasing around the world. The more you know, the better!

Not on Shutterstock yet? Visit to apply now. We can't wait to have you be a part of our creative community.

What’s New

Version 2.3

Bug fixes and minor enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

MicheleMidnight ,

Great for uploads on the go

I went 4 stars only because the app is little limited. Otherwise I am very satisfied!

PRO: The huge advantage IS being able to upload while on the road. As long as you have wifi or data, it works well. I have heard some people think it is compressing images, but when I double check on my computer, they look fine to me! That could be their device settings, not the app. It also updates earnings and sales, sometimes before I even get notification of a sale on my phone. Phone is set for notifications and not my iPad. Just an FYI, notifications seemed to blank out volume in spots when shooting video footage!

CON: Does not have all the options of the browser version. I wish I could move photos to the published folders on the app! Still logging in computer for management.

Pw95 ,

Basics are good but lots of UX issues

Overall the app is a great idea. Yet, lots of problems still. Would say this is a MVP at best. 1. Let me work on more than 10 pictures at the time. 2. Let me copy keywords. 3. Let me not just save multiple at the time but also submit them all at once. UX on this is pretty disappointing. 4. App crashes frequently or tries to upload for several days (not a network issue, other apps uploading don’t have issues and tested connection) saying “starting upload...” as it is loading...for hours per picture. 5. Why can’t I change profile settings (such as payment details) in the app? It’s always opening a browser window. If I keep getting redirected to the website I can just use my browser from the start and skip the app. Please take this feedback into consideration and make some serious improvements to the app, for the benefit of you (Shutterstock) and me (user/customer). Would be very appreciated!

Kochampftt ,

Decent Contributor

I’ve been a contributor with ShutterStock for a couple years now. It has its ups and downs and I haven’t quite figured out how to get consistent sales yet even with a couple thousand photos. But, sometimes I hit it big and sometimes I make 37 cent. It’s fun, easy, and only soaks up as much time in a day or week as I personally want it too which makes doing this convenient. That said, I wish ShutterStock would change a few things just to be a bit more consistent on pricing. Otherwise, the app itself works great.

App Privacy

The developer, Shutterstock Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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