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 Shutterstock_2012_logoAre you currently subscribed to a stock photo website? If you do not have a primary image source yet, you should consider creating a Shutterstock free browse account that will allow you to purchase images on demand and access some of the stock site’s images. However, if you are looking to find everything you need, you should consider subscribing to an image plan that will give you access to the entire collection and let you download images with no daily limits.

Aside from the image packages, the stock photo website also offers Shutterstock plans. These plans cater to everyone’s creative needs and budget. You do not have to compromise quality over price anymore. The stock site has everything you are looking for. From stock images to music clips, all you need is a subscription to access over 80 million stock content. Let us help you decide which Shutterstock plans you should get:

shutterstock plans

  • Determine your creative needs. How many images do you need to jump-start or complete your creative projects? The number of images you need should help you determine which subscription plan to get. If you only need a few images for a short period of time, you can do away with an image pack. However, if you need more than a couple hundred images in a month, you should try the monthly plan. If you have consistent creative needs, a yearly plan is the best option for you. It gives you a regular stream of images at 350 and 750 depending on how many you need.
  • Determine the number of users. If you are working with a team, you should consider how many members you have. Shutterstock offers Team Plans that allow you to collaborate with other users through a shared team account. This plan allows you to download 750 images per month with prices that vary according to the number of users. It starts with $299 for 2 users, with a hundred dollars added to every extra user.
  • Determine the purpose of your images. What do you need the images for? If you are looking to use the images on typical cases, you should get a subscription plan based on your creative needs, budget and number of users. However, if you have special creative needs – perhaps a bigger audience, larger print runs and merchandise for sale – you should get an Extended License.

Most of all, you should consider your budget. The number of images, the number of users and the type of license do not matter if you do not have the money to spend. Ask yourself how much you are willing and able to spend before anything else in order to choose the best Shutterstock plans for your creative projects.