Shutterstock is launching a new “self-serve” API offering which enables developers and SMBs to start building products and features that integrates Shutterstock’s content, tools and services.
The self-serve API is a major step forward in Shutterstock’s ongoing commitment to delivering a global creative platform that empowers customers with compelling content, innovative tools and services. Until now, Shutterstock’s API was only available at an enterprise level and already powers native integrations with leading companies such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Wix and more.
For the first time, developers, startups, and small and mid-sized businesses can build products and features that seamlessly integrate Shutterstock’s image collection and enable in-app image reselling, providing an additional revenue stream for customers when their end-users license and download images.
“With more than 10,000 developers already building applications using Shutterstock’s high-quality content and innovative search technology, there is a clear demand for increased access and support to further serve our growing community of developers, startups and small and mid-sized businesses,” said Alex Reynolds, Shutterstock’s General Manager of Platform Solutions. “The self-serve API subscription plans empower anyone to easily integrate Shutterstock content and tools into their products and applications at any time and from anywhere.”
Self-serve API features include:
• the ability to preview, license, and resell images, providing a new revenue stream to developers and businesses
• one million royalty-free images, growing to more than 15 million images
• advanced search capabilities including granular search filters, robust metadata, conditional queries, and support for 21 languages
• free access to test Shutterstock’s API image search and image preview
The self-serve API is the latest offering in Shutterstock’s ongoing commitment to deliver a global creative platform that empowers customers with compelling content, and innovative tools and services. The existing Shutterstock API powers native integrations with leading companies such as Google, Facebook, IBM, Wix and more.