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 1.11.1

We’ve made an exciting improvement to the way photographers, videographers and illustrators sign-up to Shutterstock.

You can now sign-up for Shutterstock directly through the Contributor app, making it quick and easy to start uploading your content right away.

If you have suggestions, comments, or wish to report an issue, please email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.8K Ratings
2.8K Ratings
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.

Chitanian ,

High Unapproved Rating

Too many pics don’t get approved because the title is not descriptive enough, or supposedly not in english, even though it is. Or title doesn’t describe the image. We are artists, we title a picture how we feel like it should be titled. As a creator, song writer, photographer, producer, it just bothers me that a majority of my pictures get declined because of the title.. It should be based on the quality of the photo, not the title or description. Two people could see the same image and title it and describe it in two different ways.. and I don’t see a rename title or rewrite a description feature to update it once it gets declined. I just get frustrated because most of my pictures get declined for the wrong reasons. Very few seem to have legitimate reasons to be declined.

use my code to sign up ,

Couldn’t upload photo

I tried many times to upload my photo but the app kept making me fail due to redundant keywords. When i was uploading my photo it says that I can add up to 50 keywords so I did 49 and hit the submit and failed message appeared. So i cut half of my keywords and saved submitted again but still kept failing. Then restarted app tried again failed again. Decided to decrease my keywords to 10 but still kept showing me redundant keywords message. Then visited help center which says app uploading process may delayed so I could try some time later. I tried an hour later again and still failing to submit my photo. That’s what it is.


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54.6 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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