Shutterstock launches its own contest for AI-generated images

Jan 22, 2024
Dunja Djudjic

AI is slowly finding its place in the art world, and Shutterstock has launched its first art contest devoted to AI creations. Titled Canvas of the Future, this competition invites you to harness the power of AI to visually depict a world aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

You can now edit photos with AI directly in Shutterstock’s library. And it sucks

Oct 27, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

After welcoming AI images and launching its own AI image generator, Shutterstock has now announced new AI-powered editing features. From now on, you can edit photos directly in its library, transforming any stock image you find into exactly the image you need. Or at least that was the original idea, because the execution is far from perfect.

Shutterstock offers full indemnification to businesses users of AI image generator

Jul 10, 2023
Alex Baker

Shutterstock, the popular stock photo site, has announced plans to provide full indemnification to business users of its AI art generator. The move aims to…

Meta sells Giphy to Shutterstock for $53 million after the UK order

May 24, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Back in 2021, the UK government ordered Meta to sell Giphy, and now the buyer has been announced. It’s Shutterstock, the famous stock photo company,…

Death of stock photography? Shutterstock launches its own AI image generator

Jan 26, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

Shortly after welcoming AI-generated images on its platform, Shutterstock has introduced its own AI image generator, Shutterstock.AI. In collaboration with OpenAI, Shutterstock now offers AI-generated…

Shutterstock discontinues Editor, but a new editing app is on the way

Nov 1, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

If you’ve been using Shutterstock Editor to create visual art and projects – say goodbye to the tool and your files. Shutterstock discontinued its Editor…

AI-generated stock images are coming to Shutterstock

Oct 25, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

AI-generated images have become a thing, they’re available to everyone, and it looks like they’re here to stay. So, Shutterstock decided to embrace them and…

Shutterstock acquires stock video platform Pond5 for $210 million

May 13, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

This After Turbosquid and PicMonkey, stock photo platform Shutterstock has acquired another company. This time, it’s Pond5, one of the major stock video platforms in…

Shutterstock bought photo and design editor PicMonkey for $110 million

Sep 10, 2021
Dunja Djudjic

Famous stock photo platform Shutterstock has announced the acquisition of PicMonkey, a web-based image editing and design platform. PicMonkey should be able to offer more…

Is photography going cameraless? Shutterstock buys CG market Turbosquid for $75,000,000

Jan 29, 2021
John Aldred

It’s been said for years that CG is coming to take away jobs from photographers and in some respects, that may be true. We know…