Tuesday, July 23, 2024

How to Download Free Shutterstock Images?

Shutterstock is beyond doubt one of the best websites to get high-quality stock photos of any kind for commercial or personal use. There are over 360+ million images to choose from. However, the issue is these come with a watermark and one has to pay to get pictures without a watermark. However, this article aims to offer solutions to download free Shutterstock images from the Internet.

Download Free Shutterstock Images without Watermark

Here is how to download Shutterstock images without watermark in 2023 in three different ways:

Method 1

  • Click generate link
  • Click on the Download button that will appear below the general link as soon as the image is ready for download
  • The image will be downloaded without the watermark

Please note for different websites the format to download may be a bit different but the essence remains the same. It may be a possibility that there will be ads or popups which can be skipped or needs to be watched for some time before the timer goes off.

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Method 2

Shutterstock offers a one-month trial for all new registrations. Visit the website and log in after registration and click on Start Free Trial. It would ask for payment details and billing address which need to be filled up. However, no amount will be deducted. Click on Complete checkout.

Download free shutterstock images 1

Now since the free trial has been activated the user can download 10 free images or vectors without watermark within the next 30 days. Once the 30 days are over the card will be charged for next month’s usage in advance. To avoid being billed for the next month, cancel the free trial at least four days before the trial period ends.

Method 3

Shutterstock sends one free vector and one free image to everybody who has subscribed it its newsletter to receive promotional offers.

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Alternatives of Shutterstock

Many other websites also offer high-quality images without the watermark for free. Here is a list of these websites:

  • Pexels
  • Unsplash
  • MorgueFile
  • LittleVisuals
  • New Old Stock
  • Skitterphoto
  • IM Free
  • Gratisography
  • Jay Mantri
  • Public Domain Archive
  • Picography
  • Free Images
  • SuperFamous
  • Picjumbo
  • Getrefe
  • Foodiesfeed

Looking for free stock videos- Read: Create Visual Masterpieces with Free Stock Video Footage


We hope now you have got an idea on how to download free shutterstock images. 

However, the first method is the most effective one to download free Shutterstock images for the long term. But it should be done with caution to not commit copyright violations which can attract hefty fines to pay. It is always better to download from websites that give images for free legally or to pay for the images to download from Shutterstock.

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Dipanita Bhowmick
Dipanita Bhowmick
Dipanita Bhowmick: I am a content writer with 13+ years of experience in various genres, allowing me to adapt my writing style to diverse topics and audiences. Alongside my passion for creating engaging content, I have a deep interest in esoteric knowledge, constantly exploring the mystical and unconventional realms for inspiration along with spiritual and personal growth.

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