Ever wondered how you can obtain FREE Shutterstock images without the Shutterstock watermark? We have you covered!
What is Shutterstock?
Shutterstock basically work to provide you with Royalty-Free Images. Royalty-Free images basically means they are copyright free and you can use them on your commercial projects without fear of any form of legal implications. Of course, these images do not come free as they have a price associated with them. This basically means, if you have a talent in graphic design, you can consider submitting Royalty-Free images to Shutterstock to earn Royalty Fees.
How do I get FREE Shutterstock Images?
Learning to get yourself free Shutterstock image can save you A LOT of money! For On Demand license for just 5 images would’ve easily costed you $49 and their 10 monthly images would’ve costed you $29 USD! It becomes apparently clear that Shutterstock images are meant for corporate companies who worry about legal implications and Shutterstock’s main consumer base are corporate companies. Unfortunately, we’re simply individual users who require to use their images for whatever non-commercial purposes and do not require such a license. That’s where this tool comes in.
Before I get on, you will need to learn how you can access the Access Token of a particular Shutterstock image that you need. We’ll be providing you with the tutorial on getting your own Free Shutterstock Image.
Obtaining your Access Token for Facebook Ads:
Step 1: Create your Facebook Ads Account.
Step 2: Select your Ads account first.
Step 3: Once you’re at your Ads Account, if you’re on Google Chrome, right click and select ‘View Page Source’.
Step 4: Once you’re here, use the keyboard shortcut: CTRL + F and type this into the search box: ‘access_token’ without the ‘ sign. You will see more than 1 result but that is no problem.
This method basically exploits the Facebook Ads method allowing you to expose the image’s non-watermarked form through Facebook’s Open Graph API. The reason why Shutterstock allows this is unknown, but I wouldn’t hesitate to capitalize on this opportunity.