Shutterstock Integration

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Shutterstock is an American provider of stock photography, stock footage, stock music and editing tools. The Shutterstock integration automatically uploads licensed assets from your Shutterstock account (or multiple accounts) to your Bynder DAM for a centralized asset management experience.

How to enable this connector/ integration in your portal?

Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more about enabling this integration and any associated costs.

Who can set up this integration?

Once enabled, users with the following permission can enable and configure this integration:

How to Set up the Integration

  1. Navigate to brand_guidelines_image_settings.png Settings > Advanced settings > Portal settings.

  2. Click Browse Integrations in the left sidebar, then Configure in the Shutterstock section.

  3. Enter a Name for this configuration and click Save.

  4. Review the information, then click Next.

  5. If you've already configured a Bynder connection, it will be selected. If not, select New Authentication to add your Bynder credentials:

    • Your authentication name: Enter a name for the authentication. 

    • Domain: Enter your unique domain by copying the URL of your Bynder portal (including https://).


    If you want to connect more than one Shutterstock account, you will need to configure a new Shutterstock workflow for each account you want to set up.

  6. Click Create.

  7. [optional] Include videos?: If you want Shutterstock videos to be uploaded to your Bynder account, check the box to Include videos.
  8. [optional] Send To Waiting Room?: You can choose if assets should be sent to the waiting room or uploaded directly to the Asset Bank.

    • Check the box if you want assets from Shutterstock to go to the waiting room for approval.

    • Leave the box unchecked to send all assets directly to the Asset Bank.

  9. [optional] Sync after a date: You can control which assets are uploaded to Bynder based on when they were licensed. 

    • If a date is selected, only assets licensed after that date will be uploaded.

    • If left blank, all licensed assets will be uploaded to the DAM.

  10. Select New authentication to add your Shutterstock credentials, then click Create.

  11. Sync organization assets: If your profile has permission to view organization assets, you can import all assets across your entire organization.

    • Select True to sync all organizational assets.

    • Select False to sync assets licensed by the authenticated user only. 

  12. Click Next.
  13. Metaproperties: If you want to map certain Shutterstock license or asset metadata to your Bynder metaproperties you can do so by following these steps:

    1. Click Add Custom Field Mapping

    2. Click Choose an option under Shutterstock Field and select a field from the dropdown.

    3. Then, Choose an option under the Bynder Metaproperty that you’d like to map it to.

    4. Click Next.
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If you leave this section blank, only the default metadata will map to Bynder. Learn more here

How to use the integration

After configuration, all licensed images (and videos, if enabled) for the connected Shutterstock account will begin to upload to your Bynder DAM. Moving forward, any licensed asset will automatically upload to Bynder roughly 2 hours after you license it.

If you delete a Shutterstock asset from the Bynder DAM it will not automatically be reuploaded to your Bynder DAM. If you delete a Shutterstock asset from your Shutterstock account or if your license expires, it will not automatically be deleted from Bynder.

Edit the Integration

You can edit the configuration if you want to disable the integration, update your Shutterstock settings, sync (or no longer sync) videos, or edit your Shutterstock credentials.

  1. Navigate to Settings > Advanced settings > Portal settings.
  2. Click Active Integrations in the left sidebar, then Edit in the section of the connection that you would like to update.
  3. Make your changes, then click Save.

Metaproperty Information

The following metaproperties will automatically update with the following details. Ensure that the metaproperties are enabled in your Bynder taxonomy in order for the information to map. 

You can map additional Shutterstock metadata to Bynder metaproperties during the integration configuration. 

  • Description: Shutterstock Title information
  • Tags: Shutterstock, author/photographer name, and the Shutterstock ID


What types of files are supported?

  • Images, vectors, and video (optional) are supported for the Shutterstock integration.

What happens to the asset if I delete it from my Bynder portal (or vice versa)?

  • If you delete an asset from your Bynder portal, it will remain in your Shutterstock account, and if you delete an asset from your Shutterstock account or the license expires, it will remain in your Bynder portal.

Once I connect my Shutterstock account to Bynder, how long will it take to see my assets in Bynder

  • The updates will run on a ~2-hour interval - so every ~2 hours, your Shutterstock assets will be pushed to your Bynder portal.

Is a specific Shutterstock account type required for the integration?

  • No, any account type will work for the integration.

What if we have multiple Shutterstock accounts?

  • Each Shutterstock account will need to be configured and connected. There is no limit to how many accounts you can configure. Alternatively, you can sync all organization assets.

Are Shutterstock assets uploaded directly to my DAM or the waiting room?

  • Licensed assets can be uploaded directly to your Asset Bank or the waiting room, depending on how you set up your integration.

Which Shutterstock metadata will transfer with the Bynder assets? 

  • You can configure which Shutterstock metadata is transferred and mapped to your Bynder metaproperties.

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