Shutterstock recently announced the acceptance of their 4 millionth microstock image. They post themselves as the worlds largest microstock agency, and it would appear that their subscription system rather than 'cost per image' business plan is working better than ever.

It's not exactly an earth shattering news story, and indeed most microstock contributors don't even have a need to know about it, but I just thought it was a world away from the situation that occurred when istock accepted their 3 millionth image earlier this year. I was gratified to see that the image that sutterstock accepted was just an ordinary good quality stock image of a drive in movie, and clearly no attempt was made to reject other good quality images so that image 4,000,000 would be something special.

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