Shutterstock Re-imagines Image Search with a New Discovery Tool: Shutterstock Instant
Shutterstock Images LLC, a global marketplace for digital imagery, today announced a new image discovery tool: Shutterstock Instant. The interface re-imagines the traditional keyword search experience, and combines speed and simplicity to deliver a visual experience optimized for creative inspiration.
"We often hear people say, 'I'm stuck,' or 'I don't know where to start,'" said Wyatt Jenkins, Vice President of Product at Shutterstock. "With Instant, we set out to give people an inspiring, visual discovery path – one that's not limited by their ability to articulate keywords. Now people can browse over 19 million images and see their ideas come to life with every keystroke."
Inspired by the award-winning Shutterstock for iPad app, Instant displays images in a beautiful, interlocking mosaic view that respects aspect ratios and enables users to view hundreds of images in a fraction of the time. It also showcases large watermarked image previews and works with existing Shutterstock features, including lightboxes, contributor portfolios, and downloading. Additionally, Instant introduces a new "starring" functionality, allowing users to save their favorites for later, without creating a lightbox.