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Cover Page - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Nov. 01, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-35669  
Entity Registrant Name SHUTTERSTOCK, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 80-0812659  
Entity Address, Address Line One 350 Fifth Avenue, 21st Floor  
Entity Address, City or Town New York  
Entity Address, State or Province NY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 10118  
City Area Code 646  
Local Phone Number 710-3417  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share  
Trading Symbol SSTK  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   35,456,596
Entity Central Index Key 0001549346  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3