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Shutterstock: ‘3 images licensed every second’ – view the image usage breakdown

In November 2013 stock photo agency Shutterstock released useful stats across the 350 million image downloads from their site. Now they are back with more industry info in the form of the agency’s third-annual Global Design Trends.
They say: ‘In the 2014 edition, Shutterstock uses data from over 350 million all-time image downloads to reveal recent and emerging visual trends from around the world. As the volume leader in stock image downloads, Shutterstock licenses 3 images every second from a collection of over 30 million photos, illustrations, vectors and video clips to businesses and visual communicators.’
Trends outlined in the graphic include:
• Search terms with the largest year-on-year growth include “Gatsby”, “3D printing” and “BYOD” (“bring your own device”), with each rising 625%, 583% and 407% respectively
• Video is an increasingly popular medium for visual storytellers and access to new image-capture technology such as 4K is growing. Popular video content topics include education, 3D renderings, transportation and cityscapes.
“Businesses and storytellers are using images to communicate in more ways and across more channels than ever before,” added VP Global Communications Meagan Kirkpatrick. “From bright geometric patterns in Brazil to deconstructed classics in France, Shutterstock is seeing more diversity in visual communication trends than ever before.”
View the Infographic here …and view Shutterstock’s top 30 UK downloads for 2013 here