Marketers know that messaging is much more powerful when it’s paired with powerful images. SharpSpring is integrated with Shutterstock, a leading provider of stock photography, so you can conveniently access more than 100 million images right in the SharpSpring email editor. You can use this integration whether or not you have a Shutterstock account.
The following User Roles have access to add Shutterstock images to SharpSpring emails:
- Marketing Managers
Follow these steps to add images using Shutterstock.
Step One: On the toolbar, hover over Content, then in the drop-down, click Emails.
Step Two: On the left side, click to open an existing email or create a new email.
If you need help, review the article Creating and Editing Emails.
Step Three: Double-click into the content area to edit the text. Or, click the pencil icon to open the content editor.
Step Four: In the Content Editor toolbar, click the + plus button and in the drop-down, click Shutterstock to open the Shutterstock Image Library Panel.
Step Five: You can use the search filter to find and select the image.
IMPORTANT! If you do not own the image, the following pop-up will display. If you want to purchase the images, click BUY NOW.
Step Six: On the left, select the images you want to purchase, then on the bottom right, click BUY. The images will be saved in your SharpSpring file manager.
NOTE: If you have a Shutterstock account, click Shutterstock Sign In and on the pop-up enter your Username and Password.
Step Seven: Once you have completed your edits, on the right, click Save, then click the Send or Gear button drop-down options.
If you need help with sending, refer to the article How to Send and Schedule Emails.
IMPORTANT! If you selected Shutterstock images but did not purchase, a pop-up will display asking if you want to save anyway. If you do not purchase the images, they will be watermarked preview images only.
Frequently Asked Questions
I already have a Shutterstock account. Can I still use that in Sharpspring?
Yes. You will be prompted to log in to your Shutterstock account when you go to purchase an image.
How does a client access their previously purchased images?
Previously purchased images will be in the file manager. The file manager is accessible via the email editor. However, previously purchased images are currently unavailable through landing pages.
Which images will show in the audit log?
Purchased images will show in the audit log. These purchases will show when you choose the Media Action filter in the audit log.
If the client buys the image, and the agency pays for it, can the client use the image if they leave the agency?
What size are the images?
The images are considered to be medium-sized.
Can we use Shutterstock images as background images?
No. However, you can paste the image URL in the background.