Bryan Parker founded ImageFly out of necessity: "To be honest, I was fed up with having to bounce around between image libraries when I was hammering out a project. It seems like it was GD one day, RMagick the next, and something else the next." ImageFly exists to simplify image modification. The ImageFly API grants developers many image editing tools within web properties and applications.
The Shutterstock API has been used by over 10,000 developers. The company includes names like Google, Facebook, and IBM in its list of developer partners. To offer these partners an additional revenue stream through the Shutterstock API, Shutterstock has launched self-serve API subscription plans.