„Buying content like this is fun“

The buying center for stock content. Comfortable, license-safe, transparent and fully integrated. For companies and agencies.

Search one platform - find all assets

At Smint.io we have many years of experience in the area of content buying and know the demand. This is why we have developed Smint.io, a Enterprise Content Buying® platform which enables both companies and agencies to take their content buying to the next level.

A large selection of providers is essential. We currently cover Getty Images, iStock, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, 123RF, mauritius images and a lot of other sources, giving you plenty of choice.

What added value does Smint.io offer to you?

For creatives

  • Quickly and easily find better assets
  • Available directly in the creative toolset (eg. Adobe)
  • Comfortably work with layout & high-res files

For art buyers

  • Search all providers in seconds
  • Full overview of license terms at all times
  • Quickly select assets together as a team

For marketers

  • Buy the best asset at the best price
  • Facilitate decentralized teamwork
  • Work more efficiently with agencies

For budget owners

  • Optimize purchasing and process costs
  • Enable creatives, while keeping the overview
  • Transparent cost settling, with cost centers

For legal officers

  • Avoid expensive license violations
  • Promote awareness of legal compliance
  • Exclude manual sources of error

For DAM managers

  • Provide reliable metadata
  • Digitize your content supply chain
  • Enable reliable automation

Are you interested? We are happy to help!

Strengths of Smint.io

Find and buy centrally

Easily search, find and purchase image, video, sound or text across all major content providers. Use Smint.io standard contracts. Save a lot of time and nerves, and at the same time, get the perfect asset at the best price.

Avoid license infringements

Configure and manage licenses using our worldwide unique contract and license management. Find out which conditions apply at any time – before and after your purchase. This helps you stay safe.

Adobe and Office Plugins

You don’t have to switch back and forth between windows. You can work directly from within your Adobe tool or Microsoft Office, while easily working with layout and high-res files. For maximum comfort.

Work better together

Teams and agencies can use the live chat to talk in real time, and rank and select assets together. You can structure yourself perfectly in projects and lightboxes. Email flood good bye, team spirit welcome!

Optimize costs & processes

Roll out central purchasing conditions to the users. Promote reuse of assets. Keep the overview using approval workflows. And at the end, you can bill easily, centrally and in a transparent way.

A living ecosystem

Smint.io integrates into your preferred DAM system. In this way, important metadata and authoritative license information enter the content supply chain without media breaks. Your users will be happy!

News from the world of content buying

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Dear friends of Smint.io!

It is that time of the year again.

The time to be with your loved ones and the time to look back on the year that is ending.

It has been a year full of challenges for all of us, but also one that has shown us that working together and caring for each other, is the only way to flourish and to overcome obstacles.

When we look back on our year as a team at Smint.io, we also like to reflect on those who have made us succeed.

Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Mario Hoppmann (CC-BY 4.0)

On the trails of a polar bear

Enterprise Content Buying
License Rights

Once an image is on the Internet, it may well take paths that are as complicated as they are strange. The Hamburg-based agency Die Bildbeschaffer followed the trails of an image that shows a polar bear and was made available via the database of the renowned Alfred Wegener Institute. Now it is being sold as a rights-managed image – without the consent of the photographer. A case study that tells a lot about the care applied when handling image rights.

Recording: Webinar for Smint.io users, September 2020

Enterprise Content Buying

Watch this recording of our webinar for Smint.io users (September 2020), offered in English. Please note, that there is a German version of the recording available as well.

Reinhard Holzner, our CEO, shows and explains the many new functions that we have introduced to Smint.io since the last user webinar.


Do you support enterprise use cases?

Certainly. Do you want to handle many licensees or do you need to apply your CI to Smint.io? Do you require full cost center reporting, SLAs or APIs? Is security key to you? You are covered. We know the needs of enterprise clients!

Can I continue to use my contracts with Smint.io?

Of course! The contract relationships between you and the content providers can remain. When connecting the provider to Smint.io, your subscriptions and contracts will be taken over, and then can be used when you purchase content.

Which content providers do you currently support?

We currently support Getty Images, iStock, Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, 123RF, mauritius images and a lot of other sources, giving you plenty of choice.

Do I need to install software to use Smint.io?

Smint.io is Cloud-based and highly available. There is no need to install software. Only a web browser is required to access our services from anywhere in the world.

Which purchasing volume is Smint.io suitable for?

We recommend Smint.io for businesses that purchase a minimum of 3,000 assets per year. There is no limit to the top.

What are the potential savings I can achieve?

This depends on the industry and on the corporate structure. Empirical data shows that Smint.io allows savings on purchase and process costs of up to 60%.