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NEWS: Shutterstock reveals most popular image downloads

Recent figures released by Shutterstock reveal that downloads of images representing sadness have more than doubled in the last year. The stock photography site also highlighted that images representing fear were third most popular – being downloaded twice as often as pictures depicting surprise.  

However, on the positive side love still ranks as the top human emotion and joyous images are chosen five times as often as sad images.

The  findings show that downloads of sad images have increased to 101 per cent in the last year topping other primary emotions such as joy, love, fear, surprise and anger.

The Shutterstock findings are based on more than 500 million downloads, see the full list below:

 

Top downloads

Emotions

1

Love

2

Joy

3

Fear

4

Sadness

5

Affection

6

Horror

7

Pride

8

Surprise

9

Anger

10

Relief