Shutterstock launches Free Editor Tool

Shutterstock, the leading microstock agency, has published a new tool for editing images found on their website online for direct use in social media.

Shutterstock Editor launched

Shutterstock's new editing tool can be launched from their regular website whenever a customer opens an image detail page and is free to use. You can check out more about it here.

The Shutterstock Editor makes for one of the best background remover tools!

Shutterstock offers online editing of images from their search pages

Shutterstock offers online editing of images from their search pages

Here is a short video of how the new Shutterstock editor works:


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Within the tool, customers are able to change the image found to fit their immediate needs by cropping it to the desired size and apply filters to change the color and mood of an image immediately and before actually downloading the image.

The crop tool has a number of presets with common sizes used by the most popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. This allows users to instantly choose the dimensions and parts of the image they need for their online publications.

Users can also manually enter dimensions to fit an image into their personal preferred dimensions.

The crop tool offers presets for common social media requirements

The crop tool offers preset for common social media requirements


With the filter tool, Shutterstock Editor also offers the most popular changes to the color set of any given image to fit the customer message: From a cooler look called “Titanium” or warmer looks to the “Carbon” black and white conversion, the variety covers the looks best known from Instagram today.

Filter tools in Shutterstock Editor

Filter tools in Shutterstock Editor

For social media use, Shutterstock offers image packs starting at less than $5 per image for the smallest package of 12 images with steeper discounts for larger packs. Images then can be licensed and downloaded with the applied effects for immediate use. Don't forget to check out our exclusive Shutterstock coupon codes here to save on your next image purchase.

The Shutterstock editor is in a Beta stage at this moment. While we are amazed by the easiness of use the tool already, we expect it to develop over time. How do you like that new Shutterstock beta feature?

Amos Struck
Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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