Shutterstock’s New Photoshop Plugin: Great Images, Better Workflow

shutterstock-logoShutterstock is out today with a new solution for designers and creatives using Adobe's flagship design software: the new Shutterstock Plugin for Photoshop CC.

The new tool integrates Shutterstock's massive photo library and edge search technology into the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop application, letting you search, discover and license great stock photos in your work in a few simple steps and without leaving the software's interface.

With this plugin Shutterstock aims at deeper integrate their services into the designer's workflow, making it faster and easier to find the images they need.

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Save Time and Effort in Image Licensing with Shutterstock Photoshop Plugin

The main advantage in this new, custom built plugin for Photoshop is that it lets you save the time and hassle of searching, licensing and downloading stock images to then import them into Photoshop to further work in them.

Shutterstock Plugin integrates the agency's library of 95 million+ images –stock photos and illustrations– into Photoshop, and enables you to search, license and apply images to your Photoshop work board in a few simple mouse clicks. But the benefits do not end up there.

The new solution also integrates Shutterstock's latest advances in search technology: computer vision applied to image recognition. This allows the system to provide more accurate and comprehensive search results, as well as to suggest relevant similar content and elaborate valuable curation.

With the new plugin for Photoshop you can:

  • Access over 95 million stock photos and illustrations
  • Find images using Shutterstock's intelligent search technology
  • Edit any watermarked image for free, with the changes saved and reapplied if and when you license the image
  • Get direct access to existent Shutterstock accounts, including Premier accounts
  • View existing lightboxes and access history of previously licensed images
  • Get inspired by curated collections based on color palettes, emotions and utilities

All this, right within Photoshop Creative Cloud application.

shutterstock-photoshop-pluginAt this time, the Shutterstock Plugin for Photoshop is available in English for Mac and Windows, and works with Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and 2015. New versions will be available at some point, and you can sign up to be notified of updates and releases.

Our Thoughts on the new Shutterstock Plugin for Photoshop

If you work with Creative Cloud and Photoshop, the new Shutterstock Plugin can simplify your workflow, and you can save time and effort in getting the right stock images for your designs.

And Adobe itself has a very similar service: Adobe Stock, which seamlessly integrates stock images and videos from Fotolia agency into all Creative Cloud applications, and has its own price points.

Both services are great options to boost up your production speed and make your creative process easier.

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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