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Shutterstock Adobe Photoshop CC Plugin

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Reviews, by Mark White
October 23, 2017

Find stock images from Shutterstock without ever having to actually leave your CC apps

When Adobe announced the takeover of Fotolia and subsequent launch of Adobe Stock, it changed the game for stock photo sites everywhere.

Just a couple of years on, and Shutterstock has joined the party, with its own CC plug-in. Like Adobe Stock, it’s integrated as a part of Photoshop – and all the CC apps – and with over 150 million royalty-free stock images, it presents a wider breadth of choice when it comes to choosing pictures.

The plug-in runs smoothly and is really user-friendly. It may not be as straightforward to save to your Creative Cloud library as Stock, but it matches Stock with its ability to drag images into your project and edit them, before you buy a licence. The images are superb quality and the previews are excellent.

The plug-in consists of a search function, in addition to a Collections feature, for you to organise images into, and an Account button so that you can view Licence History. While this may look like a condensed version of Shutterstock, it still has everything you may require from the site, and it’s nice and organised. This is a handy add-on if you’re a Shutterstock subscriber, and a plug-in to help you consider becoming one if you’re not.

The Verdict

8/10 – Great for Shutterstock fans and a good gateway for those looking to explore stock assets, this plug-in is easy to use