Free iStockphoto Plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite


A site that I use frequently is iStockphoto to find illustrations and photos for both client jobs and presentations (they are also a sponsor of my blog, but I am a paying customer too).

They just released a very cool plug-in that let's you search for images right within some of the key Adobe apps. It currently works in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (I'm hoping for some of the video apps in near future).

The official blurb

iStock Plug-in for Adobe Creative Suite

iStockphoto is the world's leading provider of royalty-free stock media and design elements, featuring millions of inspiring stock photos and illustrations to choose from.

With the iStockphoto Plug-in for Adobe® Creative Suite®, you can browse, download and edit photos and illustrations without ever leaving Photoshop®, Illustrator® or InDesign®. Crop them, resize them and make them your own, directly from the Creative Suite.

To use the iStockphoto Adobe Plug-in, simply:

  1. Ensure you have Adobe Creative Suite 5 or higher for PC or Mac
  2. Click “Install iStock Plug-in” above
  3. Open the downloaded file using the most up-to-date version of Adobe Extension Manager
  4. Enable the plug-in by selecting Window>Extensions>iStockphoto

You can download the free plug-in here –