Edit Your Stock Images for Free In Shutterstock

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by Kelly Googe Lucas, client marketing director

You’ve bought and downloaded the perfect image for your blog post but the image is too big, or it needs a bit of a shave. What now? If you don’t already have a program to quickly edit photos, Shutterstock now has you covered. The stock image site has recently introduced their new Shutterstock Editor. In beta form, this photo-editing platform is currently available for free via a banner at the top of their home page.

Stock image editing in Shutterstock Editor

In Shutterstock Editor, users have the ability to resize, crop, apply filters and add text to their images. One very helpful feature is the collection of preset size options. Just press a single button and Shutterstock Editor will auto adjust your image to fit the most common social media image dimensions from Facebook, Twitter, Instragram and Pinterest.

Stock image editing in Shutterstock Editor

You won’t find the most extensive list of editing options here by any means, but when you just need a quick tweak to an image, this definitely fits the bill. One thing to note is that you can only edit images you purchase directly through Shutterstock. You cannot pull in your own photos or images you’ve purchased from other sites. They are a business after all, and this is a great way to encourage purchases from their site versus a competitor.

I think it’s a great idea to offer this sort of service since it dovetails perfectly with their products. And given that it’s only in beta right now, I’m interested to see what additional bells and whistles they add.

Do you plan to use Shutterstock Editor? What sort of options would you like to see in the platform? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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