iStockphoto has launched an plug-in for tools within Adobe's Creative Suite 5, 5.5 and 6 that allows designers to search and directly download images within Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Users of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator on both Mac OS X and Windows can now search iStock’s millions of files from within the apps, download multiple comps during the creative process, finalise their designs and then simply replace the desired comp with the purchased image in exactly the right spot.

A one-click comp replace feature automatically exchanges comp images with purchased images, perfectly resized and positioned within the working page layout or design.

Users can search iStockphoto from within Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

Images can be added to Lightboxes for later review or purchase.

Purchase and download is taken care on in the plug-in too.

The iStockPhoto plug-in for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 can be downloaded here.