User Posts: Ivanna Attié

Graphic design is about creativity and artistry. But when you’re going to design something for your business or brand, you need to do so strategically. After ...

If you’re a fan of Adobe products and Adobe Creative Cloud apps for graphic design, you’re not alone. These tools and services are super popular ...

Adobe Stock has announced two new developments to help creatives produce the visual content that best resonates with their audiences in this challenging year.  ...

From the day the first mobile phone with an integrated camera hit the market, mobile photography rose in popularity to the point of influencing styles, ...

Welcome to your new, go-to English-based stock photo sites address book!  With the stock photo industry being as big as it is, it can be really hard ...

Can we all agree 2020 seems to be something out of a mainstream blockbuster? This year has shaken things up for good between social activism on various ...

If you need beautiful visuals, but graphic design sounds like an alien language, you’ll have it easy to fall in love with Canva. A platform that ...

Adobe Stock has been around for 5 years and at that time it has become a very popular choice in stock photography and stock media. Creatives all over the ...

Image editing, video editing, graphic design, animation, and even user experiences and web pages, Adobe has an application for anything you want to create on ...

More news in the ever-dynamic stock photo industry! This time, from membership-based stock media platform Storyblocks, which announced it has recently been ...

In graphic design and especially in visual marketing, when the creative process is the task of a team, the standard stock photo accounts just don’t cut it. ...

At Stock Photo Secrets Shop we have exciting news to share with you: it’s our new Multiuser subscriptions, that let you add up to 5 members to the same ...

Business stock images is a prolific subcategory within the most evergreen and high-demand category of stock photography --lifestyle images, or simply put, ...

In a surprising move given the economic slowdown from the global pandemic, the private equity firm EQT has just acquired a majority stake on Freepik, a ...

Canva is a very popular design platform, famous for its user-friendly image editor thought for non-designers and its wide collection of graphic resources. ...

The web is overflown with info about the many ways you can use royalty-free images: from marketing and materials to social media and blogging and everything ...

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  1. Hi Lucy,

    Clarifying first that we are not Shutterstock representatives, it is my understanding that you could use a Shutterstock image for this purpose, providing you make less than 500,000 copies. This is the stipulation on point a.2. of their Standard license agreement” “Printed in physical form as part of product packaging and labeling, (…) CD and DVD cover art, or in the advertising and copy of tangible media, (…) provided no Image is reproduced more than 500,000 times in the aggregate”; all images downloaded during your free trial period are under Standard license. I advise verifying with Shutterstock directly for your peace of mind, though.
    Hope this helps!

  2. Hi Janet, it is my understanding that using a stock image to create a painting would be considered a copy of the image and thus, not allowed by any license as it would infringe the image author’s copyright.
    However, we are not Shutterstock representatives, so I advise you to contact Shutterstock directly to verify whether you can or cannot use their photos this way.

  3. Hi John, Adobe (and most stock agencies for the matter) have policies against stockpiling, meaning they put a deadline to when you can use images you downloaded from their site after your subscription ends. Each agency has its own limit, but it is usually not very long around 30-60 days. After that, the license for images you haven’t yet used is considered invalid. If your intention is to download images to use them later on, this deadline gets in your way.
    So, I would advise contacting Adobe Stock directly to find out what their deadline for unused images is, and based on that information see if a one-month subscription is worth your while.
    Hope this helps!

  4. Hi Nainesh, We are not Adobe representatives, so we are in no position to quote custom prices for their service. If the offers listed in our article do not meet your needs, you can always contact a representative on Adobe Creative Cloud’s website. Their customer support service is top quality, so don’t hesitate to discuss your specific needs with them.

  5. Hi Patti,

    What you describe is considered a reproduction of copyrighted images, and it’s prohibited by most stock photo agencies’ licensing terms. Meaning you cannot use drawings based on stock photos, even if you buy a license. There are some agencies that might allow it upon agreement, so in that case, you should contact the agencies directly.

  6. Hi Wendy,

    You will need to verify this with a Shutterstock representative directly. It is my understanding that you cannot use a Shutterstock image as part of a painting, any more than you can use it as part of a logo. These are copyrighted images and you cannot claim them as your own, thus you could not claim a painting that contains a Shutterstock image as your own, original work, be it for exhibition or for sale. I am under the impression that Enhanced License doesn’t cover this.
    However, we at Stock Photo Secrets aren’t lawyers and we do not represent Shutterstock, so again, please verify this with them directly.

  7. Hi Anna, as long as the images are a small part of the manual (for illustration purposes, for example) and not the core value in it, and also as long as the manual itself is not sold, then Standard License should suit you –keeping in mind the 500,000 print run limit. We have a dedicated article on Shutterstock License explained that you might find useful: https://www.stockphotosecrets.com/questions-answers/shutterstock-license.html
    Please keep in mind our articles and my comment are for guidance only, to be 100% certain you’re using the right license, you must contact Shutterstock directly and ask for confirmation.
    I hope this helps you!

  8. Hi Jacob, we’re very glad you found our article and real-life examples useful!

  9. Hi Steven. Firstly, in Adobe Stock “assets” refers to media files. A “Standard asset” does equal a Standard image indeed.
    The price of Standard images with subscriptions (the only type of assets you can download with these plans) ranges between $0.26 and $9.99 each. Our article focuses on these as they are the best prices, and we display them on tables to make them easier to identify 🙂
    If you use credits for Standard images, 1 image = 1 credit. That would be $8 – $9.99 per image depending on what size of credit pack you use.
    All this info is properly displayed on Adobe Stock throughout the buying process, as well as on their pricing page. In the case of Standard images, you must do a little calculation if you wish to know the price per unit because they no longer sell them individually, but the info is there.
    Lastly, the price of the assets does vary but depending on their status and value: Premium images, Premium 3D designs, Stock Video, Extended License and Editorial License have different price points than Standard images (they cost more). These can only be bought on demand, be it one by one or with credits.
    I hope to have helped clarify this for you!

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