Adobe launches Adobe Stock with 40 Million Stock Photos

Adobe Stock LogoAs part of its overall update of the Creative Cloud offer yesterday, Adobe announced a new stock photo platform called Adobe Stock which integrated into its products.

Adobe Stock is available as of yesterday as a website to license images – the imagery contained on the website is based on the library of microstock agency Fotolia which was acquired by Adobe late last year, and about 40 million files are available for licensing for commercial or editorial uses.

Seamless integration in a design workflow

Adobe Stock Library

The specialty of the integration is that designers – using Adobe's applications Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign – can easily search, select, and integrate a comp image during the design phase. If the image gets selected for use at a later stage, it is a matter of a few clicks to license that image and it will replace the watermarked comp seamlessly within the design.

This is a major step forward, allowing designers to make changes to the image (like changing the colors, adding contrasts, or cropping it to their needs) early in the design stage without having to redo the same tasks again when the design is being finalized.

Single image, monthly packs, or annual subscription

The licensing offer made by Adobe Stock allows a choice between four basic models:

Adobe Stock Prices

  • A single image can be licensed anytime at $9.99
  • A pack of ten images per month comes at $49.99
  • An annual plan for ten images per month at $29.99 if you already have a subscription to any Creative Cloud product
  • A full blow subscription with 750 downloads per month at $249.99 for a single month or $199.99 monthly with an annual subscription

The offers are in line and the prices compare well with the largest competitors.

Different from the still independently working Fotolia site, within Adobe Stock there is no differentiation in image resolution. All prices are valid for whatever resolution the customer needs within their design.

Here at MyStockPhoto, you can find a more depth article from the contributors' perspective.

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Amos Struck
Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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