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
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:
- 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.