Adobe, owners of microstock agency Fotolia, have today released a major update to their design software services and platform, including exciting new features in their stock photo integration service Adobe Stock.
The updates include a new Premium photo collection, and enhanced integration within Creative Cloud to provide their users with a seamless creation process, as well as a greater integration of Fotolia's library into the service, reaching 55 million photos, vectors, illustrations and videos now available at Adobe Stock.
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New Adobe Stock Premium Collection
The new Premium collection launched today currently counts with around 100,000 hand-picked, high-value images, from some of the top photographers and content providers in the world.
The collection, that was created based in the content that is highly sought after by the leading companies and brands, is arranged in 10 topic categories covering various trending themes and styles, and also in galleries for editor's choice and others showcasing individual contributors' work. These galleries include photos from top artists and image production brands like Cavan Images, Image Source, Westend61, Richard Bernabe, and more.
At this time, the Premium collection has been curated from Fotolia's general library, but in the future there will be a way for artists to submit their higher-valued work for this collection directly.
The new content is available at Adobe Stock for purchases on demand, at $499.99 per image.
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Deeper Integration of Adobe Stock in Creative Cloud
The new features make using and licensing stock imagery on their desktop software platform much easier, faster and seamless.
The new One-Click Workflow feature allows users to select an image or video from Adobe Stock website and preview it on the different editing software apps with just one click, saving users a lot of time and simplifying their workflow. And they've added a new paid feature that enables buying directly from the design apps, also with just one click.
Adobe is focusing in providing a quick and seamless creative process for their users. A research they did via a consulting service showed that using Adobe Stock helps customers finish their projects 10 times faster than with other stock services.
A good reason to get an Adobe Stock account today!
Artists to Contribute to Adobe Stock Directly
They're also introducing soon a new method that will allow artists to contribute their images and videos to Adobe Stock directly and from within the Creative Cloud apps too. So far Adobe Stock has been sourcing all of their assets from Fotolia, and contributors could only submit their content to the microstock agency, to be then added to the integration service.
While the simpler monetization feature aims mostly at artists wanting to sell their content as stock, it also means Adobe Stock's offer will continue growing and that Creative Cloud users will continue finding more and more options in stock imagery to use in their work.
Adobe Challenges Artists to Recreate Art Masterpieces Using Adobe Stock
Yesterday Adobe also launched a new challenge for artists using their services: they are inviting them to recreate lost art masterpieces using Adobe Stock imagery and Creative Cloud design apps.
The project already showcases four lost masterpieces recreations by different artists on their website, as well as “making of” footage and tutorials to try your own recreation.
See this behind-the-scene video of a lost masterpiece recreation:
With this initiative Adobe aims at retrieving high-valued art work that is lost since years, and showing the world the work of some of the current, most talented photographers and graphic designers. All while promoting the versatile and large reach of Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud products.
Get the New Features
All the new updates are available for Creative Cloud members at no extra cost, except for the feature to license content in one click, which is an in-app purchase option.
New features in Adobe Stock are part of a major Creative Cloud update that includes improved functions and features in Adobe's flagship product (Photoshop) and all their design apps for creatives in image, graphics, video, etc.
To learn more about this stock photo service, read our full Adobe Stock review.
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