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Adobe Unveils Adobe Stock

Adobe Creative Cloud 2015

The 2015 release of Creative Cloud is here! In conjunction with the updates to its desktop apps, Adobe Systems is releasing an entirely new service – Adobe Stock, a stock image resource aimed to simplify buying and using stock content, including photos, illustrations and graphics. Adobe Stock is based on the acquisition of stock content provider Fotolia, earlier this year.

“Eighty-five percent of customers who purchase stock images use Adobe creative tools. The deep integration with our latest Creative Cloud desktop apps, including Photoshop and InDesign, makes buying and using stock photos incredibly easy,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe.

Key features of Adobe Stock:

  • It’s a curated collection of 40 million-and-growing high-quality images.
  • It is deeply integrated into the latest versions of Photoshop CC, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC. Designers can access Adobe Stock directly through their desktop software, add watermarked content to Creative Cloud Libraries, and then work with them across multiple desktop and mobile devices. The watermarked images can be edited in an application like Photoshop CC, and when you license the image for finished work, these edits will be applied to the purchased image.
  • Available in 36 countries and 13 languages.
  • Flexible pricing plans. Adobe Stock is available either through Adobe Creative Cloud or as a standalone stock service.

Adobe Stock

New stock service prices are $9.99 for a single image, $49.99/mo for 10 images; and $199.99/mo for 750 images. The $49.99 plan comes with rollover of unused images* and 40% discount if you sign up for a year ($29.99/mo).

*Creatives who sign up for 10 images per month can ‘rollover’ unused images for up to a year (while most month-to-month stock subscription packages require users to purchase 10 images each month or lose them).