Last December we reported Adobe had purchased Royalty Free photo library Fotolia for $800M cash – on the back of that they have now launched their own stock photo library Adobe Stock. The collection launches with 40 million curated photos, illustrations and graphics and will also be available directly to Adobe customers via Adobe Creative Cloud.
They say: “In addition to utilising the Adobe Stock service, creatives can contribute work to Adobe Stock, accessing stock content buyers world wide. Adobe also announced it will offer industry-leading rates to photographers and designers contributing content to Adobe Stock.” “The launch of Adobe Stock shakes up the $3 billion global stock image market, as Adobe customers are active contributors to stock image services and regular purchasers of stock content. An estimated 85 percent of creatives who buy stock content use Adobe tools; and more than 90 percent of stock content sellers use Adobe software in the preparation of their photos and images.”
“Adobe Stock extends Creative Cloud’s value as a vibrant global marketplace,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president, Digital Media, Adobe. “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. At the same time, our customers – the best photographers and designers on the planet – will have the opportunity to contribute millions of new photos and images to Adobe Stock. This is really going to raise the bar in the world of stock content.”
• Pricing and Availability:
Adobe Stock (stock.adobe.com) is available today in 36 countries and 13 languages. Pricing for Creative Cloud individual and team customers is $9.99 for a single image; $29.99 per month for 10 images monthly (with rollover of unused images); and $199 per month for 750 images monthly. Separate pricing is available for Adobe Stock customers who are not Creative Cloud members.