Have you heard about Adobe Stock? Are you wondering if it might be a good choice for you? Do you think it sounds interesting but still think you don’t know enough to make an informed decision? If you need more information, here is everything you ought to know about Adobe Stock photos and other images.
Q. What is Adobe Stock?
A. Adobe Stock is a service that provides access to over four million high-quality, high-resolution stock photos, graphics, illustrations, vectors, and other images.
Q, What file types are available?
A. Adobe Stock images are available in JPEG, AI, EPS, and SVG file formats.
Q. What resolutions are Adobe Stock images available in?
A. Adobe Stock images are licensed in the highest resolution possible. The resolution depends on the camera that was used to capture the photo. Most of the content that is available from Adobe Stock can accommodate high-quality printed output up to 300 dpi.
Q. Do I need to pay royalty fees on the images?
A. Adobe Stock photos and other images are royalty-free. This means the images you download to your computer can be used by you for an unlimited amount of time and in an unlimited number of ways.
Q. What happens if I do not like an image I purchased?
A. Thankfully, Adobe stock has a fool-proof solution for this problem. Adobe Stock works right in your Adobe Creative Cloud apps. You can preview a watermarked sample of your image and manipulate it within your project, right on your tablet or another mobile device. That way you can have a preview of your final product. You will not need to pay for an image until you are sure you want it and know it will work in your project.
Q. Who can use Adobe Stock?
A. Adobe Stock is ideal for designers and large businesses that need graphics to help propel their business. However, it is a great tool for small businesses that want to grow and individual users as well.
Q. How do I pay for Adobe Stock?
Adobe Stock offers many convenient payment options. Occasional users can choose the pay-as-you-go option, and payment can be made easily within the app in which you are working. More frequent users can choose a multi-asset subscription.
Q. Can I edit the images I buy?
A. Images, or assets as Adobe Stock refers to them, can be edited in any way you desire as long as you do not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may also not place the creator nor model in a bad light or depict them in a way that could be deemed offensive.
Q. How do I gain access to Adobe Stock Images?
A. Adobe Stock can be launched from your Creative Cloud (CC) library panels within the CC applications. The current CC application include Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, and Dreamweaver CC. Images can be saved directly into a CC library and are immediately available in your desktop and mobile applications.
Q. Can I use Adobe Stock if I have CC apps that do not support CC libraries?
A. If you do not have apps that support CC libraries, you can still use Adobe Stock. You just need to download the images directly from the website to your computer. You can then open the images on your desktop.
Q. Is there a limit on how many times I can use a downloaded Adobe Stock image?
A. If you purchase a standard license, you can use the image for as long as you want. However, you cannot have a single-print run that exceeds 500,000.
Q. What happens if I need a single-print run of more than 500,000?
A. If you need a single-print run of a number that exceeds 500,000, you can now purchase an Adobe Stock extended license that allows the printing of mass quantities. This licensure is especially helpful for businesses that want to create promotional materials such as t-shirts, pens, and coffee mugs.
Q. Can I try Adobe Stock before I commit to a long-term agreement?
A. Right now you can get 10 images for free. But, hurry. It is a limited time offer.
Q. Why is my Adobe Stock photo watermarked?
A. Adobe Stock photos are watermarked to indicate that they have not yet been licensed. Once you purchase the license for the image, the watermark will disappear, and you will receive the asset in its highest resolution.
Q. Can licenses for an asset be shared with others?
A. As long as all licenses restrictions are followed, you can share an asset with employees, coworkers, partners, subcontractors, or anyone else with whom you deem necessary. If you transfer an asset to a client, though, you must purchase a second license if it is intended to benefit that client.
If you have additional questions about Adobe Stock photos and other images, please contact us. We will be happy to help you.