Adobe launches stock image service as part of Creative Cloud 2015

Adobe logoAdobe has carved out a niche for itself as a provider of industry-standard tools for art and design; Photoshop is now so widely used that, like Google, it has become a verb. The company's Creative Cloud suite receives its annual update today, and as part of the update Adobe is also launching its own stock image service.

Adobe Stock is set to compete directly with the likes of Shutterstock and Getty images. Adobe already has something of a captive market. It is very well aware that the people who tend to use stock images are the same people who use Adobe software -- it just makes sense for the two worlds to collide.

Adobe launches stock image service as part of Creative Cloud 2015

Of course, this is not a free service. Just like its rival, Adobe requires Stock users to sign up for a paid-for package. There are various plans available at different price points, but there's a sweetener for anyone who is a Creative Cloud customer in the form of a 33 percent discount on plan fees; it is also possible to sign up for Adobe Stock without being a Creative Cloud customer.

If you're wondering where all of Adobe's stock imagery is going to come from, cast your mind back to the start of the year and you'll recall that the company bought Fotolia, an existing stock image service. Pricing is competitive, but the economy of scale means that the more images you need, the cheaper it becomes. Purchasing a single image on a whim will set you back $9.99 (or £7.19), but if you are going to download on a more regular basis, the 10-images -per-month package costs $49.99 (or £23.99) with the added bonus that any unused downloads roll over to the next month -- if you're an existing Creative Cloud subscriber, the price drops to $29.99). Heavy users have the option of signing up for the top package that allows for the download of 750 images per month for $199.99 (or £143.99).

The real benefit of signing up for Adobe Stock is the integration with Creative Cloud. Those keen to try out different ideas will be pleased to hear that there's no need to download and pay for a huge image before getting to work. It is possible to download a lower resolution, watermarked version to start with, which can then be replaced with the high res version, complete with edits, at a later time.

Source: Betanews

Tags: Adobe

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments