Although Adobe Stock has only been in the industry for more than a couple years, it already has one of the largest stock photo libraries in the market. Acquiring Fotolia in 2014, customers now have access to over 40 million high quality images from the contributors of the previous stock site. On the other hand, the newer and more attractive website is built into the Creative Cloud software so creatives can purchase, access, and manage images right inside their favorite desktop apps.
Searching and finding of images in the stock photo agency is a breeze, too. Various sorting options are available, including popularity, relevance and most recent. Adobe Stock also provides new ways and price points to license and download images. Simply log on to your Creative Cloud account, and AS will be added to the “Library” module. You can now download HD and 4K videos from the gallery, as well.
There are a number of things that make Adobe Stock a great stock photo agency, but what makes it stand out from the rest of the stock sites in the market?
Creative Cloud Integration.
This feature is exclusive to the stock photo site only. It allows you to work with comp images (meaning free and watermarked) in the design stage. Based on your or your client’s approval, you can easily license and replace them with the full version of the image. No need to worry about redesigns or redoing your manual efforts. All you have to do is find the perfect image to enhance your creative project.
Licensing options at Adobe Stock is also simple and straightforward. A single image is priced at $9.99 and includes a royalty free license. You can also get the best pricing with subscription plans. There’s the month-to-month commitment starting at $29.99 for 3 assets a month. Annual plans are also available in the stock site starting at also $29.99 per month for 10 images. If you have a more consistent creative need, the latter is the best plan for you.
A free trial promo is currently open for creatives around the world. When you purchase the annual plans for 10 images per month and 40 images per month, you can get the first month for FREE. It is cancel-risk free within the first month. So if you decide AS isn’t for you, you can simply cancel your plan. The subscriptions also entitle you to low-priced additional images and rollovers of up to 480 standard assets, depending on the type of plan purchased.
For contents you can’t get with a plan, you can buy credit packs. Photos, vectors and illustrations cost between 5 and 50 credits each. Credits last for one year from purchase. They don’t auto renew, so you can just buy more when you need them. And of course, the bigger the credit pack you purchase gives you the bigger savings!
With these remarkable features, Adobe Stock has become a major player in the stock content market. Integration into the software makes it ideal for Creative Cloud users.