Adobe built its own stock image service, Adobe Stock, which promises contributors 33% of the sale price. Integrated with Creative Cloud, this stock photo service is also available as a standalone website that allows non-Creative Cloud members to download, buy and sell stock images as well. Adobe claims that the stock service will give it an edge in the $3 billion stock image market around the world.
How can you sell your work through Adobe Stock
As a new service, Adobe Stock provides its customers with access to over 40 million images, illustrations and graphics. It is built right into your favorite Adobe applications so you can search, add images to your libraries, and access your assets across multiple devices. Adobe Stock images can be licensed directly from any Creative Cloud application or through the standalone website adobe.com.
If you want to contribute to the service, register as a contributor to the Fotolia website. Once your registration is complete, you can upload your creative files and sell them through Adobe Stock, API Partners, Fotolia website and applications and other channels.
How much can you expect to receive?
As a contributor, you can receive as much as 33% of the final price as compensation. Compared to the 25% compensation from other services, this is quite a big amount.
What are the key features of Adobe Stock?
Adobe Stock is easy to manage. It is also easy to purchase and work with. You can launch it directly with your CC desktop software across multiple devices. How does that work? You find an image that suits your creative needs and download it directly to your library. You will work with a watermarked, low-resolution image until you decide to get the high-resolution version. You can directly license the image from the application or through the website, saving you more time from reworks.
Adobe Stock features high-quality content for mobile, web and print. It is an extensive stock image marketplace with over 40 million curated photos and illustrations. It covers virtually every subject. Whether you are looking for a castle, volleyball or beach photo for your brochure, mobile application or website, you will surely find something that will fill your needs. In the coming months, Adobe will add new categories to give you a selection of possibilities.
Lastly, Adobe Stock has simple and flexible subscription plans and single image purchases. You have the option to buy a single image or subscribe to a plan that suits your creative needs and budget. Creative Cloud members are given up to 40% discount on images. The best value comes with annual subscriptions for members. For non-members, single-image pricing is available with a slight higher price.