Adobe Just Launched Their Own Stock Photo Service
The release of the 2015 Creative Cloud apps was far from the only thing Adobe announced today.
The company also announced (and released) a brand new stock photo service. Aptly called Adobe Stock, the new service is both a standalone stock photo hub and (more appealingly) an integrated platform which has its primary functionalities built directly into Adobe's desktop apps. This means that you can search for stock photos, download a watermarked comp, and license assets directly with Adobe's programs, all without ever having to open your web browser.
Here's a brief demo of how Adobe Stock can greatly improve the process of using a stock photo in a Photoshop composition.
And here's Terry White, Adobe's worldwide design and photography evangelist, to tell you everything else that you need to know about using Adobe Stock, including the various pricing options, which range from $9.99 per image to various subscription plans anywhere between $30 and $200 per month, depending on how many images you need.
The primary thing to note here is that Adobe Stock is, at the current time, just a marketplace for stock photos, illustrations, and vectors. It is not a marketplace for stock footage, and therefore is probably not as relevant to filmmakers as it might be for photographers and other digital visual artists. That's not to say that video assets won't eventually make their way into the platform. In fact, if Adobe adds video, and they can make the process of finding, testing, and licensing stock footage as easy as they have with photos, then they'll have a real winner on their hands. For the time being, however, it's just stock photos.
To learn more about Adobe Stock, head over to this post on the Adobe blog.