Adobe Stock is a new Adobe photo service that allows you to purchase over 40 million royalty-free images, illustrations and graphics from inside the new Creative Cloud 2015 desktop applications. It is seamlessly integrated with Photoshop and other desktop software applications, making working with stock photos easier than it has ever been.
For instance, you are working with a project on Photoshop and you need an image. You can launch it directly from your Creative Cloud application to begin your search. Enter a keyword or search term and the images will instantly be laid out in front of your eyes. All you have to do is find an image you might like. If you want to cast it to your Photoshop layout before actually purchasing the image, you can now do so with Stock photos. Just save the photo directly to your library.
Now, if you go back to your Photoshop, you will see the image immediately available in your library. Then, you can jump right back to your design and apply filters or any other effects that will make your photo better. Once you find a style you are contented with, you can license your image without leaving Photoshop. You can either purchase a single image or license your chosen image as part of your Adobe Stock monthly subscription.
Once you license the image, the preview version you are working on will be automatically replaced by a full-resolution version. Using Adobe’s new technology, CreativeSync, all the effects that you applied will be carried over as well. Of course, Adobe Stock can be purchased on its own. The images are also available in the standalone website for non-Creative Cloud members. However, you get the best value at 40% discount when you have Creative Cloud.
At the present, Adobe Stock is just a marketplace for images, illustrations and graphics. It is not a marketplace for footage yet. Thus, it is not as valuable to film makers as it is for photographers and other digital visual artists. Of course, this does not exclude videos assets in the future. In fact, if the stock photo service adds video, it will not find be difficult to license stock footage.
The release of the Creative Cloud 2015 applications and the introduction of Adobe Stock are amazing news from the company. Integrated directly with Adobe’s programs, the latter allows you to search for stock images, download watermarked versions, and license them directly from the Adobe application. Adobe Stock gives you the stock photos you need from your initial idea to you final design. Are you excited to try Adobe Stock now? Imagine what you can do with this amazing standalone stock photo hub and, more appealingly, integrated platform.