- GB Name : Adobestock Standard Monthly
- Version : Last
- OS : Anything
- Type : Stock Asset
- GB Price :
- GB Cost : 19$/10 Peoples + 1$ Fee
- GB Joined : 5/10 Peoples
- GB Status : Going
- Homepage : SalePage
What is Adobe Stock ?
Adobe Stock is a valuable stock photo site for graphic designers who use Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop or Illustrator. Since it is very affordable and has a royalty-free license, it is a practical option for any buyer who needs high flexibility and low prices.
Who is Adobe Stock best for?
Thanks to its integration into the Creative Cloud, AdobeStock is best for graphic designers. Because of the flexible pricing options or broad royalty-free license, it’s also great for any buyer, both commercial and non-commercial. However, Adobe Stock is slightly more expensive than its competitors. Although AdobeStock is a versatile stock photo agency, it’s better for some customers than others.
- Graphic designers. AdobeStock is specifically designed to improve the workflow of creative professionals such as graphic designers, artists, and website owners. First, it’s integrated with Creative Cloud so that you can browse all assets directly from Adobe apps. Second, high-quality photos are licensed under a royalty-free license, which is ideal for most of these projects. Third, in addition to stock photos, you can get vector graphics, Adobe Photoshop templates, 3D elements, footage, music, and fonts.
- General buyers. You don’t have to be a designer to benefit from AdobeStock. With a comprehensive royalty-free license (one of the few with unlimited legal protection) and a variety of pricing plans, Adobe Stock is the best choice for anyone who needs stock photos. You can use them for personal or commercial projects and resale (in which case you’ll need an extended license).
- Those already using Creative Cloud. If you’re already using Adobe apps, getting AdobeStock also makes sense. However, don’t forget that other stock photo sites can also be integrated with Creative Cloud, namely Shutterstock and iStock.
How does Adobe Stock work?
- AdobeStock provides customers (designers, web developers, and social media influencers) with high-quality royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, videos, vectors, 3D content, and templates. You pay AdobeStock a small amount for the right to use their content.
What is Adobe Stock used for?
- AdobeStock is most commonly used to license and download photos, vectors, illustrations, and music. For most specialized uses, customers also use it to download 3D elements and templates. All these assets come from artists and photographers who upload them to AdobeStock and get a commission every time their content is licensed.
Content offered by Adobe Stock
Adobe Stock offers a variety of stock resources, including fonts and audio clips, but specializes in stock photos and videos.
|Free 3D elements||1,200|
Adobe Stock’s pricing is divided into subscription plans and credits. Subscriptions ($0.26–$9.99/image) come in four sizes (3 or 10, 40, 350, and 750 monthly downloads) and with two commitments (monthly and annual). You can also buy content on-demand with credits, which is more expensive at $8.00–$9.99 per image and up to $119.88 for premium photos.
Monthly subscriptions ($29.99–$249.99/month) are more expensive than annual subscriptions but are better if you need images for up to 8 months. They’re available in sizes of 3–750 downloads and cost $0.33–$9.99/asset. Instead of images, you can also purchase 3–25 HD videos for $9.99–$22.39/video. Monthly AdobeStock plans don’t include a free trial, though.
|Assets per month||Price||Price/asset||Free trial?|
|3 (US market)||$29.99/month||$9.99/image||✗|
|10 (EU market)||$49.99/month||$9.99/image|
|25 (or 3 HD videos)||$69.99/month||$2.79/image ($22.39/video)||✗|
|40 (or 6 HD videos) (US market)||$99.99/month||$2.49/image ($14.99/video)||✗|
|750 (or 25 HD videos)||$249.99/month||$0.33/image ($9.99/video)||✗|
Annual subscriptions ($29.99–$199.99/month) are cheaper than monthly subscriptions but lock you into a yearly contract. You can get up to 750 standard assets, each costing $0.26–$2.99. Annual subscriptions with 10, 25, and 40 assets have a free trial period, meaning you get 10, 25, or 40 standard assets for free in the first 30 days. The annual subscriptions are better if you need images for at least 8 months.
Features are the main advantage of Adobe Stock over other stock photo sites. They are why it’s ranked first among stock photo sites for graphic designers.
Creative Cloud integration
- Adobe Stock is naturally part of most major Adobe apps, like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro.
- Integrating Adobe Stock’s database into Creative Cloud lets, you browse all assets from within the apps. This feature helps you find the best asset (image, video, 3D, template, etc.) without first downloading it. You can import as many watermarked assets as you want, but you will pay only for the ones you use in the final cut.
- In the example above, we used Photoshop 2022 to browse Adobe Stock’s library and import a photo for free. Then we could use the picture to create a design for free and only pay for the image when we’re done. This workflow speeds any designer’s workflow, which is crucial for successful projects.
- Adobe Stock puts a lot of effort into making the image search as valuable to its customers as possible. Looking for stock images is all about finding the right content, and Adobe intelligent search does that exactly.
- In the left sidebar (see the screenshot below), you can filter by categories, price, orientation, number of people, colors, and even depth of field. With the intelligent use of these filters, you can narrow your search in a matter of seconds to find the perfect image for your project.
- Most major stock photo agencies offer subscriptions for each content type separately, i.e., subscriptions for photos, music, videos, etc. However, Adobe Stock subscriptions include all standard assets, i.e., standard photos, HD videos, music, 3D, and templates.
- We’re not fans of image packs, like those you can get at Shutterstock or Depositphotos because they limit you to one type of content. For example, Depositphotos offers 18 types of video packs and 7 types of image packs.
- In contrast, Adobe Stock lets you buy any asset with credits, which are universal for the entire site. The only choice you have to make upon buying is how many credits you should get (the more you buy, the cheaper they get).
Over 284 million images with great variety.
- Although Adobe Stock has ~28% fewer images than Shutterstock (284 million vs. 397 million), the diversity is just as great. We attribute this to the fact that Shutterstock accepts more similar images for each shot, which quickly add up to the largest image database.
- It’s also worth noting that Adobe Stock, despite having a smaller image library than Shutterstock, is still the second largest of all stock photo sites.
The largest free trial (up to 40 free images).
- Adobe Stock honors itself with the most generous free trial among all stock agencies, with 10, 25, or even 40 free stock images. You can get it by subscribing to annual plans, upon which you get the first month free, worth $29, $49, or $79, respectively.
- The free trial doesn’t come with any tricks; you may cancel it within the last hour of the 30-day trial period without repercussions.
- If you currently can’t afford to spend money on buying images, you can use Adobe Stock’s free collection. It includes 750 thousand images, 10 thousand videos (8K of them are in 4K res), 3,6K templates, and 1.2K 3D assets.
- The free assets come with the Standard License, which allows unlimited web impressions and 500,000 prints or copies, and provides $10,000 in legal protection insurance. In the past, you had to credit Adobe Stock as the source when using the free assets, but that is no longer necessary.
Frequently asked questions
- Are Adobe Stock images royalty-free? All Adobe Stock images are royalty-free and licensed under a Standard, Enhanced, or Extended license. All three are a form of royalty-free license but vary in the number of allowed copies and uses. Consequently, Adobe Stock does not offer a rights-managed license, making it a non-exclusive stock photo site.
- Can I use Adobe Stock images for commercial use? Yes, you may use certain Adobe Stock images for commercial purposes. The only exclusion is images marked as “Editorial Use Only,” which may only be used for informational purposes and news.
- Does Adobe Stock license Rights-Managed? No, AdobeStock only offers royalty-free (RF) licenses. There are three RF licenses: Standard, Enhanced, and Extended, which differ in the allowed reproduction rate, price, and usage rights.
- Is Adobe Stock music copyright free? All AdobeStock music and audio tracks are royalty-free, meaning you may use them as often as you need in any project, anywhere in the world. Even after you cancel your Adobe account, you’re free to use the downloaded assets. You may also use the music for your client’s projects, but only you are allowed to download and use it. AdobeStock audio is not free with the Creative Cloud. But you can get 10 or 40 free audio tracks with the Adobe Stock free trial.