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Adobe Stock Marks 50 Million Assets

This year is going to be a big one for Adobe Stock – we are excited to announce that today is our fifty million milestone!

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Fifty million assets is an incredible amount, and we want to thank all our talented contributors, who every day upload stunning content, for making this possible. With millions of high-res photos, vectors, illustrations, HD videos and the recent addition of 4K videos to our arsenal, you’ll find the perfect content for your story on Adobe Stock.

Why do images matter? Humans are visual creatures and eighty percent of all environmental information is perceived through our eyes. We think, speak and remember by means of pictures. So it’s no surprise that images play a crucial role in communications in the digital age.

Images are fast – our brain captures visual content in a split second. Images also arouse curiosity, evoke emotions and function without language. Most importantly, images tell powerful stories, engaging and captivating viewers across the world. Fun fact: Images are processed in the right hemisphere of the brain, which is associated with imagination, intuition and feelings.

It’s proven that images are effective and impactful – we read and speak different languages, but photos are the universal language of visual communications. Whether for marketing, advertising or a branding campaign, you can be successful at communicating your message with compelling stock photos. The reputation, variety and class of stock assets have changed dramatically over recent years, making finding high quality, original and beautiful content easier than ever before.

BEAUTYBLOWFLOW / ADOBE STOCK

BEAUTYBLOWFLOW / ADOBE STOCK

 

Thank you again to our amazing contributors who’ve embraced us. We look forward to the next fifty million assets with you! To celebrate this milestone, check out our very own Adobe Slate on the importance of images, and some visual highlights below to whet your creative appetite. Enjoy – and stay tuned for more exciting announcements from us this year!

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HALLER / ADOBE STOCK

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KICHIGIN19 / ADOBE STOCK

YEKO PHOTO STUDIO / ADOBE STOCK

YEKO PHOTO STUDIO / ADOBE STOCK

KONSTANTIN SUTYAGIN / ADOBE STOCK

JACOB LUND / ADOBE STOCK

JACOB LUND / ADOBE STOCK

 

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  • By Michael W. Perry - 8:29 AM on March 15, 2016  

    I use multiple stock photo services and I’m growing more and more impressed with the size and quality of Adobe’s collection. For most of my needs, I imagine Adobe is most likely to have what I want. Since I often have to wade through hundreds of images looking for just the right one, that will save me time.

    But one troubling issue haunts me. Those other services provide a backup. If I later need an image I purchased and have somehow misplaced the copy I originally downloaded, I can download it even if I no longer have one of their CC-like accounts. What I own remains mine.

    I’m less certain about images I get from Adobe. I may retire in a decade or so, and when I do, I doubt I’ll want to retain my $600/year CC membership. I may, however, need to access those images I purchased. For that, Adobe might want to make clear just what its policy is in their area.

    And yes, this is the same problem all these cloud-based systems face, including ebooks. Are customers and clients purchasing something or merely leasing it for some indeterminate time? All too many companies seem mum about that. In most cases, the transaction looks like a purchase. For instance, the prices Adobe charges for images are the same or more than those from other stock photo services that do offer free later downloads.

    Adobe probably has a policy on this topic, but it might want to make the policy much clearer with their clients. This Creative Cloud business is new for most of us, so we have reason to wonder just what it will mean over the long-term.

  • By Emmanuel - 9:54 AM on March 15, 2016  

    It’s fantastic, but when will be avalaible in Costa Rica?

  • By Anny - 4:27 AM on April 5, 2016  

    Hi Scott,

    Nice that Adobe Stock has reached 50 million assets. It should grow more than this.

    Thanks and regards,
    Anny