Recent updates to Adobe Stock

Earlier this year, Adobe announced the availability of Stock, a new service that gives designers and businesses access to over 45 million high-quality, curated, royalty-free creative assets. Video assets made their debut in the end-November update to Adobe Stock, expanding the list of asset types available initially—photos, illustrations, and vector graphics. As of the latest release, Stock is deeply integrated with several Creative Cloud apps—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Dreamweaver, and Muse—ensuring that the right assets for your creative projects are only a few clicks away whenever you need them. Besides, you can download assets from the Adobe Stock website and use them in your creative projects within many other apps—Adobe or otherwise.


And Stock is not just for individual users. If your institution has a Creative Cloud for enterprise or Creative Cloud for teams plan, you can easily put stock assets on the fingertips of users in your organization across the desktop and device form factors.

Want to explore more? Read on.

High-definition video assets

Video assets in Adobe Stock are available as MOV files and in the HD format—1920×1080 or 1280×720, depending on the resolution of the original file.

In Premiere Pro, video assets are added as library-linked assets to your project. You can try out an asset before purchasing it. When you purchase the asset, the original, full-resolution, non-watermarked asset is automatically replaced for you in the Project panel and in any sequences where you edited the asset.


In After Effects, as of the current release, stock assets are added to your project as embedded objects rather than library-linked assets. You’ll need to manually replace a watermarked asset with the licensed asset when you purchase it. Any edits made to a watermarked asset will need to be redone with the licensed asset.

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Adobe Stock for enterprise

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Adobe is migrating enterprise customers in a phased manner to the new Administrative Roles paradigm in the Enterprise Dashboard. Instead of requiring admins to manage product entitlements via user groups, Administrative Roles leverage the concept of product configurations. Using product configurations, admins can grant users direct access to Adobe products and services, such as Stock.

Users of a product configuration for Stock share a pooled quota of licenses determined by their admins. Once a user has licensed an asset, any user in the organization can download the asset without licensing it again. Users can see, in their license history, all assets licensed by the organization. They can also see, listed on the search results pages and marked with a Licensed badge, assets already licensed by any user in the organization.


That’s not all. Admins can keep a tab on asset usage through a dedicated monitoring interface on the Adobe Stock website. The monitoring interface displays details for all licensed assets, including the product configurations used and the names of the users who licensed the asset. Admins can filter this listing by product configuration or by user.

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Adobe Stock for teams

Creative Cloud for teams administrators can make licenses in an Adobe Stock subscription available as a “pool” of assets to their team members. With pooled assets, licenses that admins purchase automatically become available to all team members. When team members log in to the Adobe Stock website, the navigation bar shows them the available number of assets in the pool.

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Other helpful resources

Here are some more resources that help you get up to speed with Adobe Stock offerings:

If you have a question that is not answered in these resources, ask it on the Adobe Stock community forum or as a comment to this blog post.

Happy creating!