Adobe Stock Images streamline the creative process by making its impressive photo library readily available to creative minds looking for the finishing touch on a project. The stock image industry leader recently brought Fotolia into its family thereby expanding its library collection to over 45 million images, graphics and illustrations. Web designers, illustrators, graphic artists and other imaginative users gain access to the Adobe Stock library by paying per image or subscribing to a monthly payment plan. Creative Cloud users receive a discount when linking that account to a newly created stock images account, browse this site.
How it Works
A stressful aspect of any creative project is finding that perfect stock image to match a vision your client has in mind. You scour the internet looking for just the right picture that can bring the entire project together. Just as you are about to put the finishing touches on that image, your client calls with an entirely different project direction in mind. You agree to follow this new direction while secretly wishing you did not already purchase that first image.
Adobe Stock Images now makes this client creation process easier by making the image library available without having to leave your current project page. You just click the library icon in your tools menu bar, and the world of Adobe stock images opens right before your eyes. Subscription services start at $29.99 a month with a Creative Cloud account connection. If you do not have a Creative Cloud account, you may still access the service for $49.99 a month. The single pay-per-image option is also available for $9.99.
The Best Part
Adobe does not stop there with its features of this new service. It continues to impress users by offering the option to work on an image before making a purchase. You can now take a photo, resize it, add text or other features you desire and see how it will look on your final product without having to pay for the image. The way it works is Adobe provides you with a watermark image that you are free to use on a trial basis. If you like how the image works in your project, you purchase it, and Adobe removes the watermark leaving the edits in place. If you do not like the picture in your project, return it to the Adobe library and start the search over again.