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At Last, the Secret to Adobe Stock Images Is Revealed

adobe stockAdobe Stock Images is a household name for their high-quality elements that bring ordinary projects to life. You have a virtual picture perfect library containing over 45 million images at your disposal with the click of a button. This impressive collection filled with royalty free photos is available at a pay per image price or as a monthly subscription service. Having these pictures at your fingertips opens the door for endless creativity possibilities that are certain to make you stand out in the crowd.

How it Works

Adobe has recently made changes to its stock image program to provide you with more bang for your buck. Upon creating a new subscriber account, Adobe issues you a refund for the first month’s subscription price. Think of it as a welcome to the family present!

Subscription packages start at $29.99 per month when added to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Up to 10 images are included in that price each month, and there is the option to purchase additional images for $2.99 a piece. The price without a Creative Cloud subscription starts at $49.99 a month. Adobe Stock Images are also available without having to purchase a monthly subscription package, read the Adobe Stock review here. For that, you will pay $9.99 per stand-alone image of interest.

The Wow Factor

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What makes Adobe stand out from its competition is how the impressive collection of images are available to you, the user. All of Adobe’s images stream into a library and are readily available to its applications family. This simple act of kindness on their part just made your creative life a breeze. For example, when you are in Adobe Illustrator creating a marketing brochure, you don’t have to leave that application and open the stock images application. You can just click on the library window from within the Illustrator app and watch Adobe images appear before your eyes.

Plans for the new stock image service came to life when Adobe quietly purchased Fotolia, a small scale stock image company, earlier this year. This purchase brought an additional 40 million photos, illustrations and graphics to the Adobe Stock family. Adobe hopes this addition plus the new features of its stock imaging service will position the company as the undisputed leader in the stock image game. If all goes according to plan, Adobe will be the go-to spot to acquire high-quality stock images for use by professional web designers, amateur social media users and everyone in between.