An introduction to the technical, quality, and legal requirements for submitting video to Adobe Stock.
We accept content recorded with any camera—including a mobile device—if it meets our technical and legal requirements and our quality standards.
Maximum duration: 60 seconds
Maximum file size: 3900 MB (3.9 GB)
Learn how to use the Premiere Pro export settings designed for Adobe Stock video contributors HERE.
If you are unsure how to properly deinterlace your content, deliver it interlaced. This way, you avoid introducing potentially irreversible deinterlacing-related artifacts.
You can add title and keyword metadata to your files on the Contributor portal. Alternatively, if you add this metadata in Premiere Pro or Bridge, it will be preserved. The metadata is displayed on the Uploaded Files tab of the Contributor portal. You can review and edit it before submitting your content. You may also decide to submit a CSV file containing the relevant metadata. See Organize with CSV files for more information.
Do not use trademarked names (examples: Porsche, iPad, or Ferrari) or camera specifications (examples: Nikon or 4K) as keywords or in your title. For more information on keywords, see Titles and keywords.
Ask yourself if the person in the video would recognize themselves or if the property owner would recognize their property. If the answer is “Yes”, you may need a model release or a property release. Especially if there is an identifiable property, investigate whether the item is protected by privacy, trademark, or copyright law. If yes, a property release may be required.
Files that contain logos, trademarks, company, or brand names (examples: Apple, Nike, Gucci, and BMW) can’t be accepted. In certain cases, you may be able to submit work where logos, trademarks, company names, and brand names are digitally removed. Partial removal of a trademark or logo is not an acceptable substitute for the full removal of trademarks or logos from content you submit. Files that contain copyrighted material, such as some artwork, sculptures, or architecture, cannot be accepted unless you include property releases from the creator and/or copyright owners. Some buildings and places of interest cannot be used for commercial photography; see Known image restrictions.
Read our Legal guidelines for more.
For your videos to have commercial value, we expect them to be:
For more information on what makes a quality video, see The review process.
Select only the best footage from a shoot and ensure that each submission offers something different. Don’t submit multiple clips with minimal changes in angle or depth, or copies of the same footage with different post-production effects applied. Customers apply their own creative effects to suit their projects. Submitting multiple copies of similar or identical content can be perceived to be spam by our moderation team. Spamming is strictly prohibited and may prompt us to block your account or close it permanently.