On this page, find details about royalties on photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos at Adobe Stock.

See this page for details about getting paid.

The royalty rate for photo, illustrations, and vector content licensed on Adobe Stock is 33% of the amount paid by the customer for the content. For video, the royalty rate is 35% of the amount paid. The amount paid varies based on the customer’s subscription plan and the type of content licensed. For payment on downloads made under subscription plans, a minimum guarantee applies that may replace the royalty rate calculation.  We also license content through custom agreements not reflected in the royalty table. Payment pursuant to custom agreements is always based on royalty rates of 33% for photo, illustrations, and vector content and 35% for videos.

Adobe calculates the royalties in ‘credits’ for which the following conversion is used:

1 credit = 1 USD = 1 EUR = 0.75 GBP = 4 PLN = 7,10 SEK = 150 JPY.

The royalty details in the tables below are shown in US dollars, for other currencies, please refer to above conversions.



Standard Royalty Rates

Content Type

License Method

Buyer's Terms

Price per Unit

Resulting Royalty

Photos, Illustrations, Vectors

3 standard assets per month

Monthly plan: $29.99



Small Subscription:
10 images per month

Monthly plan: $49.99



Annual plan: $29.99



Medium Subscription:
40 images per month

Monthly plan: $99.99



Annual plan: $79.99



Large Subscription:
350 to 750 downloads per month
Annual or Monthly: $169.99-$249.99 $0.33-0.38 Minimum payment*
Credit packs 5 pack-500 pack 1 credit ($7.99-$9.99)

$2.64 - $3.30 


Extended License Images

On demand or Credit pack

5-500 credit packs

8 credits or $79.99

$21.12 - $26.40

HD Video

On demand or Credit

5-500 credit packs

8 credits or $79.99

$22.48 - $28.00

4K Video

On demand or Credit pack

5-500 credit packs


20 credits or $199


$56 - $70

Minimum subscription royalty amounts

Lifetime Downloads Minimum Subscription Royalty
0-999 $0.33
1,000-9,999 $0.36
10,000 and above $0.38

Bonus Program

For our active contributors1, based on the number of downloads of your photos, illustrations, vectors and videos during the 2020 calendar year, you can earn one-year complimentary access to one of the following plans: Creative Cloud All Apps, Creative Cloud Photography with 20GB, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro or After Effects.

Details of the bonus program:

  • 150 – 4,999 downloaded qualifying assets: Choose your one-year complimentary plan by selecting one of these options: Creative Cloud Photography (20GB), Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, or After Effects.
  • 5,000+ downloaded qualifying assets: Receive one-year complimentary access to Creative Cloud All Apps.
  • Each video download counts as 8 regular downloads. For example, you will qualify for the Creative Cloud All App plan if you have 625 video downloads (625 x 8 = 5,000), or a mix of video and any of the other asset downloads, such as 100 video downloads and 4,200 photo downloads.
  • Downloads must occur during the period January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 and the contributor account must be active1.
  • Only downloads from our standard collection of photos, illustrations, vectors and videos qualify. Premium content, 3D assets, templates and motion graphic templates, or any other future file types, are excluded from the count.
  • Only assets licensed through subscription plans, credit packs, and Enterprise agreements qualify.
  • Bonuses2 will be determined in January 2021, and codes issued in February 2021. Note, that updates to these guidelines may occur. Please check this page for any changes.

1 No signup necessary. An active contributor is an Adobe Stock contributor with at least two (2) submitted and approved qualifying assets in 2020.

2 Adobe employees are excluded from the bonus program.