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Adobe Stock is a service that provides designers and businesses with access to millions of high-quality curated and royalty-free photos, videos, illustrations, vector graphics, 3D assets, and templates for all their creative projects. You can purchase Adobe Stock as a multi-asset subscription. Various subscription packages are available.


Adobe Stock

Basics

Adobe Stock provides designers, marketers, video professionals, and more with access to 200 million high-quality, curated, royalty-free photos, vectors, illustrations, templates, 3D assets, video, motion graphics templates, and audio for all their creative projects.

The Adobe Stock service is built right into your favorite Adobe desktop apps, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, so you can search, browse, and add images to your Creative Cloud Libraries, and get instant access to your assets across desktop and mobile devices. In Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, to jump-start your creative projects, you can even download artist-designed templates from Adobe Stock right within the New Document dialog boxes.

Adobe Stock assets can be licensed directly from within the Creative Cloud desktop apps or through stock.adobe.com.

A royalty-free asset is licensed such that it can be used for any illustrative purpose, even in a professional context, without geographical restrictions or expiration dates.

The Adobe Stock Editorial collection offers images and videos that are newsworthy, timely, and depict real people, events, places, and products.

  • Adobe Stock Editorial images are available in two sizes: small image suitable for web use and limited print runs (US$49.99) and full-resolution image with unlimited print runs (US$199.99).
  • Adobe Stock Premium Editorial images are the most iconic, recognized images of our time. They have unlimited print runs and are also available in two sizes: premium small image (US$249.99) and premium full-resolution image (US$499.99).
  • All Adobe Stock Editorial videos are HD. When licensing Editorial videos, you have an option to purchase either a Standard license with limited viewership rights (US$79.99) or an Enhanced license with unlimited viewership (US$249.99).

You can access editorial assets on the Adobe Stock website or from within the Creative Cloud apps integrated with Adobe Stock. Such assets are marked "Editorial Use Only". You may not use editorial assets for commercial purposes, such as advertisements or for reselling products. View all of the terms of use for Adobe Stock here.

Adobe Stock images are available in JPEG, AI, and EPS file formats. HD videos are available in the MOV format. 4K videos are available in various formats. All 4K videos are also available in HD. Three types of 3D assets are available in Adobe Stock: models (.obj), lights (.exr/.hdr), and materials (.mdl). These assets are supported in several 3D applications.

Adobe Stock also provides artist-designed templates to jumpstart your creative projects. In Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, templates from Adobe Stock are available right within the New Document dialog boxes. Once you license and download a template, you can build on it just as you'd work with any other Photoshop or Illustrator document. You can also find and download Motion Graphics templates from Adobe Stock for use in your Premiere Pro projects. Thousands of template options are now available on the Adobe Stock website.

All Adobe Stock content is provided at its highest available resolution. While this resolution depends on the camera used to originally capture the asset, most of the content can accommodate high-quality printed output up to 300 dpi. Vector files can be printed in all formats without loss in quality.

Adobe Stock offers both HD and 4K videos. All 4K videos are also available in HD format.

3D model, light, and material assets in Adobe Stock are optimized for use in Adobe Dimension in the MDL file format. However, there are certain factors to consider when using these assets in both Dimension and other third-party 3D apps.

Models in third-party 3D apps

  • Any application that can import .obj files, including Adobe Photoshop, can load the models. However, the models don't look the same as rendered images on the Adobe Stock website if they're loaded in an environment that doesn't support MDL 1.3 or later.
  • Each model has a .mtl file which contains some shader information for applications that don't support MDL. Depending on the application’s importer, some manual texture hookups may be required.
  • For best fidelity, these models require a rendering engine that supports MDL 1.3 or later.

Models in Dimension

When using these models with Dimension, there may be minor visual differences between the model as you see it on Adobe Stock and when you use it within the app. These differences are anticipated and will always result in an improved 3D experience.

No. To download content from Adobe Stock, all you need is an Adobe ID, which can be quickly created for free.

Creative Cloud members receive several benefits for Adobe Stock, including seamless integration within your favorite apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and more.

Yes. Anyone can join and use Adobe Stock on stock.adobe.com.

You can try out Adobe Stock images and videos by downloading the low-resolution, watermarked version. No payment is required until you decide to license the asset.

Templates and 3D assets must be licensed before you can download them. Many are free. You can view a large preview of these assets, showing you a detailed view. Descriptive text about each asset is included in the Details pane.

If you are a new Adobe user, an account is created for you when you make your first purchase. Adobe sends you an email with a receipt for your purchase and a link to set your account password. You must set your password within 72 hours of receiving that email or the link expires. If the link expires, you can go through the Forgot Password workflow to set your password.

After your initial purchase, you can still make purchases on Adobe Stock for an hour without setting your password while you go through the delayed account creation workflow. During this time, you won't be able to log in to account management or any other Adobe services until you've set the password. After one hour, you will be logged out and will need to set your password from the email to log in again.

You can license and download assets from the Adobe Stock website or from within a Creative Cloud application. For details, see Using the Adobe Stock website.

If you're having trouble while downloading your assets after licensing them, see Unable to download Adobe Stock assets.

The Adobe Stock Premium collection contains thousands of hand-picked images from the portfolios of some of the world’s top photographers and agencies. They have the same file types and resolutions as other Adobe Stock images, but have been selected for exceptional content, style, authenticity, and production quality.

All Adobe Stock Premium collection images include an Enhanced License, which allows unlimited print runs. However, Extended Licenses to create derivate products for resale (such as coffee mugs or T-shirts) are only available for Premium images with an Adobe Stock Enterprise account.

Adobe Stock Premium collection images are priced at three tiers. You can also license the same images in a smaller size for half of their price. For example, you can license a premium image priced at US$499.99 with dimensions of 6000 px x 4000 px or for US$249.99 with dimensions of 1688 px x 1125 px.

Yes. Adobe Stock Premium collection images are currently priced at three tiers. You can also license the same images in a smaller size for half the price. For example, you can license a premium image priced at US$499.99 with dimensions of 6000 px x 4000 px or for US$249.99 with dimensions of 1688 px x 1125 px.

Credit packs let you purchase assets on Adobe Stock in a flexible and cost-effective way. When you purchase a pack, you have one year to redeem your credits to license specific content such as premium images, videos, editorial images, and other asset types. Credit packs are similar to buying tokens at an arcade: you save money by buying a stack of tokens, and then different games cost different numbers of tokens.

For more information, see FAQ | Credit packs.

Adobe Stock offers a range of price points for templates and 3D assets including some that are free. Any template or 3D asset priced at US$9.99 can also be licensed with a subscription, just as images are licensed.

If you are interested to see templates or 3D content within a specific price segment, refine your search results by applying a price filter.

For more information about adding assets to Adobe Stock, see Adobe Stock Contributor Help.

Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud

Images and videos from the Adobe Stock website can be opened in many Creative Cloud applications with a single click. They may also be saved directly to a Creative Cloud Library, making them immediately available in most of your Creative Cloud desktop and mobile applications.

Adobe Stock can also be launched from within the Libraries panel in Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Dreamweaver. You can also license watermarked previews of Adobe Stock content directly from the Libraries panel in the desktop applications.

For more information, see Using Adobe Stock.

Adobe Stock content can be used in any Creative Cloud desktop or mobile application in which a user can place a photo, video, illustration, or graphic. Images can also be saved directly into Creative Cloud Libraries for instant access across apps. The Creative Cloud Libraries feature is currently supported in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Comp.  

In Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, templates from Adobe Stock are also available from right within the New Document dialog boxes. These templates, designed to jump-start your creative projects, are in the .psdt,  .ait, and .indt formats. Once you license and download a template, you can build on it just as you'd work with any other Photoshop or Illustrator document.

You can share the licensed asset with employees or subcontractors, provided that they follow all of the license restrictions.

If you transfer the asset or a derivative work to a client, then you must purchase a second license if you intend to use it for the benefit of another client.

Adobe Stock images can be downloaded directly from the website to your computer and opened in your desktop app. For details, see Using the Adobe Stock website

Audio

You may license Adobe Stock audio in the following ways. More details about our available plans can be found here.

  • Subscription: Subscriptions allow you to license both standard audio tracks and standard images (photos, vectors, illustrations, standard templates and standard 3D) with the same allotment. 

  • Credit packs: You can purchase a standard or extended audio license through a credit pack. For audio assets, one credit allows you to buy a standard audio license and 20 credits buy an extended audio license. 

To purchase a subscription or credit packs, visit the Adobe Stock plans page.

If you have an existing Adobe Stock subscription or credit allotment, you may license an audio track with your existing credits. 

  • Subscriptions you may have used for standard image licenses may also be used to license audio tracks. 

  • Credits you may have used for extended image licenses, videos, or premium assets may also be used for standard or extended audio licenses.

If you are new to Adobe Stock, the best way to license audio is with a subscription that offers a 30-day free trial.

Click here to begin, and click here to explore Adobe Stock audio.

With Adobe Stock’s royalty-free audio licenses, you may use any licensed music track as many times as you like, for as long as you like, anywhere in the world.

  • The Adobe Stock audio standard license covers most common uses like social media, websites, digital ads, and corporate presentations.
  • The Adobe Stock audio extended license is required for film, broadcast, SVOD, apps, games, and point of sale. Audio tracks with extended licenses are only available to Enterprise customers at this time.

Refer to our License Terms page for more details, and click here to explore Adobe Stock audio.

All Adobe Stock audio tracks are royalty-free, so they can be used as many times as you need in any project, anywhere in the world. This means that even if you cancel your account, you can still use the licensed track in your project.

You may use Adobe Stock audio in a variety of ways with a standard or extended license – training material, online ads, wedding films, paid advertising, social media, and more.

If you plan to use Adobe Stock audio in film, broadcast, SVOD, apps, games, or point of sale, you must purchase an extended license.

Adobe Stock audio must be synced with a visual or other audio (such as in a podcast). Stand-alone use is not permitted. Refer to our License Terms page or our Terms of Use for details about restrictions.  

We are here to help you. With each licensed track, you get a license validation code. However, when you post a video that includes Adobe Stock audio tracks, you may receive a YouTube copyright claim. You will need to submit an Adobe Stock license code for each piece of music licensed. Find the details here.

You can access Adobe Stock audio by going to the Essential Sound panel in Premiere Pro.

  1. Click the Windows menu and select Essential Sound. Or click the Audio tab at the top of your Premiere Pro window and see the Essential Sound panel on the right.

  2. Click the Browse tab, and then explore the available tracks.

  3. Use the filters to specify mood, genre, tempo and whether you want instrumental tracks. Enter keywords to search by instrument and more.

  4. To preview a track, click the Play button or the waveform of any track.

No, audio available through Adobe Stock can only be licensed with an Adobe Stock subscription or credit pack.   

Adobe Stock music tracks can be licensed directly within Adobe Premiere Pro, or on the Adobe Stock website via a subscription or credit pack. Adobe Stock music tracks with standard licenses are available as part of an Adobe Stock mixed assets subscription that starts with the first month free. Find more information about our pricing and plans here.