Where can I find the licensing terms of use for Adobe Stock assets?

Terms of use can be found here.

Where can I use Adobe Stock photos, videos, illustrations, and graphics?

Adobe Stock assets can be used in any creative project, including print ads, brochures, presentations, posters, book covers, commercials, websites, and annual reports. For the complete image licensing terms, see http://www.adobe.com/go/stockterms.

Will the watermark go away?

Yes. When you license an asset, the watermark is removed, and you receive the asset in its highest resolution.

Is the asset I buy exclusively mine?

No. We do not offer exclusive licenses.

Can I edit the assets that I buy?

Yes. You are welcome to edit the asset in any way you deem necessary. Note, however, that your modifications must not violate or infringe on the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, nor place the author or the model in a bad light or depict them in any way that might be deemed offensive. See http://www.adobe.com/go/stockterms.

Does Adobe Stock offer extended licenses allowing licensees to sell derivative products based on an asset?

Yes. You may purchase an extended license for most Adobe Stock photos, vectors, and illustrations. Extended licenses provide unlimited impressions/print runs, and the ability to create derivative products for resale, such as coffee mugs, t-shirts, etc. Extended licenses may be purchased by clicking the image on the Adobe Stock website and selecting the Extended License tab. If you have already licensed the image, you can click your name in the Adobe Stock navigation bar, open the License History page, scroll to find the desired image, then click License Again.

Can I use an Adobe Stock image as part of my company logo or brand?

No. You need to have complete ownership of the image you use for your company logo, since logos are intended to be registered and protected to prevent other companies or organizations from using the same image. Because Adobe Stock only grants a right to use images and does not transfer the ownership, these images cannot be used in or as a logo.

Do all assets have model releases?

Yes. All assets containing recognizable people are uploaded with a signed model release allowing the image to be used commercially within the limits of the license agreement.

Can I buy an asset for a client, or do they need to create their own account?

You can purchase an asset on behalf of a client. However, please note that if you want to use the same asset for different clients, the asset must be licensed separately for each client use.

Do I need to add a photo credit?

We require a photo credit to be added only when using the image in an editorial article or for social media.

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