Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC, Bridge CC or the web to submit your content to Adobe Stock.

Upload your content

You can upload photos and illustrations to Adobe Stock from the Adobe Stock Contributor portal, or directly through Lightroom CC and Bridge CC. You can upload videos using the FTP feature in the Contributor portal.

Option 1: Upload your content via the Contributor portal

Visit contributor.stock.adobe.com and sign in with your Adobe ID. If you don't have an Adobe ID, you’ll need to sign up first.

After you sign in, you’ll be asked if you are already a Fotolia contributor. If you are, this account setup process is your only opportunity to synchronize your accounts to access your existing catalog of images.

When you sign in for the first time, you need to agree to the Legal guidelines. You must be at least 18 years old and own the rights to all the content you upload. Click Submit in the header of the Contributor portal. Then, drag and drop the photos, illustrations, or vectors you want to submit. Alternatively, browse to and select the files. Click Upload.

To upload videos, you’ll need to install an FTP client. Click Learn More on the Upload page to access your FTP credentials.

Option 2: Upload your content through Lightroom CC or Bridge CC

To upload your photos or illustrations to Adobe Stock from Lightroom CC or Bridge CC, drag and drop your content to the Adobe Stock plugin, click Publish if using Lightroom CC, and then finalize your submission in the Contributor portal.

Tag your content

On the Uploaded Files page in the Contributor portal, select your photo, illustration, vector, or video. Add the title and category. Edit the keywords that Adobe Stock suggests for your content, or add your own. If you add keywords to your photos in Lightroom, they will appear on the Uploaded Files page in alphabetical order. You must reorder them by relevancy and list the most important keywords first. Repeat important words from the title in the keyword section. 

If your answer to the question "Does your file show recognizable people and/or property?" is Yes, you’ll need to upload a model release or a property release. If you already have a previously uploaded release, you can search for and select it from your list of releases. Otherwise, click Create a new release and then Download template to download the release and, when completed, upload it as a JPEG file.

Submit your content

Before you can submit an image for the first time, you need to upload proof of your identity, for example, a JPEG file of your driver’s license or passport. 

After you fill in all the requested fields for the title, keyword section, and category, click Save and then Submit to have Adobe review your content. Once it’s accepted, your content will be available for sale on the Adobe Stock website and within most Adobe Creative Cloud applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro.

Manage your uploaded content

In the Adobe Stock Contributor portal, you can see the number of views and sales and the earnings your uploaded content has generated. You can also delete content, upload more content, or edit tags.

Request a payout

To receive payment for licensed imagery, you can request a payout once your account accrues $50 in earnings. Payouts are made via PayPal or Skrill.

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