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Beginner's Guide

Learn to sell your photos, videos, and vector designs online.

Beginner's Guide

User Guide

Get quick answers and step-by-step instructions for contributing to Adobe Stock.

User Guide


Find tutorials from novice to expert to help you expand your skills.


Troubleshooting & help

Read the Adobe Stock Contributor Handbook  to find out:

  • What buyers are looking for
  • How to create content that sells
  • Tips for success to make your content found

Our customers are looking for content that speaks to them and can illuminate a wide variety of topics. They want content that their audiences can relate to. Focus on authentic images of real people from all cultures. 

Here are some links to inspire you: 

  • Upload video content to the Adobe Stock contributor portal using drag and drop method directly into the blue upload circle. 
  • Model Tagger FAQ
  • Bulk model and property release uploads now supported in the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal. See how in this brief VIDEO.
  • Adobe Stock no longer supports zip folders for vector submissions. Please carefully review the vector upload specifications information and submit the standalone vector file only.

Click HERE to learn how to redeem the Creative Cloud bonus code for qualified Adobe Stock contributors. 

Participate in fun Creative Challenges, interact with other contributors and members of the Adobe Stock staff HERE

If you are 18 or older and own the rights to the photographs, video, illustrations, and/or vector imagery you create, you are welcome to join us at Adobe Stock. You don’t have to be a professional, an artist, or own fancy equipment to be an Adobe Stock contributor. You do not have to be a Creative Cloud subscriber. Sign up for an Adobe ID to start contributing. Learn more.

Our standard collection includes photos, video, illustrations, and vector imagery. Each content type has its own requirements that can be found here.

Upload your content directly from Adobe Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, and Adobe Bridge. Learn more

The royalty rate is applied to the net price per licensed asset, based on the U.S. purchase price and including any discounts. For example, if the plan costs US$29.99 per month for 10 monthly photo licenses, then the royalty amount (rounded up to the nearest cent) would be US$0.99 per licensed photo (US$29.99 / 10 photos x 33%). Note: actual royalty calculations may not be rounded to the nearest cent. 

Adobe Stock also licenses assets through custom agreements and non-standard plans, such as Adobe Express plans and Pro Edition plans for Creative Cloud for teams and enterprise. Royalty rates for assets licensed under these agreements and plans are either: (A) for non-video assets, 33% of the attributable amount, and for video content, 35% of the attributable amount; or (B) a flat rate. Click HERE for additional information. 

To learn our payment policies and find out how to request a payment, see Get paid.

Licensing creative content is an economic activity. As an Adobe Stock contributor, income derived from your sales in the US is subject to US IRS (Internal Revenue Service) withholding tax. Depending on where you live, see TAX information and FAQ. If you do not file your tax forms, Adobe automatically withholds 30% of all earnings.

For information on our review criteria and why some files are rejected, see the Review process section. For do's and don't for each content type, see the Prepare and upload your content section. 

Adobe reserves the right to block an account if the content or upload behavior is not in compliance with our Adobe Stock Contributor Agreement.

While the keywords will appear in alphabetical order in Lightroom Classic, they will revert to the order you added them when you upload your images to Adobe Stock. Don't forget, you must list your keywords in order of relevance to maximize search optimization. 

Some contributors experience difficulties uploading EPS files through Internet Explorer. If you are using Internet Explorer, try another browser or upload AI files.

If you upload an AI or EPS file, you may observe a shift in color when you view your image in the Contributor portal or on the Adobe Stock site. The color shift only impacts the image preview. To avoid this color shift, create a JPEG of your vector file, then put the JPEG and AI or EPS in a folder and create a ZIP file. Upload the ZIP using FTP. Information on FTP can be found here.

In addition, when you are saving an AI file, make sure "Create PDF Compatible File" is checked.