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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

General questions

Adobe Stock is a service that gives designers, marketers, creatives, video professionals, and others access to millions of high-quality, curated, royalty-free assets for all their creative projects. Assets types include photos, vectors, illustrations, templates, 3D assets, videos, motion graphics templates, and audio tracks. 

Adobe Stock is built right into your favorite Creative Cloud desktop apps — including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and XD — so you can search, browse, and add assets to your Creative Cloud Libraries and get instant access to your assets across your desktop and mobile devices. You can also quickly get moving on your creative projects in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign by downloading artist-designed templates from Adobe Stock right from the New Document dialog box.

You can license Adobe Stock assets from directly within most Creative Cloud desktop apps or through stock.adobe.com.

With a royalty-free asset, the license fee is paid only once, and no additional payments are needed for additional uses. Royalty-free assets are licensed for worldwide perpetual use, and other than editorial use content, you may use them for commercial, promotional, advertising, or merchandising purposes when you purchase the appropriate license.

Discover high-quality, royalty-free photos, videos, illustrations, vector graphics, 3D assets, design templates, motion graphics templates, and audio tracks on the Adobe Stock website.  

 You can also discover our  free collection of free photos, vectors, illustrations, videos, templates, and 3D assets. All free assets come with a commercial standard license, and you may use them for personal, business, or educational projects. 

Adobe Stock has multiple types of licenses to support different uses (e.g., web only vs. print vs. merchandise). You can find more information about the different license types on our license information page or in our usage and licensing FAQs

Adobe Stock file types vary based on the asset. 

  • Photos (including Editorial and Premium) and illustrations are available in JPEG format. 

  • Vectors are available in AI, EPS, or JPEG format, depending on the download setting you choose when you license the asset. 

  • HD videos are available in various formats including MOV. 4K videos are available in various formats as well, and all 4K videos are also available in HD. Whenever possible, we try to deliver the original file for the best possible quality and experience. 

  • 3D assets are available as model (OBJ), light (EXR or HDR), and material (MDL) files. These file types are supported in many 3D apps.  

  • Design templates are available for Photoshop in PSDT format, for Illustrator in AIT format, and for InDesign in INDT format. You can download them on the Adobe Stock website or discover them in the New Document dialog box inside your apps. 

  • Motion graphics templates are available in MOGRT format for use in Adobe Premiere Pro. 

Explore the stunning assets available on the Adobe Stock website.

We offer Adobe Stock images at the highest available resolution. While photo resolution depends on the camera used for capture, most assets can accommodate high-quality printed output up to 300 dpi. You can print vector files in all formats without loss in quality. 

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

Adobe Stock was formerly known as Fotolia. After fourteen years in business, Fotolia transitioned its members to Adobe Stock on a voluntary basis in order to offer them a better, more streamlined service as well as deeper integration with Creative Cloud apps.

If you or your client received a claim or complaint regarding the use of Adobe Stock content that you licensed, please notify Adobe immediately.  So that we can properly investigate, please send as much detail as possible to copyright-stock@adobe.com, including: your Adobe or Fotolia account ID; the File ID of the assets at issue, the applicable Stock license information (such as a screenshot of license history), and any documentation such as a copy of the claim letter and examples of the use complained about. 

Licensing and asset types

Images and templates

Adobe Stock offers standard photos, Premium photos, Editorial photos, vectors, and illustrations. Learn more about Adobe Stock photos and Adobe Stock design assets.

Elevate your creative stories by using Adobe Stock images in your presentations, websites, social media posts, advertisements, and more.

Images designated for “Editorial use only” fall into two categories — the Adobe Stock Editorial collection and the Illustrative Editorial collection.  

  • The Adobe Stock Editorial collection contains photos that feature worldwide events in news, sports, and entertainment. It also includes a stunning collection of archival imagery. Editorial content includes photos from renowned photojournalists and archival libraries: Reuters, Action Sports, the Everett Collection, and the Mary Evans Picture Library. 

  • The Illustrative Editorial collection focuses on conceptual imagery that uses real brands and products to convey strong ideas. Illustrative Editorial content spans photos, illustrations, and vectors and includes imagery that features popular consumer brands. 

Assets designated for “Editorial use only” are marked “Editorial only” when you hover over them in the search results and under the “Restriction” section in the image information. You may not use these assets for commercial purposes, such as in advertisements or on product packaging. Other restrictions apply. See the summary of editorial use restrictions.

The Adobe Stock Premium collection contains millions of images from the portfolios of some of the world’s top photographers, illustrators, and agencies. Our community of Premium photography contributors seeks to tell powerful stories that provide authentic cultural and geo-localized insights as well as accurate representation of communities. 

Premium collection contributors’ photos showcase extensive commercial knowledge and skill, allowing you to save time and budget on expensive photoshoots, difficult-to-get model releases, and prolonged post-production editing.

Yes, you can download assets from the Adobe Stock Premium collection in two sizes — small and large. Price points differ depending on file resolution.

All Adobe Stock Premium collection images include an enhanced license, which allows unlimited print runs. However, if you want an extended license to create derivate products for resale (such as coffee mugs, t-shirts, or template files), you need an Adobe Stock Enterprise account. Learn more about license terms.

Adobe Stock offers digitally illustrated artwork (non-photos) as vectors or illustrations.

As rasterized images, illustrations can include a wider variety of textures, styles, and artwork than vectors, and you can download them as JPEGs. From hand-drawn artwork to textures and digital scenes, Adobe Stock illustrations encompass a variety of decorative elements and design techniques and styles.

Learn more about design assets, and explore Adobe Stock vectors and Adobe Stock illustrations.

Adobe Stock templates are optimized for Creative Cloud and may not be compatible with older versions of Creative Suite that are no longer supported by Adobe.

Video and audio

You can use Adobe Stock videos to fill the gap in a storyline, provide an establishing shot, or match existing footage across a wide selection of content themes including lifestyle, business, cinematic aerials, sports, and action footage, animation, and more. 

Adobe Stock videos are collected from dynamic artists around the world as well as high-production video brands and agencies such as GoPro, Hero Images, and The Ocean Agency.   

Streamline your workflow and easily search and license videos directly from Creative Cloud apps such as Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Learn more about Adobe Stock videos

All Adobe Stock videos are available in 4K, HD, or similar frame sizes, and they come with an enhanced license. The enhanced license has no limitation on how many people can view the video. 

With an enhanced license, you may: 

  • Use the asset with all the rights granted in the standard license. 

  • Reproduce the asset in your creative work beyond the 500,000 copy/viewer restriction. 

With an enhanced license, you may not: 

  • Distribute the standalone file. 

  • Create merchandise, templates, or other products for resale or distribution where the primary value of the product is associated with the asset itself. For example, you can’t use the asset to create a poster, t-shirt, or coffee mug that someone would buy specifically because of the asset printed on it. 

Find more information about the different Adobe Stock license types on our license information page or in our usage and licensing FAQs

You can purchase videos in two ways:

  • Purchase on demand if you need to download videos one at a time. 

  • Purchase a credit pack if you plan to download multiple video assets either at once or over the course of time. You can save money by purchasing videos with a credit pack.

Learn more about pricing options.

Enhance your video creations with dynamic, pre-built Adobe Stock motion graphics templates, which include title sequences, overlay graphics, and data visualizations. 

Motion graphics templates are customizable and allow you to change color, text, and the layout of animated graphics. Find what you need, whether it’s a lower-third for a documentary or an animation for a YouTube vlog. 

Easily search for a variety of motion graphic templates depending on what you need for your video, including:

  • Lower thirds 

  • Text/titles/overlays

  • Transitions 

  • Backgrounds

  • Infographics 

  • Social media graphics

Streamline your workflow and easily search and license motion graphics templates directly from Creative Cloud apps such as Premiere Pro and After Effects. Explore our motion graphics templates.

You can license Adobe Stock audio in the following ways: 

  • Through a subscription: Subscriptions allow you to license audio tracks with a standard license. In addition, you can use the subscription to license standard images (i.e., photos, vectors, illustrations), templates, and 3D assets. 

  • Through a credit pack: You can purchase an audio standard or extended license using a credit pack. You can buy a standard audio license with 1 credit and an extended audio license with 20 credits. 

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 can use it to license an audio track. That means:

  • You can purchase audio standard licenses for music tracks using the same subscription you’ve used to purchase standard image licenses.

  • You can purchase audio standard or extended licenses using the same credit pack you’ve used to purchase extended image licenses, videos, or Premium assets.

If you’re new to Adobe Stock, the best way to license audio is with a subscription that offers a free trial.

Get started or learn more about Adobe Stock audio.

With Adobe Stock 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. Here are the details:

  • The Adobe Stock audio standard license covers most common uses such as 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.

See an overview of our license terms for more details or explore Adobe Stock audio.

All Adobe Stock audio tracks are licensed royalty-free, so you may use them as many times as you need in any project, anywhere in the world, subject to the license restrictions. This means that even if you cancel your account, you may still use the licensed track in your project.

Please see the overview of our license terms, as well as the Adobe Stock Terms & Conditions  for more information on licensing rights and restrictions.

You may use Adobe Stock audio in a variety of ways with a standard or extended license — in training materials, 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 audio extended license.

Adobe Stock audio must be synced with a visual or other audio, such as in a podcast. Standalone use is not permitted. See our license terms summary or our Terms of Use  for details about restrictions.

We’re 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. See details.

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

  • 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. 

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

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

  • 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.   

You can license Adobe Stock music tracks directly within 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. Learn more about pricing and plans.

3D assets

Bring your designs to life with an amazing collection of 3D models, materials, and lights. The Adobe Stock 3D collection is built with the highest aesthetic and technical standards in mind, and includes:

  • 3D models: Customize the style, look, and scale of any 3D model in your scene.

  • 3D materials: Instantly change the visual appearance of any 3D model by choosing from a vast selection of materials.

  • 3D lights: Illuminate your scene with real-world lighting, reflections, and a background image.

    Learn more about 3D assets or explore Adobe Stock 3D.

Adobe Stock is natively integrated into Adobe Dimension, so you can search thousands of free and paid Adobe Stock 3D assets to find the perfect one without leaving the app. You can also use Adobe Stock 3D assets with Adobe 3D and AR apps like Substance Suite and Adobe Aero.

Adobe stock 3D models, lights, and materials are optimized for use in Dimension. However, there are certain factors to consider when using these assets in other third-party 3D apps. 

Models in non-Adobe 3D apps: 

  • Any app that can import OBJ files can load the models. However, the models may not look the same as the thumbnails 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 that contains some shader information for apps that don’t support MDL. Depending on the app’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 in Dimension, there may be minor differences between how the model appears on Adobe Stock and how it appears in the app. These differences are anticipated and will always result in an improved 3D experience. 

Free collection assets

The Adobe Stock free collection contains free photos, vectors, illustrations, videos, design templates, motion graphics templates, and 3D assets. You can discover this hand-curated collection by clicking Free in the stock.adobe.com navigation bar. Explore Adobe Stock free assets.

If you’re logged in to Adobe Stock with your Adobe ID, you can simply click the blue button to download your free asset. 

If you have an Adobe ID but are not logged in, please sign in with your Adobe ID and then click the blue button to download your free asset.  

If you don’t have an Adobe ID, please follow the process to create one and then click the blue button to download your free asset.

When you download a free collection asset by clicking the blue button, you receive a royalty-free commercial-use license for that asset.  

Free collection assets have the following licenses: 

  • Photos, vectors, and illustrations : Standard license   

  • Videos, templates, and 3D assets: Enhanced license.  

Please see the overview of our license terms, as well as the Adobe Stock Terms & Conditions  for more information on licensing rights and restrictions.

All Adobe Stock licenses are perpetual, so you may use them as many times as you need in your project, anywhere in the world, subject to the license restrictions. This means that even if you cancel your account, you may still use the licensed asset in your project.

Here are some examples of how you may use photos, vectors, and illustrations from the Adobe Stock free collection:  

  • Unlimited views on the web, mobile, or social media   

  • Marketing collateral printed up to 500,000 times  

  • A live, recorded, or digital production if the expected audience is fewer than 500,000 viewers  

 Here are some examples of how you may use videos, templates, and 3D assets from the Adobe Stock free collection:  

  • Use the asset with all the rights granted in the standard license. 

  • Reproduce the asset beyond the 500,000 copy/viewer restriction. 

Please see the overview of our license terms, as well as the Adobe Stock Terms of Use and usage and licensing FAQ for more information on licensing rights and restrictions.

Yes, there’s a limit on how many free assets you can download in a 24-hour period. We developed the daily download limit with many common use cases in mind and you can always increase your daily download limit by purchasing a subscription. 

The 70,000+ assets available in the Adobe Stock free collection provide only a fraction of the assets that are available with an Adobe Stock paid subscription. 

The free collection’s emphasis is on breadth, not depth.

Billing and payments

You can license assets from Adobe Stock as an individual, with a team, or through a large enterprise organization. Please see our Adobe Stock plans for more information about pricing. 

It’s best to purchase a subscription if you need to regularly download images that have a standard license. You can download photos, vectors, illustrations, design templates, music tracks, and 3D assets with your Adobe Stock subscription. It’s our most popular option for frequent stock downloaders. 

It’s best to purchase a credit pack if you need to download assets not available in a subscription such as videos, motion graphics templates, certain 3D asset types, Premium photos, or Editorial collection assets or to obtain a more permissive license (e.g., extended license).  

Credit packs let you license Adobe Stock assets in a flexible and cost-effective way. They 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. To purchase a credit pack, log on to the Adobe Stock plans page.  

Credits expire 12 months after purchase (6 months if you reside in Japan).

No. All you need to license content from Adobe Stock is an Adobe ID, which you can quickly create free of charge

Yes, you can use and benefit from Adobe Stock whether you’re a Creative Cloud member or not.

You can preview Adobe Stock images and videos by downloading the low-resolution, watermarked versions, subject to the license restrictions. No payment is required until you decide to license the asset. You can also download a low bitrate version of an audio track without the watermark on it. 

Templates and 3D assets must be licensed before you can download them, but some are included in the free collection. You can view a large, detailed preview of these assets by clicking the thumbnail image. Descriptive text about each asset is included in the details pane. 

If you’d like to purchase a video, Premium image, or other Adobe Stock asset that isn’t available in your subscription, you can purchase a credit pack or license the asset on-demand. Learn more about our plans.

Audio assets and core images cannot be licensed on demand.

The 3-images/month plan, 10-images/month plan, and 40-images/month plan include rollover benefits, which ensure unused subscription licenses continue to be available in your account.  

You can rollover 36-480 unused licenses month to month, depending on your plan, but if you cancel your subscription you'll lose any unused licenses.  

Any unused rollover licenses cannot be used once your subscription has been canceled.  

Yes. If you’re a new Adobe customer, we’ll create an account for you when you make your first purchase. You’ll get 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 will expire. If that happens, you can go through the Forgot Password workflow to get set up. 

After your initial purchase, you can make more purchases on Adobe Stock for an hour without setting your password. 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. When the hour is up, you’ll 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 app. See how

If you have trouble downloading your assets after licensing them, get help

Credit packs let you license Adobe Stock assets in a flexible and cost-effective way. When you purchase a credit pack, you have one year (six months in Japan) to redeem your credits to license specific content such as Premium images, videos, Editorial collection content, 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 our FAQ.

We’re sorry to see you go, but we understand that stock needs can change. We also offer many subscription options or credit packs if your subscription no longer fits your needs.

To change or cancel a standalone Adobe Stock subscription, please do the following:

  1. Sign into your Adobe account.

  2. Under Plan information, click Manage plan for the plan you want to change.

  3. Under Plan & payment, click Cancel plan and move through the cancellation flow.

To change or cancel Adobe Stock from your Creative Cloud membership, please do the following:

  1. Sign into your Adobe account.

  2. Under Plan information, click Manage plan for the plan you want to change.

  3. Under Plan & payment, click Change plan.

  4. Under Creative Cloud All Apps, select your storage and billing options and click Select.

  5. On the confirmation page, review the terms of the plan, and then click Confirm.

Adobe Stock offers a range of price points for templates and 3D assets, and some included in the free collection. If you’d like to see templates or 3D content within a specific price segment, refine your search results by applying a price filter on the left side of your search results page.  

Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud

You can open images and videos from the Adobe Stock website inside many Creative Cloud apps with a single click. You can also save Adobe Stock assets directly to your Creative Cloud Libraries so they’re immediately available in most of your Creative Cloud desktop and mobile apps.

You can also launch Adobe Stock from within the Libraries panel in Creative Cloud apps such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects, XD, Dimension, and Adobe Dreamweaver. You can also license watermarked previews of Adobe Stock content directly from the Libraries panel in the desktop apps. Learn more.

Adobe Stock is natively integrated with most Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Adobe Spark, and Dimension. You can also save images directly to your Creative Cloud Libraries for instant access across apps. The Creative Cloud Libraries feature is currently supported in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, XD, Dreamweaver, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, and Adobe Comp.  

In Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, templates from Adobe Stock are also available from right within the New Document dialog box. These templates, designed to jump-start your creative projects, come in 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, Illustrator, or InDesign document.

As a Creative Cloud member you receive a number of benefits, including seamless integration with your favorite apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro. You can access the Adobe Stock assets you’ve saved to your Libraries directly inside your apps, and you can search in-app and even license directly in-app. Learn more.

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

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

Adobe Stock is natively integrated with most Creative Cloud apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Adobe Spark, and Dimension. If Adobe Stock is not natively integrated with your Creative Cloud app, Adobe Stock assets can easily be downloaded from the website to your computer and then opened in your Creative Cloud app.