The creators of the most professional digital creation software have added to their services with Adobe Stock. Adobe Stock may be seen to be just like any other stock photo service on the outside, but a closer look quickly debunks the theory. Here are three things Adobe Stock is doing right.
Adobe Has Focused on Quality Imagery and Professional Curation.
Adobe has put together over 4 million images in high definition to be used in their creative suite of programs. However, there are other programs that use the same images of such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote. With 21 different categories to choose from, you will find more than just photos here. You will also find illustrations and vector images – these are some of the most high-quality images you’ll find on the market that focus on quality and professionalism.
Adobe Has Monthly Plans on the Cheaper Side.
Adobe has monthly plans that can be cheaper than some of the big-box competitors. You can choose to download a single image for $9.99, or you can go with one of their monthly rates. If you are a member of Adobe’s Creative Cloud proprietary cloud service, you are free to download ten images per month for mere $29.99. This cost increases if you’re not a creative cloud subscriber, making this a much more competitive rate of $49.99. Due to the seamless integration of Adobe Stock images into Adobe’s Creative Cloud software, it is much more likely that the majority of people will be paying $29.99 for the image service. Furthermore, additional images past the limit of ten per month will only cost you $2.99 (for Creative Cloud subscribers) and you can roll over a total of 120 images, month after month. The most expensive option is up to 750 images per month for $199.99 per month with each image costing an additional $.99.
Catering to Creative Professionals and Not Just Advertisers.
Perhaps the most enticing feature is not really a feature at all. Adobe has always catered to creative professionals. Since most other stock image services are used mostly by marketers and advertisers, the choice of photos is usually catered to this group. However, there is another group of creative professionals that have a need for royalty-free stock imagery. Creative professionals such as graphic designers or even students of graphic design can make use of the service. Other professionals that do not need to advertise services such as bloggers or teachers can make use of these services. Digital artists can spend their days tinkering with Photoshop with these images. Case in point, the fact that Adobe caters to creative professionals as well as advertisers makes them a prime choice over other image services.