Using Adobe Stock Images in Blogging

Blogging is a good way to express your ideas and thoughts. The technology that has been made available to everyone means that whatever you post online, has a chance of getting noticed by everyone.

As a blogger, the thoughts come easy but what you need to get better engagement with your posts are images and graphics. The easiest way is to us pictures. You can get a designer get stuff done for you but well, if you’re looking for a quick post its images.

Images for Blogging

It’s not rocket science on what image you put when you post a blog. Pick the one that’s closest to your topic – to what you’re talking about. It’s not that hard. The challenge you’re going to face is that it may be easy to get your images but are you allowed to use it? That’s the question?

There are tons of images on the internet that may be related to whatever it is that you are blogging about but the thing is, you just can’t use any of them. There are legal issues with using images you just picked somewhere on the internet.

That’s why you need Adobe Stock Images, which are the perfect images for your blog posts and they won’t get you into any legal trouble.

High Quailty Images

They are all high quality images, which means that these are the pictures that you’re proud to show on your blog. You can showcase these as featured images. You can put these as any image that you can put in your blog post.

On top of that you get millions of these photos, illustrations and graphics that you can use which means that whatever niche you’re in, what topic you are writing about, there is an appropriate one that you will be able to use.

Easy Editing

As a designer, you’re also able to use these images straight from any Adobe Creative Cloud app that you’re using.

What you have now is an endless stream of Adobe Stock Images that you can use for your blogs and then you also have images that you can make changes to if you choose to do so. Whether you are starting out or already a seasoned blogger with a lot of posts under your belt, let’s face it, you will need graphics, photos and illustrations for your blogs.

There are a lot of bloggers out there who can attest the use of stock images, and it has done wonders for them. It’s just amazing how you can now have the power to put royalty-free, high quality images in an instant.

There’s definitely a lot of benefits with Adobe Stock Images – millions of content and easy integration with all your tools. What more can you ask.

So if you’re a blogger, get it out of your mind, stop thinking about where to get your images. You know where to get them, you know what to use.

How to Contribute to Adobe’s Image Library

adobe-stock-image-service---homeIn December 2014, Adobe announced plans to purchased Fotolia. By January 2015, the purchase was complete. However, Adobe has maintained Fotolia as a separate business entity. It has its own website with its own rules and its own logo. You would never guess that is owned by Adobe if it were not for a small Adobe logo in the upper left-hand corner of the Fotolia website.

As Adobe was entering the stock photo world, they did more than just purchased Fotolia. They also have a new service for their Creative Cloud. They call it Adobe Stock. Creative Cloud customers can now buy Adobe Stock images with the royalty-free license from directly within their Creative Cloud desktop apps.

They have over 40 million images to choose from. These photos come from contributing artists. How do you become a contributing artist to Adobe’s image library?

Since Adobe’s entrance into stock photo started with Fotolia, the contributing artists sign-up page is on Once you create an account, you can upload your images to be included in Fotolia’s library. You earn a commission on those images when one of them gets sold. There are different commission rates depending on the subscription plan and the platform where it sold. You may find the commission schedule here.


For every dollar you earn in commission, you earn one credit. Once your account reaches 50 credits, you may ask for a payout to your PayPal account.

To create a seller’s account on Fotolia, you must meet the following minimum qualifications.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must be the exclusive author for everything you upload.
  • You must either own or have the authorization to use every element of every photo you upload. This includes intellectual rights such as products, people, and property.
  • Your account must be confirmed. What this means is when you sign up for an account, you must check your email and click on the link in your email to confirm your

A photographer’s life is spent taking pictures. Truth be told, in order to earn a living off of your photos using stock imagery, you must contribute thousands of photos. For the photographer who makes a living off of his photos this way, this requirement should be an easy one to reach. Once you reach the point of earning a steady commission, you can continue to earn residual income off of the photos. This means you will receive a commission not just when the photo sells, but every time the photo sells. Get crackin’ and go shoot some photos!

3 Things Adobe Stock is Doing Right

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.

  1. Adobe Has Focused on Quality Imagery and Professional Curation.

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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.

  1. 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.

  1. Catering to Creative Professionals and Not Just Advertisers.

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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.