The online market is overflowing with stock images. However, not all of them look real. Some are generic and fake. Fortunately, beautiful and natural stock images still exist. Adobe Stock is the place to find them. But before you start looking for Adobe Stock photos to complete your creative projects, you should ask yourself the following questions.
- Do you have the rights for the images? You can get the rights of the stock photos by subscribing to an Adobe Stock plan and purchasing your chosen asset. As much as possible, you do not want to receive a threatening letter and hefty fee from any stock photo agency. You can only avoid these by familiarizing yourself with the different types of images and licenses and adhering to the terms and conditions of the website. Keep in mind that royalty-free does not mean you can use the image for free.
- Are your Adobe stock photos relevant? Adobe Stock has over 45 million images in its library. Thus, you do not have to settle for decorative fluff. With this vast collection, you will surely find a stunning image that will enhance the content around it. Make sure that your chosen image helps convey your message.
- Is your chosen photo unique? The stock photo industry is not exclusive. Although other stock photo sites offer images unique to the site only, most stock photo sites share the same images. Thus, we advise you to browse through other pages when looking for the perfect image. The photo you choose, especially one that us found on the first page of the search results, can appear in your competitor’s website. If you have seen the photo somewhere, pick a different one.
- When should you use Adobe Stock photos? Surely, you can use your own photos if you have the skills and the money to conduct a photoshoot. If you have an original image, use it. There is no reason for you to rely on stock images. However, not everyone has the skills and equipment to shoot their photos. Adobe Stock provides world-class, royalty-free stock images to creative professionals who are in need of visual content.
The Internet is filled with stock photo agencies. It is up to you to find your favorite. Adobe Stock is a great choice if you have an existing Creative Cloud subscription as you get 40% more discount on your image subscription. You can also save time from reworks since you do not have to download the images to your computer and work on them again when you decide to license them. The watermarked version is automatically replaced by the high resolution version. If you do not have a CC account, no worries! You can still purchase images because Adobe Stock is a stand alone website.