No More Mistakes With Adobe Stock Images

adobe-stock-logo There are a lot of reasons why you should be choosing Adobe Stock as your stock photo agency of choice. With all the different agencies out there that are offering you the same thing, Adobe is offering you something different.

You don’t need any more clichéd stock images of some businessman walking on a tightrope.

You need something fresh. You need more than pictures.

Here’s how you can be done making mistakes by choosing Adobe Stock images.

10 Free Images

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First on this short list is the fact that you can get 10 free images from Adobe Stock by signing up for their Creative Cloud. As a limited-time offer, Adobe is offering $50 worth of free images – a total of 10 downloads from their library completely free of charge – with the royalty-free license – simply by signing up.

That’s reason No. 1.

Integration with the Creative Cloud.


Adobe Stock is completely integrated with every single software title offered in their Creative Cloud. No more do you need to browse for images by logging into a website. With Adobe Stock, you can simply browse the entire Adobe Stock library from within your favorite app. When you find one you want, simply click to license it and have it imported directly into the app. This includes Photoshop.

Streamlining the creative process like this can save you at least an hour each and every day.

That’s reason No. 2.

Photoshop for Free.

Last but not least, you can get Photoshop for free – completely free and legal. Here’s how. You’ll notice that when you sign up for Adobe Stock, the option with the most value will provide you with 10 downloads per month for $49.99. That’s $50 for 10 images, or $5 per image. Now go back to the page or you can add software titles to your Creative Cloud subscription. You may notice something. When you add Adobe Photoshop to your subscription, they want to charge you $20 for it.  Here’s the kicker. By adding Adobe Photoshop to your Creative Cloud subscription with Adobe Stock, you automatically qualify for a $20 discount on Adobe Stock.

That means you can you’d be paying $50 for Adobe Stock, which grants you 10 images, or you can be paying $50 for Adobe Stock with Photoshop, which also grants you 10 images.

Which would you choose? Do I even need to ask? That’s reason No. 3. When you choose Adobe Stock, you won’t make any more mistakes. The choice is yours.

The Lifetime of Value a Cheap Stock Photo Can Provide

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As someone who already knows the value of cheap stock photos (5 agencies where you can buy them), it comes as no surprise if you were to look for ways to get even more value out of the stock photos you already purchased. Most the time, when you buy a stock photo, it comes with the royalty-free license. The royalty-free part means you don’t need to pay a royalty every single time you use it. The royalty is in the form of a fee. In other words, you don’t need to pay extra fees to reuse that picture for a different purpose. Once it’s on your account, it’s there for the life of the account.

Many images can be repurposed in ways that people otherwise wouldn’t imagine. Most people, when they download a stock photo image, only use the photo once. They have a particular purpose for which they purchased the photo, and it is for that particular purpose that the photo will be used. Once it’s used, it goes into your image library, never to be used again. However, that doesn’t need to be the case.


Carefully chosen photos can be used more than once. In fact, I would urge you to browse your image library before you purchase a new stock image. You may find one that fits your particular purpose without paying any extra money. An excellent example would be if you were the owner of a restaurant, and you were redesigning your menu. Chances are, you would have an image in your image library that portrays people eating food in a restaurant setting. Who’s to say that you can’t flip the photo from left to right and reuse it in your new menu? I mean, you’re not violating the 499,999 impression rule that comes with the royalty-free license. Chances are you’ll only print about 30 menus.

You can do the same thing for business cards. Place the same image on business cards for yourself. Most people don’t print more than a couple of thousand business cards – and that lasts them for a few years. Since you limited to creating 500,000 different copies of the same image, you’re free to get quite creative within the realm of your royalty-free license.

Here’s what you can’t do. You can’t resell the image in any way, shape, or form without an extended license. This means you can’t make calendars, business cards for other people, holiday cards or even T-shirts with the image. Read the stipulations of your license carefully, and then get creative.