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Can I cite to end users of my stock photos for resume/portfolio purposes?

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Jun 27, 2024 Jun 27, 2024

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I saw some of the stock photos I sold ended up with a major news publication company and another with a country's official tourism agency. 

 

Can I say "work featured in x,y,z" on a Twitter account etc. bass on this? Or are stock images not considered really to be "your" work and it's supposed to be anonymous.

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Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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Have you tried looking in the "search communities" box for your answer?  Its at the top of this forum. There is also Adobe stock help located here. Adobe Stock Help | Common Questions

Hopefully someone else with a bit more experience will help you shortly. I'm still learning the ropes so I'll do the best I can so I apologise if that's not exactly what your're looking for. 🙂

Here is something I found so far.

https://helpx.adobe.com/tutorial-builder-web/user-guide/tbw-instructions/asset-specs-and-guidelines....

https://community.adobe.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?advanced=false&allow_punctuation=false&...

https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock-discussions/how-to-properly-credit-an-adobe-stock-image/m-p/790...

 

Hopefully these are some help for you. 🙂

 

 

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Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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Interesting question, and I don't know the answer myself. On the one hand, I would suggest asking for permission to do what you are asking. On the other, if I were the company in question, I'd prefer that visitors to my site assumed my own staff created the posted images, not that I purchased them elsewhere. I'd hold off until others express their opinion on this.

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Jun 29, 2024 Jun 29, 2024

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Interesting question, and I don't know the answer myself. On the one hand, I would suggest asking for permission to do what you are asking. On the other, if I were the company in question, I'd prefer that visitors to my site assumed my own staff created the posted images, not that I purchased them elsewhere. I'd hold off until others express their opinion on this.


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The rules do not expressly prohibit naming the customers, but for the same reasons as you said, would I abstain from naming any customer without their explicit authorization.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jun 29, 2024 Jun 29, 2024

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In general, you can't do that without authorization. This is a privacy reason, not exactly a stock prohibition. The end user may eventually not want to get named by you. If you get authorization, you may go ahead, as there is nothing in the rules that prohibids this. If you are sending out private resumes, I do not see neither a problem. 

 

The stock images are and stay always your work. But you explicitly forfeited your right to be named in most cases. So you should not name the customer. 

 

You can talk in general terms, like "published author", or "major agencies or countries are using your assets". 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Let's play a substitution game.

 

Imagine you make chips and sell your chips to a grocery store.  A store customer buys your chips and serves them at a big social event that's open to the media. As part of the media coverage about the social event, a camera pans the room and your chips are shown briefly on TV.  Now you want to tell everyone, "hey look!  My chips were featured on TV!"

 

Don't do it.  Taking false pride for a series of events you had no control over looks very bad.  It would be another matter if you sold your products directly to the customer with the understanding that your product would be featured on XYZ.  But that's not how things unfolded.

 

A prospective employer will be more impressed with you if you just tell them you've sold your work on Adobe Stock and you've learned that some of it was picked up by news media & a tourism agency.  If the employer asks for references, give them a link to your Portfolio page. 

 

Creating a false narrative will put you at a disadvantage when the employer wants to reach out to Stock customers with whom you have NO DIRECT relationship.  To them, you are a nameless, faceless Contributor.  And that's as it should be.

 

I hope I gave you some food for thought. And BTW congratulations on your sales.  😁

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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