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New Here ,
Jun 12, 2019 Jun 12, 2019

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I’m new to this site and want to make sure I know all the facts before I buy an image. I’ll be mainly needing images for products, i.e. images with an extended licence.

  1. Am I allowed to change images? Let’s say I bought an image of a girl in a t-shirt with a standard licence I want to use as a banner in my online-shop for a while and another image with an extended licence I want to use for a t-shirt. Could I add the image I bought with the extended licence to the image I use for the banner? For example to create a mockup image of my product?
  2. I read somewhere that the images are not available with a transparent background. Does that mean that if an image has a white or black background that I will receive a flat image and I would need to remove the background colour myself? Or are these images layered so that the image is one layer and the background is one layer?
  3. Is the extended licence limited to one product or can I use an image I bought with an extended licence on multiple products?
  4. Can I be sure that I’m not infringing on any copyright if I use Adobe Stock images? That is to say how do you make sure that only images that do not infringe on any copyright are uploaded to your site? Who would be liable if there was a copyright issue at some point?
  5. Am I right in thinking that I do not need to make any changes to an image I use on a product as long as I bought an extended licence?
  6. I heard or read somewhere that images that are bought with an extended licence are removed from the website. I doubt that this is correct. Could you clarify, please?
  7. It would be helpful if Adobe added the information on how many credits are needed for an image with an extended licence to the website. I finally found the answer on the forum (8 credits), but it should really be easier to access this information. 😉

Thank you for your help. 🙂

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 12, 2019 Jun 12, 2019

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Welcome to stock,

Evancie  wrote

Am I allowed to change images? Let’s say I bought an image of a girl in a t-shirt with a standard licence I want to use as a banner in my online-shop for a while and another image with an extended licence I want to use for a t-shirt. Could I add the image I bought with the extended licence to the image I use for the banner? For example to create a mockup image of my product?

Extended license includes all you can do with a standard license. The inverse is not true.

I read somewhere that the images are not available with a transparent background.

JPEG images do not have a transparent background. That's normal and is due to the JPEG format.

AI/EPS assets are vector graphics and the may have a transparent background. To edit them you would need Adobe Illustrator or similar. Photoshop is only of limited use with such assets.

Is the extended licence limited to one product or can I use an image I bought with an extended licence on multiple products?

You can put the same image on a mug, a poster a T-shirt without having to acquire a license for each of them. You cannot, however, sell the image in a for that it can be extracted (like stored on a USB stick to be very simplistic)

Can I be sure that I’m not infringing on any copyright if I use Adobe Stock images?

Adobe contributors are allowed to post only own work. So basically yes. The liability will be passed down to the contributor in case of.

Am I right in thinking that I do not need to make any changes to an image I use on a product as long as I bought an extended licence?

You are free to change or not to change the image as you wish. There are very few limitations. You cannot as an example modify a picture into a pornographic asset.

I heard or read somewhere that images that are bought with an extended licence are removed from the website.

That is incorrect. The license you buy is non-exclusive.

It would be helpful if Adobe added the information on how many credits are needed for an image with an extended licence to the website. I finally found the answer on the forum (8 credits), but it should really be easier to access this information.

Short answer: yes!

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Jun 12, 2019 Jun 12, 2019

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Hi Abambo,

thank you for your help. 🙂

Extended license includes all you can do with a standard license. The inverse is not true.

I understand that, but would it be a problem if I added an image with an extended licence to an image with a standard licence and used it as a banner in my shop? It doesn't make sense to me to buy an extended licence for an image I don't want to use on products, but want to use for a mockup. If that's the case though, then I'd rather do without the mockup.

JPEG images do not have a transparent background. That's normal and is due to the JPEG format.

AI/EPS assets are vector graphics and the may have a transparent background. To edit them you would need Adobe Illustrator or similar. Photoshop is only of limited use with such assets.

That's not a problem I have a Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, but I would like to be sure that I'm not buying an image I cannot use because of the background. Is there a way to check prior to the purchase? For example with the contributors? It doesn't seem possible (no contact button etc).

I've found many images I love and would potentially buy, but the information provided with each image is really scarce. 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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The standard license can be used for web and well any use that is licensed for a standard image.

An extended image can be used in addition to be printed on posters for sale or mugs for sale.

A combined image can be used like a standard image (the lesser license takes over). However the image with the extended license can still be used alone as an extended licensed image.

Evancie  wrote

JPEG images do not have a transparent background. That's normal and is due to the JPEG format.

AI/EPS assets are vector graphics and the may have a transparent background. To edit them you would need Adobe Illustrator or similar. Photoshop is only of limited use with such assets.

That's not a problem I have a Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, but I would like to be sure that I'm not buying an image I cannot use because of the background. Is there a way to check prior to the purchase? For example with the contributors? It doesn't seem possible (no contact button etc).

No, you cannot contact the contributors. But as I said:

JPEG assets do not have a transparency channel. You can however edit with Photoshop to add transparency, but that is for you to do.

Ai files are required to be editable by a (modestly) skilled operator. If not, Adobe will check and return your the credits and the picture will be taken out of the shop. EPS files are a little more complicated. If they are pure EPS files they are flat and may be difficult to edit. Most of the vector files I have licensed until now are ok to edit.

If in doubt ask for advice here.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Jun 23, 2019 Jun 23, 2019

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Hi Abambo,

I've downloaded some files now and they are great. 🙂

Thank you for your help.

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Jun 23, 2019 Jun 23, 2019

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you’re welcome.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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