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Engaged ,
Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020

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Can someone please give me an email address to write to regarding a couple of questions I have about the licensing and use of Adobe Stock images please? I'm anxious not to break any licensing rules and the terms don't seem to explain what I should do regarding my client's needs. 

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Adobe Employee , Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020
Images have to have releases or we cannot put them on the Adobe Stock site.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 26, 2020 Aug 26, 2020

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Please refer to the announcements at the top of the community home page. There is a post with links to terms and license information. We cannot provide you with advice on your specific needs.

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Engaged ,
Sep 01, 2020 Sep 01, 2020

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Thanks. Are you able to tell me though if the Adobe Stock photos all have Model and Property Releases please?

 

Are they all Royalty Free and would I be allowed to be use them for commercial purposes? 

 

Do you have an editorial section, not that I need editorial I just want to make sure I don't use them by mistake?

 

Many thanks. 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 01, 2020 Sep 01, 2020

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Have you read the terms & conditions at all? 

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Engaged ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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I have read a fair bit of information but I struggled to find information on model/property release, hence my question. 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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It isn't part of the terms, so it isn't part of any contractual promise. But I can tell you that Adobe do have strict rules about releases for photo contributors (which they are free to change). For example https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/stock/contributor/help/model-release.html 

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/stock/contributor/help/property-release.html

Releases cannot be inspected by purchasers.

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Engaged ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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Thanks. So if releases can't be inspected by purchasers to use on graphic design work who would be liable if the photographer has uploaded a photo or photos and hasn't got the necessary releases? I'd be really worried that it would be me (the graphic designer that might put a doc together with a photo in and it might not have the necessary releases)? I lose sleep over stuff like this!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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Adobe will not answer questions about legal clarification: the license is ALL THERE IS and clarifications and promises would have ZERO VALUE. Non-Adobe people who are not lawyers are not allowed to offer legal advice: it's against the law in many countries (I have been told anecdotally). You must talk to your legal department or lawyer about such concerns.  

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Engaged ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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Ah ok, no problem, was just asking as you'd mentioned that purchasers cannot find out if an image has it's releases. 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 02, 2020 Sep 02, 2020

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Images have to have releases or we cannot put them on the Adobe Stock site.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 03, 2020 Sep 03, 2020

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This is what happens when a contributor uploads a picture to Adobe stock (the procedure is however quite the same with other stock image providers):

All images are vetted for quality, logos and other elements in the image that may make them unusable for stock image buyers. If people are in the picture, a model release is required for each person in the image. If the image shows nu*dity, in addition to the model release, the uploader needs to prove that the model is 18+. The uploader certifies that he is the author of the work.

Images can be used royalty free according to the licensing terms.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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