Hi, I have seen lots of posts here from stock CONTRIBUTORS asking about the need for property releases. I have not seen any users of stock photos asking about this when i did a search, though this seems basic so I apologize if it's a repeat question.
I am planning to use some photos on Adobe Stock for commercial purposes (I know this requires the extended license). When i purchase the photo and the extended license am i given the signed property release that the photographer provided to Adobe Stock?
No, you are not given a property release. If a property release is needed, the contributor has provided one to Adobe prior to the image acceptance. So all images are free for you to use according to the license agreement. All model releases and property releases have been given to Adopbe if they where needed. Artists attribute a non-exclusive license to Adobe to sell their work on Adobe stock. Each time you buy an asset, the contributor gets paid.
I am planning to use some photos on Adobe Stock for commercial purposes (I know this requires the extended license).
You only only need an extended license if the principal value of your item you're selling is the asset acquired from Adobe stock. Like a poster or a mug or a T-shirt or similar. If you are creating an advert or a roll-up to be used in an exhibit or in a showroom, you would be OK with a standard license. A poster you do not sell but exhibit in your showroom needs also only a standard license. This is also true if you are doing commercial work for a customer, like a hardware store decorating his exhibit with posters created from assets acquired on Adobe stock.
Abambo, thanks a lot for the reply.
My commercial purposes I think fall more into a "primary value of the product" category, and not just advertising or showroom type use of the images, so I think i might need the extended license. I have budgeted some money for those purchases so I'm ok there.
Where I am still unsure is in regards to the property release. For example: When a photographer takes a photo of a ferris wheel while at an amusement park, he/she then must get a property release signed by the park owner before submitting to Adobe Stock. I understand that. But me, as the buyer of the image on Adobe Stock, now plan to use that image commercially...maybe on an apron for example, or on a poster as part of a design (buying the extended license to do this). Do I not need to seek out another property release from the owner of the amusement park? The owner gave permission to the photographer to upload the photo to Adobe Stock, but I did not receive permission from the amusement park owner to use the image on my merchandise. Are you sure that I do not need another, or a seperate, property release once I decide to use the image commercially in a product for sale?
Any guidance is appreciated.
The release form is unlimited in usage and time. You may use the assets as you dean useful in accordance with the Adobe license terms.
I see you locked my new post, but it looks like I needed to make that post to prompt an answer to this one, as I sat here awaiting a response to no avail.
I thank you for your answer, it is helpful.
Nothing causes more annoyance than ignoring existing replies and starting a new post. It is so disrespectful to the people who already tried to help. It also means you are likely to just get the same info repeated, wasting your time. But posts do get forgotten. What to do? You can post a "bump" request. Probably up to twice over 2 weeks. If you do feel you must start a new post, link to the old and acknowledge the help you've already had.
I locked according the rules moderators were given to lock or delete duplicates, so to avoid to have people answering the wrong thread. It's not a big thing, your "anybody" has the same effect. When I logg into the system, I see about the 10 first questions and the activity on threads I used to answer. As we are doing this in our spare time (including the Adobe staff here) it may be that we miss from time to time an answer. Sometimes also we simply pass, because it does not cover our competence area. Reviving your old thread will help you most, as others (including Adobe) can see what has been answered before. It's easier for all of us.
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Hello, I´m new here and that´s why because very similar question like nbsoloflash.
I plan business which needs dozens of pictures of cities and buildings around the world. From Adobe I expect 100% guarantee of proven pictures. BUT - in this case I don´t understand how can be sold here in stock explicitly forbiden pictures of buildings from this list https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/known-image-restrictions.html
For example Rosslyn Chapel, Millau Viaduct. I did not search for everything from the list but I´m surprised and little confused and worried if I can use every image from stock safely and absolutely legally for commercial purposes.