Standard license for placeholder photos?

New Here ,
Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

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Hello,

I have read all the terms, but I still can't decide which license is available for this purpose. Even here in the forum there are conflicting replies.

I'm a designer at Zazzle, and I need images of people (family, baby, wedding etc.) to use as a placeholder on photo templates to sell. This is a print on demand website, where I design for example a customizable mug template, that contains a photo. This photo will be changed by the customer before printing, but I need a nice placeholder as a sample. The images I buy would not be printed - who would want a custom mug with a photo of a completely stranger family...

So the question: is the Standard license available for this use?

 

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Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 27, 2021 Jan 27, 2021

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Hi Norbert,

 

Each case is probably unique and you won't get legal advice from anyone here in the fora beyond pointing to the licensing terms. 

 

Let me recup: you are designing a virtual showroom with virtual mugs and you want to paste stock images on those showroom mugs. The customer chooses a mug and uploads his own image and from that point on, he works with his own assets. 

 

This looks for me like a perfect application for using stock images with the standard license.

 

Look here for more information on licensing: https://community.adobe.com/t5/stock/links-for-licensing-terms/td-p/11366788
(Disclaimer: As always with licensing, this is my interpretation of the rules. I think they are correct and advice is based reading and interpreting the license terms and on fair use for both the buyer and the artist/stock company, but I can not rule out that my interpretation is wrong. I'm not an Adobe employee)

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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New Here ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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Thank you for your reply! Yes, that's exactly the case. I'll stay with the Standard license.

(Of course I wanted to contact Adobe directly, but I can't find any email or chat option on the support page. Even the contact page is full of FAQ links. I found some phone numbers, but I'm in Europe, so not an option.)

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LEGEND ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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(Of course all that changes if the customer says: I just love the mug in your picture, can I buy that one. Not a legal opinion).

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