Adobe Stock Photos used inside a book meant to be sold

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Jun 24, 2019 Jun 24, 2019

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Hello,

I know there are several discussions already to this topic and I have read every single one of them, but none of them can be exactly applied to my concern; hence, please allow me to add another discussion to this topic. I have spoken to several Adobe staff via call and chat and read pretty much every single word on this website, but I just want to be absolutely sure that I understand everything correctly. I would be very happy if a staff from Adobe who is authorized/specialized to answer questions pertaining to licensing can help me out.

Situation: assuming you would like to create a book which is meant to be sold and you would produce in total less than 500'000 copies. No editorial photos and no stock photos containing people will be used. No Adobe Stock photo will appear on the cover. The book is of no political, pornographic or sensitive topic. The Adobe Stock photos would merely be used as decorative elements on the pages inside the book.

Questions:

1. Does a standard license suffice for such a project, assuming all of the above? From my understanding of the general terms & conditions and the forum answers, it should definitely suffice.

2. Assuming the standard license suffices, do the stock photos need to have a credit? From my understanding, only editorial works should contain a credit line. If the photos need to be credited, does the by-line have to be under each stock photo or is it enough if the credit is in the information page in the beginning of the book?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Best regards,

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Jun 26, 2019 Jun 26, 2019

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Dear Adobe Team, may I request a feedback to to this question, please? Thank you.

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Jun 26, 2019 Jun 26, 2019

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You talked to Adobe staff and they could not answer the questions? Well I suppose that is because your questions are to pointed and difficult to answer as not all is known.

I'm not Adobe staff and for sure not authorised as requested to answer the questions you asked. You should look into the licensing terms, the answers are there: License information and Terms of use | Adobe Stock .

Now specifically for your question and based on what you told above:

  • Are the pictures the primary value to buy your book? I suppose not, so a standard license is enough.
  • "decorative elements in the book" are editorial use in my understanding of editorial use. So I would say yes, you need to acknowledge the author according to the rules. You can do that where it fits best. We do sometimes acknowledgements near the picture, in the picture or grouped at the beginning or the end of the pamphlet.
Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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