Clear answer on transferring images to client

New Here ,
Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

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Hello, I've looked through the forums but I am still unclear. This is an issue that has come up for me several times recently, and I'm guessing it comes up for other designers as well. If I license an image to use in a brochure for a client, and they then ask me to send them that image so they can use it in other pieces (i.e. a web page or a display), is that allowed? And if so, do I have to do anything to physically transfer the license to them (like fill out a form)?

Thanks for your help!

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Adobe Employee , Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018
Hi Kelly,It simply means that you provide the image to your client (for whom you're licensing it from your Stock account) in such a way that he is not able to sell it any further in any manner and should be complying the same terms of use.Regards,Sheena

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

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Hi Kelly,

There is noway to transfer a license to any other person. If you license an image from Adobe Stock you can use it in any material for the client as per the License information and Terms of use | Adobe Stock but the rights still remain with you.

If your client is looking to use that image in some other work, they need to license the image separately.

Let me know if that clears the confusion.

Regards,

Sheena

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New Here ,
Feb 16, 2018 Feb 16, 2018

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Thank you.... that clears the confusion a bit, but why, then, is the statement below in the terms of use? Can you explain to me what this means? I am just trying to make sure I understand.

"You may use the license granted in these Terms for the benefit of one of your clients, provided that you transfer your license to your client, and your client must comply with these Terms. You are solely responsible and liable for

use of the Work by your employer or client."

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 22, 2018 Feb 22, 2018

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Hi Kelly,

It simply means that you provide the image to your client (for whom you're licensing it from your Stock account) in such a way that he is not able to sell it any further in any manner and should be complying the same terms of use.

Regards,

Sheena

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Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Hi Sheena, I realise this is an old post, but I have the same issue. "in such a way that he is not able to sell it any further in any manner and should be complying the same terms of use." does this mean that as long as the client knows they can only use it on the one project I licensed the image on their behalf for, and don't distribute the images any further, and I don't use the image for any other client, it's ok to give them a copy of the image? what would that 'such a way' entail please?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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You can do more than one project for that client. Eg: You do an advert published in a magazine. The same advert, nicely adapted, will be used for a banner ad on the internet and the image will be used in an company internal communication. Those uses are all covered by the one time acquisition of the image license. Anyhow you transfer the image to the customer, the customer should not be able to use it in any manner outside of the license terms so the license terms the customer agrees on should be at least as stringent as Adobe's.

Next customer, same image you need to license again.

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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Explorer ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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Thanks Abambo. So if I give the linked images to an indesign file I created for the clients (say, a brochure) to them to use on their website or some other purpose outside of the original brochure I designed for them, I can give them the downloaded images as is - they don't need a seperate license - however I need to purchase another license if use the same images for a different client. is this correct?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 22, 2019 Jul 22, 2019

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I would transfer as less data as possible, also in your own interest. So if the customer wants to use the image on his website, transfer it optimized for that use. You and your customer need to be aware of the restrictions in the license terms! That's the most critical part of such operations, as most customers have rather wrong views on (c). Just to say, I've seen many PowerPoint presentations with the watermarks still on the images...

Regards, Abambo
Hard- and Software Engineer and Photographer.

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