How to properly credit an Adobe stock image

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Hello,

What is the EXACT format to use when placing a copyright/credit on an Adobe stock image?

For example, which of the following do I need?

A) Adobe stock credit

B) artist's name

C) Image #.

PLEASE do not direct me to the Adobe terms of use as I have not found the format clearly outlined/articulated there. Thanks!

"© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

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How to properly credit an Adobe stock image

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Hello,

What is the EXACT format to use when placing a copyright/credit on an Adobe stock image?

For example, which of the following do I need?

A) Adobe stock credit

B) artist's name

C) Image #.

PLEASE do not direct me to the Adobe terms of use as I have not found the format clearly outlined/articulated there. Thanks!

"© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

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Hi,

This link might help: Adobe Stock Help | Common Questions

Regards,

Sheena

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Sheena,

My question isn't answered by this link. It just says to add the copyright. It doesn't say how the credit should written - i.e.

What is the format to use when placing a copyright/credit on an Adobe stock image?

Should it read copyright adobe OR copyright image creator? For example, which of the following do I need?

A) copyright Adobe stock

B) artist's name

C) Image #.

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Hello,

I have the same questions.  I am needing 100% clarity on the copyright issues.  The FAQs are vague and deeply buried.  Adobe, please answer.

What is the format to use when placing a copyright/credit on an Adobe stock image?

Is it necessary to list Adobe or Adobe Stock on my children's book which will be placsed for sale.  I do plan to manipulate most of the images, etc?

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excuse the typo please

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"© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

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Thank you for this response! This is such an important question annd it took me over an hour of hunting to find the answer. I suggest that Adobe make this required language very clear in its Terms of Use.  Thanks again.

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Is it possible to find out the photographs name? Not just his "nickname" at Adobe Stock?

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Is it possible to find out the photographs name? Not just his "nickname" at Adobe Stock?

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Hi Tomas

No, I'm afraid that information is not made public.

Thanks

Bev

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I know this is an old posting, but I have a follow up question.  When I reviewed the metadata of an image from Adobe Stock, the metadata shows the credit line and the Copyright notice as "Photographer's name - Fotolia".  Would I then credit the image like this:

© [Photographer's name - Fotolia] / Adobe Stock?

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Remove the "Fotolia" portion and you are all set.

"© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

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Thanks!  I appreciate your quick response. 🙂

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So do I need to label each photo individually in the book or can I add this in the front of the book?

Credits: Photographs & images are protected by copyright law. Resale or use of any images of this book is prohibited.

Images © / Adobe Stock

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Most books do not require a photo credit per the license agreement. The credit you listed should be fine.

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Are you able to advise ... does the credit actually have to be on the image? Can it be in an accompanying area? I used a couple of images to create oracle cards, and was going to credit it in the accompanying booklet?

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Hi Gina,

It is fine if you give the photo credit in the booklet and not on every image for the oracle deck.

Feel free to update this thread in case of any additional questions.

Regards,

Twarita

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I'm creating a small book, and adding the images with (c) on the appropriate (c) page for each image along with the page number. Do I need additional wording such as: "Images used under license" I have read the terms of service, and looked at a number of other areas on the website.

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"© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

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I can not find the photographers name

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Hi Timothy,

Thanks for reaching out to the Stock team.

There are various photographer's who contribute their artwork on the Adobe Stock website and their names are always listed at the top of the image. Please see the screenshot below:

So if you are using this image, for example, the credit line(photographer's name) which you should mention on the image should be "© [Yuriy Mazur] /Adobe Stock"

Hope this information helps!

Feel free to update this thread in case of any additional questions.

Regards

Twarita

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Thank you Twarita. Very helpful! Can I put my company logo on the image if I give credit to the photographer?  I am using the image for social media. Thx

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Anusha,

Unfortunately, you cannot use an Adobe Stock image as a part of a company logo or brand. You need to have complete ownership of the image you use for your company logo since logos are intended to be registered and protected to prevent other companies or organizations from using the same image. Because Adobe Stock only grants a right to use images and does not transfer the ownership, these images cannot be used in or as a logo.

You may also refer to Common Questions, Adobe Stock for more details.

Additionally, I would like to let you know that if you modify an Adobe Stock image, you may use it for the requirement which is stated in your above post.

Note: It is possible only if there are major changes/ modifications in the image.

Please let us know if you require any further information.

Regards

Twarita

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Hi Twarita! I created a picture with two images from two different artists at Adobe Stock, I got licenses for both of them. I am wondering if it is correct to credit as " © [artist A] [artist B] /Adobe Stock". Thanks!

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Hi Wei,

You need to give the credits if the image is used unmodified.

Regards,

Sheena

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Hi Sheena! Thanks for the reply. I need to modify one image [artist A] using some elements from another image [artist B] (got licenses for both). How should I correctly cite then if I want to make it clear? Thanks!

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You can credit them separately.

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I'd like an answer to the question I think the previous person was actually asking.

I am not using the image as part of the logo- the logo is white and put on top of various backgrounds and header blocks throughout the website.

It does not constitute the official logo itself it is just in the background - please could you answer the previoud question as asked

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Hi Lindsey,

Could you please send me some screenshots of your work (the way you intend to use the Stock images) in a private message so that I can review them and can provide you with the correct information?

Regards

Twarita

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That's fine.  You can put your logo or any text on top of an image.

I'm not sure if it's clear in this thread, but the only time you need to credit the photographer is when the image is used editorially - news article, book, etc.

"for all Works used in an editorial manner, you must display the credit line or attribution in conjunction with the Work and in this format: ‘‘Author Name/stock.adobe.com""

So, not on headers, or other promotional uses.

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This follow-up question is about a modified image drawing (not a photograph). If, for example, the color of a drawing has been changed, is the credit format the same, i.e.:

     "© [Author] /Adobe Stock"

OR, should the credit line be changed to reflect that the original image has been modified, such as:

     "Cover image adapted from image © [Author] /Adobe Stock"

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Hi Stephen,

The credit line has to be in the format as mentioned in the document below:

Common Questions, Adobe Stock

Regards,

Sheena

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Piggy backing on this answer here. My publication uses multiple adobe stock images in one layout, of course we credit every image we use. We place the image credits along the inner bleed of the page all together.To save space in the publication, is it possible group the artsits the same style that weis53096463 referenced? ( [artist A]; [artist B]/stock.adobe.com)

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Hello,

so now we all know how to format the credit from a Stock image, the only question that's left is WHERE to put it.

I'm doing different wbsites, so do I have to put the credit right under the image?

Or am I able to collect all of the credits and put them in the site notice?

PLEASE do not direct me to the Adobe terms of use as I have not found the format clearly outlined/articulated there. Thanks!

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Hi Sabines93824342,

The credits can appear anywhere on the image.

The credits need to appear on the image.

Thanks

Kanika

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I created an oracle card deck and used a picture from Adobe Stock. I actually contacted the artist and even credited him. Is crediting him in the booklet enough? I don't want writing to be on the actual card as the cards need to be in uniform? Thank you.

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I'm sorry if I'm missing something obvious, but I can't find any format specified in the link you reference.

Please give me an example of how to credit a drawn image that has been modified (such as changing the color).

Thanks very much.

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Hi Stephen,

If you are using an unmodified image from Adobe Stock, you must include a credit line to the photographer. Please see the credit line which should be included "© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

If you are using a modified image, then the credit line becomes optional (It entirely depends on the modification, if only the image is heavily modified then the credit is not required. If the changes are minor for example only colour change etc, then the credit line will be required: "© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”).

Feel free to update this thread in case of any additional questions.

Regards

Twarita

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Question: If we use your images as part of a magazine do we need to credit each image on the page as this starts to look messy. Can we not just put a credit on the contents page to Adobe Stock????????

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Hi Helen,

You can put the credit line on the contents page. Please see the credit line which should be included "© [Photographer's name] / Adobe Stock”

I would also like to let you know that if you are using more than one asset from Adobe Stock, you must include the names of different photographers/ contributor(the one who's artwork you are using).

Feel free to update this thread in case of any additional questions.

Regards,

Twarita

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