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?
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)
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.)
(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).