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Is it legal to get a Stock photo, then edit it in Photoshop and then call it my own?

New Here ,
Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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So I'm using Adobe Stock free trial right now and I just downloaded an image with the standard license. I am planning on changing some parts of the image(but am leaving the watermark alone) in Photoshop. Is this image now officially considered mine? Does this mean that I don't have to provide copyright info for this image? If I do(have to provide copyright information), will saying that this image came from Adobe Stock suffice?

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LEGEND , Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019
Copyright law is complicated. Penalties can be severe. If you are proposing this, I suggest you talk to a copyright lawyer, since we cannot (legally) give you legal advice. In addition, and over and above copyright law, here are the terms and conditions of Adobe Stock: https://wwwimages2.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/legal/servicetou/Adobe_Stock_Additional_Terms_en_US_20190816_2200.pdf

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Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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Copyright law is complicated. Penalties can be severe. If you are proposing this, I suggest you talk to a copyright lawyer, since we cannot (legally) give you legal advice. In addition, and over and above copyright law, here are the terms and conditions of Adobe Stock: https://wwwimages2.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/legal/servicetou/Adobe_Stock_Additional_Terms_en_US...

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Nov 28, 2019 Nov 28, 2019

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Thanks, and I will talk to a copyright lawyers. Are there any online ones that could help?

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Dec 03, 2019 Dec 03, 2019

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You need to stay in the limits of the licensing terms. As you have a legal license, you may use the picture but you will be bound by the license terms. Sometimes you need to credit, sometimes you do not need to credit. It's in the terms. 

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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