Adobe Adds New Contributor Tools

Posted on 4/26/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Adobe Stock has added new tools to make the image creation process easier and provide  more efficient ways to upload and submit photo, video or other assets to Adobe Stock.

Adobe Photoshop Mix is a powerful app that allows contributors to cut out and combine elements from different images, blend layers, and apply looks using a mobile phone or tablet – in essence, Photoshop in your pocket.

After you have finished editing your original images with the Mix app, simply select Adobe Stock from the ‘Send To’ options, and the app will push your Mix creation to the Contributor Portal. Try it out today!

When you login to the Contributor Portal, you will see that your Mix image is in the submission queue, and the Adobe Stock’s intuitive auto-keywording tool has automatically generated the first five keywords. You can choose to manually edit these keywords if you want.


The brand new auto-categorization tool will automate the submission process even more. Like the auto-keywording tool, the auto-categorization tool leverages the power of Adobe Sensei to analyze your image, compare it to our database of millions of assets, and mirror the category from top images that are similar to your submission. And just like the auto-keywords, you can choose to manually change the category if you want.

Once you are happy with the category and keywords, all you have to do to complete submission is give your image a title and add any necessary model or property releases.

CSV Uploads

We’re improving the video submission process with CSV uploads – attach a CSV file containing tagging information including titles and keywords, and Adobe will match them to you clips.

Learn more about the Adobe Stock Contributor program here and find out more about Adobe’s submission guidelines on its HelpX page.

Copyright © 2017 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-461-7627, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

Jim Pickerell is founder of, an online newsletter that publishes daily. He is also available for personal telephone consultations on pricing and other matters related to stock photography. He occasionally acts as an expert witness on matters related to stock photography. For his current curriculum vitae go to:  


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