Adobe Stock Launches Contributor Site

Posted on 9/20/2016 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Adobe has launched the public beta of the Adobe Stock Contributor Site, a new platform that enables creatives to upload and sell their photos, illustrations, videos and vectors to the world’s largest creative community.
Adobe has also announced the availability of Lightroom CC 2015.7, Lightroom 6.7 and ACR 9.7. This update to Lightroom enables users to publish to the Adobe Stock Contributor Site from within Lightroom and adds support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, among other things. 
Photographer Michael Jay has done a detailed blog post explaining the process of using Lightroom to prepare and upload images to Adobe Stock and Fotolia. For contributors, both selling platforms are connected and integrated in the background, so it is easy for existing and new suppliers to upload their images to both.

In short, here’s what you get from the Adobe Stock Contributor Site:
    •    Direct submission from Lightroom without FTP software or website uploads
    •    (almost) Full integration with the Fotolia website and existing submissions
    •    Automatic images recognition and keywording


One of the major new features is suggested keywording, a time---saving tool that leverages innovative machine learning technology to automatically generate the first five keywords of each image you submit. 

When you upload an image, the Adobe algorithm will analyze it, and generate keywords from top images that are similar to yours. They then reorder those keywords by relevancy and display the top five for you to review, edit and reorder.

This “machine learning” feature is in beta and its accuracy will improve as the contributor community uses it. The more you leverage the feature, the better it gets – ultimately saving you more time!

Adobe Stock is integrated with other Creative Cloud applications making it easier for image buyers to integrate the images they purchase into their workflow.

The Adobe Stock Contributor Site is currently in beta. This means that although the site is fully functional, some features will continue to be polished before its public release. The beta phase is a great opportunity for Adobe to give you a sneak peek and to gather your feedback in order to make improvements. They want to build the best tool possible for contributors, so they’ll be listening carefully to your input. 

For additional information on the Adobe Stock Contributor Site, see this blog post; images and other assets can be found here. For additional information on the Lightroom CC.2015.7/6.7 and ACR, visit the Lightroom Journal blog posts here and here.

For more on how to Upload and Manage Your Content and Submission Guidelines check out these links.

Copyright © 2016 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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