Fotolia To Close in 2019

Posted on 11/7/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Adobe has given photographers notice that on November 5, 2019, almost a year way, the  Fotolia website will close and all customers will need to use Adobe Stock from that time on to find the images they need.

Photographers with images on Fotilia should have already synced their Fotolia account with Adobe Stock, but if they have not done so now is the time to do it. If they have synced no additional action is required. To sync to Adobe Stock go to and create or sign in with your Adobe ID. You will be asked if you are a Fotolia contributor and then prompted to sync your account.

Beginning February 5, 2019 contributors will not be able to submit new content through Fotolia. All new uploads must happen via Adobe Stock starting on that date.

After November 5, 2019 there will be no access to Fotolia in any capacity.

Photographers will find additional information including how to sync your account here:

According to Mat Hayward, “There are many advantages to using the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. You can edit keywords and titles on approved content. Free access to Adobe Portfolio where you can share custom collections created in the Adobe Stock Contributor portal along with your non-stock work, Adobe sensei generated auto keywords, auto title and auto categories to streamline your indexing process, contributors outside the US paid in USD can receive payments through Payoneer, top 10 contributors of the week displayed to show you what type of content is in demand from customers in real time, Creative Cloud members can upload to Adobe Stock through Lightroom Classic, Adobe Bridge and Premiere Pro CC. There are many new and exciting features being developed. Migrating everyone to one site will allow us to focus more on Adobe Stock development to provide these new features faster than ever.”

Copyright © 2018 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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