In a new announcement, New Adobe Stock Photos Service Now Available , Adobe says they are offering a new stock photography service that “offers designers one-stop shopping for high-quality, royalty-free images for layout and design.”
Included in Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium and Standard Editions, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe GoLive, Adobe Stock Photos is supposed to provide a “single destination point to access hundreds of thousands of images from some of the world’s leading stock photography providers, including: Photodisc(R) by Getty Images; Comstock Images(R) by Jupitermedia(R); Digital Vision(R); imageshop(TM) royalty free by zefaimages(TM) and amana.”
Using Adobe Stock Photos, designers can download non-watermarked comp images with drag and drop ease and bring them into a layout. Designers can then purchase the image without ever having to leave an Adobe Creative Suite 2 software application. This streamlined approach to image management and acquisition saves time by allowing users to handle all assets in one place, without toggling between open browser windows and leaving the familiar Adobe user interface……In addition to offering the ability to purchase royalty free images via Adobe Stock Photos, creative professionals can access several partners’ rights managed libraries or connect with individual assignment photographers via the Adobe Photographers Directory. To search the directory visit www.photographersdirectory.adobe.com.