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Title: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 08:24
Hello everyone!

This morning Adobe announced that in an effort to reduce production costs and take your post-production work to the next level, active Adobe Stock Contributors will be receiving a free year of the Creative Cloud Photography plan which includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC and other Adobe apps.

To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member.

The first 2,000 video contributors to have 300 videos approved or with $500 in earnings on video sales with a 50% or higher approval ratio will receive a one year full Creative Cloud membership.

If you have already qualified then no action is needed on your part. In the next 6-8 weeks you will receive a code via email. If you haven't met the criteria yet...get out and start shooting and submitting!

An faq has been created to answer most questions. If you have any other questions please let me know.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward



Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on July 12, 2018, 08:38
Nice!

Is there a way to split apart video and photo sales in the insights page?  I'm not seeing a way.

Any rewards for After Effects Templates creators?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Artist on July 12, 2018, 08:43
This is great news.
Though I have not received any email (till now) but I am sure this is a great step in contributor and adobe relation.

I already own CC subscription which will expire next year. If any contributor is qualified then how they will be rewarded with existing subscription active?

Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on July 12, 2018, 08:46
This is great news.
Though I have not received any email (till now) but I am sure this is a great step in contributor and adobe relation.

I already own CC subscription which will expire next year. If any contributor is qualified then how they will be rewarded with existing subscription active?

The answer is in the FAQ Mat linked to.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 08:49
Nice!

Is there a way to split apart video and photo sales in the insights page?  I'm not seeing a way.

Any rewards for After Effects Templates creators?

Hi Sean,

No way to split the stats between photo and video at this time. I'll be sure to mention that to the development team working on enhancing the existing tool with more advanced features. I'm not aware of any program specific for After Effects template creators at this time.

Thanks,

Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Liorpt on July 12, 2018, 09:04
This is fantastic!!!!


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Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: suz7 on July 12, 2018, 09:05
Oooo goody! Fingers crossed :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Stockmaan on July 12, 2018, 09:17
Fantastic news!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on July 12, 2018, 09:26
I qualify for the over $500 part (not by much though... have made $616 this year), but how do I know if I've qualified for the 'first 2,000' part... any ideas?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on July 12, 2018, 09:46
I qualify for the over $500 part (not by much though... have made $616 this year), but how do I know if I've qualified for the 'first 2,000' part... any ideas?

How did you split out the video?

Agree, a countdown or something would be nice.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Zero Talent on July 12, 2018, 09:51
A great example of a win-win proposal!

Congratulation Adobe and thanks a lot for your support, Mat!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on July 12, 2018, 10:09
I qualify for the over $500 part (not by much though... have made $616 this year), but how do I know if I've qualified for the 'first 2,000' part... any ideas?

How did you split out the video?

Agree, a countdown or something would be nice.

I haven't got anything other than video!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: cthoman on July 12, 2018, 10:21
LOL. No love for the Illustrators.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 10:22
I qualify for the over $500 part (not by much though... have made $616 this year), but how do I know if I've qualified for the 'first 2,000' part... any ideas?

If you have already met the criteria as you mentioned then you should be qualified. There are still opportunities for contributors to earn CC.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 10:25
LOL. No love for the Illustrators.

Not true! We definitely love illustrators! I understand you are referring to Adobe Illustrator specifically but it's important to note your vector uploads and earnings from vectors do count towards the CCP giveaway. 

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Microstock Man on July 12, 2018, 10:31
Some actual good news! Thanks for the heads up Matt, for some reason I didn't receive the email others got informing them of this.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Mir on July 12, 2018, 10:43
I would have loved the full CC subscription to be for illustrators too.
Because the Photography plan will not be useful for me, the suggestion from the faq is to gift it to someone.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Stockmaan on July 12, 2018, 10:44
Excellent news from Adobe. Very appreciate  8) I earn more than 500$ and upload more than 300 footages this year. One month ago I just renewed again one year CC Photography plan. But this is great action for others too. I am happy and wait for email with code from Adobe. I'd like to check and work with others CC apps too.

Thanks and best regards
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: U11 on July 12, 2018, 10:48
to bad, I stopped uploading to fotolia when they launched Dollar club
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 11:11
to bad, I stopped uploading to fotolia when they launched Dollar club

Dollar Photo Club is long gone. I recommend you start an Adobe Stock Contributor account right away and get your content online asap!

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: RAW on July 12, 2018, 11:22
Is this for Fotolia contributors also?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 11:28
Is this for Fotolia contributors also?

Yes, as long as you have synced your account with Adobe Stock. If you haven't done so yet, please visit contributor.stock.adobe.com to sync up and qualify for the giveaway.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: cthoman on July 12, 2018, 11:41
LOL. No love for the Illustrators.

Not true! We definitely love illustrators! I understand you are referring to Adobe Illustrator specifically but it's important to note your vector uploads and earnings from vectors do count towards the CCP giveaway. 

-Mat

Will the credits for the photography plan go towards a full CC version that I'm already paying for? Like others have said the photo version isn't a ton of use by itself to me, but a little off my bill is always good.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: RAW on July 12, 2018, 11:43
Is this for Fotolia contributors also?

Yes, as long as you have synced your account with Adobe Stock. If you haven't done so yet, please visit contributor.stock.adobe.com to sync up and qualify for the giveaway.

-Mat

If I sync now I doubt I'll be in the first 2,000 chosen.
Are there any other benefits to syncing accounts?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: HalfFull on July 12, 2018, 11:46
Less than 4 video sales away for the full package, so I may miss out on that one but passed the criteria for the photography package 1st half of January so should be good for that..... very nice offer!!

Is this something AS is considering doing each year?!?! It would be a nice bonus to work for!!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 11:59
Is this for Fotolia contributors also?

Yes, as long as you have synced your account with Adobe Stock. If you haven't done so yet, please visit contributor.stock.adobe.com to sync up and qualify for the giveaway.

-Mat

If I sync now I doubt I'll be in the first 2,000 chosen.
Are there any other benefits to syncing accounts?

Sure, there are plenty of benefits to submitting through Adobe Stock. Top features include the ability to edit keywords on approved content, an unlimited number of assets allowed in drag and drop upload feature, the ability to upload directly through Adobe Bridge and/or Lightroom, auto-keywords and custom portfolios.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Liorpt on July 12, 2018, 12:02
Hi Mat.
I got the email, I know I qualify, but I can’t see how to redeem this wonderful gift.

Also, I have a subscription that ends at December. Will I be able to redeem it then?

Thanks.


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Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: PokemonMaster on July 12, 2018, 12:11
LOL. No love for the Illustrators.

Not true! We definitely love illustrators! I understand you are referring to Adobe Illustrator specifically but it's important to note your vector uploads and earnings from vectors do count towards the CCP giveaway. 

-Mat
He wanted to say that as a (vector) illustrators, we don't need Ps+Lr subscription and can't get full CC, because it requires 300 video uploads.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ForrestBrown on July 12, 2018, 12:36
Cool bonus from Adobe.

What happens if my Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud accounts are based on different emails and not connected?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Brightontl on July 12, 2018, 12:54
Great stuff Mat!
Keep on rocking!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: KuriousKat on July 12, 2018, 13:01
Nice to have some good news for a change. I qualify already for the photoshop offer, so I will be watching for the email to head my way.

Thanks very much Adobe.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on July 12, 2018, 13:08
The language says "or": "...be among the first 20,000 Adobe Stock Contributors to upload at least 300 accepted assets or earn $500 (USD) in royalties for the period Jan 1-Dec 31, 2018...."

So if we have not uploaded >=300 assets but meet the $500 sales criterion we still qualify?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 14:03
@Liorpt "I got the email, I know I qualify, but I can’t see how to redeem this wonderful gift.
Also, I have a subscription that ends at December. Will I be able to redeem it then?"

Qualified contributors will receive a redemption code in the next 6-8 weeks.
Per the FAQ regarding your second question "If you have the exact same plan as the one you are awarded (CC Photography plan with 20GB of storage, or CC All Apps plan) and you redeem the code using the same Adobe ID: At the time of redemption, with the same Adobe ID, billing is suspended for 12 months if you have a monthly plan that is billed annually. If you paid for the full year in advance, the year of your CC giveaway plan will start once your prepaid year is over." 

@Pokemonmaster "He wanted to say that as a (vector) illustrators, we don't need Ps+Lr subscription and can't get full CC, because it requires 300 video uploads."

-Duly noted

@ForrestBrown "What happens if my Adobe Stock and Creative Cloud accounts are based on different emails and not connected?"

That shouldn't matter. You can redeem the code you receive with any Adobe ID.

@wds: "So if we have not uploaded >=300 assets but meet the $500 sales criterion we still qualify?"

Yes, that's correct. Though you should still have uploaded at least 300 assets. If not...get shooting right away! :)

@Brightontl: "Great stuff Mat!
Keep on rocking!"

Thanks much for that though I can't take the credit. Adobe Stock has a very strong team and ensuring contributors are taken care of is a top priority. It makes me very happy to be able to communicate with you about this promotion for sure!


Thanks everyone for  and questions. Keep them coming, I'll be checking in all day.

-Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: AnS on July 12, 2018, 15:03
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: HalfFull on July 12, 2018, 15:06
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!

It would be good if there was the option 1) Photoshop & Light Room or 2) Illustrator on it's own. That way it would allow vector artists / illustrators benefit from the give away as well!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 15:18
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!

I don't think that is in the plans right now but anything is possible with future promotions.  has been noted for sure.

Thanks again!

Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: cthoman on July 12, 2018, 15:27
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!

I guess you can get a single app subscription for $20.99. That mixed with Photoshop and Lightroom would cover most of my needs and save about $32 a month. I guess if you are doing a lot of side work in InDesign or other programs then maybe not. I'll have to weigh it all out.

Well, that's all assuming that you can run 2 plans at once Photo Plan and Single App plan. If not, then back to square one.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 12, 2018, 16:53
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!

I guess you can get a single app subscription for $20.99. That mixed with Photoshop and Lightroom would cover most of my needs and save about $32 a month. I guess if you are doing a lot of side work in InDesign or other programs then maybe not. I'll have to weigh it all out.

Well, that's all assuming that you can run 2 plans at once Photo Plan and Single App plan. If not, then back to square one.

I have confirmed that yes, you can have both a CCP subscription and a single app Illustrator subscription running at the same time with the same Adobe ID.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: HalfFull on July 12, 2018, 16:55
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!

I don't think that is in the plans right now but anything is possible with future promotions.  has been noted for sure.

Thanks again!

Mat

Sounds promising Mat.... it really does make a change that an agency gives a little back to it's contributors! Much appreciated!!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: DallasP on July 12, 2018, 17:06
LOL. No love for the Illustrators.

Not true! We definitely love illustrators! I understand you are referring to Adobe Illustrator specifically but it's important to note your vector uploads and earnings from vectors do count towards the CCP giveaway. 

-Mat



Will the credits for the photography plan go towards a full CC version that I'm already paying for? Like others have said the photo version isn't a ton of use by itself to me, but a little off my bill is always good.

The full cc comes with illustrator
Edit: I see, it's the PS, LR combo that's given away. not the $50 plan. Meh
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: DallasP on July 12, 2018, 17:11
lol. Maybe they can devise a strategy to just slice our bill in half ... for all of us with the full CC and no video. lol
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: cthoman on July 12, 2018, 17:19
I'm with the vector illustrators and would be very glad to have my giveaway (I qualify for it, yay!) for Adobe Illustrator - sadly Photoshop it's not really useful for me in itself. It's nice news nonetheless, but would be truly great news for us to be able to use it for what we need and work with. Is there any chance to have this changed in the future? :)

Thanks Mat!

I guess you can get a single app subscription for $20.99. That mixed with Photoshop and Lightroom would cover most of my needs and save about $32 a month. I guess if you are doing a lot of side work in InDesign or other programs then maybe not. I'll have to weigh it all out.

Well, that's all assuming that you can run 2 plans at once Photo Plan and Single App plan. If not, then back to square one.

I have confirmed that yes, you can have both a CCP subscription and a single app Illustrator subscription running at the same time with the same Adobe ID.

-Mat

Cool. Thanks.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Anja_Kaiser on July 12, 2018, 23:16
LOL. No love for the Illustrators.
Definitely what I think, too. Even though this is a "gift", I won't go through any hassle (e.g. waiting several weeks, making sure that my older versions of PS and LR will still keep working - and the whole "never change a running system" thing) as long as Illustrator isn't included. I do get along with my older versions of PS and LR. So, ... sorry Mat, IMHO Adobe should either do this right (and equally for everyone) or not at all. Thanks, anyways.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: panicAttack on July 13, 2018, 01:43
what if we already met both criteria in March this year through Fotolia and synced accounts today?



Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Dodie on July 13, 2018, 02:03
Even though this is a "gift", I won't go through any hassle (e.g. waiting several weeks, making sure that my older versions of PS and LR will still keep working - and the whole "never change a running system" thing) as long as Illustrator isn't included. I do get along with my older versions of PS and LR. So, ... sorry Mat, IMHO Adobe should either do this right (and equally for everyone) or not at all. Thanks, anyways.

I totally agree, not to mention the automatic renewal of the giveaway plan.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Snowblood on July 13, 2018, 02:42
Like it. Thanks a lot !  :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: HalfFull on July 13, 2018, 03:06
Even though this is a "gift", I won't go through any hassle (e.g. waiting several weeks, making sure that my older versions of PS and LR will still keep working - and the whole "never change a running system" thing) as long as Illustrator isn't included. I do get along with my older versions of PS and LR. So, ... sorry Mat, IMHO Adobe should either do this right (and equally for everyone) or not at all. Thanks, anyways.

I totally agree, not to mention the automatic renewal of the giveaway plan.

In fairness, in the FAQ's it does explain that you don't have to add credit card details and therefore avoid the automatic renewal scenario. It would just run out.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on July 13, 2018, 03:46
I don't want to tar all illustrator artists with the same brush, so sorry for including the 'good guys' in this generalisation, but from a lot of the illustrations I see... you'll probably get a bunch of contributors make some white, tubby, featureless character holding a sign, and then they'll just render out a version face on, and then one rotated 1 degree to the left, 2 degrees to the left... and before you know it, they've uploaded 360 illustrations from a mornings work. Criteria met!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Ruud on July 13, 2018, 04:08
As a photographer, I now meet both criteria and I have already received a message about it. I am very happy to receive real appreciation from a stock photography agency. That feels very good! Thank you Adobe and Mat!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Dodie on July 13, 2018, 05:33
In fairness, in the FAQ's it does explain that you don't have to add credit card details and therefore avoid the automatic renewal scenario. It would just run out.

In all fairness, there is only one way I understand this:
Quote
You will not be charged anything right now and you can skip this step by selecting Remind me later. If you select Accept terms and conditions and enter a credit card, you will receive notification at the end of the CC giveaway subscription term that your membership will automatically renew and you will be charged the regular monthly rate. Terms and pricing will be presented at the time of renewal.

Still it is a nice gift for many contributors.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Lina on July 13, 2018, 05:48
Very nice gift from Adobe, although I don't meet criteria. Even if I meet them, I am wondering would I be able to get free 1-year subscription and is it worth to look foward to other promotions. I am from Croatia, in my country Adobe CC web subscription is not available, which is pretty big issue for photographers and designers here.

So my questions are:
Will Adobe make promotions available equally for all contributors, even us from countries without subscription?

If I decide to buy subscription some day, will I be able to do it if I get Adobe ID via syncing my Fotolia and Adobe Stock account? I guess not, but it's worth asking.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Anja_Kaiser on July 13, 2018, 09:17
I don't want to tar all illustrator artists with the same brush, so sorry for including the 'good guys' in this generalisation, but from a lot of the illustrations I see... you'll probably get a bunch of contributors make some white, tubby, featureless character holding a sign, and then they'll just render out a version face on, and then one rotated 1 degree to the left, 2 degrees to the left... and before you know it, they've uploaded 360 illustrations from a mornings work. Criteria met!
I know what you mean, but these aren't done by "Illustrator artists". Those are rendered. I was talking about vector illustrations. But anyway: There are *some* 3D artists spamming as well as vector illustrators as well as photographers. Doesn't make a difference. They could have easily set different criteria (e.g. solely the annual earnings), if they're afraid of that.
Plus, if they accept such, this is ... I was just tempted to say "not our problem", but actually it *is*. One of the biggest issues I, personally, have with this industry. ;)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 13, 2018, 09:43
what if we already met both criteria in March this year through Fotolia and synced accounts today?

In that scenario you should be good to go!

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: rene on July 13, 2018, 09:47
Nice move from Adobe but no, thanks.
I am alergic to all subscription plans.
I bought 5 years ago a high end computer which is still working like a charm, fast like new one. My secret, no Internet connection, no stupid system and software updates which are made in "background". Don't like to rely on computer and marketing "wizards".
For Internet I use a laptop, reset and cleaned every 6 months.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: panicAttack on July 13, 2018, 10:12
what if we already met both criteria in March this year through Fotolia and synced accounts today?

In that scenario you should be good to go!

-Mat

great, thank you!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 13, 2018, 12:33
I don't want to tar all illustrator artists with the same brush, so sorry for including the 'good guys' in this generalisation, but from a lot of the illustrations I see... you'll probably get a bunch of contributors make some white, tubby, featureless character holding a sign, and then they'll just render out a version face on, and then one rotated 1 degree to the left, 2 degrees to the left... and before you know it, they've uploaded 360 illustrations from a mornings work. Criteria met!
I know what you mean, but these aren't done by "Illustrator artists". Those are rendered. I was talking about vector illustrations. But anyway: There are *some* 3D artists spamming as well as vector illustrators as well as photographers. Doesn't make a difference. They could have easily set different criteria (e.g. solely the annual earnings), if they're afraid of that.
Plus, if they accept such, this is ... I was just tempted to say "not our problem", but actually it *is*. One of the biggest issues I, personally, have with this industry. ;)

This is the reason there is a 50% approval ratio requirement in place to qualify. In my opinion this is a reasonable ratio  that should be met by most contributors. The exception would be image spammers with the intent to game the system.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Lina on July 13, 2018, 13:35


I am wondering would I be able to get free 1-year subscription and is it worth to look foward to other promotions. I am from Croatia, in my country Adobe CC web subscription is not available, which is pretty big issue for photographers and designers here.

So my questions are:
Will Adobe make promotions available equally for all contributors, even us from countries without subscription?

I found my answer in Official rules, looks like Croatia is eligible for this promotion. Sorry Mat, I haven't found that info before. Surprising but nice.


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Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Anja_Kaiser on July 13, 2018, 22:46
I don't want to tar all illustrator artists with the same brush, so sorry for including the 'good guys' in this generalisation, but from a lot of the illustrations I see... you'll probably get a bunch of contributors make some white, tubby, featureless character holding a sign, and then they'll just render out a version face on, and then one rotated 1 degree to the left, 2 degrees to the left... and before you know it, they've uploaded 360 illustrations from a mornings work. Criteria met!
I know what you mean, but these aren't done by "Illustrator artists". Those are rendered. I was talking about vector illustrations. But anyway: There are *some* 3D artists spamming as well as vector illustrators as well as photographers. Doesn't make a difference. They could have easily set different criteria (e.g. solely the annual earnings), if they're afraid of that.
Plus, if they accept such, this is ... I was just tempted to say "not our problem", but actually it *is*. One of the biggest issues I, personally, have with this industry. ;)

This is the reason there is a 50% approval ratio requirement in place to qualify. In my opinion this is a reasonable ratio  that should be met by most contributors. The exception would be image spammers with the intent to game the system.

-Mat

... and that's absolutely fine with me, Mat. (I'm at 90% or such, anyway.) But then I understand even less why Adobe doesn't "reward" us illustrators in an equal way. I actually *do* some image editing (both in PS and LR) as I'm a graphic designer, but I spend a lot more time working in Illustrator. So, there isn't too much of a benefit for me, although I easily qualify. :/
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Dumc on July 13, 2018, 23:54
Since we're talking about acceptance ratio there is 1 thing I would like to mention. If you upload photos, and then for whatever reason delete them before they are reviewed, they're still calculated into acceptance ratio even they were never reviewed. And ofcourse ratio drops because photos don't end up in you portfolio.

My acceptance ratio is 94% so I really don't care about that, I'm just saying how things are.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Anja_Kaiser on July 14, 2018, 00:52
If you upload photos, and then for whatever reason delete them before they are reviewed, they're still calculated into acceptance ratio even they were never reviewed.
One more thing I'll never understand, either.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Microstockphoto on July 17, 2018, 07:53
i submitted about 400 images as soon as i heard about this giveaway, i have about 99% accepted, so that should get me the quota i need to win a subscription

how do i know if i was one of the first 20k contributors?

it seems that these were all given away as soon as the email came out
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Microstockphoto on July 18, 2018, 12:50
who is that adobe rep again, can he let us know if the 20k free accounts have been given away already ? ty
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 18, 2018, 17:47
who is that adobe rep again, can he let us know if the 20k free accounts have been given away already ? ty

To my knowledge they are not all accounted for yet. You should be getting a code within 6-8 weeks if you have had over 300 approved this year.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Microstockphoto on July 19, 2018, 13:52
brilliant Matt,

Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: jamesbenet on July 19, 2018, 20:31
I think I qualify for the Video part CC as I have met the requirements, have not received a message yet, so maybe in the next few days? 

I already bought my Adobe CC Yearly plan so It would be great if I can save the code for renewal next year.  Thank you for giving us contributors this perk, since many of us are loyal Adobe customers it is just one more reason to stick with the platform.     :D
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on July 20, 2018, 02:56
I think I qualify for the Video part CC as I have met the requirements, have not received a message yet, so maybe in the next few days? 

In the next 6 to 8 weeks, minus the 8 days since this thread was opened!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Cider Apple on July 20, 2018, 04:47
I think I qualify for the Video part CC as I have met the requirements, have not received a message yet, so maybe in the next few days? 

I already bought my Adobe CC Yearly plan so It would be great if I can save the code for renewal next year.  Thank you for giving us contributors this perk, since many of us are loyal Adobe customers it is just one more reason to stick with the platform.     :D

Hi, do u know if you need to upload 300 new clips this year or just have at least 300 in your port? I qualified in the first month if the latter? I'm taking a year off to study and invest in Crypto's so I haven't uploaded 300 new video files this year?

BIN that - I just re-read and it said.. or $500 in earnings. Cool!!!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: nicksimages on July 23, 2018, 08:03
Thank you Adobe. It is so great to see  at least one agency doing something for contributors. We do not get much of it nowadays. We will not forget that ;)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MysteryShot on July 28, 2018, 07:38
Im sorry if this is of-topic or i should start a new Topic for my problem.

I had a problem with payout on Adobe contributor, it was only showing Skrill, ( no paypal )
Also the currency was automatically set to Korean WON.

So i started a Chat on contributor help panel, i said to him that i a cannot find paypal but just skrill,
He said he can help me, so he reset my account, my portfolio was gone!, but the worst my earnings also gone!  :-\.
he said he was not aware that im an contrubotur and can not do anything, and repeated i should by a subscription, or converse my lost earnings in a subscription?

This is miserable, Adobe has made money with my content, but i got nothing!  :-X
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: PZF on July 29, 2018, 00:59
Im sorry if this is of-topic or i should start a new Topic for my problem.

I had a problem with payout on Adobe contributor, it was only showing Skrill, ( no paypal )
Also the currency was automatically set to Korean WON.

So i started a Chat on contributor help panel, i said to him that i a cannot find paypal but just skrill,
He said he can help me, so he reset my account, my portfolio was gone!, but the worst my earnings also gone!  :-\.
he said he was not aware that im an contrubotur and can not do anything, and repeated i should by a subscription, or converse my lost earnings in a subscription?

This is miserable, Adobe has made money with my content, but i got nothing!  :-X

Start a new thread if your portfolio has not returned. I imagine the earnings figure was probaby being transferred. I doubt the Chat is a scam.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: nobody on July 29, 2018, 09:57
Nice move from Adobe but no, thanks.
I am alergic to all subscription plans.
I bought 5 years ago a high end computer which is still working like a charm, fast like new one. My secret, no Internet connection, no stupid system and software updates which are made in "background". Don't like to rely on computer and marketing "wizards".
For Internet I use a laptop, reset and cleaned every 6 months.

Someone has watched 'The X-Files' tv series too much... 8)

Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: pkphotos on July 29, 2018, 11:01
I qualify but no email. Since I subscribe monthly to PS and PR, I doubt I'll get one. It's probably just a ploy to get new subscribers. Personally I think 50% ongoing discount would be an appropriate arrangement.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on July 29, 2018, 11:14
I qualify but no email. Since I subscribe monthly to PS and PR, I doubt I'll get one. It's probably just a ploy to get new subscribers. Personally I think 50% ongoing discount would be an appropriate arrangement.

50% discount better of one year free???
Strange way to think about it. Anyway as you said you qualify, please donate me your coupon 😁
It s possible, Matt had clearly talk about this option! 😁
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: panicAttack on July 29, 2018, 12:30
Did anyone got it?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MartinD on July 29, 2018, 12:38
I'm not a fan of subscription software, but this move is nice. I made 858€ with video since January, but no eMail yet. Hopefully this eMail will be send in the next few weeks...
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ShadySue on July 29, 2018, 14:05
Personally I think 50% ongoing discount would be an appropriate arrangement.

50% discount better of one year free???
Strange way to think about it.
Of course! After two years, you're in ongoing profit.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on July 29, 2018, 16:30
Personally I think 50% ongoing discount would be an appropriate arrangement.

50% discount better of one year free???
Strange way to think about it.
Of course! After two years, you're in ongoing profit.

Ahhh yes you're talking about a forever 50%.... Well, in this case it could be good but I can't see any reason for Adobe to give such non requested offer.
Meanwhile, I'm not sure of which software I'll use in 2020.

Just to say that this is a nice idea from an agency for contributors, and I really see no reasons to decline.

Of course Adobe is trying to attract new subscribers. That is their job. It's very easy to get it and do not renew subscription after one year so I don't see the negative point.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on July 29, 2018, 16:38
It seems like everybody read all of the original post apart from the bit where it said you'd get the email in 6 to 8 weeks.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 30, 2018, 11:34
Im sorry if this is of-topic or i should start a new Topic for my problem.

I had a problem with payout on Adobe contributor, it was only showing Skrill, ( no paypal )
Also the currency was automatically set to Korean WON.

So i started a Chat on contributor help panel, i said to him that i a cannot find paypal but just skrill,
He said he can help me, so he reset my account, my portfolio was gone!, but the worst my earnings also gone!  :-\.
he said he was not aware that im an contrubotur and can not do anything, and repeated i should by a subscription, or converse my lost earnings in a subscription?

This is miserable, Adobe has made money with my content, but i got nothing!  :-X

Please contact us directly through the Adobe Stock Contributor portal by clicking the "contact us" link found at the bottom of the page so we can help you get access to your account. Your zone/currency cannot be changed. Contributor support does not have a chat option available. You likely contacted Adobe support who does not have access to your contributor account information. Please do not reply to this post in this thread. If you feel you must continue to discuss here in MSG, please start a new thread.

Thanks,

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: travelstock on July 31, 2018, 04:50
Any updates on whether there are still packages available? I'm sure people would be more motivated to upload if they actually knew that they had a chance of getting something rather than all of them having been effectively given away before the promotion even started.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on July 31, 2018, 14:23
Any updates on whether there are still packages available? I'm sure people would be more motivated to upload if they actually knew that they had a chance of getting something rather than all of them having been effectively given away before the promotion even started.

Yes, you can still qualify.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: BlackJack on August 01, 2018, 02:07
Hi Mat.
I already have a recently renewed full cc cloud subscription, 1 year.
As I would qualify through video sales volume would it be possible to replace my active subscription with the giveaway?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: kirstenharris on August 01, 2018, 17:08
Hi Mat.
I already have a recently renewed full cc cloud subscription, 1 year.
As I would qualify through video sales volume would it be possible to replace my active subscription with the giveaway?
Thank you.

Please see the info in the FAQ https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html:
If you have the exact same plan as the one you are awarded and you redeem the code using the same Adobe ID, billing is suspended for 12 months if you have an annual plan that is billed monthly.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Gui Siebert (Creative Income) on August 01, 2018, 22:40
Can we have any idea of how many spots are still open?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: BlackJack on August 02, 2018, 01:29
Hello kirstenharris.
Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: dradeke on August 02, 2018, 12:10
Hi there,

This is Dennis who helps oversee video for Adobe Stock.  I'm very excited about this program and what it does for the Stock community and our contributors.  Super excited to see it come to life and hopeful that the community at large takes advantage of it.

Obviously, I'm very focused on the video portion - so if you have specific questions, please let Mat or I know!

Upload that 4k and HD content! 

Yours in content,
Dennis Radeke

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisradeke/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisradeke/)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 02, 2018, 14:21
Hi there,

This is Dennis who helps oversee video for Adobe Stock.  I'm very excited about this program and what it does for the Stock community and our contributors.  Super excited to see it come to life and hopeful that the community at large takes advantage of it.

Obviously, I'm very focused on the video portion - so if you have specific questions, please let Mat or I know!

Upload that 4k and HD content! 

Yours in content,
Dennis Radeke

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisradeke/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisradeke/)

when do you expect to start accepting editorial video and stills?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 16, 2018, 17:53
I just received my CC code!  Thanks Adobe!  How inspiring :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: dbvirago on August 16, 2018, 17:56
Just got my email and redeemed it. Another $10 a month to the bottom line. Sweet.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 16, 2018, 18:10
Hopefully mine will come soon too then.  I was already over 300 when they announced this incentive, and have had more than 300 additional approved since then.  I would have thought that would put me near the head of the line?

Of course, no real rush as I have had the cloud photo subscription for years, and this will just tack onto end of the current sub.  Still, will nice to have an extra $120 earned from Adobe, and I'd like to know that it really came and the code didn't get sucked up in some spam bucket I overlooked...
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Open_ on August 16, 2018, 19:37
Received my code! thank you very much. I got 1-year Adobe CC All Apps plan! this worth 53$/month! wow  :D

I don't use Adobe CC, anyone interested to buy my code please message me.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 16, 2018, 20:05
Got mine as well!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: travelstock on August 16, 2018, 20:37
Got mine too - I assuming that after applying the code the normal billing is put on hold for a year?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mj007 on August 16, 2018, 20:56
Anyone have photoshop 6 software for sale being you are using cloud now ?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Video-StockOrg on August 17, 2018, 00:15
Got ours too....  :o just yesterday got pissed off over adobe media encoder not rendering random files and already thinking about switching to DR for working with stock files.

I'll be less pissed off over bugs now because it is free. Thx Adobe!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 17, 2018, 00:56
Got mine too - I assuming that after applying the code the normal billing is put on hold for a year?

Yeah, I applied my code and it now says 23/08/2019 for my next billing date.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: HalfFull on August 17, 2018, 03:26
Just got my code for the full package..... very nice, Thanks AS/FT.... much appreciated!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: KuriousKat on August 17, 2018, 04:20
Hopefully mine will come soon too then.  I was already over 300 when they announced this incentive, and have had more than 300 additional approved since then.  I would have thought that would put me near the head of the line?

Of course, no real rush as I have had the cloud photo subscription for years, and this will just tack onto end of the current sub.  Still, will nice to have an extra $120 earned from Adobe, and I'd like to know that it really came and the code didn't get sucked up in some spam bucket I overlooked...

Same - hope it comes soon :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Justanotherphotographer on August 17, 2018, 04:29
Received my code! thank you very much. I got 1-year Adobe CC All Apps plan! this worth 53$/month! wow  :D

I don't use Adobe CC, anyone interested to buy my code please message me.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html
"In some cases, you may want to consider waiting until your existing membership expires or gifting your plan to a friend or family member. Please note that reselling the software is not permitted."
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jogga0 on August 17, 2018, 05:27
Just redeemed mine, thanks Adobe nice move!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Stockmaan on August 17, 2018, 07:44
Best day, Thank You Adobe and people there! <3
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: panicAttack on August 17, 2018, 16:22
Received it, nice gesture for us contributors. I am planing to use it later this year when I buy new PC, and I see I can redeem the code till 2021 so no problem about that.

Good job Adobe, we used to get only bad news from stock agencies lately.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: PhotoBomb on August 17, 2018, 17:12
Thanks Adobe.
Just redeemed my code and it has nicely extended my plan.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: farbled on August 17, 2018, 17:49
Got mine too. Thanks Adobe!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: cthoman on August 17, 2018, 18:10
Got mine today. Still some mixed feelings about getting left out of the loop as an illustrator. I may end up just giving it away. Not sure.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MartinD on August 17, 2018, 18:16
Is it just me or is everyone else on the planet just receiving the eMail? ;)
I also received it today... twice! ;)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ctsankov on August 18, 2018, 00:01
Got mine too. Thanks Adobe!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Harvepino on August 18, 2018, 03:11
Still waiting for my email. My yearly plan is running out tomorrow, hoping to get it before that.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Noedelhap on August 18, 2018, 06:40
Thank you for the offer!

However, I already have a full Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year plan running. Can this offer be redeemed in the form of a discount for my existing plan?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 18, 2018, 07:11
Thank you for the offer!

However, I already have a full Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year plan running. Can this offer be redeemed in the form of a discount for my existing plan?

In the FAQ: If you paid for the full year in advance, the year of your CC giveaway plan will start once your prepaid year is over. 
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Noedelhap on August 18, 2018, 08:26
Thank you for the offer!

However, I already have a full Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year plan running. Can this offer be redeemed in the form of a discount for my existing plan?

In the FAQ: If you paid for the full year in advance, the year of your CC giveaway plan will start once your prepaid year is over. 

Yes, but this is a Photography Plan offer, I have the full CC plan.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on August 22, 2018, 23:20
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

A suggestion would be that in the contributor section on Adobe Stock, they could note that you were qualified/not; coupon issued (and perhaps put the number there as well as in email) or not. It'd save wear and tear on support staff :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 22, 2018, 23:43
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

Yep, me too.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on August 23, 2018, 00:39
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

Yep, me too.

Me too
I was over 300 image approved when Matt made the announce. My fotolia account is synced with adobe
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: cascoly on August 23, 2018, 01:07
my code came a few days ago - thanks Adobe!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 23, 2018, 01:17
Me too
I was over 300 image approved when Matt made the announce. My fotolia account is synced with adobe

So was I, and I am pretty sure I have had another 300 approved since then.  Still no code though...?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 23, 2018, 08:10
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

A suggestion would be that in the contributor section on Adobe Stock, they could note that you were qualified/not; coupon issued (and perhaps put the number there as well as in email) or not. It'd save wear and tear on support staff :)

same here
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on August 23, 2018, 10:39
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

A suggestion would be that in the contributor section on Adobe Stock, they could note that you were qualified/not; coupon issued (and perhaps put the number there as well as in email) or not. It'd save wear and tear on support staff :)

I've heard from a number of contributors who did receive the code in email but overlooked it when it arrived. The name of the sender is CompEXT. Double check your inbox and if it's not there, check your spam folder. If not there either and you are sure you are qualified please open a case via the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

Thanks,

Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: adogslifephoto on August 23, 2018, 12:01
Hi Matt - Perhaps you can help me with something. I have a large portfolio with Fotolia that I have not been able to link with my Account to create an Adobe Stock contributor account. When Adobe Stock was first announced, I made a mistake when creating my contributor account and tried to open a new Adobe account instead of linking my existing one. Now I cannot fix it. When I try to create the contributor account, I get a message that "The selected account is already in use".

I have tried numerous times to contact Adobe support about this and keep getting the runaround. I can't seem to get connected with someone that actually works with Adobe Stock. Can you please tell me how to get this straightened out? Thank you.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on August 23, 2018, 12:11
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

A suggestion would be that in the contributor section on Adobe Stock, they could note that you were qualified/not; coupon issued (and perhaps put the number there as well as in email) or not. It'd save wear and tear on support staff :)

I've heard from a number of contributors who did receive the code in email but overlooked it when it arrived. The name of the sender is CompEXT. Double check your inbox and if it's not there, check your spam folder. If not there either and you are sure you are qualified please open a case via the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

Thanks,

Mat

I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on August 23, 2018, 12:39
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

A suggestion would be that in the contributor section on Adobe Stock, they could note that you were qualified/not; coupon issued (and perhaps put the number there as well as in email) or not. It'd save wear and tear on support staff :)

I've heard from a number of contributors who did receive the code in email but overlooked it when it arrived. The name of the sender is CompEXT. Double check your inbox and if it's not there, check your spam folder. If not there either and you are sure you are qualified please open a case via the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

Thanks,

Mat

I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Yes, that's what I meant about opening a case. I'll look into this for you today and will let you know what I find.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on August 23, 2018, 13:08
I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Exactly the same for me, thanks Matt for your help :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 23, 2018, 13:11
I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Exactly the same for me, thanks Matt for your help :)

This is weird. I searched my email and nothing there. However, when I was filling in my email search box, I started typint "CompEXT" and the field automatically got filled in with "CompEXT@adobe.com" indicating that there must have been an email from that address at some point. Nothing came back in my search...must have been deleted :(. Guess I will open a ticket as recommended
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 23, 2018, 13:45
I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Exactly the same for me, thanks Matt for your help :)

This is weird. I searched my email and nothing there. However, when I was filling in my email search box, I started typint "CompEXT" and the field automatically got filled in with "CompEXT@adobe.com" indicating that there must have been an email from that address at some point. Nothing came back in my search...must have been deleted :(. Guess I will open a ticket as recommended

Okay, I just went on Adobestock site. I saw no way of opening a case, so I went into chat. The person at the other end wasn't even close to understanding the issue. I gave up and asked the representative if there was a way to put in a written request. The rep. said no, there is only chat and calling up an 800 number.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on August 23, 2018, 15:15
I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Exactly the same for me, thanks Matt for your help :)

This is weird. I searched my email and nothing there. However, when I was filling in my email search box, I started typint "CompEXT" and the field automatically got filled in with "CompEXT@adobe.com" indicating that there must have been an email from that address at some point. Nothing came back in my search...must have been deleted :(. Guess I will open a ticket as recommended

Okay, I just went on Adobestock site. I saw no way of opening a case, so I went into chat. The person at the other end wasn't even close to understanding the issue. I gave up and asked the representative if there was a way to put in a written request. The rep. said no, there is only chat and calling up an 800 number.

We don't have chat. You were at Adobe.com it sounds like. Go the the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal and click the link at the bottom of the page that says "contact us."

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on August 23, 2018, 16:12
Is there anyone else who is qualified who hasn't received a code?

I'm in that situation, but wondered if the codes didn't all go out at once for whatever reason and they're not yet done.

A suggestion would be that in the contributor section on Adobe Stock, they could note that you were qualified/not; coupon issued (and perhaps put the number there as well as in email) or not. It'd save wear and tear on support staff :)

I've heard from a number of contributors who did receive the code in email but overlooked it when it arrived. The name of the sender is CompEXT. Double check your inbox and if it's not there, check your spam folder. If not there either and you are sure you are qualified please open a case via the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

Thanks,

Mat

I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Yes, that's what I meant about opening a case. I'll look into this for you today and will let you know what I find.

-Mat

Mat, you're a treasure! Thanks.

I don't have an answer yet but did get an update to the case I submitted this morning (and that was by using the "Contact Us" link from the bottom of my Contributor Account page).

Mat confirmed that I am qualified but that my name was not on the list of codes sent out. Possibly others were similarly skipped.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on August 23, 2018, 16:50
Mat, you're a treasure! Thanks.

I can only say that Mat is really kind and precious person! He check my position giving me confirm I'm qualify, and the exact day when I should had received mail.
I checked again my mailbox: if this can help anyone else, the mail was in the spam folder NOT on my mail app, but on mail server side. If you can't find the mail on your pc check also on server, if possible.

Thanks again Mat for your time and for working for us :-)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on August 23, 2018, 21:21
Mat figured out the problem with my account - it may not apply to other people though.

My problem was that I haven't uploaded in 2018. I've been busy elsewhere and didn't realize that in addition to the sales minimum, I needed at least one upload approved in 2018. I've uploaded a small batch and should see my code shortly.

Thanks again Mat for your assistance
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: KuriousKat on August 24, 2018, 03:55
Got my code.

Thanks a lot Adobe :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on August 24, 2018, 05:21
Mat, is the run closed or there are still places available for full plan?
I'm uploading many video clips but I haven't reached the 300 approved yet, I would like to know if I have to run... and run  ;D

Thanks
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Noedelhap on August 24, 2018, 05:25
Mat, would you please address my question in this topic, the link to my post is http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/creative-cloud-giveway-for-adobe-stock-contributors/msg516523/#msg516523 (http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/creative-cloud-giveway-for-adobe-stock-contributors/msg516523/#msg516523)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 24, 2018, 07:52
I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Exactly the same for me, thanks Matt for your help :)

This is weird. I searched my email and nothing there. However, when I was filling in my email search box, I started typint "CompEXT" and the field automatically got filled in with "CompEXT@adobe.com" indicating that there must have been an email from that address at some point. Nothing came back in my search...must have been deleted :(. Guess I will open a ticket as recommended

Okay, I just went on Adobestock site. I saw no way of opening a case, so I went into chat. The person at the other end wasn't even close to understanding the issue. I gave up and asked the representative if there was a way to put in a written request. The rep. said no, there is only chat and calling up an 800 number.

We don't have chat. You were at Adobe.com it sounds like. Go the the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal and click the link at the bottom of the page that says "contact us."

-Mat

Mat,

Thanks. I have submitted a request via "contact us" on Adobestock contributor. Hopefully it will get resolved.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 24, 2018, 08:35
I've checked and searched and nothing from CompEXT.

I didn't see anything about opening a case, but used the Contact Us from the contributor part of Adobe Stock, which I hope will get to the correct people

Exactly the same for me, thanks Matt for your help :)

This is weird. I searched my email and nothing there. However, when I was filling in my email search box, I started typint "CompEXT" and the field automatically got filled in with "CompEXT@adobe.com" indicating that there must have been an email from that address at some point. Nothing came back in my search...must have been deleted :(. Guess I will open a ticket as recommended

Okay, I just went on Adobestock site. I saw no way of opening a case, so I went into chat. The person at the other end wasn't even close to understanding the issue. I gave up and asked the representative if there was a way to put in a written request. The rep. said no, there is only chat and calling up an 800 number.

We don't have chat. You were at Adobe.com it sounds like. Go the the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal and click the link at the bottom of the page that says "contact us."

-Mat

Mat,

Thanks. I have submitted a request via "contact us" on Adobestock contributor. Hopefully it will get resolved.

Mat

I got a response back from Adobestock support: "You have uploaded  a total of 19 photos and 4 videos so far this year.
So far you are not on the qualifying list, but you might still receive a code this year for your earnings, please give it a few more weeks."

I have exceeded the $500 threshold a while ago. I don't get it?!? What gives?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on August 25, 2018, 02:01
I read the requirements carefully:

Either qualify by earnings OR by uploads.

Looks as though now they've changed that to earnings AND uploads - which is why a few of us haven't received the code. Would be nice if the new goalposts were clarified. Matt??
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 25, 2018, 15:29
I read the requirements carefully:

Either qualify by earnings OR by uploads.

Looks as though now they've changed that to earnings AND uploads - which is why a few of us haven't received the code. Would be nice if the new goalposts were clarified. Matt??

SAY WHAT???  They changed the rules and never notified us, even though we were told that the uploads alone would be sufficient???

If so, I take back every nice thing I ever said about this sh*** company!  Good way to lose support of your contributors, Adobe!    >:(
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 25, 2018, 17:06
I'd relax your outrage.  The page says:
"There are two different software plans you can be awarded:

    To receive a 1- year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, be among the first 20,000 Adobe Stock Contributors to upload at least 300 accepted assets or earn $500 (USD) in royalties for the period Jan 1-Dec 31, 2018. To qualify, you must maintain at least a 50% acceptance rate of your submitted content. 
    To receive a 1- year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan, be among the first 2,000 Adobe Stock Contributors to upload at least 300 accepted video assets or earn $500 (USD) in royalties from videos for the period Jan 1- Dec 31, 2018.  To qualify, you must maintain at least a 50% acceptance rate of your submitted content.  "

Note the "or".
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 25, 2018, 17:45
Note the "or".

That was my initial understanding too.  However, I qualified for that 300 assets accepted before they even announced this, and have more than 300 additional new assets accepted since that time. 

But I have not received any coupon?  (I am nowhere near the dollar amount, as my Adobe portfolio was zero until April of this year)  I have also not received any response to my query to them to see if there was a problem somewhere (though the email to them was only sent Thursday, so it might be too soon to expect a response?)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on August 25, 2018, 21:34
Note the "or".

That was my initial understanding too.  However, I qualified for that 300 assets accepted before they even announced this, and have more than 300 additional new assets accepted since that time. 

But I have not received any coupon?  (I am nowhere near the dollar amount, as my Adobe portfolio was zero until April of this year)  I have also not received any response to my query to them to see if there was a problem somewhere (though the email to them was only sent Thursday, so it might be too soon to expect a response?)

Did you contact them via the adobestock contact link?...that is the recommended method. I had the >=$500 sales but <300 uploaded assets. The response I got within a couple of days was a little cryptic, but it sounds like they are still sorting things out.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 25, 2018, 22:19
Did you contact them via the adobestock contact link?...that is the recommended method. I had the >=$500 sales but <300 uploaded assets. The response I got within a couple of days was a little cryptic, but it sounds like they are still sorting things out.

Yep. That is how I sent the contact request.  In my case, I have well over the 300 assets, but well under the $500 royalties.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 26, 2018, 02:41
Better than 50% approval rate?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: gnirtS on August 27, 2018, 09:29
I got the following when i queried the "OR" statement.

The official response was this:-

Quote
If you have 300 approved videos and your acceptance rate is over 50% then you qualify and should receive your code in the next 3 to 4 weeks.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: farbled on August 27, 2018, 11:01
What earthly reason does Adobe need my date of birth for? Getting really tired of companies demanding enough personal info the create a new "me" if they choose to.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Uncle Pete on August 27, 2018, 11:09
Side question for someone who never had Adobe cloud anything. I bought last stand alone versions when I could.

Say I get a photo software code for one year and it expires, what happens to the software? Do I have that last version and no updates, or is it crippled and no longer works?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on August 27, 2018, 11:31
I'd relax your outrage.  The page says:
"There are two different software plans you can be awarded:

    To receive a 1- year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan, be among the first 20,000 Adobe Stock Contributors to upload at least 300 accepted assets or earn $500 (USD) in royalties for the period Jan 1-Dec 31, 2018. To qualify, you must maintain at least a 50% acceptance rate of your submitted content. 
    To receive a 1- year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plan, be among the first 2,000 Adobe Stock Contributors to upload at least 300 accepted video assets or earn $500 (USD) in royalties from videos for the period Jan 1- Dec 31, 2018.  To qualify, you must maintain at least a 50% acceptance rate of your submitted content.  "

Note the "or".

Sean - while I agree about the over the top outrage of that poster; you obviously haven't been paying attention to previous posts. Have a read and you might see that some people are not experiencing the "or" bit and are getting a little of the "or + and" bit from Adobe.

However I'm confident Mat will chime in shortly to explain the situation of why for some "or" hasn't been sufficient.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on August 27, 2018, 11:44
Side question for someone who never had Adobe cloud anything. I bought last stand alone versions when I could.

Say I get a photo software code for one year and it expires, what happens to the software? Do I have that last version and no updates, or is it crippled and no longer works?

No longer works.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on August 27, 2018, 13:12
Hi all,

Sorry for the delayed response, I had to take Friday off. Judging from the intensity of the conversation it looks like I'll never be able to do that again!  :o

I will do my best to answer the questions listed here. If I missed something, let me know.

The first wave of codes were sent out on Thursday August 16. Anyone that met the required qualifications before August 3 received their code(s) then. A number of people have contacted me and said they didn't get the code. Most of those people did actually receive it, they just missed it because the sender was listed as "CompEXT" and was perceived to be spam. In some cases, it was actually sent to the spam folder so be sure to check there if you haven't gotten it.

The email address the code was sent to is the email associated with your Fotolia account. Some contributors learned they hadn't updated their email address in Fotolia after making a change and didn't think to check their old email. If you don't have a Fotolia account then the code would have been sent to the Adobe ID you set your account up with.

If you have met the qualifying requirements after August 3 then you will receive a code very soon. Likely this week though I don't know the exact date.

The requirements are to have had at least 300 images, vectors or videos approved in 2018 with a 50% approval rate or greater....OR (emphasis on the word "OR") to have earned at least $500 in commissions in 2018. The disclaimer to the latter qualifier is that you need to have had at least one asset approved in 2018. This is noted in the terms and conditions: https://stock.adobelanding.com/contributor-giveaway-terms/

To clarify...you do not need to upload 300 images, vectors or videos and also earn $500. It's one or the other to qualify and receive the code.

If you are confident you qualified before August 3 and you have checked your email archives for CompEXT and you have checked your spam folder and still don't see a code, please submit a ticket to Adobe Stock Contributor Support. You can do this by clicking the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Someone (likely me) will get back to you as quickly as possible. Please note, I cannot provide support through private messages in MSG and definitely not through Facebook messaging. I will no longer respond to requests sent to my personal Facebook page for this information (though feel free to follow me on Instagram @mathaywardphoto ...yes...I know...shameless personal plug :) )

There are still plenty of codes available to qualify for. If you haven't already met the criteria there is still time for both CC and CCP so get busy!  I promise I will let you know in this thread if we reach the cap.

Re @Uncle Pete: I'm reasonably certain that as long as you still have the disk or the software on your computer for the non-cloud version of PS it won't become invalidated from downloading the Creative Cloud version onto your machine. I have a request for a definitive confirmation of this and will let you know when I receive it.

Thanks everyone. I hope you are enjoying your software and look forward to seeing what you create with it!

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: nevarpp on August 27, 2018, 13:19
Hi Mat, are there still places available for photography plan? I synced my fotolia account just today.

And is it applicable also for contributors from Slovakia? I don't see Slovakia on the list of countries on information page:

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html

thanks
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on August 27, 2018, 14:20
Hi Mat,

Thanks for the clarification - all makes sense.
I have the "or", now I'm going to fulfill  "The disclaimer to the latter qualifier" (I'm so glad English is my native tongue!)

 :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on August 27, 2018, 14:31
Side question for someone who never had Adobe cloud anything. I bought last stand alone versions when I could.

Say I get a photo software code for one year and it expires, what happens to the software? Do I have that last version and no updates, or is it crippled and no longer works?

While not wanting to reduce the joys of CC on this particular thread - I do think you should know the ramification of using CC for just one year if you use stand alone products.
After the year is up you can start paying the subscription and have all the advantages of CC. However if you revert to stand alone products, you will find that all CC products will disappear and non of your Prem Pro projects will open in CS6. Probably the LR catalogues won't open. In fact just about anything created in CC won't be backward compatible (except generic stuff like tiffs & jpgs & mov files) and the software won't support Windows 7, 8 nor even some versions of 10. So, as far as I know - in practical terms - starting CC is a one-way street - there's no going back...........ever
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on August 27, 2018, 14:40
Re @Uncle Pete: I'm reasonably certain that as long as you still have the disk or the software on your computer for the non-cloud version of PS it won't become invalidated from downloading the Creative Cloud version onto your machine. I have a request for a definitive confirmation of this and will let you know when I receive it.

FWIW, I kept the old Lightroom 6 on my system after signing up for CC a few years ago.  The LR6 continued to work without a hitch... with the exception that the library got updated in CC and was therefore no longer readable in LR6.

Just keep a copy of your current LR6 library when you use the code. If you really want to go back to LR6 afterwards, you can -- but I have a hard time believing anyone will use the current LR CC (Classic in my case -- I do not like the cloud version) and want to revert to LR6...
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on August 27, 2018, 16:30
Thanks everyone. I hope you are enjoying your software and look forward to seeing what you create with it!

Mat Hayward

Thanks Mat, all precious infos!  :)

I want to let you know a side "problem", I post it here as this could be useful for someone else

I'm Adobe customer (photographer plan) before this free offer.
BUT instead of standard plan I had a plus, taken from a special offer months ago: 1Tb of cloud space instead of standard 20Gb

After having received my code I contacted via chat the Adobe customer care to understand how to use the code AND at the same time save the same cloud space. The answer was to activate the code immediately and the cloud space would be remain the same. I was doubtful about this and, in fact, instead of free year photographer plan subscription I gained two subscription plans... one is one year free for contributors with 20 Gb cloud space, other is the payed plan with 1Tb cloud space.

As I can understood, there was no way to exchange plans, and also no way to pay only the addition for the 1Tb cloud space (well, really there could a way to do that, but it would more expensive than the simple plan I had before! So it's the same to say "no way")

Finally: now I've activated my free yearly plan but I necessarily had to close the 1TB cloud space; this involved a lot of work for to empty cloud, and move files to other places, and, bad for Adobe, I'll be no more 1Tb cloud space subscriber... not for my choice, but for strange cross of different offers.

I know it's difficult for big company to trace every single situation ;-) but just to let you know, Adobe gave me a great gift (thanks!) and at the same time had forced me to close the extra payed plan. Also the kind guy at the chat told me "I'm sorry I can't do more than this for you, I can only close the payed plan without penalty"

So for all of you that don't have a standard plan on Adobe take carefully when activate your free plan.
I know, as I read on FAQ, that any subscription planes different than standard ones should be taken at the end before activating the free one, but maybe this is not really clear, also on Adobe customer care side!

And, for Mat, please suggest to your colleague to send more infos to other countries customer care (I'm from Italy, and the people at the customer care seems to be not really informed about situations like these). And suggest to your marketing dept to find a good way to solve situations like mine, so you will not loose 1Tb cloud subscriber (paying customer!) giving at the same time app subscription for free :)

Last: sorry for my poor english :-D I Hope you understand everything :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Harvepino on August 28, 2018, 04:36
I was wondering why I haven't received my code in spite of meeting all the conditions.

After reading the official rules I figured out I come from a wrong country.  :'(  :'(  :'( For what ever reason, my country Slovakia is not included on the long list of eligible countries. Any idea why a European Union country is excluded from the giveaway?

And why is Adobe sending the offer to countries that are not eligible to take the offer anyway?  :o
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: gnirtS on August 30, 2018, 16:07
Hmm.  Im sure i had over 300 approved this year before Aug 3rd (definitely do now) and acceptance rate is 95%+ or more.

Is then any easy way to count number of accepted videos this year other than going through the "date uploaded" manually and counting up to that point?

I got the LR/PS code email but i havent had another one so i doubt its in spam.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on September 03, 2018, 07:22
Mat figured out the problem with my account - it may not apply to other people though.

My problem was that I haven't uploaded in 2018. I've been busy elsewhere and didn't realize that in addition to the sales minimum, I needed at least one upload approved in 2018. I've uploaded a small batch and should see my code shortly.

Thanks again Mat for your assistance

Jo Ann, Could I ask you if you've now received your code?  I am in the same position - have now had uploads approved but so far no code has been sent.

Thanks,
Pablito
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on September 03, 2018, 12:03

Jo Ann, Could I ask you if you've now received your code?  I am in the same position - have now had uploads approved but so far no code has been sent.

Thanks,
Pablito

Not yet, but Mat had said that he wasn't sure when the next batch of codes would go out - I'll post here when I receive mine

Sep 19 - just to note that I haven't forgotten to post, but I haven't yet received a code. I'm hoping the next batch, whenever it goes out.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Steveball on September 03, 2018, 18:52
Had the code but wont be using it! Should be a way I can pass it on to someone who could make use of it.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on September 03, 2018, 19:11
I was also wondering why I didn't get my code a few weeks back, so I emailed Adobe on their support page about the question.

Someone got back to me a few days later.  They said that I had passed the 300 accepted level, but that my acceptance rate at the start of the year was under 50%.  I had never read about 50% acceptance rate being part of the criteria??

At any rate, she said that my submissions this year have brought my rate above 50% (I had uploaded a ton of editorial images early on, before I realized they did not accept them, which brought my early rate way down).  I should expect my coupon soon.

Sure enough, it came in the mail a week later.  As luck would have it, the coupon came just a few days before my annual renewal of the CC Photo Bundle was due.  Effectively, Adobe just paid me an extra $120, which is a nice bonus...  :)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: gnirtS on September 03, 2018, 20:22
My code arrived 2 days ago.
Unfortunately id already activated the lr/ps one last week so im going to lose that.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on September 04, 2018, 03:22

Jo Ann, Could I ask you if you've now received your code?  I am in the same position - have now had uploads approved but so far no code has been sent.

Thanks,
Pablito

Not yet, but Mat had said that he wasn't sure when the next batch of codes would go out - I'll post here when I receive mine
Thanks Jo Ann, that would be useful.
Title: How many Fotolia credits = $500?
Post by: nahlik on September 04, 2018, 12:53
Hi Mat,
I live in Poland and my earnings on Fotolia site are shown only in Credits, and my earnings on Adobe site are shown only in Polish PLN. I couldn’t find a way to view from Poland my earnings in US dollars. So my question is: How many Fotolia credits equals $500?. I have earned 470 credits this year so far, so if 1 Fotolia credit = 1 USD, I hope to qualify soon. But please confirm.

Regards
Chris
Title: Re: How many Fotolia credits = $500?
Post by: MatHayward on September 04, 2018, 13:13
Hi Mat,
I live in Poland and my earnings on Fotolia site are shown only in Credits, and my earnings on Adobe site are shown only in Polish PLN. I couldn’t find a way to view from Poland my earnings in US dollars. So my question is: How many Fotolia credits equals $500?. I have earned 470 credits this year so far, so if 1 Fotolia credit = 1 USD, I hope to qualify soon. But please confirm.

Regards
Chris

1 Fotolia credit = $1 for the promotion. You are almost there.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: catalin205 on September 05, 2018, 05:41
Hello everyone!

This morning Adobe announced that in an effort to reduce production costs and take your post-production work to the next level, active Adobe Stock Contributors will be receiving a free year of the Creative Cloud Photography plan which includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC and other Adobe apps.

To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member.

The first 2,000 video contributors to have 300 videos approved or with $500 in earnings on video sales with a 50% or higher approval ratio will receive a one year full Creative Cloud membership.

If you have already qualified then no action is needed on your part. In the next 6-8 weeks you will receive a code via email. If you haven't met the criteria yet...get out and start shooting and submitting!

An faq has been created to answer most questions. If you have any other questions please let me know.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

 Thank you so much for the photography bundle, I bet everyone that received one is gratefull for your efforts in making our lives a bit easier
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on September 05, 2018, 08:16
While grateful for this offer. Some of us are still nervous who qualified on the day of the announcement but haven't received our codes yet.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Pablito on September 06, 2018, 03:27

Jo Ann, Could I ask you if you've now received your code?  I am in the same position - have now had uploads approved but so far no code has been sent.

Thanks,
Pablito

Not yet, but Mat had said that he wasn't sure when the next batch of codes would go out - I'll post here when I receive mine
I've just contacted Adobe - they said wait another 3 or 4 weeks.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 06, 2018, 09:16

Jo Ann, Could I ask you if you've now received your code?  I am in the same position - have now had uploads approved but so far no code has been sent.

Thanks,
Pablito

Not yet, but Mat had said that he wasn't sure when the next batch of codes would go out - I'll post here when I receive mine
I've just contacted Adobe - they said wait another 3 or 4 weeks.

The most recent set of codes were sent out this past Saturday by CompEXT. I don't have the list of qualified contributors in my possession at this time for confirmations but I should soon.

Thank you,

Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ccbcc on September 09, 2018, 04:57
I'm at €494 as of august 24th. Surely that's more than $500?

At first Adobe Stock support told me I didn't meet the criteria, that I was at $494. I replied that it was €494. Then they told me to wait for the next batch of codes.

Now I'm not convinced that the automated system takes into account the difference between € and $.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 10, 2018, 10:39
I'm at €494 as of august 24th. Surely that's more than $500?

At first Adobe Stock support told me I didn't meet the criteria, that I was at $494. I replied that it was €494. Then they told me to wait for the next batch of codes.

Now I'm not convinced that the automated system takes into account the difference between € and $.

If you don't have 300 files approved this year then you will need to earn €500 before you qualify. Sorry for any confusion.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ccbcc on September 10, 2018, 12:24
Hi Mat, everywhere I look it says $500 not €500. I’ll probably get to €500 eventually but I’m worried that the codes run out before that.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Jens G on September 12, 2018, 09:48
I'm at €494 as of august 24th. Surely that's more than $500?

At first Adobe Stock support told me I didn't meet the criteria, that I was at $494. I replied that it was €494. Then they told me to wait for the next batch of codes.

Now I'm not convinced that the automated system takes into account the difference between € and $.

If you don't have 300 files approved this year then you will need to earn €500 before you qualify. Sorry for any confusion.

-Mat
In an earlier post you wrote that 1 Fotolia credit = $1 for the promotion. So it is 500 credits, and not €500?

BTW, I just passed the 300 approved files mark today.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 12, 2018, 10:16
I'm at €494 as of august 24th. Surely that's more than $500?

At first Adobe Stock support told me I didn't meet the criteria, that I was at $494. I replied that it was €494. Then they told me to wait for the next batch of codes.

Now I'm not convinced that the automated system takes into account the difference between € and $.



If you don't have 300 files approved this year then you will need to earn €500 before you qualify. Sorry for any confusion.

-Mat
In an earlier post you wrote that 1 Fotolia credit = $1 for the promotion. So it is 500 credits, and not €500?

BTW, I just passed the 300 approved files mark today.

Yes, my mistake. I apologize for the confusion on currency and earnings requirements. Congrats on the 300 approved file milestone.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: gnirtS on September 14, 2018, 05:39
Fairly sure the answer is "no" but....

I activated my LR/PS free code about 3 weeks ago before realising i'd also qualified for the full CC package.

Is there any way to transfer this 3 week old code to another adobe CC account (a relatives)?

Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Sjo on September 14, 2018, 06:21
Hi Matt,

Just out of curiosity, are there any free codes left? I just passed the 300 video uploads mark, but also passed the $500,- mark three weeks ago.

Sjoerd
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 14, 2018, 09:57
Fairly sure the answer is "no" but....

I activated my LR/PS free code about 3 weeks ago before realising i'd also qualified for the full CC package.

Is there any way to transfer this 3 week old code to another adobe CC account (a relatives)?

I'm pretty sure that once redeemed, you cannot transfer a CC code. Contact customer service through Adobe.com however as they will have a more definitive answer for you.

Yes, there are still codes available.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: helloitsme on September 16, 2018, 09:43
Just found my code I received in mid-August in my emails and registered the code on Adobe CC site.  Thanks Adobe.  This is a good move by them.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Stock Wife on September 16, 2018, 15:21
Hi Matt,

Just out of curiosity, are there any free codes left? I just passed the 300 video uploads mark, but also passed the $500,- mark three weeks ago.

Sjoerd

Wondering the same thing! We earned the photo code back in the first round but just qualified for the whole package and are hoping we did so in time as it's such a nice bonus.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on September 16, 2018, 16:58
#1) YES, there are free code remaining. (At least according to Adobe last week).

#2) What they don't tell you in ANY of the blurbs, is that you must also have 50% lifetime acceptance rate to qualify.  49% and it doesn't matter if you got 1000 images accepted this year...

#3) They send out the codes in batches. I think once a month (though I am not positive on the frequency).  if you really do qualify, it will come...

For #2, when I asked them, I was told that I was not initially over the 50% threshold (huh? never saw that in any blurb about this promotion!), but that my acceptances this year had pushed me over the top, and yes, my code would be coming "soon."  It came about 3 weeks later (hence my suspicion of once per month).

In my case, I had initially uploaded a lot of images last year, not realizing that Adobe did not accept editorial content.  Thus, I started off at a very low acceptance rate.  In the last year, I realized the issue and stopped sending them editorial, and thus my acceptance rate moved upward.  Fortunately, it moved above the critical (and totally unannounced!) 50% acceptance rate threshold in time.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ShadySue on September 16, 2018, 19:28

#2) What they don't tell you in ANY of the blurbs, is that you must also have 50% lifetime acceptance rate to qualify.  49% and it doesn't matter if you got 1000 images accepted this year...


Huh? From the OP in this thread:
"To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member. "

(NB, "50%" isn't a ratio, "1 in 2" is. Just sayin'.)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on September 16, 2018, 22:51
Huh? From the OP in this thread:
"To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member. "

(NB, "50%" isn't a ratio, "1 in 2" is. Just sayin'.)

Not sure where you saw that, but the 50% acceptance was not mentioned in ANY promo blurb that I read. And that includes the general news feed I read just today (Sunday, Sept 16) on this subject.  I read it quite carefully to see if I had missed it, and nope, they talked about the "$300 revenue or 300 media accepted" but NEVER mentioned the "50% acceptance" requirement...
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: VUS on September 17, 2018, 07:44
Got this promotion giveaway offer some 1-2 weeks ago, finally managed to upload enough files with #300 approved yesterday. Hope we're still early enough. What's next? Does Adobe detect the 300 hurdle or does one have to apply in some way?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derby on September 17, 2018, 08:26
Not sure where you saw that, but the 50% acceptance was not mentioned in ANY promo blurb that I read. And that includes the general news feed I read just today (Sunday, Sept 16) on this subject.

Well, at the contrary, it's cleary written just at the top of this thread itself.
To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member.
And it's also clearly written on the FAQ!
An faq has been created to answer most questions. If you have any other questions please let me know.
https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/creative-cloud-giveaway-FAQ.html

Well, maybe you should do a double check :-D and read official source instead of various third parties announcements :-)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 17, 2018, 08:49
Hi Matt,

Just out of curiosity, are there any free codes left? I just passed the 300 video uploads mark, but also passed the $500,- mark three weeks ago.

Sjoerd

Wondering the same thing! We earned the photo code back in the first round but just qualified for the whole package and are hoping we did so in time as it's such a nice bonus.

Yes, there are still codes available.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: uvox4 on September 18, 2018, 07:55
I got a code. I read the FAQs and thought it would just start at the end of my current one year photo plan. I had over a year to redeem it. It just started straight away. I have tried contacting customer services to see if they give me a new code or change the expiry date but they don't seem to care. I don't think they even understand about this offer. They just kept sending me irrelevant links.  They have just closed my case and are ignoring me now. Very disappointed. I basically now get 4 months free instead of the 12.

 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: derek on September 18, 2018, 09:56
Sounds like a touting for images! people are probably fed up and not uploading enough and now they are going to get sucked in by a freebie!  Oh well thats one way of doing it, lot of people will probably upload like mad all red-eyed at starry eyed!
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ShadySue on September 18, 2018, 11:21
Huh? From the OP in this thread:
"To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member. "

(NB, "50%" isn't a ratio, "1 in 2" is. Just sayin'.)

Not sure where you saw that, but the 50% acceptance was not mentioned in ANY promo blurb that I read. And that includes the general news feed I read just today (Sunday, Sept 16) on this subject.  I read it quite carefully to see if I had missed it, and nope, they talked about the "$300 revenue or 300 media accepted" but NEVER mentioned the "50% acceptance" requirement...

Like I said, it's in the OP on  this thread, which is the only place I've seen the offer mentioned (I don't submit to Ft/Adobe).
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on September 18, 2018, 12:20
I had over a year to redeem it. It just started straight away.

'...like 'straight away' after you redeemed it?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on September 18, 2018, 13:41
Sounds like a touting for images! people are probably fed up and not uploading enough and now they are going to get sucked in by a freebie!  Oh well thats one way of doing it, lot of people will probably upload like mad all red-eyed at starry eyed!

That's a very negative outlook on it! If it was purely on uploads, but you can have uploaded nothing for years as long as you make the earnings criteria. Seems 50% as a way to get new uploads and 50% to just reward people for doing well on Adobe (with the side effect of people getting to try CC who maybe haven't used it before, so they might start subscribing after, brand loyalty, etc etc)... which is a hell of a lot more than most agencies do! Sure they may get 'sucked in' by a freebie, but it's not like people are having to submit 500 items to a selection of free items that make you no money... you're submitting 500 items that should make you a decent amount of money, on top of a free subscription. 
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: uvox4 on September 18, 2018, 14:06
I had over a year to redeem it. It just started straight away.

'...like 'straight away' after you redeemed it?

Yes. Don't get your point. As I said I thought it would continue afterwards not in parallel.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on September 18, 2018, 14:17
I just find it a bit strange that you wouldn't think it would start straight away when you redeem it. Otherwise, why would they give you a year to do so?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: jamiehooper on September 18, 2018, 15:17
Hi Matt - I was pretty excited about this because I had over $935 in earnings between Jan. and July of this year alone (as of this month its well over $1,000.)  I've been watching my mailbox patiently, but it's been more than 8 weeks since the initial announcement and I have still not received the email. So now I'm wondering if I misunderstood the terms of the benefit.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ShadySue on September 18, 2018, 15:28
I just find it a bit strange that you wouldn't think it would start straight away when you redeem it. Otherwise, why would they give you a year to do so?
Because you might already have a subscription, so if you'd happened to renew in the last month, it wouldn't be that great a deal.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on September 18, 2018, 16:05
Well I already have a subscription and I redeemed the offer straight away, which pauses my billing for 12 months. I knew that would happen as I read the FAQ's... I think I remember it saying that won't work if you're on an annual-paid subscription or if you have a subscription that differs from what you've won.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Steveball on September 18, 2018, 17:29
Fairly sure the answer is "no" but....

I activated my LR/PS free code about 3 weeks ago before realising i'd also qualified for the full CC package.

Is there any way to transfer this 3 week old code to another adobe CC account (a relatives)?

I'm pretty sure that once redeemed, you cannot transfer a CC code. Contact customer service through Adobe.com however as they will have a more definitive answer for you.

Yes, there are still codes available.

-Mat

So I can pass on my code (not redeemed) to someone else?
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 18, 2018, 18:37
Hi Matt - I was pretty excited about this because I had over $935 in earnings between Jan. and July of this year alone (as of this month its well over $1,000.)  I've been watching my mailbox patiently, but it's been more than 8 weeks since the initial announcement and I have still not received the email. So now I'm wondering if I misunderstood the terms of the benefit.

Contact us through the contributor portal and we'll take a look. If you have that much in earnings and still haven't received a code it would be for one of 3 reasons...the email was overlooked by you or went to spam (sender is CompEXT), you haven't had at least one image approved this year or your approval ratio is below 50%.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on September 18, 2018, 21:18
Hi Matt - I was pretty excited about this because I had over $935 in earnings between Jan. and July of this year alone (as of this month its well over $1,000.)  I've been watching my mailbox patiently, but it's been more than 8 weeks since the initial announcement and I have still not received the email. So now I'm wondering if I misunderstood the terms of the benefit.

Contact us through the contributor portal and we'll take a look. If you have that much in earnings and still haven't received a code it would be for one of 3 reasons...the email was overlooked by you or went to spam (sender is CompEXT), you haven't had at least one image approved this year or your approval ratio is below 50%.

-Mat

Mat, now I am confused. I met the sales criteria, had an approval rate over 50% and had more than one image approved this year as of the date of the first announcement of this program and I have not yet received a code as well. I contacted support and understood that they have not yet sent out all the codes. Are you saying they have(sent out all the codes for people meeting the criteria from "day 1")?....should I contact support again?

Thanks
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: mindstorm on September 19, 2018, 01:24
So I can pass on my code (not redeemed) to someone else?

You know, it is not really that hard to read the Abobe official docs on this promotion.  And they say, very explicitly that the offer is not transferrable or salable...
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: Noedelhap on September 19, 2018, 03:31
So I can pass on my code (not redeemed) to someone else?

You know, it is not really that hard to read the Abobe official docs on this promotion.  And they say, very explicitly that the offer is not transferrable or salable...

The FAQ says:
"In some cases, you may want to consider waiting until your existing membership expires or gifting your plan to a friend or family member. "

So it IS possible to gift a code to someone.
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: ccbcc on September 19, 2018, 03:53

#2) What they don't tell you in ANY of the blurbs, is that you must also have 50% lifetime acceptance rate to qualify.  49% and it doesn't matter if you got 1000 images accepted this year...


Huh? From the OP in this thread:
"To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member. "

(NB, "50%" isn't a ratio, "1 in 2" is. Just sayin'.)

$500, unless you live in a euro country then it's €500. (which is $584)
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: MatHayward on September 19, 2018, 10:10
Hi Matt - I was pretty excited about this because I had over $935 in earnings between Jan. and July of this year alone (as of this month its well over $1,000.)  I've been watching my mailbox patiently, but it's been more than 8 weeks since the initial announcement and I have still not received the email. So now I'm wondering if I misunderstood the terms of the benefit.

Contact us through the contributor portal and we'll take a look. If you have that much in earnings and still haven't received a code it would be for one of 3 reasons...the email was overlooked by you or went to spam (sender is CompEXT), you haven't had at least one image approved this year or your approval ratio is below 50%.

-Mat

Mat, now I am confused. I met the sales criteria, had an approval rate over 50% and had more than one image approved this year as of the date of the first announcement of this program and I have not yet received a code as well. I contacted support and understood that they have not yet sent out all the codes. Are you saying they have(sent out all the codes for people meeting the criteria from "day 1")?....should I contact support again?

Thanks

Yes, if you were qualified on day one you would have already received the code. Submit a request for information through the contributor portal.

-Mat
Title: Re: Creative Cloud giveway for Adobe Stock Contributors
Post by: wds on September 19, 2018, 16:19
Hi Matt - I was pretty excited about this because I had over $935 in earnings between Jan. and July of this year alone (as of this month its well over $1,000.)  I've been watching my mailbox patiently, but it's been more than 8 weeks since the initial announcement and I have still not received the email. So now I'm wondering if I misunderstood the terms of the benefit.

Contact us through the contributor portal and we'll take a look. If you have that much in earnings and still haven't received a code it would be for one of 3 reasons...the email was overlooked by you or went to spam (sender is CompEXT), you haven't had at least one image approved this year or your approval ratio is below 50%.

-Mat

Mat, now I am confused. I met the sales criteria, had an approval rate over 50% and had more than one image approved this year as of the date of the first announcement of this program and I have not yet received a code as well. I contacted support and understood that they have not yet sent out all the codes. Are you saying they have(sent out all the codes for people meeting the criteria from "day 1")?....should I contact support again?

Thanks

Yes, if you were qualified on day one you would have already received the code. Submit a request for information through the contributor portal.

-Mat

Just as an FYI. I submitted my request explaining the situation. Got a response a few hours later agreeing that I qualified and a resend of the code! Should be good to go! Thanks!