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« on: October 10, 2018, 10:57 »
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Hi Everyone,

Each year for Adobe MAX (
https://max.adobe.com/) the Adobe Stock Development team works to release new features. This year I am pleased to inform you that Adobe Stock Contributors will benefit from two of these features.

Feature One: Starting right now, all Adobe Stock Contributors have access to create their own customized web page using Adobe Portfolio. Historically, Adobe Portfolio has only been available to Creative Cloud members as part of their subscription. This is still true UNLESS you are an Adobe Stock Contributor!

The best part of this in my opinion is that the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal is now connected with Adobe Portfolio. What this means for you is that you can create custom Collections in the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal and feature them in your Adobe Portfolio page. You can customize Adobe Portfolio to fit your needs then share your Portfolio page or individual collections. The images have a clickable link for potential customers to click and buy directly through Adobe Stock! This is a fantastic way to showcase your work and drive sales to your contributor account.

I spent some time playing with this feature and I have to say that Im personally very excited about it. I was able to change the order the images are displayed in each collection and update the cover image to what I want. By default, the cover image has the Adobe Stock watermark on it. My personal preference was to have that removed so I customized the gallery and updated the cover with a non-watermarked version. You can see one gallery with and one gallery without to see what I mean in my Adobe Portfolio page linked here: https://haywardphoto.myportfolio.com/ The gallery titled Africa with the elephant image and the gallery titled Favorite Stock Shots with Hamilton the Frenchie are both Adobe Stock galleries.

Feature Two: Contributor of the week. We are now showcasing the top photo, vector and illustration contributors each week. This is a great way to see in real time what is actually trending in the market. I strongly recommend you check this out every week for motivation and inspiration.

Contributors will be featured automatically no more than once every 5 weeks. The featured contributors are selected automatically based on sales of content submitted in the past 6 months. The top ten contributors measured by the upload/sales ratio are featured.

I hope you enjoy these new features!

-Mat Hayward
« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 11:08 by MatHayward »


« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 11:07 »
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It looks amazing Mat, thanks for that update

« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 11:09 »
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So, If I have understood well, you can also put photos that are not in your Adobe portfolio and not destined to be sold?

« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 11:21 »
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Great new features Mat!



« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 11:25 »
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So, If I have understood well, you can also put photos that are not in your Adobe portfolio and not destined to be sold?

 
Yes, that is correct. Adobe Portfolio is a fully customizable app that includes hosting for your content. Only 2 of my 6 existing galleries are Adobe Stock galleries. There are many great templates in place you can use which can then be modified to suit your needs. I was seriously impressed with the overall functionality. There are some good tutorials online to get the most out of it. My personal page is a work in progress. I predict I will replace my existing site www.mathaywardphoto.com with my Portfolio site especially since I can link my custom URL to the page.

https://haywardphoto.myportfolio.com/




Uncle Pete

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 11:27 »
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So, If I have understood well, you can also put photos that are not in your Adobe portfolio and not destined to be sold?

Looks that way, I just added some from my external drive.

« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 12:24 »
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Can you do it with video from Adobe? need some tutorials

« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 12:49 »
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Can you do it with video from Adobe? need some tutorials


As far as I know you need to embed video from an external site such as YouTube. I found this blog posted created by Julieanne Kost from 2016 about how to do it. http://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/2016/03/adobe-portfolio-day-7-of-the-10-day-challenge.html

I will look into whether there is updated information on this.

-Mat

« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2018, 12:55 »
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Feature Two: Contributor of the week. We are now showcasing the top photo, vector and illustration contributors each week. This is a great way to see in real time what is actually trending in the market. I strongly recommend you check this out every week for motivation and inspiration.

Contributors will be featured automatically no more than once every 5 weeks. The featured contributors are selected automatically based on sales of content submitted in the past 6 months. The top ten contributors measured by the upload/sales ratio are featured.

I hope you enjoy these new features!

-Mat Hayward

Hi Mat, where are these top contributors featured?

Thanks!

« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2018, 14:00 »
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Feature Two: Contributor of the week. We are now showcasing the top photo, vector and illustration contributors each week. This is a great way to see in real time what is actually trending in the market. I strongly recommend you check this out every week for motivation and inspiration.

Contributors will be featured automatically no more than once every 5 weeks. The featured contributors are selected automatically based on sales of content submitted in the past 6 months. The top ten contributors measured by the upload/sales ratio are featured.

I hope you enjoy these new features!

-Mat Hayward

Hi Mat, where are these top contributors featured?

Thanks!

Go the Insights tab you will see a link for "Contributors Of the Week" in the upper left corner.

https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/en/insights/best/contributors

« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2018, 14:54 »
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Matt you music collection is absolutely amazing! That Dave Grohl photo with the sweat coming off his hair! Wow!
« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 14:57 by Cider Apple »

« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 15:16 »
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Matt you music collection is absolutely amazing! That Dave Grohl photo with the sweat coming off his hair! Wow!

Thanks @Cider Apple, I appreciate it. It's hard to miss with Dave..he's very photogenic :)

« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 19:56 »
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Thanks Mat, I love Adobe.

A small question:
In contributor of the week, I see there are some portfolio with 100+ downloads featured too. So on what criteria are these selected?

« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 08:54 »
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Oh well, great addition for photographers. Doesn't work for videographers on Adobe Stock.
If they can add functionality to sharing video collections I'm in.
But I'm adding links to my vintage series on a website I created for that purpose already.
www.oldtimefootage.com

Does Adobe have an API that I can embed my portfolio on my website?

Thanks,
Jake




« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 09:31 »
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Thanks Mat, I love Adobe.

A small question:
In contributor of the week, I see there are some portfolio with 100+ downloads featured too. So on what criteria are these selected?

Here is the information for how the contributors are selected.

The goal of this feature, apart from celebrating our talented contributors, is to inform you of what type of content is trending based purely on sales data.

Contributors of the week are determined each week using the following process:
For each asset type we generate a list of 400 contributors who made the most sales in the previous week, only considering their uploads from the past six months. Then, we order the list based on each contributors uploads/sales ratio, and the top 10 contributors on this list are featured as Contributors of the week.

Contributors are eligible to be featured at most once every five weeks. This selection process is subject to change in the future.

« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2018, 09:36 »
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Oh well, great addition for photographers. Doesn't work for videographers on Adobe Stock.
If they can add functionality to sharing video collections I'm in.
But I'm adding links to my vintage series on a website I created for that purpose already.
www.oldtimefootage.com

Does Adobe have an API that I can embed my portfolio on my website?

Thanks,
Jake


Not that I am aware of. Portfolio is integrated with Lightroom, Behance and of course Adobe Stock. I'm not an expert on Adobe Portfolio so if you do find a way to embed your existing portfolio, please let us know.

-Mat

« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 12:03 »
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What if someone doesn't want to be featured? I'm guessing there will be a lot of copycats based on selected contributors.

« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 12:52 »
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So, If I have understood well, you can also put photos that are not in your Adobe portfolio and not destined to be sold?

 
Yes, that is correct. Adobe Portfolio is a fully customizable app that includes hosting for your content. Only 2 of my 6 existing galleries are Adobe Stock galleries. There are many great templates in place you can use which can then be modified to suit your needs. I was seriously impressed with the overall functionality. There are some good tutorials online to get the most out of it. My personal page is a work in progress. I predict I will replace my existing site newbielink:http://www.mathaywardphoto.com [nonactive] with my Portfolio site especially since I can link my custom URL to the page.


newbielink:https://haywardphoto.myportfolio.com/ [nonactive]



This sounds great, but how do I get my non-stock photos into an Adobe Gallery? (Sorry if this is a lame question.)

« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 14:03 »
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So, If I have understood well, you can also put photos that are not in your Adobe portfolio and not destined to be sold?

 
Yes, that is correct. Adobe Portfolio is a fully customizable app that includes hosting for your content. Only 2 of my 6 existing galleries are Adobe Stock galleries. There are many great templates in place you can use which can then be modified to suit your needs. I was seriously impressed with the overall functionality. There are some good tutorials online to get the most out of it. My personal page is a work in progress. I predict I will replace my existing site www.mathaywardphoto.com with my Portfolio site especially since I can link my custom URL to the page.


https://haywardphoto.myportfolio.com/



This sounds great, but how do I get my non-stock photos into an Adobe Gallery? (Sorry if this is a lame question.)


If you aren't a Creative Cloud member you will need to add at least one collection with one image to Adobe Portfolio to activate the access.

Once you have your account set up there are quite a few tutorials available. I recommend the Terry White video. Here is a basic rundown of how to navigate Adobe Portfolio: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/how-to/create-portfolio-website.html

-Mat

« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2018, 14:11 »
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What if someone doesn't want to be featured? I'm guessing there will be a lot of copycats based on selected contributors.

The featured contributors are selected automatically, there isn't an option to not be featured if qualified and selected. In my opinion there is a diverse enough range of content between 10 contributors per week, changing every week that it won't spark the copycat craze. The feature should serve as motivation and inspiration but not as a guide for exactly what type of content to shoot.

-Mat

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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2018, 16:13 »
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Sounds great but am I missing something?   how do I select images from my Adobe online images to add to a portfolio page? When I click to start, it just shows the first of 183 pages, sorted by date - how can I gather images for India, trees, etc, etc without having to page thru thousands of images?


 

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