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Title: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 12:43
Hi Everyone,

In addition to the Creative Cloud bonus program announced earlier today, I have more good news to share. We have started accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions from individual contributors. As we are just getting started, we have limited this access to contributors ranked at Emerald or above (25,000 downloads or more). We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work. 

To understand what Illustrative Editorial is and to learn about our guidelines, please review the information here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/illustrative-editorial-content.html

I'm looking forward to seeing what you submit!

-Mat

Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: KuriousKat on August 08, 2019, 12:50
Strike two for me today:(
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: PhotoBomb on August 08, 2019, 13:17
I would be helpful for AS to start reading the Description field instead of the title field.
I'm pretty sure most Editorial images shooters are doing it that way as that is what we are all used to for SS.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: davidbautista on August 08, 2019, 19:46
Very cool but I'm far from that rank :(

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Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: wds on August 08, 2019, 21:11
Good news, but disappointing at the same time. Why only illustrative editorial?

Also, >25000 downloads is asking an awful lot for folks that weren't around in the heyday of microstock when there were a lot more downloads.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: gillian vann on August 08, 2019, 21:21
well that's a lovely start. Sadly, not an emerald at Adobe.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MatHayward on August 08, 2019, 21:37
Good news, but disappointing at the same time. Why only illustrative editorial?

Also, >25000 downloads is asking an awful lot for folks that weren't around in the heyday of microstock when there were a lot more downloads.

"We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work."

-Mat
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: wds on August 08, 2019, 21:56
Good news, but disappointing at the same time. Why only illustrative editorial?

Also, >25000 downloads is asking an awful lot for folks that weren't around in the heyday of microstock when there were a lot more downloads.

"We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work."

-Mat

Mat, thanks for the response, I guess I am more concerned with only accepting illustrative editorial. Hopefully that will expand in the future to include all editorial. But it is at least a start!
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: angelawaye on August 08, 2019, 22:36
This is very exciting! I will definitely be submitting some new content.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: cobalt on August 08, 2019, 23:23
This is very exciting!
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: mj007 on August 09, 2019, 01:13
What are the order of ranks ....
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Brightontl on August 09, 2019, 02:21
Hi Mat,
what about video?
Any plans to allow editorial it for footage as well?
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Thomas Dutour on August 09, 2019, 05:34
Great news even if I am not emerald (yet)!
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: HalfFull on August 09, 2019, 06:27
Hi Everyone,

In addition to the Creative Cloud bonus program announced earlier today, I have more good news to share. We have started accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions from individual contributors. As we are just getting started, we have limited this access to contributors ranked at Emerald or above (25,000 downloads or more). We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work. 

To understand what Illustrative Editorial is and to learn about our guidelines, please review the information here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/illustrative-editorial-content.html

I'm looking forward to seeing what you submit!

-Mat

Excellent news Mat... took a look at the link and it confirms no recognisable people. If you're shooting locations/city scenes etc and the people are small in the image i.e. not the main focus of the image and would require zooming in 100% at full Rez before they are recognisable... would they be accepted or, is that off limits as well.

Again, great to see this move as I'm sure AS will also benefit from this in the long run. Cheers
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Phototom on August 09, 2019, 07:03
Hello Mat,

thank you - great news !  :)

Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Dennis Radeke on August 09, 2019, 07:08
Good news, but disappointing at the same time. Why only illustrative editorial?

Also, >25000 downloads is asking an awful lot for folks that weren't around in the heyday of microstock when there were a lot more downloads.

"We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work."

-Mat

Please note, this is only for images at present.  We are (sadly) not accepting editorial footage quite yet. 
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MicroVet on August 09, 2019, 08:39
Where can I check my current level? I think I was about to turn Emerald but never checked it again since migrating to Adobe site. Now I don't know where to see it. Just logged to the Fotolia site but couldn't find any information.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Mir on August 09, 2019, 08:51
Where can I check my current level? I think I was about to turn Emerald but never checked it again since migrating to Adobe site. Now I don't know where to see it. Just logged to the Fotolia site but couldn't find any information.

Contributor Account, Your rank is at the bottom.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: trek on August 09, 2019, 09:27
Where can I check my current level? I think I was about to turn Emerald but never checked it again since migrating to Adobe site. Now I don't know where to see it. Just logged to the Fotolia site but couldn't find any information.

Contributor Account, Your rank is at the bottom.

Interesting.  My rank reads emerald.  But my download number is a hair shy of 25,000.  Hopefully I'm okay to start. 
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: travelstock on August 09, 2019, 12:17
Hi Mat,
what about video?
Any plans to allow editorial it for footage as well?

Same question from me... are you doing editorial video too???
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MatHayward on August 09, 2019, 12:35
Hi Mat,
what about video?
Any plans to allow editorial it for footage as well?

Same question from me... are you doing editorial video too???

No illustrative editorial video yet, but thanks for asking.

-Mat
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: TG1112 on August 09, 2019, 12:43
Nice. I'm selling many of that kind at competing agencies. Waiting with excitement until my current sales volume will qualify me to upload illustraive editorials. Can take a while.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MicroVet on August 09, 2019, 14:30
Where can I check my current level? I think I was about to turn Emerald but never checked it again since migrating to Adobe site. Now I don't know where to see it. Just logged to the Fotolia site but couldn't find any information.

Contributor Account, Your rank is at the bottom.

Thanks. Is there a way to know how many downloads we still have to have to reach next level or the rank system died and we got frozen where we were? I have an idea this was discussed in the past but cannot remember.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: gillian vann on August 12, 2019, 18:36

Thanks. Is there a way to know how many downloads we still have to have to reach next level or the rank system died and we got frozen where we were? I have an idea this was discussed in the past but cannot remember.
I googled it, not sure if the info is on the adobe image manager.  you need 25K downloads to be emerald, and that's quite a challenge nowadays. your total DLs are on your dashboard.   I am a long way off. :/
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: dbvirago on August 12, 2019, 19:26
Hi Everyone,

In addition to the Creative Cloud bonus program announced earlier today, I have more good news to share. We have started accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions from individual contributors. As we are just getting started, we have limited this access to contributors ranked at Emerald or above (25,000 downloads or more). We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work. 

To understand what Illustrative Editorial is and to learn about our guidelines, please review the information here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/illustrative-editorial-content.html

I'm looking forward to seeing what you submit!

-Mat

Matt, did they quit tracking rank at the cutover from Fotolia? I have over 32K downloads, but my rank is Gold.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MatHayward on August 13, 2019, 11:37
Hi Everyone,

In addition to the Creative Cloud bonus program announced earlier today, I have more good news to share. We have started accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions from individual contributors. As we are just getting started, we have limited this access to contributors ranked at Emerald or above (25,000 downloads or more). We will expand this access in the future. For now, if you are not ranked at Emerald or above though you feel you have a strong Illustrative Editorial collection already established you may write to us for consideration via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal. Be sure to include a link to your existing work. 

To understand what Illustrative Editorial is and to learn about our guidelines, please review the information here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/illustrative-editorial-content.html

I'm looking forward to seeing what you submit!

-Mat

Matt, did they quit tracking rank at the cutover from Fotolia? I have over 32K downloads, but my rank is Gold.

No, we are still tracking sales towards rank. I've seen one case in which the total downloads exceeded 25K though a batch were free downloads from Fotolia days that didn't apply towards rank. Shoot us an email via the contact us link at the bottom of the contributor portal and I'll take a look to see if that's the same for you.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MatHayward on August 13, 2019, 11:40

Thanks. Is there a way to know how many downloads we still have to have to reach next level or the rank system died and we got frozen where we were? I have an idea this was discussed in the past but cannot remember.
I googled it, not sure if the info is on the adobe image manager.  you need 25K downloads to be emerald, and that's quite a challenge nowadays. your total DLs are on your dashboard.   I am a long way off. :/

Rank details can be found here but yes, 25,000 is the number to hit for Emerald: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html

If you have an existing collection of Illustrative Editorial online, send us an email via the contact us link at the bottom of the portal and we may be able to accept your work.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Stu99 on August 13, 2019, 12:37
Wow, this is great news!

I'm just below Emerald with Gold rank and a large editorial port. I've written to contributor support with a link to my work to see if I can be included early.

Great news, Thanks Mat

Stu :-)
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: georgep7 on August 13, 2019, 13:05
Quote
Great news

hah, just kidding @Mat, no offense.

I got greater news, already uploaded and listed!

:P

Jokes aside, that is a nice move from Adobe side, as far as I remember
it is not that long that Mat & Dennis run a thread / poll to see our
opinions and intentions on editorial submittions :)
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: bestravelvideo on August 13, 2019, 15:41
I am miles away from the 25.000 downloads but I have still sent the email with my small illustrative port.
What Adobe Stock could do, aside illustrative editorials, is accept a limited per month number of editorial photos and videos until they shape an initial opinion. This could also discourage all contributors from uploading every single asset we have, since we would have to think twice about our content to send. It is not difficult to understand both sides lose earnings from not being able to do that. Such a move could make Adobe lower the risk they are probably trying to weigh prior to enabling editorial uploads.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: davidbautista on August 13, 2019, 22:24

Thanks. Is there a way to know how many downloads we still have to have to reach next level or the rank system died and we got frozen where we were? I have an idea this was discussed in the past but cannot remember.
I googled it, not sure if the info is on the adobe image manager.  you need 25K downloads to be emerald, and that's quite a challenge nowadays. your total DLs are on your dashboard.   I am a long way off. :/

Rank details can be found here but yes, 25,000 is the number to hit for Emerald: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html

If you have an existing collection of Illustrative Editorial online, send us an email via the contact us link at the bottom of the portal and we may be able to accept your work.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward
How many illustrative photos would I need to be considered? I'm faaaaar from the downloads but it's mostly because I shot editorial

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Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: wds on August 22, 2019, 09:17
This is a great beginning! Any feel for when we can expect it will be opened up to photos with non-released people in them?
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: gillian vann on August 26, 2019, 20:45

If you have an existing collection of Illustrative Editorial online, send us an email via the contact us link at the bottom of the portal and we may be able to accept your work.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

yeah, I don't have a lot, maybe 100. I don't focus on editorial enough.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: StockDaebak on August 26, 2019, 22:04
Hi,

I just want to direct this message to Matt and anyone else from Adobe Stock who comes on here, I've been a long time reader but not often was I posting.

Thank you for coming in on forums like this and being so honest and helpful with contributors, believe me it is more refreshing that you probably imagine considering how the other agencies deal with us including the one that used to be the most fair and reasonable to deal with but sadly they've gone in a different direction.

It's a business for us but we aren't getting rich here and when we get tricked and screwed and told all this "good news" only to see the payouts drop or realize that we've been out manoeuvred by the very company we trusted it's not good and that's putting it politely.

I am a user of Adobe products (premier and encoder) but I don't have an account with Adobe stock as I am 100% editorial, I don't have a studio and models etc so until you are able to accept editorial I won't be a contributor but I just wanted to pass on my appreciation for you guy coming on here and actually being honest and helpful, was the first thing I noticed.







Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Sean Locke Photography on August 26, 2019, 22:16
" so until you are able to accept editorial "

They accept editorial.  That's the point.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Julied83 on August 28, 2019, 06:43
please make it available for silver too !
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: wds on August 28, 2019, 08:21
please make it available for silver too !

Request to be invited through support with a link to your editorial portfolio.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: trabuco on August 28, 2019, 13:40
Someone not emerald accepted?

Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: mj007 on August 28, 2019, 15:15
They turned me down. They said mine was not quite what they were looking for. Life goes on....
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: steheap on August 28, 2019, 16:28
I was turned down, but nicely!

Steve
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Zero Talent on September 01, 2019, 08:40
I just got my test batch of editorials accepted.

This is great! More are following.

One more step for AS to close the gap and challenge SS leadership on the market.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MicroVet on September 01, 2019, 23:51
I cannot find the number of downloads anywhere.

Last time I saw I was Gold and not far from the next level but since then, with the changes to Adobe site, either some information has disappeared from the sites or I forgot where to look and can't find it.

Does anyone knows where to look for the total downloads? Thanks!
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: mj007 on September 02, 2019, 00:05
Go to Dashboard ,it will list number of DL and ranking you have. Go to Contributor Account, it will list what level(Gold) you are at. 
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MicroVet on September 02, 2019, 04:01
Go to Dashboard ,it will list number of DL and ranking you have. Go to Contributor Account, it will list what level(Gold) you are at.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: Zero Talent on September 03, 2019, 16:11
Just scored my first editorial sale on AS, only few days after uploading it!
Nice!
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: pkphotos on September 03, 2019, 16:42
Shouldn't one video download count as about 30 downloads. Video producers are handicapped with this system because they make Adobe much more money for less downloads. Please correct this flawed system of download ranking. Give higher value sales appropriate ranking.
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: mj007 on September 03, 2019, 18:36
Just scored my first editorial sale on AS, only few days after uploading it!
Nice!
  If you can, would love to see what type of images Adobe accepted from you for editor. Thanks, Scott
Title: Re: Now accepting Illustrative Editorial submissions at Adobe Stock
Post by: MatHayward on September 05, 2019, 11:55
Hi everyone,

We have expanded access to contributors ranked Gold and above for Illustrative Editorial content. I will create a new thread with this announcement as well to increase visibility.

Best regards,

Mat Hayward