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Hi. I have a question. I just got an e-mail. I have 8 vector files selected. When I look at my Adobe Contributor account, it says "in review" on my other vector files. I sent about 80 vector files. Can files with "in review" also be selected later? Or is the time over? It says FREE on my 8 selected files. Others still say "in review".

The full selection should now be complete. I don't anticipate any additional files being taken at this time. Thank you for your participation and engagement here. I'll be sure to post any updates should there be any.

All the best,

Mat Hayward

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Hi @mat
one week has past and the Free Collection files still in review  ?

Yes @Souf10, this is a work in progress. Results will likely be announced sometime around the end of November. Thanks for your patience!

-Mat Hayward

We're around the end of November, do you have any news or expected delay on the annoucements? Thanks!

You should see payments arrive in your account balance before the end of the day today if you opted in and any of your assets were approved.

Thank you for your patience,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock Artist Hub
« on: November 24, 2021, 17:10 »
Hello everyone,

The Adobe Stock team has been developing an Artist Hub designed to be an educational and inspiration platform for Adobe Stock contributors. The site is in it's infancy with many plans in progress for more content and multiple page updates so please bookmark the site and check it out from time to time. Take a look if you have a moment and check out the winter call for content, creative briefs, curator collections and more.

https://pages.adobe.com/stock/en/artisthub/

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Hi @mat
one week has past and the Free Collection files still in review  ?

Yes @Souf10, this is a work in progress. Results will likely be announced sometime around the end of November. Thanks for your patience!

-Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Upload up to 100 releases in bulk at Adobe Stock
« on: November 03, 2021, 17:58 »
Hi everyone,

Contributors submitting a high volume of content have requested the option to upload more than one release at a time at Adobe Stock. I'm pleased to inform you that this is now possible. You can upload up to 100 releases at a time directly into the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

To do so, navigate to the Releases section found in the Uploaded Files page. From there, click the Create a Release button in the upper right corner and finally, click Bulk Upload Scanned Releases. You can then navigate to your JPG release files and upload them. The release will be named as the file name and cannot be customized in the portal so keep that in mind if you are using CSV files for your metadata.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward 

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Sales are displayed in your Adobe Stock statistics as they occur, in real time.

-Mat Hayward

Hi Mat, thank you for your insight and reply! Nice to hear that Adobe works this way. It would be also insightful and fun if you could see in which country the sale was made. Maybe something that Adobe can think about sharing as well in the activity overview? And an app for your mobile phone would be handy and welcome also, if I may suggest.
You can look back 13 months no more. Adobe data on image sales details is lacking.

Just a minor correction here @Yada. You can view any custom date range you select as long as it is within a 13 month period. It doesn't have to be the most recent 13 months.

thanks for the feedback,

Mat Hayward

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Hi All,

If you have vectors and/or illustrations online in your Adobe Stock portfolio, check the contributor portal between now (Monday, Oct 25) and November 2. Selected assets may be available for you to nominate to be accepted into the Adobe Stock Free collection. If your nominated asset is accepted after the nomination window closes on November 2 you will be paid an upfront amount of $5 per asset. It's a short window for nominations so act fast!

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

Hi Mat, I would like to know if in the near future you are thinking of nominating clips for the free collection?... and if so what will be the upfront amount per asset?

I don't have any information or insight into that at this time @Pinhead. Thanks for asking.

-Mat

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mat i asked this and in another thread and i hope you answer me in this .i have a yt channel with some music i composed or played and i wanna use images as backgrounds.   so can i use one of the free images in my channel? and the usage only lasts 1 year? after that i have to remove the image???
i am new to this i only send pics to adobe never bought an image from stock sites.
also if i say use one of the images in my yt channel and get  a copyright notice from yt how do i resolve this??tik tok shadowhanned a video of mine the other day cause i used an image which i was the one who shot it and the ai thought it was a copyright issue.

I'm sorry but I cannot answer specific use-case license questions. Please refer to the license agreement for details on allowable use.

Thanks for understanding,

Mat

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Thanks Firn and Uncle Pete for your insights.

On Adobe stock I do see a time displayed and yes the time displayed looks real time (taking into account where you live because that might differ). But is that time coming from the moment the customer (via the Adobe Stock website) makes the purchase or when the system or employee of Adobe registers the sale (long or short after the fact)?

Sales are displayed in your Adobe Stock statistics as they occur, in real time.

-Mat Hayward



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@mat

- 2nd Nov is deadline, after that how many days tell us which stock selected? and how soon they will credit funds to account?

- does "free stock" will have access to public(non-paid members) and paid members?

I'm not sure exactly how many days it will be after the nomination window closes before the final selections are made. Once you are notified of how many files were selected, the payment will have been made into your account.

People with an Adobe ID can download from the Free collection. They do not need to be paid subscribers.

Thanks for the questions,

Mat Hayward

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Hi Matt. How long will the my free vector content being free after they are accepted into the program?

Will it be forever free? Or will there be a time period where it will become paying-asset again?

if it is the same as the photos than one year after they select and usually pay you. Once one year is up it goes back to the regular status (paying asset) on your portfolio.

Yep, that's what I understand. But I hope Matt can re-confirm this.

Yes, confirmed. Vectors/Illustrations selected from your nominated files will remain in the Free collection for one year from the time the payment is applied to your account.

Thanks,

Mat

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Hi All,

If you have vectors and/or illustrations online in your Adobe Stock portfolio, check the contributor portal between now (Monday, Oct 25) and November 2. Selected assets may be available for you to nominate to be accepted into the Adobe Stock Free collection. If your nominated asset is accepted after the nomination window closes on November 2 you will be paid an upfront amount of $5 per asset. It's a short window for nominations so act fast!

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

Mat,

is it really the right way for an agency whose business model is to sell images to now give them away for free?

I see this as a huge danger for the future. Potential customers learn from the fact that there are more and more images that are given away. Why should they still buy images in the future?

The problem is that in your free selection there are many really very good images. And the - in part very successful - contributors I have spoken to, who release their images for your free selection, only do so behause the algorithm has already buried the images, even though they are good.

From my point of view this way is wrong and will lead to massive problems. Also for you. Many contributors only see the short-term additional earnings. If they were to look ahead into the future, they would have to keep their distance from this in my view.

I am well aware that the sale of software products is more important to you. And you can integrate the free images into them. But in the long run, the signal you are sending out is economically wrong!

Regards, Wilm

Thanks for the feedback Wilm. We are very closely watching activity in the Free collection to ensure we do not cannabalize the paid collection. As you noted, that would not be in the best interest of any of the parties involved. Instead, the Free collection has served as an outstanding tool to recruit new customers. When someone stops by who is attracted to Free and then finds an image in the paid collection that they want to use in addition to, or instead of the file they were originally drawn in by, they convert to being a paid customer. That's a win/win for contributors and agency alike. We continue to ensure the files that are accepted into Free are of good quality, but are not current best sellers. So far, this strategy has worked well.

Thanks again,

Mat


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Good News! I was waiting for that.

can you please tell me how many images you guys thinking to select?

I don't have that information available to share. You should see how many are eligible to nominate from your portfolio in a blue banner at the top of the portal now.

thanks,

Mat

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Hi All,

If you have vectors and/or illustrations online in your Adobe Stock portfolio, check the contributor portal between now (Monday, Oct 25) and November 2. Selected assets may be available for you to nominate to be accepted into the Adobe Stock Free collection. If your nominated asset is accepted after the nomination window closes on November 2 you will be paid an upfront amount of $5 per asset. It's a short window for nominations so act fast!

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Re: Video upload problems?
« on: October 20, 2021, 17:43 »
The files appeared in the new tab after about 2 minutes
-> .mov file has no title, my keywords are missing
-> .mp4 file has the correct title, my keywords are missing
I will check this later again, to see if the keywords and the missing title are going to appear...
About 2 hours later the title and keywords are still missing in the .mov file and the keywords are missing in the .mp4 file.

That sounds like something different entirely. I've never seen or heard of any delay in metadata being applied after upload. If the titles and keywords aren't there right away, it's very unlikely they will show up later. I recommend using CSV files for your video metadata if you are not interested in indexing directly in the contributor portal.

Sorry for the hassle,

Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Video upload problems?
« on: October 19, 2021, 10:58 »
Hi, do someone else is having problem with video upload?
I can see in the FTP client that the file was succesfully uploaded but then, after hours, it doesn't shows in my "new" files section.
Thank you!

I've been made aware that there was an issue with video uploads as is described in this thread. I'm told the issue has now been resolved. Please re-upload any videos that did not appear after your previous upload. Let me know if any issues persist. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Mat Hayward

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Hey Folks,

Do you know the folks that got photoshop for free if it was for one computer or two computers?

Thanks

Creative Cloud subscription can be run on up to two machines at a time. You can install the software on other machines but as noted above, you will need to sign out of at least one of the other machines before you could use the third.

More information can be found in the Help and Support pages found at https://www.adobe.com/

-Mat

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Mat, many images which are obviously illustrations I am finding in Photos subcategory in Free section. And I'm pretty sure they were not there until recently. I guess they were marked as Photos while uploading but that doesn't make me happier to see them in Free section.

Thanks for your feedback.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Bulk delete content from Adobe
« on: October 13, 2021, 13:04 »
Has anybody bulk deleted content from adobe stock platform?

I see the delete button, but when I select multiple it just brings up the 'add to collection' option.

When I check the api, it looks like it is meant for search features and not account management.

Open to any guidance.


Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

I'm sorry but there is no bulk-delete option at Adobe Stock. You can only remove files one at a time.

Mat

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For anyone who's not keeping a tally of how large the free section now is, with this latest increase, it now totals 873,762 items, 825,371 of which are photos.

Photos represent just shy of 64% of Adobe's entire collection, but in the free section, photos are over 94% of the total.

Either that means photos are popular with Adobe's users, or it's that photos are now the loss leader and it's the other asset types that Adobe hopes will continue to make money. Or something else entirely :)

Vectors, for example, are 20% of the entire collection but only 3% of the Free section; videos 8% and 1% respectively.

In addition to work from existing contributors, I see more new artists who only have work in the Free collection - I assume where there is a niche they see as unfilled?

Actually my vectors were not showing as available to submit for the free collection and I know others had the same, so I think the "Illustrations" that did get into the free section, as Vectors, might have been in error? Maybe Mat can advise on the actual situation?

I got an email saying two more of mine were accepted, nothing changed, so maybe it was an old message that just came through? Oops, there they are. It took about a month, now they are in the free collection.

Now my question. If someone downloads one of those, FREE, does the download count change from 1 to 2? Can I see how many times one of the free images is actually given away?

Only photos were eligible for nomination this past summer through the offer that was discussed here in MSG.

Downloads in the Free collection do not affect your download statistics in the portal.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Sales are so slow this days
« on: October 06, 2021, 15:46 »
While I'm not seeing anything of parcicular concern on my end, I am interested in learning more about your experience. Would those of you that are reporting a decline in sales be willing to share some additional information? Ideally, a link to your portfolio. If you prefer anonymity, that's OK too. I would like to know the following:

  • How many files are in your portfolio?
  • Primary asset type (photo, video, vector?
  • Date of your most recently (approved) submission?
  • Number of files you have uploaded in 2021 so far
  • Total number of downloads in September, 2020, compared with total number of downloads in September, 2021
  • Subject you specialize in? Food, Lifestyle, Landscapes, et?

Thanks in advance for the information!

-Mat Hayward

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General Stock Discussion / Re: Adobe earning/sales page down?
« on: October 06, 2021, 09:51 »
No, everything seems to be working just fine <knock on wood>.

Try clearing your browser cache or using a different browser entirely.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 0.38 instead 0.36
« on: October 05, 2021, 12:12 »
Today several subscription downloads at 0.38 . Is this the new minimum rate?

Sounds like you jumped up in rank, congratulations on the milestone!

-Mat

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Thanks to everyone who nominated their photos for the Free collection. The approval process is now complete and all approved photos from your nominations have been moved into the Free collection. All other images you nominated but were not selected will remain in your paid portfolio. I'll be sure to update you should any additional opportunities come up in the future.

Thanks again,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Re: A Note Regarding Adobe Editorial Submissions
« on: September 09, 2021, 15:33 »
Mat,

Thanks that helps....but it would sure be nice if all contributors could submit all editorial content :)

Thanks for the suggestion.

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