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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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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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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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Hi Everyone,

At this moment, we are making upfront payments for the 3rd wave of selections for the Free collection from the images you had previously nominated. If any of your images are selected for this wave, you will see your balance go up automatically within the next couple of hours. We will be sending you an email in the next day or so with the number of files approved and the amount of credits added to your account balance. 

We are handling this 3rd wave differently than the previous 2. The selected files will remain in your paid portfolio for a short period of time yet to be determined. We are paying for the use in advance to simplify the process on our end when transferring images into the free collection. As always, we are closely watching the collection to determine what, if any impact there may be on the paid collection. By paying in advance, we can move the images at the appropriate time in a more seamless manner.
 
It is worth noting that the 12 month period in which your nominated assets are available for the Free collection begins the moment the payment is added to your account.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Hi everyone,

I want to inform you that the second wave of approvals for the Adobe Stock Free collection will be taking place sometime in the next couple of days (likely August 9 or 10). For those of you that nominated eligible images before June 23 and have some that remain nominated, they may be selected this week in this 2nd wave of approvals.

As before, for each image selected this round, Adobe Stock will be adding $5 (if traditionally paid in USD, otherwise 5 credits in your currency) to your account balance. I recommend you take note of how many images you have currently approved for the free collection using the "filter by price tier" button in the dashboard. After this next wave of approvals, check the number of approved files again to determine how many images were approved this round. We will be sending you an email later in the week with the exact number of images approved and the amount added to your account so be sure to watch for that.

If we determine that increasing collection size is still achieving our goals, it's likely some contributors with nominated images, will see additional content acquisition happen through the end of September.

You can review the FAQ here for additional information: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/free-collection-contributor-information.html

Thank you,

Mat Hayward


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As many of you know, last year Adobe Stock launched a free collection to drive traffic to the marketplace. The initial collection was limited to participation from a very small number of Adobe Stock Contributors. We were pleased with the results: traffic did increase and many visitors who initially came for free content converted to paying customers, resulting in added revenue for the larger Contributor community.   

Its now time to refresh and expand the program. For a limited time starting on June 7, many of you will see a banner in the dashboard section of the Adobe Stock Contributor portal. The banner gives you the opportunity to nominate qualified photos from your portfolio. You can nominate all eligible files (photos only at this time), or you can go through the Dashboard and nominate individual files. Please note that your best-selling images are exempt from this program. We will not be accepting any images that received more than 4 downloads in the past 12 months.   

You have until June 23 to nominate any or all your eligible files. After that, the banner will go away, and our moderation team will quickly review the submissions.   

A big difference between the Adobe Stock free collection and other sites offering content for free is that we are paying Contributors up front for participation. For every file approved for the free collection, we are paying a one-time rate of $5 (If paid in USD currently. Otherwise, 5 credits in your currency) . This payment is for 12 months of non-exclusive use in the free collection. After the 12 months are up, the files will automatically be returned into your paid collection. 
Please see the FAQ for more details, and let me know if you have any additional questions not covered there.

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/free-collection-contributor-information.html

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Hi Everyone,

As of today, Adobe Stock is using SFTP protocol instead of FTP for asset uploads. You will need to reset your password before your next upload as it has been changed. Detailed instructions showing how to do that can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/user-guide.html/stock/contributor/help/uploading-content.ug.html

Kind regards,

-Mat Hayward

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Today Adobe Stock announced Pro Edition, a new plan for Creative Cloud for Teams and Enterprises, which supplies unlimited downloads from our Standard collection of photos, illustrations, and vectors. Contributors receive 33% of Adobe revenue from stock. Payouts will be distributed among Contributors proportional to their downloads.   

Adobe created Pro Edition for medium to large businesses and enterprises, aiming to equip all users in an organization with access to stock content alongside their CC apps. This empowers many more users to create, as opposed to only select users as has been the case in the past. Pro Edition is only available to qualifying businesses, to maximize service value to customers and overall payouts to Contributors.   

For more info about the Pro Edition, please see the Contributor FAQ here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/contributor-faq-for-cct-cce-pro-edition-.html

Let us know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

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I am pleased to inform you that Adobe Stock contributors who qualified for the Creative Cloud bonus in 2020 can now redeem the bonus by clicking the link found in the blue banner at the top of the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal! You can view details about how to redeem your code here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/how-to-redeem-creative-cloud-bonus-code.html

IMPORTANT! If you qualified for a single app, once you click your selection, the selection is permanent and cannot be changed so choose wisely! Don't click the banner until you are ready to see the entire process through. Read the page I linked above first to get an idea of what the means.

I have more good news to share! The program will continue through 2021 with the qualification requirements remaining the same as they were in 2020.

Stay creative!

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock 101 Webinar on Tuesday Feb 9
« on: February 03, 2021, 16:22 »
Hi Everyone,

I'm kicking off a monthly Adobe Stock 101 session followed by an extensive live Q&A on Tuesday, February 9 at 9am. The presentation is geared towards new contributors primarily but there may be some useful information as a refresher for you veteran stock contributors. After I run through the presentation, I'll stick around to answer as many questions as I can. I hope to see some of you there!

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/adobestock101

-Mat Hayward

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Hi Everyone,

Last month we announced our plans for the Adobe Stock Advocates program and Artist Development Fund. I am pleased to share that we have now officially launched the program and are accepting applications. For information about the Adobe Stock Artist Development fund including how to apply, go here: https://stock.adobelanding.com/adobe-advocates/fund/

The Advocates Program is not only for those who will be selected to receive the Artist Development Fund but is open to all stock contributors. Everyone is invited to participate by creating inclusive content. As you likely know, content that features diversity and inclusivity is in high demand by stock customers and their audiences. We have shared creative briefs on the Advocates program website to provide you with inspiration for your projects. It doesnt need to be newly created content, if you have existing content on your hard-drive that fits our creative briefs we encourage you to submit it.

It is our goal to be leaders of positive change in stock by encouraging and supporting the production of high quality, inclusive content and we hope you will support and participate in this important endeavor. For information on the Advocates program including the eight creative briefs, go here: https://stock.adobelanding.com/adobe-advocates/

We've put together a detailed FAQ which should cover your questions: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/adobe-stock-advocates-program-faq.html

If you have any questions we didn't answer in the FAQ, please let me know and I'll get back to you asap.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Hi All,

A quick note informing you we have recently changed the requirements for Illustrative Editorial submissions to include contributors ranked bronze and above. To reach Bronze you must have at least 100 downloads in your account.

If you have not yet reached the rank of Bronze but you have an extensive Illustrative Editorial portfolio, you may submit a link for approval consideration through the contact us link found at the bottom of the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal.

Additional information can be found here: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/illustrative-editorial-content.html

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

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There were two major announcements by Adobe today that impact Adobe Stock contributors. The first was the launch of the Adobe Stock Free collection which is being discussed in this thread: https://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/introducing-the-free-collection-from-adobe-stock/msg557657/?topicseen#new

The second announcement is the Advocates program which is a new initiative from Adobe Stock focused on championing self-identifying artists and content from underrepresented communities. To reflect Adobes commitment to inclusion, Adobe Stock is taking meaningful action: Were investing $500,000 in a new Artist Development Fund. Forty selected artists will use these funds to embark on ambitious new projects in 2021.

It is an exciting program and I'm looking forward to seeing it progress. The formal announcement for both the free collection and the Advocates program can be read here: https://blog.adobe.com/en/2020/10/14/adobe-stock-enabling-creativity-free-assets-artist-development-fund.html#gs.iq3y4h

For the sake of organization and to prevent a redundant conversation, please keep the comments and feedback about the free collection in the other thread linked above.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments regarding the Advocates program and Artist Development Fund.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward


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Adobe Stock / Introducing the free collection from Adobe Stock
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:09 »
Hi Everyone,

Moments ago we launched a free collection on Adobe Stock. We'll be sending an email to contributors later today with this announcement but I wanted to give you a heads up in advance.

I expect you will have some (many?) questions and I'm happy to answer any that I can. We have put together a Learn & Support page with details and an anticipated list of FAQ for you here:

https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/free-collection-contributor-information.html

You can view the collection here: https://stock.adobe.com/free

Let me know your questions, I'll be around all day.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward


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Adobe Stock / Contributor Portal is temporarily down
« on: October 08, 2020, 10:32 »
Hi everyone,

The contributor portal will be down for a bit. You can check this link for updates on when we will be back up and running.

https://status.adobe.com/

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Out of office (for a month)
« on: July 23, 2020, 20:06 »
Hi Everyone,

I wanted to give you a heads up that after tomorrow (Friday, July 24) I will be on a one month sabbatical and will be offline most, if not all of that time. Instead, I'll be soaking up some sun and shooting lots of stock! I'll be back the end of August and will check in here then.

Should anything come up that you need assistance with, please write to us via the contact us link found at the bottom of the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal or via email to [email protected]. Someone will get back to you asap.

Stay safe and be well!

Mat Hayward 

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Hi Everyone,

The next time you visit the upload page in the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal you will see a new feature. You can now select and upload collections of images you have created withing Lightroom while you are in the Adobe Stock Contributor Portal. It is a seamless workflow and should save you Lightroom users some time and help keep you organized.

To clarify, you can upload individual images through the Publish panel in Lightroom Classic and you can now upload Lightroom collections through the contributor portal. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

-Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock release UI improvement
« on: June 24, 2020, 15:01 »
Hi Everyone,

I am very pleased to announce that a very useful upgrade to the release UI has been added to the Adobe Stock Contributor portal today. You can now hide inactive releases so they do not show up when you are indexing new content. This has been a top feature request for me and I hope it makes your lives a bit easier when submitting. If you are like me you have many, many releases that will never need to be used again. This can be a nuisance when trying to find the right release. Now you can navigate to the release section under the Uploaded Files tab and deactivate releases you'll no longer use. Those deactivated releases will still remain attached to the files you have online and they can be reactivated at any time.

For me, I plan to only keep releases active that I'm currently using on a shoot. This way I can open the dropdown menu and select all relevant releases in one fell swoop. It should be a big time saver for contributors submitting a significant volume of content. We are working on more upgrades and I'll be sure to share them here in MSG as they are released.

-Mat Hayward


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Adobe Stock / Adobe Stock Artist webinar today
« on: April 23, 2020, 11:01 »
Howdy Y'all!

Today (Thursday) at noon pacific time I'm hosting another webinar for Adobe Stock Artists. My guests this week are Instagram, Community Lab Lead Curator Alex Thebez and an amazing Fine Art Photographer and Creative Director Elise Mesner. If you feel like having your mind blown right now, check out her work here: http://elisemesner.com/. We'll be discussing how to build your brand with social media in mind. It's gonna be a good one! Click below to join. If you can't make it live, the replay will be available at the same link. https://www.crowdcast.io/e/build-your-brand-with

I hope to see you there!

-Mat Hayward

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Hi All,

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 9) at noon Pacific we continue the series with the 2nd of 8 weekly webinars. This week we will be joined by commercial still life photographer Will Anderson and lifestyle photographer Sean Locke whom many of you are already well familiar with from here at MSG. The topic is "Home as a hub" where we'll be discussing ways to stay busy and creative during this unprecedented time.

I hope you will join us live. For those of you that cannot make it, the recording will live on at the same link immediately after.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/home-as-a-hub-shooting

-Mat Hayward

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Hi everyone,

I want to invite you all to join in the discussions with the Adobe Stock artist community at our new Discord channel. It promises to be an engaging and inspiring place to be where you will find many members of the Adobe Stock team from around the world actively engaging.

https://discordapp.com/invite/tZbBPRe

I'll be talking about it a bit more during the webinar today at noon Pacific time. I hope to see you there!

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/current-trends-in-a

Stay safe,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:20 »
By now, you should have received an email about the 2020 bonus program for Adobe Stock artists. We are switching the program up this year.

Instead of the number of uploads being the qualifier, it's going to be the number of downloads. Contributors with more than 150 downloads between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2020 will receive a bonus code for their chose of Creative Cloud Photography plan or a single app which yes, one of those apps to choose from is Illustrator if you are a vector artist or Premiere if you are a video producer.

For those of you that have 5,000 or more downloads this year we'll be providing you with a code for the all-apps Creative Cloud. Still images count as 1 download, video licenses count as 8 downloads by the way.

You can see all the details here for additional information: https://helpx.adobe.com/stock/contributor/help/royalty-details.html

Let me know if you have any questions,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Weekly webinars beginning Thursday, April 2
« on: March 27, 2020, 13:16 »
Hi everyone,

I hope you are all safe and doing well. 

I want to let you know that starting Thursday, April 2 at 12:00 Pacific Time we are kicking off a series of weekly webinars which will feature a variety of topics and guests. This first webinar Current trends in a changing world will feature Adobe Stocks Head of Content, Brianna Wettlaufer and Principle of Visual Trends, Brenda Milis along with myself as we share the topics and trends that are in demand in times of quickly changing lifestyles and priorities. We intend to have an active discussion of how we approach our craft through times of social distancing and working from home and sincerely hope you can join us live with your questions and comments.

As always, for those of you that cannot join live, the recorded version will be available to view at the same link immediately after.

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/current-trends-in-a

I hope to see you there!

-Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Hand Washing Search
« on: March 02, 2020, 17:20 »
Hi All,

Thank you to everyone who joined the webinar on search this past Friday. I hope it was informative and that you got something from it. We touched a bit on the current trending search for Wuhan, China content. I've just learned in addition to Wuhan searches, we are seeing an increase in search for effective handwashing techniques right now. If you are looking for something to shoot right now, go find your favorite hand model, get them soaped up and let the hot water run (for at least 20 seconds....it's not just good stock, it's good hygiene!).

In case you missed the webinar about Adobe Stock search, you can view the recording here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/search-tips-and-tricks

-Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Delay in approved assets going live
« on: March 02, 2020, 14:14 »
Hi All,

I want to update you on recent Adobe Stock uploads. The indexing for search results is taking us a bit longer than wed like and we are working hard to catch up. We are experiencing a delay of approximately 4 days at the moment but expect this to be resolved soon. We appreciate your patience and, as always, thank you for submitting your content to Adobe Stock.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

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