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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 / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 31, 2020, 14:11 »
Hello everyone,

I've learned that all affected 1099 forms have been updated and can be downloaded from the link posted above. Thank you again for your patience, it is much appreciated.

Stay safe!

Mat Hayward

Thank you, Mat!

I have a question about the new 1099 form. The sum is a bit less now than what it says on the activity statement for the year on the website, and those two numbers have always coincided the previous years. I was wondering if this is correct, and why the difference exists? I will email the tax team for this as well. Thank you.

The number at the top of the portal isn't updated the same way as the new 1099 which was a manual process. The number you are seeing still includes the earnings that were eventually cancelled. Your updated 1099 is correct.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 14:07 »
Let me understand if i get it right...
From 150to4999 credits i can choose 1 app between
1:photography creative plan
2:Illustrator
3:Premiere
4:After effects
5:Indesign
Over 5000 credits all apps creative clouds
??

To clarify, if you choose the Creative Cloud Photography plan you would get Photoshop and both versions of Lightroom in addition to all the other bells and whistles included in this subscription.

That being said, yes you are correct.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 14:01 »
So my question is  this.
For the last two years I have qualified for the Bonus (thank you Adobe)
My plan when I was paying for it ran from Oct to Oct.
According to my Adobe account page I will be charged for a year on Oct 29.
I already have qualified for a new code for the photography plan under the new guidelines -  but If I don't get a new code until Feb will I have to pay for my plan between Oct and Feb when I get a new code?

Thanks

Yes, there will likely be a gap for many that qualified in 2019 between the time the 2019 bonus subscription ends and the 2020 codes are issued. This is part of the reason for an earlier announcement this year so you can plan accordingly.

Thank you,

Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:36 »
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

Thanks, Mat! This is great news!
Since 1 video DL counts as 8 DLs, maybe it's time to talk to the technical team and ask them to create a filter for video DLs and earnings. There is no way to segregate video DLs and earnings from the totals.

I asked it but got ignored. :D

Now is as good a time as any to revisit this particular feature request however so I will be sending it off to the development team again for consideration.

Thanks for the feedback everyone,

Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:34 »
Mat, one more question: it's likely that I will hit 5,000+ DLs for 2020 around July-August. I only have the Photography plan. Will I be able to upgrade to the full package earlier?
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It's a great question but no, the codes will be distributed in February, 2021 for all qualified artists.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 12:01 »
Hi,
You said between Jan 1 and Dec 31, but now is just Match, and I get code? Thank you, but...?

The bonus code you recently received is most likely from your efforts in 2019. The bonus program I am announcing today is for 2020.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:59 »
So 625 video downloads?  :o  Has anyone here been able to do that, ever?

The total downloads can be a combination of asset types. 100 video downloads plus 4,200 photos for example would be the same as 5,000 total downloads and qualify for the all apps plan.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:58 »
You might want to edit the date year 2010???

By the way thanks Adobe

Doh!

Thanks Photobomb!

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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 / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:27 »
Hello everyone,

I've learned that all affected 1099 forms have been updated and can be downloaded from the link posted above. Thank you again for your patience, it is much appreciated.

Stay safe!

Mat Hayward

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Both GIF and the peanut butter are pronounced "Jif."

Why didn't I think of this Subject before? :)

I've always said "Jif" however I was recently educated on the fact that GIF is an acronym for Graphics Interchange Format.

Unless we are pronouncing "Graphics" wrong and it's supposed to be "Jraphics" I think the intent for GIF is a hard G.

Now I'm craving peanut butter.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Difficulty signing up again for AdobeStock
« on: March 16, 2020, 18:25 »
No matter what I do I can't create a contributor account for AdobeStock. I've been trying to change my country of residence, but I was told to delete my U.S. account and then use the same email for the Japan site. Never worked. I then deleted my Adobe account connected with that email entirely and tried to sign up again. No joy. It says that email is already being used even though the account is supposedly deleted. Then I tried to sign up using a completely different email. Again, I keep getting an error in the middle of filling out my information. I get no response from Adobe support either. Has anyone else had these issues signing up for a contributor account?

You need to contact contributor support for this. Going through support at Adobe.com will eventually route you back to us but it will take much longer. Having your Adobe ID deleted doesn't impact your contributor account other than preventing you from accessing it and creating a new account as you are experiencing now. This ultimately complicates the process unnecessarily.

Click the "contact us" link found at the bottom of the Adobe Stock Contributor portal and we'll get back to you asap.

Don't fret, we'll get you sorted out in no time flat.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: adobe stock collections
« on: March 13, 2020, 13:28 »
How do you add a picture to collection on Adobe Stock? Or create a new collection.

I believe it used by a "+" icon next to the image in a contributor portfolio. Now, I see only two options: delete and make profile picture ...

Am I missing something?

While in the dashboard section click the small check box in the upper right corner above the image you want to add. Once clicked you should see the "Add to a collection" blue button on the lower left side of the screen.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 12, 2020, 14:07 »
Thank you for your patience as I looked into this. The tax team has been made aware and is working on updating the 1099 forms for those impacted in the US by the canceled sales in February of 2019. The tax team has not submitted the first batch of 1099 forms to the IRS yet so these new forms will not say "corrected" fyi. The process of updating these forms is manual and a bit tedious so we ask for more patience. The process should be done within the next two weeks at the latest.

You can download your 1099 form from this link: https://236230.invoiceinfo.com/InvPay.php?reset=Y

I'll update this thread when the updated forms are ready to be downloaded. For now, the available form is the one you should have already received by mail.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Re: Hand Washing Search
« on: March 11, 2020, 13:46 »
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
Hey at the end of the video you said subscribe to my channel? What channel? I'd def like to know when new insights are posted as well

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Thanks for asking. Here is the link: https://www.crowdcast.io/mhayward2909

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: March 11, 2020, 10:03 »
Does it count for premium?

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

No, the Creative Cloud bonus program was for contributors to the core collection.

Kind regards,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 10, 2020, 14:55 »
I suspect this is based on the exact amount of sales in the year, rather than what the agency has paid out to you. I think that is an accurate way of reporting earnings.

Steve

Steve is correct, your 1099 should reflect all royalties paid into your account in the year. You receive a 1099 even if you never cashed out your earnings.

-Mat

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Adobe Stock / Re: Tax Form Earnings Discrepancies
« on: March 10, 2020, 11:23 »
I am looking into this right now and will update here when I have information to share.

Thank you,

Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Search Webinar
« on: March 03, 2020, 14:40 »
Thanks for the feedback everyone! My intent is to write a blog to break down what we talked about in the webinar and answer questions I've received before and after that weren't addressed.

Do you have any requests for future topics of discussion in webinars?

-Mat Hayward

Hopefully you can go into the plurals, word stemming. And things like s words that aren't actually plural, like the one in the seminar, Outdoor and Outdoors. I suspect from what Judy said, some of those are coded in, to find the related similar word for either one?

Thanks for clearing up why altering keywords after 30 days, doesn't have the same effect as the words we initially use, when we upload. But She also said, if adding specific descriptive, concept combinations or locations, that would help. The point isn't all or none, about updating and improving keywords on older images.

My Aunts in Chicago used to call the couch a Devenport, you aren't the only one who has heard that term.  ;D I never thought of it, and now I see it's both of antiquated and generic.

Thanks for the feedback Pete. I'm waiting for definitive clarification but the specific example of "outdoors" vs "outdoor" can have two separate meanings. "The Great Outdoors" referencing a vast forest for example as compared to what I perceive "outdoor" to be simply outside. It's a tough example to lock in. It's the classic battle between noun and adjective. Personally, I don't see the harm in using both but you didn't hear it from me ;)

I'm working on a blog summary that will hopefully be published in the not-too-distant-future.

Thanks also for affirming I'm not losing my mind with the couch situation!

-Mat Hayward

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Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Search Webinar
« on: March 03, 2020, 10:11 »
Thanks for the feedback everyone! My intent is to write a blog to break down what we talked about in the webinar and answer questions I've received before and after that weren't addressed.

Do you have any requests for future topics of discussion in webinars?

-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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Would someone please explain to me why photos of ballot box (has logos etc from US county doing election, no recognizable person) etc are not illustrative editorial images? 

Rejection: File is not illustrative editorial

Can you post the image here so we can take a look. Usually when that rejection reason is applied it's for one of two reasons. There are recognizable people in the image or the file could be submitted for commercial licensing without a release.

-Mat Hayward

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