All-New Adobe Stock Photos service gives access to top image libraries
More than 230,000 royalty-free images available for purchase directly within Adobe Creative Suite 2
Sydney, Australia - Adobe Systems today announced Adobe® Stock Photos, a new stock photography service that offers
designers one-stop shopping for high-quality, royalty-free images for layout and design. Adobe Stock Photos is available
in Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium and Standard Editions, Adobe Photoshop® CS2, Adobe InDesign® CS2, Adobe Illustrator®
CS2 and Adobe GoLive® CS2 (see separate press releases). Adobe Stock Photos provides a single destination point to
access hundreds of thousands of images from some of the world's leading stock photography providers, including:
Photodisc® by Getty Images; Comstock Images® by Jupitermedia®; Digital Vision®; imageshop(tm) royalty free by
zefaimages(tm); and amana.
"Adobe's unique approach brings royalty-free image libraries into the heart of the creative process, with tight
integration in the products creative professionals rely on, including Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Photoshop CS2," said
Shantanu Narayen, president and chief operating officer at Adobe. "With the ability to search and purchase royalty-free
images, across top stock photography libraries and from within Adobe applications, designers now have a streamlined
workflow that saves time and gives access to a world of stunning imagery."
Adobe Stock Photos is accessed through Adobe Bridge, a new hub for productivity, imagery and creativity, that provides
multi-view file browsing and smooth cross-product integration within Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Adobe CS2 software
Adobe Stock Photos is the single point of purchase for more than 230,000 royalty-free images from five elite stock
photography providers. With drag and drop ease, designers can download non-watermarked comp images and bring them into a
layout - and then purchase without ever having to leave an Adobe Creative Suite 2 software application. This streamlined
approach to image management saves time by allowing users to handle all assets in one place, without toggling between
open browser windows and leaving the familiar Adobe user interface.
Streamlined Design Workflow Increases Productivity
The extensive search capabilities in Adobe Stock Photos make it easy to find the perfect royalty-free photograph or
illustration. Search results from all royalty-free libraries are presented in one place, saving designers from having to
log into each provider's Web site separately and view search results across different libraries. An advanced dialog box
allows users to search results by media type, orientation and provider.
Adobe Stock Photos enables easy organisation following the purchase of royalty-free stock image assets. The service
relieves users of tracking stock ID numbers by allowing them to rename images, without losing the image ID or metadata.
All Adobe Stock Photos royalty-free images are covered under one Adobe license agreement, which takes the guesswork out
of complying with licenses associated with the use of royalty-free stock images.
Pricing and availability
Adobe Stock Photos is included as a featured service in the following products: Adobe Creative Suite 2 (Standard and
Premium editions), Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Adobe GoLive CS2, that will begin
shipping in late May / early June to customers in Australia and New Zealand. Adobe Stock Photos will be available in 27
countries and four currencies. For details on availability, please visit http://www.adobe.com/adobestockphotos
. Adobe Stock Photo image pricing is competitive with the prices that are available directly from the participating
stock photography library providers.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe helps people and businesses communicate better through its world-leading digital imaging, design and document
technology platforms for consumers, creative professionals and enterprises. Adobe's revenue in its last fiscal year
exceeded $1.2 billion. For more information about Adobe, visit http:// www.pacific.adobe.com