How to Start Contributing to Adobe Stock

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The Adobe Stock Contributor portal is a brand new platform that lets you upload and sell your photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos to the world’s largest creative community. Adobe Stock is accessed by millions of stock buyers directly inside Adobe Creative Cloud applications, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, or on the web. As an Adobe Stock contributor, your content is available to this extensive customer base, letting you earn best-in-class rewards.

Ready to start contributing? Or need a little convincing to get started? Rather than tell you how easy it is, let me show you.

Sign up with your Adobe ID.

All you need to create an account on Adobe Stock is an Adobe ID. You do not have to be a Creative Cloud subscriber, and if you don’t have an Adobe ID, it’s simple to create one.

If you are a Fotolia contributor, you’ll have the opportunity to sync your accounts for easy access and management.

Upload your files.

There’s no minimum number of files for your first submission. You can drag-and-drop your files or browse through them to upload. If you have a large volume of content or want to submit videos, you can use the FTP Upload option.

Contribute directly from Creative Cloud applications.

Already a user of Lightroom CC or Bridge CC? You can upload your images in RAW or JPEG formats directly from Lightroom and Bridge.

Save time with our new auto-keywording tool.

The Contributor portal introduces auto-keywording, a time-saving tool that leverages innovative machine learning technology to automatically generate the first five keywords for each image that you submit.

When you upload an image, our algorithm analyzes it, generating keywords from the top images that are similar to yours. We reorder those keywords by relevancy and display the top five for you to review, edit, and reorder. If you added keywords already while submitting—for instance, in Lightroom—those keywords are preserved in alphabetical order. Reorder them on the Contributor portal to ensure that the top five are the most relevant.

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When you’ve submitted your content, the moderations team will review the assets for quality and appropriateness. Once approved, they is published are available for sale.

It’s never been this easy to showcase your creative work and be rewarded for it.

Head over to the Contributor portal now to get started, or to learn more about Adobe Stock, visit the HelpX page.