Adobe Stock Photo Royalty-Free Image Service Discontinued

Adobe Stock Photo Service Ends

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Adobe is ending its Stock Photography Service.

I received the following email from Adobe just the other day:

As of April 1, 2008, the Adobe(R) Stock Photos royalty-free image
will be discontinued
. We made this decision in order to focus our efforts in other areas, and we want to share this news with you and let you know how it affects you.

Over the next few months we will be making changes to Adobe Stock
Photos. On March 4, 2008, search functionality will be disabled. You will be able to purchase images through our service until March
31, 2008.

To finalize your transactions with us, please follow these steps:
1. Complete your image searches by March 4, 2008.
2. Make final image purchases by March 31, 2008.
3. If necessary, re-download past purchases and print your
purchase history by March 31, 2008.
4. When you're ready, uninstall Adobe Stock Photos from Adobe(R)
Bridge in your Creative Suite(R) applications.

For a long time I really wondered why Adobe would offer a stock photography service. It just seemed like a big hassle for them to get information from the big stock photography sites, organize it, etc. I really doubt that they were making very much off of each purchase. Now it looks like I was correct because they are shutting down the service.

So from now on you'll have to go search for your images the good ol' fashioned way. At least this way everyone that uses the Adobe suite won't be presented exactly the same images any more.