As of April 1, 2008, the Adobe Stock Photos royalty-free image service 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.
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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® Bridge in your Creative Suite® applications.
Msg#: 3566311 posted 1:39 pm on Feb 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
I think that there are too many cheapo $3 online stock image libraries these days. Sure, if I want top quality I use Getty or one of their subsidiaries. But if the job is not at that level, why spend more?
I never really understood what market Adobe were pitching at. Clearly, as you say, there was a market, but perhaps not a big enough market.