Stock photography website Fotolia is coming to an end. After Fotolia was acquired by Adobe, Adobe Stock was launched in June 2015, with its core asset collection coming from Fotolia.
Adobe Stock is now natively integrated with Photoshop and the Creative Cloud, and there just doesn’t seem to be a need for Fotolia anymore. So, it’s disappearing. Specifically, the Fotolia website will close on November 5th, 2019.
According to an FAQ on the Fotolia website, Adobe says that the purpose for closing Fotolia is to offer “a better and more streamlined service” to their stock photography customers. They say it also allows them to offer deeper integration within the Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
Fotolia’s members will transition to Adobe Stock on a voluntary basis, but they’ll only have until November 5th, 2019 to access their Fotolia account. After that date, users will no longer be able to access their Fotolia account, purchase credits or subscriptions, nor download or upload assets from or to the Fotolia website.
Fotolia was established in November 2005 and sold to Adobe between December 2014 and January 2015 for $800 million in cash.
If you’re a member of Fotolia and you have questions, check out the FAQ on the Fotolia website.
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